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 […]

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 […]

Building Code Seminiar Keynote Slides

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Building Codes seminar today, sponsored by Lorman Education Services. I learned a lot from the panel of speakers, and enjoyed giving my presentation on the Enforcement of Building Codes and Contractual Consequences of Violations. My slides from the Keynote presentation are available on my account, and […]

Upcoming Speaking Engagements on Building Codes & Going Solo

In the next seven days, I'll be speaking at two engagements. The first is available only to students at Loyola New Orleans College of Law, but the second is available to anyone in the New Orleans area through Lorman Seminars. Here are the details. Loyola Law Schools Skills Curriculum I'll be visiting Loyola to teach […]

Avvo Legal Guides on Oregon and Louisiana Liens Published

Want a step-by-step guide on how to file construction or mechanic liens in Louisiana or Oregon?   Your call has been answered this weekend with the publication of Avvo Legal Guides on both these subjects, which you can view here: How to File a Construction Lien in Oregon How to File a Construction Lien in Louisiana […]

Chinese Drywall Presentation on July 31st – Slides Now Available

On July 31, 2009, Wolfe Law Group's Scott Wolfe and Doug Reiser will co-present at Half Moon Seminar's Chinese Drywall Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.   The program is titled "Chinese Drywall Problems and Litigation."  Attorneys, contractors, engineers and architects can all obtain CLE credit for attending the program [register here]. Wolfe & Reiser will co-present […]

Is the Avalanche of Lawsuits Against Builders Imminent?

Wolfe Law Group's own Scott Wolfe, Jr. provides the leading quote in a recent article from   Homeowners Increasing Suing Local Builders.   Scott gave this quote to the publication: The best and quickest way to get the drywall out is to go after the builder, who ultimately has to live up to his warranty.   If […]

Listen to Scott Wolfe discuss Chinese Drywall on Lawyer2Lawyer

Chinese Drywall was the subject of conversation last week on the Legal Talk Network's Lawyer2Laywer podcast.   The podcast, hosted by J. Craig Williams discussed "both sides of Chinese drywall litigation, the effects of Chinese drywall, the mounting lawsuits and what the future holds for the affected residents." Our own Scott Wolfe Jr. took part in […]

How to Challenge an Improperly Filed Construction Lien

Scott Wolfe, a construction attorney in Louisiana, Washington & Oregon, and he recently published two legal guides on the attorney rating website,   The two articles discuss how to dispute a construction lien in Louisiana and Washington state. Here are links to the articles: How To Dispute A Construction Lien in Louisiana How To Dispute […]

Times Picayune Reports that Louisiana Homeowners Turning to Builders for Chinese Drywall Recovery

On the Chinese Drywall Blog, we've frequently  forecasted that homeowners will begin bringing suit directly against their builders for Chinese Drywall recovery. This morning, the New Orleans Times Picayune reported that this is beginning to happen. The article, titled Homeowners saddled with tainted Chinese Drywall are increasingly suing local builders for damages, suggests that "Louisiana […]