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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
Riess LeMieux, LLC is pleased to announce that Christopher K. LeMieux has been named to the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Chris is being recognized in the areas of Construction Law and Litigation - Construction. Congratulations to Chris for this highly regarded honor.
Several important laws affecting the construction industry were passed by the Louisiana Legislature and signed into law by the governor in the 2019 Regular Session. The new legislation includes the most expansive overhaul of the Louisiana Private Works Act in nearly 40 years, a new law that allows local governments to use the A+B (cost plus time) bidding method, and significant amendments to the law governing the contractor licensing board.
Riess LeMieux is pleased to announce that Construction Executive Magazine, one of the most respected publications in the construction industry, has selected the firm among The Top 50 Construction Law Firms in the nation. Competing with many older and larger firms from across the country, Riess LeMieux was ranked 40th after only a year of practice, making it the newest law firm in the inaugural report.