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“Contractors Prepare to Face COVID-19 Challenges for the Long Haul,” Construction Dive

Construction Dive takes a look at how construction companies are adapting and coming to terms with the longtime implications of COVID-19. Construction Law & Litigation Shareholder Steve Lesser discusses how the pandemic has led contractors to read thoroughly through force majeure clauses in their contracts. “The cost of construction is now changing because of all […]

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“A New Coronavirus Threat: Sidelined Subcontractors,” ConstructionDive

According to panelists in the Associated General Contractors of New York State webinar last week, it’s not just the coronavirus that poses a threat to the construction industry. Another factor impacting general contractors​ is a lack of available specialty contractors, which could be devastating to the industry. Employees at some specialty firms have been exposed to […]

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“6 Ways the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Affect Construction,” Construction Dive

When it comes to how U.S. contractors should react to the negative effects of the global coronavirus pandemic, Steve Lesser, chair of Becker’s construction law practice recommends a “wait and see” approach. Instead of rushing, Lesser suggests slowing down since the fallout from the effects of COVID-19 may be unpredictable. “The smart money rests on […]

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Lee Weintraub in Construction Dive

Lee Weintraub, vice chair of our construction law and litigation practice and vice chair of public private partnerships, spoke with Construction Dive in its August 29, 2017, issue. With the U.S. increasingly turning to public-private partnerships (P3s) to take on infrastructure projects, Lee discusses the revenue risks the private sector assumes. You can read the entire article here.

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Inside The Nation’s Varying Contractor Licensing Rules — And How They Impact Business

In an effort to safeguard their residents against fraud and the chaos that can result from unprofessional behavior or lack of experience and knowledge, most states have some kind licensing procedure in place for professions like lawyers, physicians and real estate agents. However, when it comes to construction contractors — who practice in an industry […]

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