The Wright Toolbox

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Welcome to The “Wright Toolbox” a publication of the Construction Law Group at Wright, Constable & Skeen. Our goal with this publication is to provide relevant and timely information for the construction industry with emphasis on the construction business owners, officers and managers. We are lawyers, but we recognize that we are writing for non-lawyers. So, we will keep our articles straightforward and easy to read; no legalese or legal jargon. We know your time is valuable, so we will keep our articles short and to the point where possible.

Twice a month we will provide articles on a wide range of topics that will be of interest to construction companies in Maryland. For example, we will address such issues as construction contracts, collections, insurance, government procurement, bid protests, recent legislation, employment issues such as – discrimination, wage/hour issues, hiring/firing, sexual harassment, sick leave, ADA, FMLA, etc., false claims act, bankruptcy, arbitration, and others.

Wright, Constable & Skeen has assembled one of the largest and most experienced construction law practice groups in the state. The majority of our construction lawyers come from large law firms where they have developed and honed their talents and skills and earned regional and/or national reputations. Our lawyers are recognized as Super Lawyers, U.S. News – Best Lawyers and are AV Preeminent peer rated by Martindale Hubbell. Our Construction Law Group is nationally ranked in both Construction Law and Construction Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers – Best Law Firms. We have a LEED certified attorney, lawyers who were Assistant Attorney Generals for the State of Maryland in procurement, an attorney who was counsel at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and lawyers who are adjunct professors at a local college and law school teaching construction law.

In addition, our group combines experts in multiple disciplines. We have government contracting and socio-economic, disabled, disadvantaged program expertise. In fact, one of our attorneys was named SBA Advocate of the Year for Maryland in 2017. We have surety law expertise and our surety lawyers are nationally recognized. We have expertise in intellectual property, employment and labor relations, corporate, business, bankruptcy, immigration, real estate and zoning. This broad-based experience and knowledge will help us get you the relevant information you need in your construction business. So, again we say welcome and we hope you enjoy reading the Wright Toolbox!

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About Wright, Constable & Skeen

WCS is ranked as a Tier 1 law firm by U.S. News & World Report in Baltimore in numerous practice areas. It is a full-service law firm representing businesses and individuals in national and local matters including: Commercial Litigation, Construction, Estates & Trusts, Family Law, Fidelity and Surety, Government Contracting, Health Care, Labor & Employment, Immigration, Insurance Defense, Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, Maritime & Transportation, Real Estate, Mediation and Arbitration.