ConstructionRisk, LLC – Contract Review Specialists

The personnel of ConstructionRisk, LLC have many years of experience as construction lawyers. Through the firm of ConstructionRisk, LLC, however, these attorneys provide services to our clients as “Consultants” rather than as attorneys. This enables us to set our fees significantly less than law firms typically charge for similar services, and permits us to review contracts for our clients in all states – with our reviews efficiently focused on risk allocation and insurability issues.

Although we are a small firm (six personnel) we believe we probably review more contracts on an annual basis than most firms in America. Our personnel include: Kent Holland, J.D., Bill Chambers, J.D., Joanne Dekker, J.D, Julia Holland, Gail Kelley, P.E. and J.D, and Tim Mains, J.D.

We review, redline and help negotiate for our clients several thousand contracts and subcontracts per year. These include design professional contracts, design-build contracts, and construction contracts. The size of the projects we work on ranges from two thousand dollars to over $12 billion. Our clients include insurance carriers and insurance brokers who retain us to review the contracts of their insured design professionals. We are also retained directly by design professionals and design-builders to review their contracts. Learn more about our practice and our personnel.

Construction Law and Risk Management Resource Center

This website by J. Kent Holland, principal of ConstructionRisk, LLC, is published as a free construction risk management resource. The top menu bar includes drop down menus with numerous articles, papers, and continuing education materials.  The sidebar provides a Search box to research legal and risk management topics that have been discussed in our ConstructionRisk.com Report since 1999.  The Topics covered include professional liability, indemnification clauses, duty to defend, standard of care, warranties, construction defects, site safety, payment provisions, design-build, construction management (CM) contracts, litigation lessons learned, and much more.

Design Professional Contracts:  1 Minute Construction Risk Management Video Series

Kent Holland created this series of short videos to provide risk management and contract drafting tips for design professional contracts. Each video is one to two minutes in length.  At the conclusion of each video, the next one will start automatically.  Or you can jump to a different clause of your choice.

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Time Limit for Filing Suit May be Shortened by Construction Contract

Where plaintiff sued a contractor for construction defects, the contractor filed for summary judgment to dismiss the action because it was filed later than the time period specified in the contract.  Although the action was filed within the time permitted under the state statute of limitations, the contract stated that no action could be brought more than two years after the cessation of the...

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Architect Not Responsible for Site Safety

Where a subcontractor employee of the prime contractor was injured on a job site, it filed suit against the Architect, claiming negligence in preparation and approval of design plans and specifications, failure to adequately design, and failure to monitor and supervise the execution of the plans to ensure safety at the job site.  Summary judgment of the Architect was granted, but reversed by an...

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