• Posts by John R. Hawkins

    John Hawkins represents businesses and professional firms in complex disputes in federal and state court and in arbitration, in litigation avoidance, and in related transactional and non-litigation matters. His experience ...

What do you mean I don’t own the plan?

The Owner and Architect of a Project may sometimes strongly disagree on who should or does own the designs, plans, and specifications that the Owner pays the Architect and its consultants to produce. The meaning of “ownership” is a core part of this argument. This article provides a very basic overview of the ...

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Top Five Provisions to Review in Your Construction Contract

It’s 3:00 p.m. on a Friday and you’ve been tasked with reviewing a construction contract by close of business. It’s long, and you only have time to review the most important terms. Which ones do you choose?

Divide and Conquer

Contract terms can be divided into three general categories of terms. There are ...

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The Consequences of Betting the Ranch

Different types of damages may be recoverable from a breach of a design, construction, EPC or other construction-related contracts. The baseline damages are “direct” damages, which are necessarily caused by a breach and compensate for the losses, for example the costs to repair faulty work ...


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