January 2015

Joanne Linley and Gunnar Mandrisch co-authored the Florida Chapter (Chapter 11) in the 2015 Cumulative Supplement to the State-by-State Guide to Design and Construction Contracts and Claims, 2d ed., published by Wolters Kluwer. The Guide provides state-by-state analysis and practical treatment of common construction and design contracts and claims affecting architects, engineers, contractors, and owners. It is designed to offer practical advice for construction industry participants as well as providing a roadmap to relevant legal authorities and other resources for legal practitioners.

Jerry P. Brodsky will be speaking at the American Bar Association (ABA) Construction Forum 2015 Mid-Winter Meeting, January 28 – 30, 2015 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr. Brodsky along with Victor Madeira of Madeira, Valentim & Alem and Construlegal will be speaking at the Division 8 lunch on January, 29, 2015. They will focus their discussion on the creation, implementation and administration of a program of dispute boards for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Melinda S. Gentile will be speaking at the American Bar Association (ABA) Construction Forum 2015 Mid-Winter Meeting, January 28 – 30, 2015 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ms. Gentile's presentation titled "Home-cooked!: Things Not To Do When Practicing In A Foreign Jurisdiction Or Acting As Local Counsel (Ethics)" will focus on attorneys conducting work across state lines when they are not licensed to practice in that state. Ms. Gentile will include topics such as when to call in local counsel, the responsibilities that local counsel must assume, mediating or arbitrating a case in a state where you are not licensed to practice, conducting due diligence on local culture and more.


February 03-4, 2015 - Military Housing Privatization in the South
Location: Four Seasons in Miami, Florida

Frank M. Rapoport will be a moderator at the upcoming P3 Bulletin P3 Hub South meeting on February 3 - 4, 2015 which will be held at the Four Seasons in Miami, Florida. Mr. Rapoport will moderate a panel on the topic titled "Military Housing Privatization in the South." The panel will discuss lessons learned for P3 project delivery, what has worked best and where, as well as future projects. P3 Bulletin’s latest P3 Hub will focus on public private partnerships (P3s) across some of the most exciting states in the South. The P3 Hub brings together mayors, procurers, investors and advisors to debate the future of P3 in a series of interactive panel discussions covering the latest opportunities in the P3 transportation and the emerging social and water sectors.
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Frank M. Rapoport

Jeffrey M. Daitz authored an article in the winter 2014 issue of Adviser, the magazine of LeadingAge New York entitled "Trends in Healthcare D&O". The issue focused on Hospice and Palliative Care: Personalized Services and Caring Communities. Mr. Daitz's article stressed the importance of healthcare officials obtaining D&O insurance, and reassessing overall liability coverage in the healthcare industry, and policies. Poor documentation in hiring, employee handbooks and policies, discipline investigations and communications with employees were among the issues Mr. Daitz listed which a General Liability policy could protect from. Through statistics, surveys and research, Mr. Daitz made a strong case in the importance of legal assistance for healthcare directors and officers.