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Substantial Completion Explained: What Contractors & Owners Should Know

A project’s Substantial Completion date is a critical construction milestone for contractors and owners.  Depending on the contract, the date of Substantial Completion has project-specific …

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Upcoming Seminar: Lien and Bond Claims for Electrical Contractors

Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC attorney Ryan W. Sternoff will be presenting a course entitled Lien and Bond Claims for Electrical Contractors: Protecting Your Payment …

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Contractors Should be Aware of Homeowner Duties When Invited to Perform Residential Work

Division 2 of the Court of Appeals[1] recently addressed a property owner’s liability to a contractor who is injured performing work on their property. The …

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Change Orders

Differing Site Conditions: What to Expect from the Court When You Encounter the Unexpected

[1]Seattle Tunnel Partners (“STP”), a joint venture of Dragados USA and Tutor Perini, entered into a $1.4 billion contract with the Washington State Department of …

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Be Mindful Accepting Payment When Amounts Owed Are In Dispute

After completing work on a project, or even during a project, it is not uncommon for some portion of the contract balance and/or a claim …

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Contractors May be Entitled to Both Prompt Payment Act Relief and Prejudgment Interest for a Cumulative 24%! 

John Ahlers | Margarita Kutsin The Washington Prompt Payment Act, in Ch. 39.76 RCW and in RCW 39.04.250, ensures that contractors and subcontractors are promptly …

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Firm News

Nine ACS Lawyers Recognized as Super Lawyers

ACS is very honored and pleased to announce nine members of our firm were awarded the distinction of top attorneys in Washington. Our blog articles …

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Travis B. Colburn joined Ahlers Cressman Sleight, PLLC in 2021. Prior to joining ACS, Travis represented insureds as appointed defense counsel with a focus on construction defect claims.  Travis’s first career was in architecture; he is a licensed architect in Washington and California and has worked on commercial and residential projects in New York, Kentucky, California, and Washington. Travis’s experience as an architect gives him a unique perspective and understanding into design- and construction-related issues.  

Travis volunteers at the King County Bar Association’s Neighborhood Legal Clinic, and is the current WSBA Construction Law Section new attorney liaison to its executive committee.  He enjoys spending free time with his family, running, skiing, fly-fishing, and cooking. 

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