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Strategies to Avoid Construction Arbitration

Arbitration is one of the easier methods for resolving construction disputes, but construction companies still want to avoid arbitration altogether, if possible. This is because the process itself can take months and lead to problems, even in the best of projects. Prevention is the best method for avoiding arbitration and other disputes throughout construction projects. […]

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Does the Size of a Construction Law Firm Matter?

When choosing a law firm, people tend to worry about the size of that firm. Everyone has heard stories about large firms crushing smaller firms in court, but also stories about small firms triumphing over larger ones. This can make it a bit confusing to determine what size law firm you need to represent you, […]

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Arbitration Best Practice When Working on Commercial Construction Cases

In the construction industry, settling disputes is common practice. Because of this and every company’s desire to avoid lawsuits, arbitration, also known as alternative dispute resolution, has become a popular way of mitigating disputes. It is likely that you will find a clause in some of your contracts regarding arbitration or mediation.  If you are […]

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Construction Law vs. Real Estate Law: Understanding the Differences

When working in the construction industry, there are many laws that you have to have basic knowledge of in order to avoid specific problems. One problem that construction companies face often is the intersection of construction law and real estate law. From a cursory glance, these two law groups may seem interchangeable. However, they are […]

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Types of Legal Work Performed During a Construction Project

Every construction project involves legal work that you are required to complete. Construction companies must be well-versed in the type of legal work that needs to be done to finish a project. Failing to meet the guidelines could result in serious problems, such as projects being stopped or the final work being restricted until the […]

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Tips for Handling Construction Disputes During COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced major changes in the construction industry since being close to other people has become a problem. This is especially true for resolving disputes since the resolution process often requires meetings between multiple parties. This is no longer possible most of the time since quarantine and social distancing measures keep people apart for […]

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Maintaining Positive Professional Relationships During Construction Arbitration

Construction arbitration can happen between any two parties, even if they have an amicable relationship. Often, disputes arise as a result of a simple disagreement about work performed or materials provided and can be easily resolved without ever seriously comprising the relationship between the opposing parties.  If you find yourself in a situation where arbitration […]

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Construction Liens and Contractor Non-Payment Issues

Construction liens and contractor non-payment issues can be a serious problem for construction projects. Having a lien placed on a property can ruin a relationship with a subcontractor or contractor. It can also lead to the end of a relationship between a contractor and a property owner, affecting any future work that may be available. […]

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Benefits of Construction Arbitration

Arbitration is one of the ways that construction companies resolve disputes without going to court. In many ways, it is similar to adjudication. However, it has a distinct difference that makes it useful in specific situations. Many companies choose it for its cost-effective conflict resolution system so that they can avoid costly and difficult lawsuits. […]

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Texas Law Trumps All in a Construction Dispute

Construction disputes can be an absolute mess. When a construction dispute emerges, construction professionals must navigate a complex web of conflicting federal, state, and local laws. This web only becomes more complicated when disputes are subject to the laws of another state. Fortunately, Texas is one of 24 states that limit the validity of forum-selection […]

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