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15 Nov, 2019

Refresher On Nebraska Ag Liens Pt. 6: The Fertilizer & Chemical Lien

2019-11-19T11:18:25-06:00November 15th, 2019|Best Practices, Farm Management, Getting Paid, Midwest Agricultural Law|

Sounds good.....But I'm still going to have file that lien A lien for those who supply or apply fertilizer or agricultural chemicals for the production of crops. Over the past couple years, we have had to assist several crop input suppliers and appliers who have relied on their customer's promise to pay their bill after harvest, only for the customer to run into a financial problem and not [...]

8 Feb, 2015

Top 10 Lessons Learned from a Construction Attorney

2018-04-23T23:55:11-05:00February 8th, 2015|Best Practices, Construction Contractor Advisor|

I have had the pleasure of working with Cordell Parvin, who in his earlier career was a preeminent construction attorney, and now coaches attorneys.  Cordell has shared countless construction guides and presentations with me over the years, for which I am extremely grateful.  Below is Cordell's Lesson's Learned list, that is as true today as when he drafted it years ago. Contracts and owners are not all alike. Some are [...]

5 Jan, 2015

Are You Ready For 2015?

2018-04-23T23:55:12-05:00January 5th, 2015|Best Practices, Construction Contractor Advisor|

Last month’s Engineering News Record Magazine contained an editorial noting the worst projects of the year. Are you prepared if you have a bad project? As the editors aptly pointed out: By their nature, bad projects disappoint owners, incite hostility among team members, slip months and years past scheduled completions and drain finances. ENR pointed noted a few projects from 2014 that did not go well.  They included: Wayne County [...]

17 Nov, 2014

Best Practices in Construction– What are Yours?

2018-04-23T23:55:12-05:00November 17th, 2014|Best Practices, Construction Contractor Advisor|

Risks on Construction Projects The latest Engineering News Record had an interesting article on Best Practices  in Construction written by Deron Cowan of Zurich Services Corporation. In the articles, Mr. Cowan emphasizes the importance of best practices and the methodology to develop them. As Mr. Cowan notes, best practices are intended to eliminate, reduce and manage risks and all construction companies should be fully engaged in correctly executing [...]