Disputes happen. Frankly, if disputes didn't happen, most lawyers (solo or otherwise) would be out of business. Whether you're in an active battle because a client didn't get paid or was (heaven forbid) injured, or are looking at a contract and determining the likely impact of certain clauses should a dispute arise, our lives as [...]
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One of the hardest things for a solo construction attorney like me (or any other lawyer) is how to "let go" and leave the office at the office (or the [wherever you may work]). As conscientious professionals we spend our days obsessing about other peoples problems, advising clients as to the best way to deal [...]
I am a solo construction attorney. I help clients with a wide range of legal issues from general risk management to some fairly substantial litigation. I am also the only staff of my law firm. Over the course of the 4 and a half years of my solo practice, I, like many solo practitioners (and [...]
I have been a solo construction lawyer now for a few weeks past 4 years now and have, hopefully, learned a few things through trial and error (hopefully more of the first than the second). Since beginning my solo practice on July 1, 2010, I've "mused" at my construction blog and become a certified mediator. [...]
Recently, I posted a quick primer on two types of alternative dispute resolution at my Construction Law Musings blog. The two forms of ADR that I discussed were mediation (something that I truly believe in) and arbitration (the subject of this article). Based on the way I phrased things above, you may think that I [...]
Recently there has been much discussion about whether a construction attorney’s involvement is actually a detriment to a construction project and its potentially litigious aftermath. I have spent a couple of posts at Construction Law Musings to discuss the benefits of hiring a construction attorney early in the project, and even later in the event [...]
Almost 3 years ago, on July 1, 2010, I opened my solo practice. At the time, I really had no insight into how big this change would be from a positive, customer service perspective. When I made the decision to go solo with my construction law practice, I knew I wanted to have flexibility to [...]
Hat tip to Dave Ries. ars technica recently reported on a chilling incident that happened in Northern Virginia. Brian Krebs is something of a legend among security reporters. His exposés completely closed a California hosting company that was friendly to spammers and child pornographers and severely impacted an organized crime syndicate known as Russian Business Network. He has also [...]
As we enter the month of December, thoughts of the holidays start to enter our heads. Holiday music, shopping, smiles and a warm fire tend to take one's thoughts away from business and toward family. What could go wrong during this chilly, somewhat hectic, but joyful time of year? I hate to be a Grinch, [...]
Wow! My second post here at ALPS 411. I was thrilled to be invited back and decided to follow up my last post on solo construction practice in the cloud with a more specific post that is near and dear to my heart as a construction attorney here in Virginia. Namely mediation and how it [...]