Mainstream adoption of green building standards by building code officials

Sean Lintow, Sr. of SLS Construction & Building Solutions has an awesome guest post on the future of building codes and green building standards up at Christopher Hill’s always excellent Construction Law Musings. In his article, Sean highlights a few of the leading standards for residential construction: While many programs have sprung up from this, … Continue reading Mainstream adoption of green building standards by building code officials

Ed Poll on Technology for Lawyers: Buy with the Head, Not the Heart

Legal consultant and coach, Ed Poll, is an expert at offering advice to attorneys on everything from practice management, business development, succession planning, and strategy for lawyers and law firms. In addition to his outstanding blog, LawBizBlog, Poll also offers a free, yet extremely valuable email newsletter. In the latest edition of his newsletter, Poll … Continue reading Ed Poll on Technology for Lawyers: Buy with the Head, Not the Heart

Construction Defect Case In Arizona Examines Policy Coverage of Arbitrator’s Award for Attorney Fees and Costs

In American Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Spectre West Builders Corp., No. CV09-968-PHX-JAT (D. Ariz. Feb. 4, 2011), arbitration proceedings were instituted against insured general contractor Spectre by the homeowners association for a condominium project co… Continue reading Construction Defect Case In Arizona Examines Policy Coverage of Arbitrator’s Award for Attorney Fees and Costs

On Construction Defect Lawsuits and Homeowner Associations – Good Legal Advice or Confidence Game?

I have witnessed the scenario spelled out below first hand:

A new community association experiences some leaks. Management tells the board about an attorney who will provide a free seminar on the fiduciary duty of board members in the face of construc… Continue reading On Construction Defect Lawsuits and Homeowner Associations – Good Legal Advice or Confidence Game?