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Mediation in the Zero Sum World of Construction
Posted on 3 Nov 2015 by Christopher G. Hill

Construction is a zero sum game. What do I mean by that? I mean that even where you, a construction professional with a great construction lawyer , have reviewed and edited a subcontract presented to you or provided a well drafted contract to the other... Read More

Important Changes to the AAA Construction Industry Mediation and Arbitration Rules
Posted on 15 Oct 2015 by Williams Mullen

By W. Alexander Burnett , Partner, Williams Mullen Introduction The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) is one of the primary providers of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration, in the United States.... Read More

Reminder: Construction Litigation is Expensive, Be Sure It’s Worth It
Posted on 18 Sep 2013 by Christopher G. Hill

I know, this title is yet another seemingly obvious statement in a series of them here at Construction Law Musings . I seem to be going from cliche to cliche these days and musing on things from necessary evils to naming the correct parties in a lawsuit... Read More

When is Mediation Appropriate for Your Construction Case?
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by Christopher G. Hill

Here at Construction Law Musings, I have often discussed mediation as a good alternative to the expense and headaches of litigation. What I have discussed less often are the circumstances in which it is most appropriate to consider or even push for mediation... Read More

The Construction Lawyer as Problem Solver
Posted on 5 Nov 2015 by Christopher G. Hill

As a construction attorney here in Virginia I “wear many hats.” Counselor, mediator , adviser, risk manager, litigator, and others depending upon the situation. I take each and every one of these roles seriously and at times take on more than... Read More

Anatomy of a Construction Dispute- An Alternative
Posted on 7 Apr 2015 by Christopher G. Hill

Over the past three weeks, I’ve discussed three “stages” of a construction dispute from the claim , to how to increase the pressure for payment, to the litigation . While these three steps are all too often necessary tools in your construction... Read More

Why You Should Consider Mediation for your Construction Dispute (Most of the Time)
Posted on 5 Nov 2014 by Christopher G. Hill

As any reader of Construction Law Musings is aware, I am a huge fan of mediation as a way to resolve construction disputes. I am such a fan that a few years ago I took the plunge and got certified as a mediator . Why then did I put the caveat in the... Read More

The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 3- The Last Straw
Posted on 7 Apr 2015 by Christopher G. Hill

Over the past two weeks here at Construction Law Musings, I’ve discussed the first two stages of a typical construction dispute (if such a thing exists): the claim , and how to bring heat short of litigation/arbitration . As promised, this week... Read More

Anatomy of a Construction Dispute- A Wrap Up
Posted on 8 Apr 2015 by Christopher G. Hill

Over the past four weeks, I’ve “mused” on the “stages” of a construction dispute. What started as a kernel of thought in my mind turned into what has seemed to be a popular set of four posts that I hope were both informative... Read More