Timothy R. Hughes, Esq.

Tim Hughes is Of Counsel to the law firm of Bean, Kinney & Korman in Arlington, Va. He can be reached by email at thughes@beankinney.com or by phone at 703-671-8200.

26 articles by Timothy R. Hughes, Esq.:

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Business succession planning part II

Business succession planning part II

As an owner of a small or family-owned business, you can choose from many tools to transition your business to the next generation of leadership. Full story

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Succession planning

Succession planning

Running the business generally overshadows thinking about the next generation of ownership, but failing to plan for ownership transition can destroy the business. Full story

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Electronic Documents: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Electronic Documents: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

The rapid expansion of computers has been a tremendous boon to the productivity of business. But these tools also present litigation challenges and expenses. Full story

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State of Independence

State of Independence

Contractors regularly enter into agreements that define an individual or entity as an independent contractor. This designation can be critically important on multiple levels. Full story

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Notice Me

Notice Me

In the terms and conditions of many construction contracts, giving written notice of a possible legal claim for damages is a prerequisite for filing suit later. Full story

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Contract Terms That Help You Get Paid

Contract Terms That Help You Get Paid

Including key protections in the terms and conditions of your contracts can help you avoid common credit and payment problems. Full story

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Pointing Fingers

Pointing Fingers

The March 15, 2008, crane collapse in New York City has raised many questions about who can be held legally liable for such tragic events. Full story

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Subcontractors Beware: Bid Conditions Matter

Subcontractors Beware: Bid Conditions Matter

Subcontractors bidding on projects must thoroughly review and understand the terms of the bid documents. Failure to read and understand the conditions can have harsh results. Full story

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No Ticket, No Payment

No Ticket, No Payment

Lack of proper licensing can have a tremendous impact on your ability to secure payment for work performed. In some states, lack of licensure inhibits claims for payment. In others, lack of licensing can be a complete bar to recovery. Full story

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Timing Is Everything

Timing Is Everything

It is axiomatic in the construction industry that the timing of a project can have a huge impact on its potential for success, failure or dispute. Full story

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The Mold Drama Continues

The Mold Drama Continues

Damages associated with mold repairs - not to mention personal injury claims flowing from mold - dramatically up the ante and the risk associated with water penetration cases. Full story

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How Court Rules Can Impact Your Business

How Court Rules Can Impact Your Business

Recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have caused a ripple through not only law firms and the courts, but also through businesses of every type around the country. Full story

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Starting Out on the Right Foot

Starting Out on the Right Foot

There are certain basic steps you need to make if you are starting a new construction business. We take a look at a few of them. Full story

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Arbitration Clauses: The Devil is in the Details

Arbitration Clauses: The Devil is in the Details

A great deal of attention is focused whether arbitration is preferable to litigation. Many contractors overlook hidden details that often can define the answer to that question. Full story

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A Blow to the Surety Industry

A Blow to the Surety Industry

A series of recent decisions ruling in favor of our client in a case involving a payment bond claim may herald greatly increased pressure against surety companies. Full story

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Immigration, Politics and Construction

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Silica Exposure: Coverage Problems, Too?

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Self-inflicted Misery

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Avoid Taking on City Hall

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Corporate Protections: What They Are and How to Maintain Them



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