6 06, 2017

How Contractor’s Registration affects Construction Liens on Real Property Development

by Thomas L. Dickson Construction liens are an important part of Seattle real estate law and other high-growth areas of Western Washington. The lien, also called a “mechanic’s lien,” represents a pre-judicial claim against title, and the owner of the land on whom the lien is recorded cannot sell the property or obtain a loan […]

3 03, 2015

Can You Monitor Your Construction Employees Off The Job Site?

If an employee is on the clock but is performing work off the job site, it is only natural that you may want to monitor their actions. Using GPS satellite technology1 is one way that many employers are monitoring their construction employees when they go off site. With GPS, you can monitor where employees go, […]

10 02, 2015

Common Types of Construction Fraud

There are many opportunities for parties to use fraud in order to wrongfully take money or property during a construction project. The following are only some of common construction fraud schemes. False information on payment applications – Falsifying payment applications can cover up a wide range of fraudulent and wrongful actions, including funneling money, covering […]

18 12, 2014

Notice Provisions in Construction Contracts

Construction projects require many different kinds of contracts1, which set out requirements for many different parties involved, including the landowner, the builder, and any contractors. Too many people simply sign contracts while overlooking important provisions, and construction contracts are no different. Today we are examining one very important yet commonly ignored clause in a construction […]

16 12, 2014

Construction Contracts

The Importance of Notice Provisions in Construction Contracts Construction projects require many different kinds of contracts1, which set out requirements for many different parties involved, including the landowner, the builder, and any contractors. Too many people simply sign contracts while overlooking important provisions, and construction contracts are no different. Today we are examining one very […]

27 01, 2014

Construction Site Accident Claims Against 3rd Parties

Construction sites are inherently dangerous places. At any given time, the average construction site may have hundreds of people around significant hazards, including open heights, heavy machinery, unfinshed buildings, and dangerous chemicals. As a result, thousands of people are injured in construction site accidents each year, sometimes seriously. Construction workers who are injured in on-the-job […]

16 10, 2013

How to Find A Great Attorney in Seattle

Choosing the right attorney is a very important decision. Whether you are seeking representation for your business, need assistance in drafting a will, or want to resolve a real estate dispute with a neighbor, the right attorney will put your mind at ease. At Dickson Frohlich, our decades of combined experience serving Seattle’s business, probate, […]