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At M&A Talk we bring you exclusive interviews with experts in business sales, valuations, mergers and acquisitions and more. We talk to the most experienced professionals in the industry to uncover their secrets.

Avoid Risk Working with Contractors

Avoid Risk Working with Contractors

Virginia Suveiu

Attorney, Mentor, Instructor

The amount of money you spend paying a contractor to perform small repairs, improvements or major construction-related projects could be small compared to potentially greater costs resulting from a dispute with the prime contractor or any of the subcontractors they hire. Stricter laws and regulations offer some protection against unlicensed contractors; however, if you are like many small business owners, you may not know what questions to ask or what resources are available to you to help you screen contractors during the bidding process. To help us understand what we can do to avoid the risks associated with working with contractors, we are happy to be joined once again by attorney Virginia Suveiu, specializing in commercial and contract law and developer of the Legal Risk Management Certificate Program at the University of California, Irvine.

Guest Profile

Virginia A. Suveiu, Esq., counsels on legal risk management, regulatory compliance and public policy, as well as commercial and international law matters. She is a subject matter expert and developed the Legal Risk Management Specialized Studies Certificate Program for UCI Extension, where she also teaches for that program as well as for the Contract Management Certificate Program. She has published articles on a variety of business law matters, most recently for the National Contract Management Association’s Contract Management Magazine May 2015 issue, as well as for the National Center for State Courts and the Aerospace and Defense Forum, among others. She also has worked internationally, having focused time in Europe, in particular on the emerging economies of Central and Eastern Europe. She worked at the US Embassy in Bucharest, Romania, where she researched and drafted reports for senior officials, including the annual Human Rights Report and worked at the international law firm of Salans (now Dentons) under the Corporate M&A/Private Equity practice group. She is affiliated with, and has presented to, several professional organizations and institutions, including the World Trade Center-San Diego, Project Management Institute (both in Los Angeles and Orange County), OCRIMS, CPCU, Orange County Paralegal Association, Chapman University’s eVillage, Irvine Valley College, the Orange County Chapter of NCMA, and the Native American Procurement Forum. She is an active member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. She earned her B.A. cum laude from Whittier College as a John Greenleaf Whittier Scholar, and her J.D. from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, Dean’s List recognition, first in Constitutional Law.


A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business (152 pages)

A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business (152 pages)

You could spend a lifetime figuring out how to successfully sell your business and still end up confused or clueless. What if you can stop the guesswork and start taking action now?

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