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Smith, Currie and Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional von Kelleher, Thomas J. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 20.11.2014
  • Verlag: Wiley
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Smith, Currie and Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law

Cut through the legalese to truly understand construction law Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law is a guide for non-lawyers, presenting a practical introduction to the significant legal topics and questions affecting the construction industry. Now in its fifth edition, this useful guide has been updated to reflect the most current developments in the field, with new information on Public Private Partnerships, international construction projects, and more. Readers will find full guidance toward the new forms being produced by the AIA, AGC, and EJDC, including a full review, comparison to the old forms, areas of concern, and advice for transitioning to the new forms. The companion website features samples of these documents for ease of reference, and end of chapter summaries and checklists help readers make use of the concepts in practice. The updated instructor support material includes scenario exercises, sample curriculum, student problems, and notes highlighting the key points student responses should contain. Construction is one of the nation's single largest industries, but its fractured nature and vast economic performance leave it heavily dependent upon construction law for proper functioning. This book is a plain-English guide to how state and federal law affects the business, with practical advice on avoiding disputes and liability. Understand construction law without wading through legal theory Get information on an emerging method of funding large-scale projects Parse the complexities presented by international and overseas projects Migrate to the new AIA, AGC, and EJDC forms smoothly and confidently
This book doesn't cover legal theory or serve as a lawyer's guide to case law and commentary - its strength is the clear, unaffected common-sense approach that caters to the construction professional's perspective. For a better understanding of construction law, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law is an efficient reference.


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 896
    Erscheinungsdatum: 20.11.2014
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781118858158
    Verlag: Wiley
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Smith, Currie and Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law


A Firm Concentrating Its Practice on the Construction Industry

During the last 50 years Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Los Angeles and San Francisco, California; and Washington, D.C., has developed a nationally recognized practice focused on the construction industry and the variety of legal issues facing that industry. Representing private and public clients working or located in all fifty states, as well as Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, construction contract law has been a principal practice area since its founding.

After developing construction and employment law practices in the context of a general service firm, G. Maynard Smith, Overton A. Currie, and E. Reginald Hancock formed Smith, Currie & Hancock in 1965 to concentrate their practices in those areas in order to provide more effective service to the firm's clients. Having trained and practiced law in the culture created by those three outstanding attorneys, the current members of the firm remain committed to a tradition of providing quality, cost-effective legal services to clients ranging from small, family-owned concerns to multibillion-dollar corporations.

In representing the many construction industry participants competing for and performing public and private construction contracts, we are necessarily involved in a wide variety of legal and business-related issues. The breadth of those issues is reflected by the spectrum of topics addressed in Common Sense Construction Law-Fifth Edition . The goal of this book is to provide an informative discussion of these topics for the construction professional without all of the specific details of a multivolume legal treatise. To accomplish that task in a practical and meaningful manner, this book reflects the collective efforts of many attorneys drawing on more than 1000 years of collective experience in the areas of construction law and federal government contracts law.

Many of the firm's attorneys have engineering degrees in addition to their legal education, and several worked in the construction industry prior to obtaining their law degrees. Others joined this firm after military service as government contracts legal counsel or have extensive training in public procurement. Three members of Smith, Currie & Hancock have served as chairs of the Section of Public Contract Law of the American Bar Association, and another partner has served as the chair of the American Bar Association Forum Committee on the Construction Industry.

Smith, Currie & Hancock has represented clients from the entire spectrum of the construction industry: contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, owners (public and private), architects, engineers, sureties, insurance companies, suppliers, lenders, real estate developers, and others. They include multinational and Fortune 500 companies and trade associations representing billion-dollar industries as well as local and regional clients. While our attorneys have appeared in numerous reported court decisions and even more arbitrations, our primary goal has been to achieve resolution of differences by communication and agreement rather than formal litigation. Consequently, over the last five decades we have assisted in the amicable resolution of many more matters than these reported decisions.

In addition to serving clients nationwide, Smith, Currie & Hancock attorneys have published numerous articles in trade magazines and other periodicals and have authored or coauthored dozens of books on construction and public contract law. Our lawyers maintain a heavy schedule of lectures and seminars sponsored by various trade associations, colleges, and universities, including The Associated General Contractors of America,

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