Bonds and the Construction Process

What is a bond? No party enters into a construction contract expecting any party to default. Contracting parties, however, must manage the inherent risk of the unexpected during construction projects. Construction bonding is a method commonly used by contractors,...

Green Risks and Rewards: Managing Legal Issues on Sustainable Projects

Defining the green project There are four main steps to successfully manage legal issues that often arise in sustainable projects. The first step is establishing a clear understanding among all project participants of the owner’s green goals and how they will be...

Removing Cloud of Title, But Adding Cloud of Additional Liability

On January 1, 2016, the latest addition to the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act (the “Act”), Section 38.1, will take effect. Section 38.1 of the Act will permit an owner (or other person liable for payment of a lien claim, such as a general contractor) to substitute an...