News

July 2015

EVENT

September 24-25, 2015 - The P3 Pipeline: A Forum for the Private Sector
Location: Kovens Conference Center in North Miami, Florida

Neal I. Sklar and Frank M. Rapoport will be speaking at and moderating panels at The P3 Institute conference, The P3 Pipeline: A Forum for the Private Sector on September 24 – 25, 2015 at the Kovens Conference Center in North Miami, Florida. The conference will link the P3 industry to the Miami-Dade County, Florida’s municipal and county government teams. During this forum, P3 projects that are in the county pipeline will be highlighted by key decision makers including the Miami Airport expansion, Port of Miami, Water & Sewer/Infrastructure, Correctional Facilities/Government Buildings, School projects and much more.

with:
Neal I. Sklar
Frank M. Rapoport


Gary M. Stein and K. Stefan Chin authored an article that appeared in the Construction Today Blog on July 22, 2015. The article titled “New Amendments to Chapter 558, Florida’s “Notice and Opportunity to Cure” Statute” discusses key amendments to Chapter 558, Florida Statutes, which become effective October 1, 2015. Those in the construction industry should take note, as the amendments should facilitate more efficient and effective resolution of construction defect claims prior to litigation – potentially saving the parties involved time, resources, and expenses associated with a construction defect lawsuit.


Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Who’s Who Legal 100 has ranked P&A number two in the nation in the category of Construction and Real Estate Law. This is the first year that Who’s Who Legal 100 has provided a ranking order of the top law firms within this practice area. Several P&A attorneys also received distinct recognition for their dedication to the industry and their expertise in the field of construction law. Those recognized include: Adrian L. Bastianelli, III, Robert S. Peckar, Richard L. Abramson, Stephen H. Reisman, Steven M. Charney, Michael A. Branca, Jerry P. Brodsky, Patrick J. Greene Jr., Bruce D. Meller, and Howard M. Rosen.

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Michael C. Zisa and Jesse Keene authored an article in the AGC of America Newsletter dated June 2015 titled "Killer Contract Clauses". The basic concept of a contract is something even a young child can understand: It's a promise -- if I do my chores, I get my allowance. But, for complex construction projects, contracts are not so simple – they are a record of rights and responsibilities, but also a vehicle for risk allocation. No one likes risk, but everyone recognizes the need to accept certain risk in exchange for certain rewards. Michael C. Zisa and Jesse Keene identify and discuss a few of the more common "killer" risk allocation clauses in construction contracts.


Gary M. Stein and K. Stefan Chin authored an article that appeared in the Daily Business Review in the Law News Section on July 16, 2015. The article titled “Governor Signs Construction Defect Law Amendments” discusses House of Representatives Bill 87, which Governor Rick Scott signed into law on June 16, 2015. This bill makes several key amendments to Chapter 558, Florida Statutes, Florida’s “Notice and Opportunity to Cure” statute, effective October 1, 2015. It is anticipated the amendments will improve the statutory construction defect resolution procedure and prove beneficial to those in the construction industry by facilitating more efficient and effective resolution of construction defect claims prior to litigation, potentially saving the parties and the courts time, resources, and expenses associated with a construction defect lawsuit.