Bradford Jacob Virginia Lawyer

Virginia Lawyer Bradford Jacob of EPC Consulting, LLC

About Bradford Jacob Virginia Lawyer

For over two decades, lawyer Bradford Jacob has worked as a transactional attorney and litigator in Virginia. He served as lead negotiator for more than $4 billion in commercial contracts in the United States and 12 other countries; created more than 500 confidentiality agreements; and successfully defended clients as first chair counsel on more than 30 jury trials seeking multi-million-dollar awards. Currently, Bradford Jacob functions as president of Richmond, Virginia-based EPC Consulting, LLC. His duties include negotiating terms for commercial deals and developing contracts for construction projects both on behalf of owners as well as contractors.

Prior to entering the legal profession, the lawyer earned a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Richmond E. Claiborne Robins School of Business. He then was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army and served as an assistant operations officer before obtaining his juris doctor from the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law. Later, he accepted a position as an associate attorney with Midkiff & Hiner, PC. He represented clients in matters involving workers' compensation, energy regulation, and general liability. Transitioning to the Norfolk, Virginia, law firm Taylor & Walker, P.C., he gained additional experience defending architect and engineering malpractice cases, medical malpractice and product liability cases. Before forming EPC Consulting, the lawyer managed over $2 billion in contracts for Bechtel as well as serving as Legal Counsel and Director of Contracts for ALSTOM Power Inc. and Delta-T Corporation.                            

Just the Beginning Foundation: Fostering Legal Education in Youth

With a legal background spanning more than 20 years, Bradford Jacob manages the expansion of EPC Consulting, a Contract Management and Negotiation firm based in central Virginia. As a member of the Virginia State Bar, Bradford Jacob is part of a professional network dedicated to upholding the best standards in legal education in the Richmond community.

As the unified agency for the state’s judiciary system, the Virginia Bar Association serves as a hub for organizations committed to the advancement and improvement of the legal profession. To that end, the Just the Beginning Foundation (JTBF) is one of the many organizations cooperating with the state bar to increase the diversity of the legal profession.

The JTBF was established in 1992 by Judge James Parsons, the first African-American United States federal judge, to serve as a pipeline between minority youth and successful careers in law. Through various educational programs ranging from scripted mock trials for sixth-grade students; a 10-day Summer Legal Institute for high school students; and externships and clerkship referrals for college graduates, the JTBF provides a clear pathway to success for underserved youth in Richmond and surrounding communities.

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Three Things to Look for in a Home Construction Contract

A Virginia business executive, Bradford Jacob is the president of EPC Consulting, LLC, in Midlothian, Virginia and Houston, Texas. In this leadership role, Bradford Jacob has negotiated more than $40 billion in commercial contracts for the energy and construction industries.

Home construction contracts are just as important to individuals as commercial construction contracts are to large companies. When it comes time to sign a home construction contract, it is important to make sure that the contract covers all necessary issues. Here are three topics a home construction contract must cover:

Timing: A good construction contract should include clear delivery schedules with many milestones between the beginning and end of the project. Contracts may also include extension conditions such as weather problems or labor disputes as well as liquidated damage provisions in case the contractor does not meet the delivery timeline.

Payments: Construction contracts should always include the price of services as well as the terms of payment. While most contracts include an initial payment and subsequent invoices as the project continues, special payment schedules can be negotiated by the two parties.

Dispute resolutions: Disputes invariably arise during home construction projects, and it is important to address dispute resolutions in the contract. Many contracts require the use of arbitration, which is less costly and time-consuming than courts.

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