Construction Section

This section was formed to serve the needs of Tennessee attorneys practicing in the area of construction law. Its purpose is to further the knowledge of its members and to act as an advocate for those attorneys in the legislature and the courts.

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel P....
605 Chestnut Street, Liberty Tower Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450
Immediate Past Chair
Schulman LeRoy & Bennett PC
P.O. Box 190676
Nashville, TN 37219-0676

A Look Back on the 'Days of the Dam and the Darter'

Cleveland Daily Banner writer Larry Bowers recalls the legal ins and outs of the snail darter controversy that involved the delay of construction of the Tellico Dam on the Little Tennessee River in 1973. Learn more about the little fish and the big dam in this 2009 Tennessee Bar Journal article.

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AG Says Nashville’s Local-Hire Rule Violates State Law

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery ruled yesterday that Nashville's local-hire mandate, which voters approved in August, is invalid because it violates state law, the Nashville Business Journal reports. According to Slatery, the city rule violates the Contractors Licensing Act of 1994, which prohibits municipalities and counties from imposing on state-licensed contractors any requirements in addition to those imposed by act. The same law also prohibits localities from discriminating against contractors licensed by the state “on the basis of the licensee’s nonresidency within the county or municipality.” Read the opinion.

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