This is the fourth in a series of posts addressing the protection of the right to payment in the construction industry using construction lien rights as a tool.   Prior posts reviewed the information and analysis needed to identify available lien protections and the early notices many states require. This post highlights the fact that things

Political storm clouds may be gathering over Washington, D.C. and trade wars may be roiling financial markets in the U.S. and overseas, but in Minneapolis-St. Paul, the real estate market continues to move steadily along with an uptick in speculative office projects and continued low vacancy rates in multifamily projects.  That was the assessment of

In case you missed it, WCCO ran a story the other night about a small business owner who has been displaced through condemnation of her property by the massive, two-billion dollar Southwest Light Rail project. The business owner said she was promised by the project’s sponsor, the Metropolitan Council, that she would be “made whole.” 

Politics can be loud. With all the national media and punditry focused on the 2020 presidential primary, it would be easy to miss the significant local races on the ballot this November. However, with economic markers pointing towards a potential slowdown or recession, having a strong understanding of the local political landscape is essential for

At each of three campuses, located in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida, Mayo Clinic is busy expanding hospital, clinic and treatment facilities.  These building projects are designed to offer leading approaches in medicine, centered on diagnosis and treatment of difficult diseases – the key to Mayo’s worldwide reputation as one of the top providers of

This post is the first of a series to highlight means and methods for businesses in the construction industry to protect their rights to payment for what they do. Follow along as we touch on issues of  contracts, collections, construction liens and the corresponding interests of the developers and property owners who build.  Although the

The insurance application process is often the only time a policyholder thinks of who should be covered under a policy. Most policies have a “named insured” and  other “insureds” specifically listed.  “Additional insureds” can also be added by endorsement or operation of specific language in the policy.  A recent case demonstrates the importance of considering