Our Construction Law Blogs
Smiley Law Group is the leader in the legal industry with its publishing of quality legal resources and information. All of our attorneys consistently publish articles and discussions on our legal blogs, and all of our content keeps you in mind. We strive to post articles and discussions that are relevant to your business, so you can stay advised of legal matters that are important to your company, and get a better all-around understanding of how the law affects your day-to-day work.
Can’t find something you’re looking for? Just ask.
Smiley Law Group Blog
Well, we’ve got to start here. While this blog doesn’t focus on any construction law issues, it’s a place where you can keep up with Smiley Law Group. We post things related to our services, our staff, the legal profession…we even post about our dogs! The Smiley Law Group Blog also serves as the law firm’s press room, publishing our press releases and press contact information, along with announcements about seminars where WLG staff is speaking. We encourage our colleagues, clients and fans to comment on the blog to let us know how we’re doing, what we can do better and what they’d like to see us post in the future.
The Construction Law Monitor
This blog provides insight and commentary on general construction law issues across the United States, with a focus on the states where we practice: Washington, Oregon and Louisiana. We regularly post about legal matters that affect the building industry, like lien law requirements, tips on interpreting form contractors, commentary to help contractors understand construction disputes and the dispute resolution process. We also use this blog to update our readers on construction blog posts across the country, and across our own network of blogs.
Chinese Drywall Blog
Contamination from imported drywall from China is causing mechanical, health and legal problems in Louisiana and across the Gulf Coast. In response, Smiley Law Group launched a new practice area focusing on defending, advising and representing builders faced with defective drywall claims. We also represent home and property owners in claims against their builder, supplier and/or insurer.
We launched this blog to keep clients, builders, homeowners and others advised of the legal issues surrounding the Chinese Drywall crisis.
Louisiana Green Building Law
The Green Building movement is really gaining steam. Many private projects are gaining certifications to take advantage of local and national green building incentives, and many public projects have green building requirements built-in. Louisiana is on the forefront of the Green Building movement. This blog focuses the progress of green building and green building legislative and codes in that state. Plus, we publish posts explaining green building requirements, contracting, disputes and more.
Construction Lien Blog
While this blog isn’t published directly by Smiley Law Group, our attorneys are contributing authors to the blog, and the blog publishes excellent content about construction lien laws in Washington, Oregon, Louisiana, and all across the rest of the country. From preliminary notice requirements to filing and disputing construction liens, this blog is all about mechanics liens all the time.
It’s a really great blog to follow if you are in the construction industry, as the construction lien process is a critical component of each project and a contractor’s success in collecting debts. And like our blogs, its published with the contractors and supplier in mind.
Other Resources & Links
JD Supra Profile and Document Center
Smiley Law Group has a profile with JD Supra, a web-based service that manages legal documents, forms and newsletters. The profile was launched by the firm in November 2008, as described in this press release. The goal is to provide our clients, prospective clients and the public at large access to some of work product, as well as to provide easy-access to free legal forms and information. Visit our firm’s profile to see some of our work, and to download important construction forms, such as Louisiana and Washington mechanic’s lien, notices and more.