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When a Handshake is Not Enough – the Change Order

Posted in Best Practices, Change Orders, Contracting, Subcontractors

Any construction contract worth its salt includes provisions for modifying the agreement, either by agreement or by unilateral action.  The most common modifications increase or decrease the contract scope, contract dollar amount and time.  Commonly referred as a “change order”, when used correctly and consistently, this instrument works to avoid disputes when payment becomes due,… Continue Reading

Negotiating Subcontracts – Controlling Your Risk

Posted in Contracting

Agree to What? In this competitive environment, all too often contractors are presented with incredibly lengthy, unfair and unbalanced form contract from out-of-state contractors or overreaching owners.  Many are so biased that you lose the fight before the first controversy ever arises.  Despite initial posturing these agreements are frequently negotiated.  Most often, the drafters know… Continue Reading