May 12, 2016

NH Construction Law and Insurance Chapter Co-authored by Attorney Matthew Cairns

CONCORD, NH — R. Matthew Cairns, construction litigation attorney, is co-author of the chapter "Insurance Issues in Construction Projects" in the recently released book, A Practical Guide to Construction Law and Litigation in New Hampshire, published by MCLE New England.

The book covers the essentials of commercial and residential construction law, from both transactional and litigation perspectives. In the chapter on Construction Law and Insurance, Cairns, with co-author Michael Herlihy of Ames & Gough Insurance and Risk Management, covers the basics of:

  • Insurance Provisions in Owner-Architect Agreements
  • Owner-Contractor Agreements
  • General Conditions Inurance Requirements
  • Insurance Policies including:
    • Comparison of Liability and Property Insurance
    • Workers' Compensation and Employer's Liability Insurance
    • Overview New Hampshire's Workers' Compensation System
    • Employer's Liability Insurance
    • Third-Party-Over Actions
    • Stop-Gap Coverage
    • Professional Liability Insurance
    • Commercial General Liability (CGL) Insurance
    • Umbrella and Excess Liability Insurance
  • and much more.

To learn more about the contents of this book or to purchase, visit the MCLE | New England website at:

Cairns has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Construction Litigation, for which Best Lawyers® further recognized him as "Lawyer of the Year" 2015, Concord, NH. Best Lawyers also lists him in areas of of Labor & Employment Litigation, Municipal Litigation, and Personal Injury Litigation.

Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell is a leading business and litigation law firm located in Concord, New Hampshire.

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