Friday, November 21, 2008

Legally Blawged: Connecting Michigan's (Online) Legal Community

Earlier this year, I met two other Michigan attorneys who write legal blogs (blawgs). We began to meet for dinner and to share our experiences with blawgs as a way to develop and expand our practices. We call ourselves "Legally Blawged" and recently incorporated as a Michigan non-profit corporation (Legally-, Inc.) With the assistance of, one of the best legal blog development companies out there, we recently launched our website --

The three attorneys who "blawg" and form the core of this group are:
We are expanding the membership of Legally Blawged and are looking for other lawyers, paralegals and anyone else with an interest in law firm marketing to join our group. We plan to meet once a month for dinner to discuss marketing ideas that have worked and those that have not. We also plan to invite guest speakers to discuss marketing and technology ideas to help each of us improve our marketing efforts. We also intend to use these monthly meetings as a way to network. Please join us.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Statute of Limitations Bill Passed by House Judiciary Committee

On November 12, 2008, Senate Bill 865, which would revise the statute of limitations for bringing an action against an architect, professional engineer, land surveyor or construction contractor, was unanimously approved by the House Judiciary Committee. Gary Quesada testified before the Committee on behalf of AIA of Michigan, and was joined by ACEC/Michigan Executive Director Ron Brenke, and Ken Lawless, Vice President of Clark Construction and AGC of Michigan Board member, who also testified before the committee in support of the measure.

S.B. 865 was passed out of the Senate in February. This bill was discussed in an earlier post.

For more information about this issue, contact Gary Quesada at Cavanaugh & Quesada, PLC, 306 South Washington, Suite 216, Royal Oak, MI 48067, Tel: (248) 543-8320.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Cavanaugh & Quesada, PLC -- Announcing New Firm

Peter Cavanaugh and Gary Quesada are pleased to announce the formation of Cavanaugh & Quesada, PLC. The new firm is located in Downtown Royal Oak (MI), and will focus on serving the unique legal needs of the design and construction communities.
  • Mr. Cavanaugh's practice is concentrated on business and construction law matters, including litigation, arbitration, and mediation of contract, construction lien and payment bond claims, and disputes involving owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. Mr. Cavanaugh also represents clients who specialize in water and wastewater construction projects, especially those projects involving the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD).
  • Mr. Quesada's practice is concentrated on representing architects, engineers, owners and contractors in business and construction law matters, including litigation and arbitration of commercial, municipal and residential construction claims, copyright and risk management consultation. Mr. Quesada also represents clients in the fields of photographic, sculptural, literary and film arts.
For more information, you may contact Peter Cavanaugh or Gary Quesada at Cavanaugh & Quesada, PLC, 1027 S. Washington Ave., Suite A, Royal Oak, MI 48067, Tel: (248) 543-8320, Fax: (248) 543-8330 or visit our website --