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Blake Nelson

Blake Nelson is an attorney with Hellmuth & Johnson in Minneapolis and concentrates his practice on advising and representing clients in the construction industry. He can be reached at

Subcontractor agreements: 20 things you should know

When acting as a GC, subs will no doubt be hired and a comprehensive subcontractor agreement should be signed. In some cases a “master” agreement can be signed with subs that are hired on a regular basis, eliminating the need for signing a new agreement on every job.
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How to limit risk as a manufacturer, supplier, and contractor

Risk is like the flu—no one wants it. Most contract negotiations involve seeking to reduce risk and liability. This particularly applies to suppliers in...

12 key credit application clauses

Most suppliers require their customers to sign credit applications at the beginning of the sales relationship. However, since suppliers rarely need to enforce the...

Protecting the public—and contractor—from lead paint

Is your installed sales team certified to work on homes containing lead paint? Are your subcontractors? If not, any work you perform on such...

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