Green Building Law Update

Comings and Goings at Green Building Law Update

I try to keep announcement posts to a minimum.  This is an announcement post because I have lots of announcements. 

Green Building Law Update has moved

My family and I have re-located to Kansas City, Kansas.  My entire family lives in Kansas City.  My business partners live in Kansas City.  The move was a no-brainer and we are loving it here.

My new contact information: 

Chris Cheatham, Esq., LEED AP


phone: 202-553-3181

What am I doing now? 

Over the last year, I have been working through two companies -- Cheatham Consulting, LLC and The Law Office of Christopher W. Cheatham, LLP.  During this time, I have also learned that to create a successful business you have to have laser focus and ignore distractions.  Ultimately, I realized that I needed to focus on one entity.  

Going forward, I am working through Cheatham Consulting, LLC.  We have an incredible new service called Surety e-Claims™ that allows sureties to collect, organize and identify construction documents in a more efficient manner.  I have been told that Surety e-Claims™ could start a revolution for the surety claims industry, which is keeping me both busy and excited.  

If you are interested in Surety e-Claims™, send me an email at and I will send you our new white paper, Leveraging Technology for Surety Claims.  

Upcoming Posting Schedule

Due to my recent move, my new boy, and my new service, I have not been as active on Green Building Law Update.  And frankly, there is not as much going on in the industry because commercial construction is stagnant. 

In the coming weeks, I will be covering the following topics: 

  • An update on Destiny USA 
  • An update on the EPA headquarters protest
  • A GAO report on Energy Star that may have implications for LEED
  • An update on the Chesapeake Bay trial
  • A review of the FTC Green Guides and how they apply to green buildings

What else are you interested in reading about?  

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Jeffrey Howell, Esq. - November 17, 2011 4:18 PM

Congrats on your move, Chris! I hope to hear more about Surety E Claims.



Stuart Kaplow
Sustainability & Green Real Estate Attorneys
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Baltimore, Maryland 21286-5306 USA
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