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Recipe for a Project Bankruptcy: Part 2
The Contractor in Bankruptcy Through the Lens of the Owner

My last article examined strategies for construction managers facing an owner bankruptcy. Now, looking through the lens of the owner, let’s examine best practices when it is the contractor who has filed for bankruptcy. Throughout New England and the United States the construction industry continues to thrive with several new projects underway and on the … Continue Reading

Twenty-Five Years in the Construction Industry—We’ve Come a Long Way Baby, or Have We?

In November 1989, I was a second year law student interviewing with firms in Connecticut and New York for a summer associate position.  During the Thanksgiving Holiday, I scheduled an interview with a small firm in New Haven.  The firm’s primary area of practice was construction litigation. I had no idea what “construction litigation” entailed, … Continue Reading

RCA’s 25th Annual Conference Las Vegas – Subcontractor Defaults and Bankruptcy Issues

I will be presenting at RCA’s 25th Annual Conference that runs Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15 in Las Vegas. I’ll be kicking off the program on Saturday morning, presenting strategies for avoiding and addressing subcontractor defaults. We’ll review  best practices for selecting subcontractors, essential subcontract terms, and the proper procedure for defaulting and terminating … Continue Reading

Allocating The Risks Associated With Project Delays

This is article explores the complex nature of allocating the risks associated with project delays. It was originally published in Schimenti Construction Company’s newsletter and is reprinted with permission. Retail construction is no stranger to the inherent costs associated with project delays.  Retailers, like all owners, rely upon construction professionals to estimate the duration of … Continue Reading

Connecticut’s Construction State-of-the-State & Jet Engines

Great news: the State of the State in Connecticut is optimistic! There are many new State construction projects on the horizon, and Connecticut will be building in the coming years. The Construction Institute recently hosted its 20th annual State of the State event at Pratt & Whitney’s Hangar Museum. (If you have never been, Pratt … Continue Reading