Under Construction - March 2016


Letter from the Editor

Welcome to the first edition of our Under Construction newsletter for 2016.

Indemnity laws and clauses are a big part of construction contracts. They can make or break a project. Defend and indemnify obligations have the potential to impose the most drastic consequences on a party to a construction contract, forcing a party to assume a wide variety of obligations and risks that may or may not be insurable and may be beyond the party’s reasonable ability to control. The law of indemnification varies from state to state. It is essential that owners, developers, contractors and subcontractors understand that fact. Because of this, we’ve compiled a set of articles that address some of the nuances of indemnification in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Utah. When negotiating construction contracts, it is important to pay attention to the indemnity clauses, know the applicable law and ask questions before signing any contract.

We hope you will find these articles informative and enlightening on this very important subject. Please let us know if you want us to address a specific construction issue in a future newsletter. Cheers to a great and successful year ahead!

Jim Sienicki

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