Nancy A. Chillag is a construction attorney with more than 20 years' experience. She is the author of Building by the Book: Legal Advice for Contractors. Sign up for her e-newsletter at Chillag.com.
This is the final article in a series that examines your business operations to determine whether your business is healthy and you are doing everything you can to maximize profit, run efficiently and minimize risk. The first article, which appeared in the...
his is the fifth in a series of articles that examines your business operations to determine whether your business is healthy and whether you are doing everything you can to maximize your profit, run efficiently and minimize risk. The first article, which...
This is the third in a series of articles that examines your operations to determine whether your business is healthy and whether you are doing everything you can to maximize your profit, run efficiently and minimize risk.
It’s too late to draft a business agreement when something has gone wrong.
Qualified Remodeler columnist Nancy Chillag offers legal advice to remodelers on running their business
Qualified Remodeler columnist Nancy Chillag gives legal advice for remodelers dealing with a down economy
Qualified Remodeler columnist Nancy Chillag gives legal advice to remodelers on the new lead paint rule
Attorney Nancy Chillag gives legal advice to the remodeling industry and Qualified Remodeler readers
Nancy Chillag gives legal advice to remodelers running their own business
Communicating rules regulations and policies with employees
Many contractors do design work for their clients in addition to construction work.
When times are tough, every last dollar you can keep is important.
Just because your employee has a contractor’s license doesn’t mean he can be considered a subcontractor.
As the economy tightens up, you may find the need to downsize your business.
At least once a week I have a client come to my office and tell me, “I’ve never had a legal problem in all the years I’ve been in business.”
Everyone is concerned with potential exposure to liability, and this is especially true in the construction field.
When a dispute arises on a construction project, the contractor and owner look to the terms of the construction contract to discover who is right and who is wrong.
Never disclose your percentage markup in your bid.
If you are planning to grow your business, it is imperative that you implement systems. Systems are critical in just the basic management of your business, but did you know that the use of systems can help avoid legal problems as well?
Partnerships: Thinking Through the Issues Before You Start Business
Have you ever considered having a partner in your business? I’m sure you have thought: “If I had a partner, I could divide up the work, take time off, share the responsibilities...