What About Taxes?

By Christopher Scott D’Angelo In the July 2020 article, I focused on contractor responsibilities for operations and worksite safety relating to COVID-19 and the pandemic...

Termination Decisions

By Aman Kahlon Most construction contracts contain termination provisions of some kind. These provisions usually fall within two categories: (1) termination for default and (2)...

Business Retooling

By Danielle Waltz and Alexis Hailpern Although deemed an “essential business” by many states, the construction industry is evolving in conjunction with a pandemic and...

Arbitration Expectations

By Aman Kahlon Arbitration is one of the preferred mechanisms of dispute resolution in the construction industry. Understanding how an arbitration will unfold is useful...

Construction Sites

By Christopher Scott D'Angelo Much has been written since the pandemic related shut-down was imposed addressing what rights, liabilities, and remedies may exist between the...

Delay Issues

Since March, the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the United States and the rest of the world. Beyond the obvious health consequences and...

Standard of Care

By William S. Thomas These words by artist, architect, and designer Eero Saarinen—always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context—challenge modern...

Contract Language: Force Majeure Clause and its Definition

By Diana Parks In the event COVID-19 takes a toll on the American workforce and directly affects U.S. construction projects, know what’s defined in your...
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Lien Rights: Remedies for Potential Issues on the Project

By Aman Kahlon Liens are one of the primary tools for the construction industry to secure payment claims. However, lien rights and remedies vary between...

Avoid Lack of Privity

Express third-party beneficiary clauses By Alexis Hailpern and Danielle Waltz The emergence of modern and specialized inclusions on projects creates an environment where contractors are inundated...