Melissa Dewey Brumback
Ragsdale Liggett PLLC

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2840 Plaza Place Suite 400
Raleigh, North Carolina 27612, United States
Phone: 919-881-2214
Fax: 919-783-8991
Areas of Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
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Apologize for a design error? (law note)

Have you ever apologized to a client for a failure in your professional work? Is that a good idea, or one that will get you in trouble with your partners/ lawyers/ insurance carrier/ the Court? As always, the answer is “it…more
 /  Construction Law

Insight into the AIA changes from an insider (law note)

After my series on the Top 10 Changes to the AIA 201, I heard from the Chair of the Task Group for the A201-2017, Arlen M. Solocheck. Arlen is also both an architect and in-house owner’s representative at Maricopa Community…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Bonus Post: Other Notable Changes to the A201 Construction Contract (law note)

Following our deep-dive into the newest A201 changes, and as promised in yesterday’s Insurance changes post, here are a few bonus changes to the General Conditions of the Contract..…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance

Contract Change #1- Insurance in the A201 (law note)

At last, we have arrived at the Top Change in the AIA A201— and it deals with the subject that everyone loves to hate (until they need it!), Insurance…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance

Contract Change #2- Digital Data in the A201 (law note)

Coming in at #2 on our Top A201 Contract Changes is Digital Data. (Yesterday’s post on Termination for Convenience changes..…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Contract Change #3- Termination for Convenience in A201 (law note)

Today in the Top 10 Changes to the A201, we are discussing Termination for Convenience provisions. (Yesterday’s post discussing contract changes dealing with commencement & completion is here). The Termination for Convenience…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Contract Change #4: Commencement & Completion dates in the AIA documents (law note)

We’re in the final countdown of the Top 10 Changes to the AIA A201 contracts…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Contract Change #5– Liquidated Damages (law note)

Today, we are half-way through our series on the Top 10 Changes to the AIA A201. (Here is yesterday’s post discussing financial notifications, Change #6, Part B]…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Change #6, Part B: Financial Notice Changes in the A201 (law note)

Yesterday, we discussed Change #6, Notice Provisions, in the A201 Contract. As promised, here is one more Notice Provision that has changed– that relating to Financial Arrangements of the Owner…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Contract Change #6: Notice Provisions in the A201 (law note)

Today’s Contract Change is an important one having to do with Notice provisions in the AIA A201…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Change #7- Contractor’s Means & Methods (law note)

Counting down the most important changes to the AIA A201 contract document today we will discuss the Contractor’s Means & Methods, which is #7 in the countdown…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Contract Change #8: Direct Communications between Owners and Contractors (law note)

Continuing our 10 part series on Changes to the General Conditions of the Contract (AIA 201) [for the previous post, click here], Change #8 has to do with direct communications between the Owner and the Contractor…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Contract Change #9: Owner’s Right to Carry Out the Work (law note)

Change # 9 to the AIA A201 General Conditions has to deal with the Owner’s Right to Carry Out the Work..…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Contract Change # 10: Differing Site Conditions (law note)

As promised in my note yesterday, today begins the first in a 10 part series on the most significant changes to the AIA A201, General Conditions to the Contract…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Like Death and Taxes, AIA Contract Changes are a Sure Thing! (law note)

Like death & taxes, you can count on the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to regularly update their standard form construction contracts. Most such forms are updated every 10 years, and 2017 was no exception…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law
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