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Dennis focuses on construction law and contract suretyship matters. He counsels public and private building owners, tenants, lenders, building contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, and sureties. Dennis's capabilities span a period of over 25 years in his handling of complex transactions that often involve construction finance, contract procurement and negotiation, and commercial-related litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Read his full bio here.

The American Arbitration Association (AAA), one of the longest-standing and experienced alternative dispute resolution (ADR) administrators, has unveiled a significant update to its Construction Industry Rules and Mediation procedures. This update, last revised in 2015, became effective March 1, 2024. Changes to the AAA Construction Industry Rules are significant as these rules are incorporated by

Most bond forms in use today, including the standard form AIA A312-2010, contain express condition precedents that trigger a surety’s obligations under the bond. Under a performance bond, the bond obligee is required to provide formal notice to the surety that the principal has materially defaulted and that the surety must begin to perform under

A recent report by The Brookings Institution noted that the infrastructure in the U.S. has over the years failed to receive an adequate investment to maintain national growth and economic health. Because of stringent regulatory processes, inadequate public financial resources and the complexity of infrastructure development, construction and maintenance, the public sector is looking increasingly