Lisa’s practice is concentrated in the areas of construction law, commercial litigation, and surety and fidelity law. She represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and design professionals in all aspects of construction contract drafting, negotiation, and construction-related litigation. Lisa manages claims involving defective design and construction, change orders and delays, mechanics’ liens, bid disputes, and surety bonds. Read her full bio here.
With Memorial Day weekend upon us, I am looking forward to a trip to New Hampshire to enjoy warm sunshine, cold beverages and a little R&R sitting on the front porch and looking at the mountain view. But before I get there, I will be one of the 38 million Americans expected to travel. This … Continue Reading
I recently attended an ABA conference in Newark, New Jersey in which the theme was “Finding Common Ground in Drafting and Negotiating Design Clauses” in construction contracts. One of the speakers presented a segment regarding differing site conditions in which he articulated the major risks that differing site conditions present to both owners and contractors … Continue Reading
The Common Interest Privilege May Offer More Protection Than You Thought. Consider for a moment a situation when an Owner and a General Contractor want to exchange confidential communications relating to a potential legal matter. When the Owner and Contractor are not both parties in a suit, what protections might they have? One possible consideration … Continue Reading
Firms are Ready to Hire. In October 2014, the Associated General Contractors of America conducted a survey of nearly 900 construction firms across 48 states and the District of Columbia to discuss construction industry hiring in 2015. (To view the survey results and report, “Ready to Hire Again: The Construction Hiring and Business Outlook.” The … Continue Reading
In construction law, contracts are at the heart of our business; contracts between: owners and architects; owners and general contractors; contractors and subcontractors; and subcontractors and sub-subcontractors. Contract language often determines the path of dispute resolution, with arbitration clauses playing a prominent role. In Dichele v. Goldsmith, 2014 Conn. Super. LEXIS 1889 (Conn. Super. Ct. … Continue Reading