Marla and John Ray relocated to Denver from Washington, D.C. in 2008, partly because of the weather. But there are days they’d never know they left the stifling Potomac lowlands because their townhouse in central Denver is so hot. By Melissa Baldridge Marla, who owns Denver’s Moving Boxes, works from a third-floor bonus room in her… Continue reading Code Green – Upgrades to Building Codes in 2012 Sideline Old Homes
Mark A. Collins, Ryan S. Smethurst and Margaret H. Warner – November 19, 2012 It is estimated that Superstorm Sandy could cause up to $50 billion in losses, and up to $20 billion in insured losses. Businesses should review their commercial property insurance policies and submit claims for Sandy-related losses, if warranted. * * *… Continue reading Insurance Claims For Superstorm Sandy Property Damage And Business Interruption – Insurance – United States
Spencer Wiegard – November 9, 2012 Over the past few days, I have found myself wading through the terms and conditions of a lengthy and complicated construction contract, while at the same time considering what topic I should write about. As I slogged through the legalese, I was reminded of a presentation that I gave… Continue reading Top Five General Tips for All Construction Contracts
Vicki Harding – November 5, 2012 The trustee of a liquidating trust under a general contractor’s confirmed chapter 11 plan tried to recover pre-petition payments made to a subcontractor as either a preference or a fraudulent conveyance. The court’s decision turned on whether the payments were trust funds under the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act. On February 11,… Continue reading Construction Lien Payments: Trust Funds Or Not?
Scott Wolfe, Jr. – November 12, 2012 If unpaid on a construction project filing a mechanics lien is a best-practice, as mechanic liens are usually successful at getting construction debts paid. In fact, based on a survey we conducted last year, over 64% of mechanic liens are paid within just 90 days of filing without any further legal or… Continue reading Can You File A Mechanics Lien Foreclosure Lawsuit Without An Attorney?