As I sit down to write my annual list of resolutions for contractors, I am amazed at how much things changed in 2020. Construction was going well and then, in March 2020, COVID-19 hit. At first, we thought it was going to be a disaster for the construction industry. States, cities and towns shut down projects and many applied for PPP loans. Then, something amazing happened. Construction was considered an essential service and everyone was back to work.  That said, the work world changed: companies were donating their PPE to frontline workers, COVID-19 protocols had to be followed and paperwork had to be filed. Everyone was scrambling to figure out how to comply and keep their businesses going. So, you may or may not ask, what was I, as a construction lawyer doing? I spent March and April thinking about the new risks contractors/construction companies were facing and developing contract clauses to protect the industry. I wrote a number of blog posts with clauses to add to your contra

My New Blog-Massachusetts Builders Blog

Welcome to the Massachusetts Builders Blog. I have had another blog, Homeowner vs. Home Contractor, that deals exclusively with the renovation process for two years. There have been many topics that I have wanted to cover concerning the construction industry, but they did not fall within the purview of a blog about remodeling. This blog will be much broader, and cover such topics as mechanic's liens, construction contracts, general contractor-subcontractor relations, green construction, etc. I hope to have guest bloggers speak about land use issues, zoning, OSHA, construction accidents and accident prevention, as well as insurance coverage and the bidding process. Please feel free to comment and ask questions. I would like to see this blog develop as an ongoing conversation about construction in Massachusetts.

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