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Oregon Women In Construction Conference

Stoel Rives is proud to have co-created and been the leading sponsor in the first annual “Oregon Women In Construction Conference” hosted by the University of Oregon last Thursday, April 27.  The event was emceed by City of Portland construction attorney Molly Washington (who led all aspects of the event including topics, speakers, locale, etc.) … Continue Reading

Brokers Beware: Acting as a Dual Agent Means Expanded Fiduciary Duties in California

It is well known that under California law a real estate broker may act as a “dual agent” for both the seller and the buyer in a property transaction, provided both parties consent to the arrangement after full disclosure. In such representation, a dual agent owes fiduciary duties to both buyer and seller.  Pursuant to … Continue Reading

Choice of Law Provisions Cannot Bypass California’s Prohibition on Jury Waivers

Last week, the California Court of Appeal ruled that a property owner was entitled to a jury trial in a dispute with a lender despite the fact that the loan agreement contained a jury waiver provision and a New York choice-of-law provision. The case involved the San Francisco apartment complex known as the Rincon Towers. … Continue Reading

New Year Brings New Obligations for Employers

In addition to streamers and fireworks, the new year is occasioned by another tradition:  new laws.  Several new laws affecting Oregon contractors and developers took effect on January 1, 2016. Paid sick leave:  Most Oregon construction employers must now provide employees with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.  Employees must … Continue Reading

Ahead of Schedule Blog Launches New Responsive Design and Enhanced Reader Features

Dear Ahead of Schedule blog readers. We have enjoyed keeping you informed with construction law and project development news and tips since early 2009. While our commitment to keep you informed hasn’t changed, technology certainly has. Back when we first started posting, it was still a desktop- and RSS-dominated world. Today, more and more of … Continue Reading
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