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Frank M. Rapoport was quoted in a Law360 article on February 19, 2015. The article titled " 5 Tips For Navigating The P3 Process" focused on public-private partnerships (P3's) becoming a more popular way to structure real estate and infrastructure projects in the United States and the relatively newness of this practice. Mr. Rapoport said, "The silent "P" in P3 is politics. At the start of the process, when evaluating whether a particular project is worth chasing, this is an essential factor in determining whether the idea on the drawing board is going to make it all the way to reality."
Michael C. Zisa, Paul G. Monte, Adrian L. Bastianelli, III, Lori A. Lange and Michael Cox will be speaking at the National Association of Surety Bond Producers June 11, 2015 seminar in Washington, D.C. The seminar titled "Creating a More Perfect Union? Relationships that Work and Those That Don't in Federal Construction Contracts" will explore the most current issues in federal construction contracts and address the new proposed SBA regulations. In addition, the seminar will address the do's and don’ts in public contracting relationships, with a focus on design-build, public-private partnerships, joint ventures, teaming agreements, mentor-protégé arrangements, affiliation rules and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) fraud. Event Link
Peckar & Abramson's Washington, D.C. Office hosted a seminar titled "Contractor Certifications on Public Projects: Don't Rely on the Luck of the Irish to Keep You Out of Trouble". The conference was held on March 17, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Washington, D.C. Stephen M. Seeger, Lori Ann Lange and Michael C. Zisa lead the discussion addressing common certifications, the potential False Claims Act and False Statements Act liability for inaccurate certifications.
Peckar & Abramson is pleased to announce that Melinda S. Gentile has received The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section lifetime achievement award. The award was instituted to recognize attorneys who have exemplified excellence in the practice of construction law and who provided outstanding service to the development and practice of construction law in the State of Florida. Recipients are recognized for exemplary service to The Florida Bar and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, and in particular to the Construction Law Committee, the Construction Law Institute Committee, the Certification Review Course Committee or the Construction Law Certification Exam Committee.
Frank M. Rapoport was featured in Corporate Livewire’s Infrastructure 2014 Virtual Roundtable as a leading expert. Mr. Rapoport discussed the latest trends and recent developments with reference to specific case studies and regulatory changes. Corporate LiveWire provides business professionals and individuals in the corporate finance sector with information on the latest news and developments from around the globe. The resource provides regular up to date content on an array of subject areas such as corporate transactions, international markets, business strategy and changes in legislation.