Legal Update

By |2022-01-11T11:40:03-06:00June 10, 2021|

What are the effects of performing work as an unlicensed contractor in Louisiana? Michael Lane and Ali Barnes summarized two recent appellate court decisions. Click below to read more:

How to Explain Liens & Notices to Customers

By |2021-04-20T13:14:52-05:00April 20, 2021|

Jonathan S. Forester explains the importance of having policies in place for notices and liens if you are a construction business, which will help manage financial risks. Please check out our resources page for more Riess LeMieux content.

Case Update: TKTMJ, Inc. v. The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (December 2020)

By |2021-03-01T09:01:11-06:00February 24, 2021|

Are notice requirements for contractor delays claims always enforceable?  Not always.  The Louisiana Fourth Circuit recently issued an important decision regarding the enforceability of written notice requirements in a case concerning delay claims, concluding that several factors precluded the project owner from denying claims for lack of timely notice. 

Building Success: Riess LeMieux Client Prevails in $90 Million Bid Dispute at Louisiana Supreme Court

By |2020-12-11T09:01:42-06:00December 11, 2020|

The project involved repair and mitigation construction services at the Main Campus for the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.  The project was publicly advertised for bids by the State of Louisiana, Division of Administration. The lowest monetary bidder was determined to be ineligible for the award due to unit-price errors on its bid form. The firm’s client had submitted the second lowest monetary bid, which the DOA determined to be responsive.  As a result, the DOA awarded the project to the firm’s client as the lowest responsive bidder.

Riess LeMieux Ranked in 2021 “Best Law Firms”

By |2020-11-10T10:33:31-06:00November 9, 2020|

Riess LeMieux has been ranked in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” regional lists. The firm has been ranked Tier 1 for Construction Law and Litigation and Tier 3 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Firms included in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. This announcement follows the news that four attorneys were recently selected to Best Lawyers 2021 publication.

Indemnity, Change Orders, and More: Top Construction Legal Issues and Answers Audio Webinar

By |2020-05-22T16:17:08-05:00May 12, 2020|

Christopher K. LeMieux and Jonathan S. Forester will be hosting an audio webinar with the National Business Institute on June 10, 2020.  This webinar will  focus on construction issues that can have substantial legal repercussions.  It will cover how to troubleshoot these issues and give you the information necessary to find solutions before they escalate. Riess LeMieux regularly provides webinars and seminars for clients on a wide array of legal topics.

Riess LeMieux Construction Practice and Attorneys Ranked in 2020 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

By |2020-05-06T11:09:29-05:00April 24, 2020|

Riess LeMieux has been ranked in the 2020 guidebook, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Construction Law.  Firm founders, Michael R. C. Riess and Christopher K. LeMieux were also recognized in the publication for their individual achievements in the area of construction law. 

What Contractors Should Know in a Coronavirus World

By |2020-04-28T13:46:14-05:00March 19, 2020|

The rapid spread of COVID-19 raises questions as to how construction contracts may be interpreted in light of the spread of a global pandemic and subsequent government shutdowns.  This article provides an overview of the key provisions that owners and contractors should review in their contracts, including force majeure, suspension, termination, and emergency clauses, as well as the application of government regulations on federal projects.

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