In construction, multiple, complex details determine the outcome: Experienced talent to draft and review the plans. The ability to communicate complex technical information. Efficient and effective allocation and use of time and resources. And, of course, a strong, solid foundation is a must. In construction law, the same components must apply.
Leveraging more than 100 years of combined experience, we deliver valuable, efficient and focused counsel. We bring hands-on construction experience as well as mechanical and civil engineering backgrounds to our practice, focusing pragmatic counsel on each client’s business. We understand the most intricate and complex details, distilling them into meaningful language–be it tailored for a knowledgeable arbiter or a panel of jurors. Above all, we help to ensure that contracts provide the right foundation for business success before, during and after building is complete. In short, we avoid pitfalls and mitigate risks through services that include:
- Contract drafting, review and negotiation
- Litigation support
- Mediation and arbitration
- Liens and claims
- Bid protests
Our clients benefit from education and advice about details that can save them time, money and heartache. We’ve helped clients establish contracts that are nearly as expedient as a handshake, ultimately protecting all parties, be they business owners, general contractors, or subcontractors.
In every engagement, our goal is to empower clients to focus on the components of their businesses that matter most to them. Sometimes that means providing a table of provisions to guide contract adherence. Or, it may mean simply offering clear expectations about the likely course of any given matter. Whatever the circumstances, our goal remains the same: to deliver a meaningful relationship with a business-minded approach focused on the best possible outcomes for our clients and their businesses.
Modularization a/k/a “Supersizing Construction” is Slowly Expanding into the US Housing Market!
May 24th, 2023
“Supersizing” construction components reflects a variety of concepts including “modularization”, “prefabrication”,…Read More
Can Conversations on Construction Projects be Recorded Absent the Consent of all Participants?
May 17th, 2023
Verbal communications surrounding construction projects take many shapes and forms. People communicate face to face, screen to screen,…Read More
Is 3D Printing the Future of Construction?
May 10th, 2023
3D printing is not just a new fad or recent craze. It’s been around since the 1980’s. Multiple industries are embracing 3D printing to…Read More
Why Signatories Should Fear Indemnity Obligations Under Construction Surety Bonds?
May 3rd, 2023
If you have ever been a signatory seeking a Construction Surety Bond, you understand you must pledge almost “everything you own” to the…Read More
Who Owns the Plans & Specifications Needed to Construct Your Building?
April 26th, 2023
Owner clients are often shocked to discover they do not own the designs, plans, and specifications commissioned for their building…Read More
Will the Proliferation of “ESI” be the Death of Construction Litigation?
April 19th, 2023
While communication is a good thing, “too much” of anything can become harmful, or even toxic. By way of example, construction was in…Read More
A Win for General Contractors in Florida
April 18th, 2023
On April 13, 2023, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 360 (Chapter 2023-22, Laws of Florida) into law. The law shortens the statute…Read More
What’s the Legal Significance of Executing a Construction Contract Under “Seal”?
April 12th, 2023
Owners, Contractors, and subcontractors are accustomed to signing contracts. Most understand the significance of the terms they sign,…Read More
Putting a Face on Our Homeless Veterans!
April 5th, 2023
“I never had enough quarters,” the decorated Vietnam veteran explained when asked why he was homeless. His story was surreal! How could…Read More
Avoid Common Mistakes in Cost-Plus Contracts
March 31st, 2023
Cost-Plus contracts have gained popularity following the COVID-19 pandemic. In a Cost-Plus contract, the Owner pays for the total Cost of…Read More
Fatal Trench Collapse Results in Manslaughter Charges Against Company Owner and Backhoe Operator!
March 29th, 2023
In July of 2022, a 56 year old construction worker employed by a utility contractor was crushed when the 8 ‘ trench in which he was…Read More
Could the Other Party to Your Construction Contract Disappear Without Your Knowledge and Consent?
