About Construction Law Resource
This website is an educational resource for people who want to better understand construction law. Construction law is a distinct and unique body of law, encompassing contracts, disputes, and regulations, which apply to the construction industry. Construction law affects all stages of a project – from feasibility to financing, from consulting to construction, from liens to litigation, and from intellectual property to project safety.
Construction law is highly complex, which is why it has become a separate area of legal practice. For example: Who is Spearin? What is EPCM? When does substantial completion occur? Where do process invention IP rights go during and after the project? What cash flow issues are involved when using milestone deliverables versus progress payments in contracts? How do you calculate contractual performance buy-downs? Construction law – similar to civil engineering – is broad and deep.
Construction Law Resource is no substitute for hiring a true construction lawyer just as there is no such thing as an auto mechanic in a can. But, Construction Law Resource will enable you to understand the basics. This site provides general construction law information for owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, trade contractors, suppliers, and legal professionals. I hope it is helpful to you.
About Larry Watkins
Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, Larry Watkins is an attorney at Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodard PLLC whose primary legal practice is construction law, providing counsel for local, national, and international projects and disputes. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Construction Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law. Bringing over 20 years of industry experience to the table, Mr. Watkins has worked both as an attorney for a large law firm and as corporate counsel for one of the largest engineering and construction companies in the world. He has extensive legal experience with construction mediation, arbitration, litigation, claims, consulting contracts, design agreements, construction contracts, project finance, project counsel, construction business & tax matters, and construction related regulations.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Watkins worked as a project superintendent, project engineer, project manager, and senior project contracts manager for some of the largest architecture, engineering, and construction companies in the United States & global markets. With over 20 years in the construction industry, his knowledge of and experience with all aspects of conventional, industrial, and energy projects constitute an invaluable asset.
If you would like to contact Mr. Watkins with comments about constructionlawresource.com or another construction law matter, his contact information is below: