Callahan http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6644/more en Market with your business card http://contractormag.com/callahan/market-your-business-card <div class="node-body article-body">Business cards are one of the simplest, lowest cost and most effective marketing tools for a business, and they are evolving. Here are some possible tips for the next evolution of your business card. Don’t think of these merely as business cards. Think of them as marketing tools.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/callahan/market-your-business-card" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/callahan/market-your-business-card#comments Callahan Fri, 03 Aug 2012 15:17:00 +0000 15251 at http://contractormag.com What's not in your contract can hurt you http://contractormag.com/callahan/whats-not-your-contract-can-hurt-you <div class="node-body article-body">There are certain stand-alone provisions that can be added to most any contract to help protect your company. Here are a few.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/callahan/whats-not-your-contract-can-hurt-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/callahan/whats-not-your-contract-can-hurt-you#comments Callahan Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:04:00 +0000 13391 at http://contractormag.com Dealing with termination for convenience clauses http://contractormag.com/callahan/dealing-termination-convenience-clauses <div class="node-body article-body">There was a time when signing a construction contract meant the contractor had the right to complete the job and get paid the full price. But, over time, the idea that an owner could terminate a contract for reasons having nothing to do with the contractor's performance became more and more popular. This is the concept of Termination for Convenience (T for C) clause. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/callahan/dealing-termination-convenience-clauses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/callahan/dealing-termination-convenience-clauses#comments Callahan Tue, 01 May 2012 16:00:00 +0000 12321 at http://contractormag.com Dealing with third-party bankruptcy? http://contractormag.com/callahan/dealing-third-party-bankruptcy <div class="field-byline"> BY MICHAEL E. CALLAHAN, CONSTRUCTION ATTORNEY </div> <div class="node-body article-body">So let's review some of the more important things to keep in mind if a company you are dealing with files for bankruptcy. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/callahan/dealing-third-party-bankruptcy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/callahan/dealing-third-party-bankruptcy#comments Callahan Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:04:00 +0000 11331 at http://contractormag.com Where is that in my contract? http://contractormag.com/callahan/where-my-contract <div class="field-byline"> BY MICHAEL E. CALLAHAN CONSTRUCTION ATTORNEY </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unfortunately, just because it's not written in the actual agreement doesn’t mean it's not part of your contract. Instead of being written in the agreement, many terms are, as we lawyers like to say, "incorporated by reference." </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/callahan/where-my-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/callahan/where-my-contract#comments Callahan Thu, 01 Mar 2012 19:25:00 +0000 10181 at http://contractormag.com Change order basics — Part 2 http://contractormag.com/callahan/change-order-basics-part-2 <div class="field-byline"> MICHAEL E. CALLAHAN CONSTRUCTION ATTORNEY </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A common belief among owners is that contractors love changes so they can mark up costs to whatever the market will bear to make up for low initial bids. Contractors, on the other hand, often believe that owners use the change directive process to get a lot of extra work without having to pay for it or at least not without first putting contractors through the wringer. Yet changes are almost inevitable.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/callahan/change-order-basics-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/callahan/change-order-basics-part-2#comments Callahan Law Wed, 01 Feb 2012 17:00:00 +0000 8141 at http://contractormag.com Important change order basics — Part I http://contractormag.com/callahan/important-change-order-basics-part-i <div class="field-byline"> MICHAEL E. CALLAHAN CONSTRUCTION ATTORNEY </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Few construction projects are completed as planned. Unanticipated problems can and often do arise, like differing site conditions, an incomplete design, or a dwindling budget. This means even the simplest construction project can require scope of work changes to account for these inevitable contingencies. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/callahan/important-change-order-basics-part-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/callahan/important-change-order-basics-part-i#comments Callahan Management Sun, 01 Jan 2012 15:43:00 +0000 9631 at http://contractormag.com Why you need an ethics awareness system http://contractormag.com/callahan/why-you-need-ethics-awareness-system <div class="field-byline"> MICHAEL E. CALLAHAN CONSTRUCTION ATTORNEY </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Times are tough and good jobs are harder to come by. Could a little show of gratitude or friendship somehow be misinterpreted as unlawful or unethical and land you in the newspaper? You bet. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/callahan/why-you-need-ethics-awareness-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/callahan/why-you-need-ethics-awareness-system#comments Callahan Management Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:36:00 +0000 9811 at http://contractormag.com Mechanic's liens in a tough economy http://contractormag.com/columns/callahan/mechanics-liens-1111 <div class="field-byline"> MICHAEL E. CALLAHAN CONSTRUCTION ATTORNEY </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mechanic's liens are creatures of state statutes, so they vary tremendously as to who has rights, how they are protected and how they are enforced. But there are some issues that are common to many states’ schemes for liens that we can consider</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/columns/callahan/mechanics-liens-1111" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Callahan Law contractormag.com/columns contractormag.com/columns/callahan contractormag.com/law Mechanic’s liens Michael E. Callahan Tue, 01 Nov 2011 16:00:00 +0000 3521 at http://contractormag.com DBE set aside programs: can I get a piece of the action? http://contractormag.com/columns/callahan/dbe-set-aside-programs-1011 <div class="field-byline"> MICHAEL E. CALLAHAN CONSTRUCTION ATTORNEY </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the construction industry still struggles in a weak economy, contractors continue to explore new opportunities for work. This may be why many of our clients want to find a way to participate in programs designed for Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Women Business Enterprises (WBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) or any of the other programs for contractors that qualify for "set-asides," or who get a preference or other special consideration.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/columns/callahan/dbe-set-aside-programs-1011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Callahan Law contractormag.com/columns contractormag.com/columns/callahan contractormag.com/law Sat, 01 Oct 2011 16:00:00 +0000 4661 at http://contractormag.com