Contractors, did you know . . . ?

The Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors has statutory authority to impose civil penalties for violations of statutes, rules, or orders enforceable by the Board.  Orders of the Board are often based on a finding of misconduct.  Did you know that failure to abide by a warranty agreement is an enumerated form of misconduct.  So is the failure to respond to … Read More

Ready. Set. Go Build!

Construction is booming in Nashville.  If there is any doubt, simply look at the Nashville Business Journal’s “Crane Watch.” Construction of smart buildings are also easier now thanks to the advancements in technology. One of them is Digital twins for cities that helps builders design and conceptualize large-scale projects. Despite vast amount of new construction, contractors continue to struggle to find … Read More

DOL Expands Definition of Joint Employment

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division issued Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2016-1 that expands and explains the “joint employer” standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Joint Employer It has been long established that an employee can have two or more employers for the work that he or she is performing under … Read More

David Draper Installed as TACC Association President

At the annual meeting of the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel (TACC), held in Nashville November 5th and 6th, David Draper was installed as association president. TACC is an association of Tennessee licensed attorneys whose practice involves significant construction related disputes. TACC currently has 138 members from across Tennessee. David Draper is a Knoxville native and shareholder in the firm’s … Read More

Construction Practice Group Launches Blog

The Lewis Thomason Construction Practice Group recently launched its blog, Tennessee Construction Lawyers. Check out the blog at You can subscribe to the blog via email in the right sidebar to hear about the latest news and thoughts on the construction industry from our construction law team.  

David Garst Recipient of American Institute of Architects/Tennessee Society Presidential Award of Excellence

David Garst received the American Institute of Architects/Tennessee Society Presidential Award of Excellence at the association’s annual convention in Knoxville on July 31, 2015. This was the second time that Mr. Garst has been honored by the AIA Tennessee. In 1997, he received the association’s Presidential Award of Merit for Distinguished Service. Please join us in congratulating Mr. Garst. David … Read More

Construction Law for Contractors – Friday, September 27, 2013

R. Loy Waldrop, Jr. — What You Don’t Know About Sureties, But Should David A. Draper — Contract Terms Worth Fighting For! Jimmy D. Holbrook — Immigration and Managing an ICE Inspection Paul Whitt — Insurance– Am I Covered or Not? Preston A. Hawkins — Tennessee and Federal Case Law Update  Please Click Here for Details Lewis King was founded … Read More