Construction Law

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.

Chris LeMieux Will be Speaking on Two Panels at the 2020 Critical Issues Summit Hosted by the LAGC

By |2020-01-22T09:56:39-06:00January 22, 2020|

Christopher K. LeMieux will be speaking on two panels at the 2020 Critical Issues Summit hosted by The Associated General Contractors of America (LAGC) in Baton Rouge.  The Legal Panel will be on Thursday, February 13, and the second panel entitled “Who Bears Risk Allocation in Design” will take place on Friday, February 14.  To learn more about the LAGC Summit or register to attend, click here.

I’m Picking Up Good Vibrations Webinar

By |2020-01-10T13:52:13-06:00January 10, 2020|

Over 50 people attended the joint webinar hosted by Riess LeMieux and Walter P. Moore on January 7, 2020.  Titled "I'm Picking Up Good Vibrations", the members of the panel illustrated the risks and damages caused by construction vibrations.  We are including information on the webinar on the new Insights page of our website.  For those interested in the materials please fill out the form and we will get back to you.  If you would like to view our other presentations or publications, you can click here.

Michael Blackwell Will Present at the Construction Management Association of America Professional Development Session

By |2019-10-24T09:30:29-05:00October 10, 2019|

Michael Blackwell will present "Recent Developments in Louisiana Construction Law" at the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Professional Development Session on Thursday, October 24 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Michael's presentation will cover recent trends regarding the construction law landscape for both public and private sector clients. In addition, he will get you up-to-date on the latest happenings and provide insight into how to avoid issues and protect yourself during the construction process.

Riess LeMieux Welcomes Michael Blackwell to the Firm

By |2019-11-05T10:48:56-06:00October 3, 2019|

Riess LeMieux is pleased to welcome Michael Blackwell to the firm. Michael brings experience in Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Governmental Contracts and Surety Law, and Real Estate Law. He also regularly lectures on these matters. The firm is excited about the experience and energy that he brings to the firm.

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