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Simplified Guide to Construction Law, Second Edition

Product Code/ISBN: 1557013969

A Simplified Guide to Construction Law gives you paragraph-sized examples of what the law allows and what it does not.

You'll find real examples (and how they can affect you) for most of what can go wrong with:

  • Contracts
  • Changes
  • Breach of contract
  • Torts
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Warranty and strict liablity
  • Construction defects
  • Indemnity
  • Insurance
  • Mechanics liens
  • Bonds and bonding
  • Statutes of limitations
  • Arbitration
  • And more!

These easy-to-read examples illustrate who is right and who is wrong, according to the law. You wouldn't drive at night with your lights off and you probably shouldn't run your construction business with a blind eye to the law. A Simplified Guide to Construction Law was compiled by one of the most respected practitioners of construction law.

James Acret has over forty years experience in the field, participating as lead counsel and arbitrator in numerous cases, as well as representing many architects, owners, developers, and sureties during that time. Every Contractor will come in contact with the law sooner or later -- with the help of this book you can be the contractor who is prepared.

Topics include:

  • Construction Law
  • Statutes, Ordinances, and Regulations
  • Common Law
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • How Law is Made
  • How ADR fits in
  • Appeal

Filled with bit-sized morsels of easily digestible construction legal facts, this book won't let you fill you up with sleep-inducing legalese. It will help you understand how the law is has worked for different parties in construction cases.

Best of all, it's easy to read and understand -- even for us non-legal folks. Order your copy today!