March 23rd, 2023
Construction contracts are plagued by uncertainties. Labor, much less skilled labor, is often hard to find. Certain materials,…Read More
Birkdale Village, a Cautionary Tale
March 22nd, 2023
The town council in Huntersville, North Carolina, rejected a proposal from North American Properties to rezone Birkdale Village to allow…Read More
Do Modern Trends in Construction Reflect New Ideas or Old Ways?
March 15th, 2023
For centuries, wise men have claimed history repeats itself. They claim the more things change – the more things stay the same. And the…Read More
Should Atlanta do a Better Job Enforcing Housing Code Violations at Substandard Rental Properties?
March 8th, 2023
Why does Gwinnett County seem to care more about the living conditions of “working poor” families occupying substandard rental properties…Read More
Casetext AI Legal Assistant CoCounsel
March 6th, 2023
What stood out to me was part of the quote below: “and trust the results.” The implication is that there would be a lower bar to…Read More
Don’t Blame Chat GPT for not Doing Your Job
March 3rd, 2023
Admittedly, I don’t know the facts behind the below quote where, apparently, an attorney submitted to the court an incorrect document…Read More
Does Your Building Project Need a Real Estate Easement for Construction?
March 1st, 2023
Atlanta, like every other major city in the United States, has undergone a building boom in recent years. Throughout urban areas,…Read More
Artificial Intelligence and the Evolving Legal Profession
February 28th, 2023
There has been a great deal of discussion in the legal community lately about artificial intelligence, like ChatGPT, and how it could…Read More
What Every Owner and Contractor Should Know About The “Economic Waste Rule”?
February 22nd, 2023
Stakeholders often face difficult decisions when construction work fails to conform to contract requirements but still adequately…Read More
Lien Claimant Reliance on Information in Notice of Commencement?
February 21st, 2023
On February 10, 2023, I had the pleasure of presenting with my partner, Henry Quillian, at the ICLE Construction Law for the General…Read More
How to Tell If a Fictitious Surety Is Furnishing “Bogus Bonds” on Your Construction Project?
February 15th, 2023
At the height of our last recession in 2008, a sophisticated owner of multiple facilities discovered it was holding $105 Million Dollars…Read More
Eighteen Taylor English Attorneys Named Among 2023 Georgia Super Lawyers
February 14th, 2023
Taylor English is pleased to announce that 16 of its attorneys have been included in the 2023 Super Lawyers list for Georgia, and an…Read More
“Construction Law for the General Practitioner,” State Bar of Georgia
February 10th, 2023
On February 10, 2023, partner Henry Quillian chaired the State Bar of Georgia “Construction Law for the General Practitioner” seminar….Read More
Use of AI in Construction Cases?
February 9th, 2023
I believe we are the cusp of significant change in how lawyers produce work product. As a construction attorney, I’m used to dealing with…Read More
No More Coal Ash in Our Trash? EPA Moves to Close Coal Ash Loophole
February 6th, 2023
The EPA is seeking public comment on whether it should close the loophole in a rule that currently exempts certain landfills from its…Read More
Why Every Owner and Contractor Must Beware of the “Borrowed Servant Rule”?
February 2nd, 2023
Contractors – of all tiers – are surprised to discover they could be a “special employer” of individuals employed by independent third…Read More
Taylor English Attorney Ryan Arnold Named Rising Star by North Carolina Super Lawyers
January 19th, 2023
Charlotte, NC, January 19, 2023 – Taylor English is pleased to announce that Charlotte attorney Ryan Arnold has been recognized as a…Read More
Nineteen Taylor English Attorney’s Named Among Legal Elite by Georgia Trend
December 8th, 2022
ATLANTA, December 7, 2022 – Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that 19 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected among…Read More
Taylor English Receives Recognition in U.S. News & Best Lawyers 2023 “Best Law Firms” Rankings
November 3rd, 2022
ATLANTA, November 3, 2022 – Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the firm’s recognition in the 2023 edition of the U.S. News &…Read More
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