Posts Written By: Don Gregory

Top 3 Construction Law Developments of 2023

Another busy construction season is coming to a close. Invariably, there are case law developments and statutory changes to reflect upon each year. 2023 is no exception. 1. Old Defect Claim Crumbles Under Statute of Repose Ohio has adopted a statute of repose found at Ohio Revised Code §2305.131, which basically provides that all claims […]

Construction Client Happy Hour: August 10

Unwind after a long work week and join our clients and friends in the construction industry at Jackie O’s On Fourth for a happy hour. Details + Location:August 10, 20235:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Jackie O’s On Fourth171 N 4th StColumbus, OH 43215 RSVP:Please register by Monday, August 7, by contacting Lindsey Dilsaver at or […]

Ten Tips to Manage Risk Under a GMP Contract

Best practices for an Owner-developer seeking to reduce risk to its Construction Manager under a Guaranteed Maximum Price (“GMP”) contract suggest adoption of these action items: 1. Contract Provided to CM in Advance to Price Risk Too much time and leverage is lost when contract negotiations begin after a Construction Manager (“CM”) is selected. A […]

Don’t Buy This Legal Advice

On Black Friday, 2011, Patagonia ran a full-page ad in the New York Times, stating, “Don’t Buy This Jacket.” The audacious ad told customers why they might not really need that new jacket and rejected consumerism. Defying the odds, consumers ignored the advice and Patagonia sales shot up 30%. So, here is my modest effort […]

Lien Waivers: Solution or Problem?

Subcontractors and suppliers deliver labor and materials to jobsites on credit with an understanding that payment will be forthcoming. Lien laws exist to secure that credit risk should the subcontractor or supplier not be paid timely for the value they provided to the project. Owners and contractors understandably want to ensure that payments get downstream […]