Construction Contracts: Mediation Is A Great Alternative To Litigation

Mediation and Construction Law are two of my favorite topics to discuss. These are my favorite aspects of the practice of law. Every construction law dispute I encounter starts with the premise of getting contractors paid. No matter the dispute, the underlying factor is withholding of money along the hierarchical chain of characters. Owners need […]

Mediation! New Service Available at Wolfe Law

Seth J. Smiley, partner at Wolfe Law Group, LLC and author of ConstructionLawMonitor.com is now a formally trained mediator. New Orleans just hosted the AAAU's (American Arbitration Association University), Essential Skills for the New Mediator workshop in downtown, hosted by Neil Carmichael. Why would parties want to mediate a dispute instead of going to court? […]

Legal Solutions in a Tough Economy

In October 2008, Wolfe Law Group's Scott Wolfe was a featured speaker at Dillard University's Fall Contractors' Forum. Scott spoke to the attending contractors about legal solutions for their businesses in a tough economy. Among the items discussed were the importance of good collection procedures, the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution and the proper use […]

Alternative Dispute Resolution – Why, When & How (3-part series)

This article is part of a three part series titled "Alternative Dispute Resolution - Why, When & How." To read the other parts in this series, or to read more articles about ADR, navigate to the Wolfe Law Group ADR page here: ADR. In the world of construction, litigation is perhaps unavoidable. The complications and […]

The 2007 Edition of the AIA A201 and Important Revisions – Signer Beware

In October 2007, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) released the 2007 edition of its Family of Contract Documents for the construction industry; undoubtedly, the most popular set of documents in the market. The documents are clearly the leader in the industry and have been court-tested for nearly 100 years. While a number of changes […]