Scott G. Smiley, attorney and founding member of Smiley Law Group, L.L.C. spoke at the Contractor’s Business Forum today at Dillard University. Dillard University sponsors a free forum for contractors on accounting and taxation, financing, licensing and legal issues.

Smiley Law Group focuses its law practice on the construction industry. With his legal expertise and comprehensive understanding of construction law, Smiley informed those in attendance about the various legal matters that arise in the construction business.

Smiley specifically spoke about the current state of the economy, and the types of legal issues faced by businesses in such economies. A handout was provided to everyone in attendance titled “Legal Solutions in a Tough Economy,” which is available for downloading and viewing through JD Supra here.

Smiley states,

“To be successful as a contractor or an individual in the construction profession, you need to think proactively and be aware of the possibility of legal disputes.”

Mr. Smiley addressed several vital industry topics at the forum. He discussed the utilization of contracts not only to the benefit of the contractor but for purposes of managing the project, the benefits using lien laws to secure rights to property, enforcement of liens and contracts through lawsuits, and insurance and bonding issues.

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