Slow Moving Hurricane Isaac

As Hurricane Isaac plowed into South Louisiana it decided that it wanted to hang around for a while. Currently the center is just above Baton Rouge, La and has been moving at 6mph all day. Essentially the City of New Orleans has been dealing with 40mph + sustained winds for the past twenty-four hours. The […]

Around the Web: New Orleans Receives $40 million FEMA Grant

Guest Post: Sarah Smith - legal assistant at Wolfe Law Group, LLC. It’s been seven years since devastating Hurricane Katrina destructed the City of New Orleans, and in that time the city has joined together to move forward in a positive direction to help rebuild the historical attraction. The pride and persistence of the residents […]

Around The Web: Housing Bubble On The Rise Again?

Back in 2008, along with major sections of the U.S. economy, the U.S. housing market tanked. This was a terrible time for home builders and most contractors in the industry. There was a ripple effect that was felt industry wide. Signs of the the rebound have been few and far between. We are now one […]

New Orleans Business Market Receives National Acclaim

Over the weekend a good friend living in New York City, sent me a link to a Wall Street Journal article which outlines what all of us here in New Orleans have been seeing over the past few years, new exciting business growth. The article by Douglas McCollam, talks about the success of the non-profit […]

Contractor Websites

In the course of staying on the pulse of the construction industry I read numerous articles online, using things like twitter, Google Reader and other forms of social media. Recently, I discovered a website from Darren Slaughter, he designs websites just for contractors! Many contractors have lackluster sites that all but drive away potential clients, […]

Scott Wolfe Quoted in New Orleans City Business Article About Delays When Paying Subcontractors

Subcontractor non-payment is something very familiar to me. It's been written about here on the Construction Law Monitor (especially with regard to how pay when paid clauses affect subcontractor payments), and it's something my other blog (the Construction Lien Blog) focuses on exclusively in its discussion of mechanic liens. So it's no surprise that New […]

Your Mechanics Lien Resource Treasure Trove

Mechanics Liens used to be a cornerstone topic on this blog; meaning I would write an article about filings, foreclosing and/or litigating a mechanics lien quite frequently. In fact, over the years I sort of consider myself a "lien guy."  Insofar as construction law goes, mechanic lien and state or federal bond claims has sort […]

Construction Law Monitor An Expert on Mike Rowe Works’ Trades Hub

Mike Rowe, the host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs, today launched Trades Hub, publishing resources and content from writers and bloggers in the construction industry for folks from all types of trades. The Construction Law Monitor (and our sister Construction Lien Blog) has been chosen to take part in the Trades Hub. […]