David Scriven-Young will be speaking as a Co-Presenter at the AGC Contractors Environmental Conference on September 2, 2015 at The Westin Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. The AGC Contractors Environmental Conference will host prominent environmental professionals in the construction industry. Mr. Scriven-Young's session titled "Compliance Track: Next Generation of Compliance and Reporting Environmental Information" will discuss the recent compliance and environmental developments to provide the public easy access to company-specific environmental inspection and compliance data. The panel will also focus on new mandatory reporting requirements for construction operators, information you must report, the benefits of voluntarily disclosing violations using EPA’s audit policy and the necessary steps to take if you receive a violation notice from the EPA. Event Link
Christopher Kinzel authored an article that appeared in the ConsensusDocs Construction Law Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 4. The article titled "Dueling Appellate Departments" covers the recent trends in New York's appellate courts regarding application of invoice review and disapproval requirements for private construction projects under the New York Prompt Payment Act. Specifically, it examines several recent cases that have addressed the question of whether failure to timely object to an invoice in accordance with the PPA constitutes waiver of the right to contest the invoice or renders the invoice an account stated.
Peckar & Abramson is pleased to announce that founding partner Robert S. Peckar and partner Michael S. Zicherman served as contributing editors of Getting the Deal Through—Construction 2016. The attorneys co-authored the introduction to Getting the Deal Through, Construction 2016 as well as the chapter titled United States, published by Law Business Research, Ltd. Getting the Deal Through—Construction provides members of the construction industry and construction related legal and business providers with special insight into key industry issues in twenty-six (26) jurisdictions worldwide.
Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Construction 2016, (published in July 2015; contributing editors: Robert S Peckar and Michael S Zicherman, Peckar & Abramson PC) For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com.
Stephen H. Reisman and Jerry P. Brodsky will be speaking as panel members at the American Global Inaugural Construction Forum on September 10, 2015 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, Florida. The American Global Inaugural Construction Forum will host prominent speakers from the legal, accounting, lending, concessionaire, and risk management perspective in the construction industry. The topics of discussion will include on a macro and local (South Florida) level: social infrastructure, residential infrastructure and civil construction.
Stephen H. Reisman and Michael C. Zisa will be speaking at the National Association of Surety Bond Producers virtual seminar on September 8, 2015 starting at 2:00pm EDT. The seminar titled "Mid-Project Changes in Construction Financing: Practical Considerations" will discuss how mid-project changes in an owner’s construction financing can cause unforeseen and unintended complications for sureties providing payment and performance bonds as well as the contractor, subcontractors and even the owner. Mr. Reisman and Mr. Zisa will use a case study to highlight the potential issues resulting from mid-project changes in construction financing including dual obligee riders and priority of lien rights, and discuss strategies to avoid pitfalls from the perspective of all project participants. Learn More >