November 17th - Used Oil Generators: Cost-Effective Strategies to Ensure Compliance with EPA Regulations
David J. Scriven-Young will conduct a webinar for Business and Legal Resources (BLR) on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST. The webinar is entitled, " Used Oil Generators: Cost-Effective Strategies to Ensure Compliance with EPA Regulations". Used oil regulations continue to challenge companies. Seemingly simple requirements—such as proper container labeling, selecting the correct storage container, properly completing the correct manifest, and making sure you don’t exceed regulatory storage times—can prove particularly troublesome. Failing to maintain appropriate records, not complying with used oil processor and refiner regulations, failing to determine the total halogen contend of the used oil, and not properly storing used oil are just a few scenarios that can result in costly fines and penalties imposed by federal, state, or even local authorities.
To ensure that you’re up to speed on your compliance requirements, it’s important to take a closer look at how your organization manages used oil. Also, by auditing current used oil management practices, you’re better able to identify potential new cost reduction opportunities.
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David J. Scriven-Young
November 08-13, 2015 - AGC of America Advanced Management Program: (Module 4: Contract Dispute Resolution)
Location: Cooper Guest Lodge in Dallas, Texas
Robert S. Peckar and Melinda S. Gentile will be speaking at the AGC of America Advanced Management Program, November 8-13, 2015 at the Cooper Guest Lodge in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Peckar and Ms. Gentile will be speaking on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 during Module 4: Contract Dispute Resolution. Their presentation will discuss contract disputes and implications on cost, time, and relationships; examine the differences between a problem and a dispute; discuss litigation and arbitration models; recognize alternatives to litigation and the benefits; evaluate the mediation process and the benefits as well as a mock mediation exercise.
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Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (“P&A”) is pleased to announce that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named P&A “Law Firm of the Year” in Litigation-Construction for 2016. Only one law firm per area of practice is selected for this honor each year.
In addition to receiving “Law Firm of the Year” in the area of Litigation-Construction, P&A has also earned outstanding rankings, both nationally and in five metropolitan areas, in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® national and metropolitan lists. The firm’s tiered rankings include:
• Tier 1, Construction Law
• Tier 1, Litigation – Construction
• Tier 3, Litigation – Real Estate
• Tier 1, Los Angeles, Construction Law
• Tier 1, Miami, Construction Law
• Tier 1, Miami, Litigation – Construction
• Tier 1, Miami, Real Estate Law
• Tier 1, New Jersey, Construction Law
• Tier 1, New Jersey, Litigation – Construction
• Tier 1, New York City, Construction Law
• Tier 1, New York City, Litigation – Construction
• Tier 1, Washington, D.C., Arbitration
• Tier 2, Miami, Commercial Litigation
• Tier 2, Miami, Litigation – Real Estate
• Tier 2, New Jersey, Commercial Litigation
• Tier 2, Washington, D.C., Construction Law
• Tier 2, Washington, D.C., Litigation – Construction
• Tier 2, Washington, D.C., Mediation
The firm has achieved national recognition for its successes in representing general contractors, construction managers, and other members of the construction industry, both domestically and internationally.
December 16th - Why Bond Forms Matter… A Practical Guide to Better Bonding
Michael C. Zisa will be participating as a panel member in a Consensus Docs webinar on December 16, 2015 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm titled, "Why Bond Forms Matter… A Practical Guide to Better Bonding". Surety bonding is a critical component of risk allocation for many construction projects. However, stakeholders often don't understand the distinctions between commonly used bond forms and potential ramifications of those distinctions. This panel of industry professionals will discuss the importance of bonding, as well as key considerations when working with commonly used industry bond forms.
Learn More (www.consensusdocs.org/WhyBondFormsMatter)
Michael C. Zisa
November 11th - Managing and Mitigating Risk and Impact of Subcontractor Defaults: Subcontractor Default Insurance a
Location: Peckar & Abramson's Miami office conference center
Peckar & Abramson's Miami office will be hosting a Peer Conference titled: “Managing and Mitigating Risk and Impact of Subcontractor Defaults: Subcontractor Default Insurance and Performance Bonds”. The conference will be held on November 11, 2015 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, in the Miami office conference center. Gregory H. Chertoff, a partner in the firm's New York office and Gary M. Stein, a partner in the firm's Miami office will lead the discussion. The program will focus on strategies to manage and mitigate the risk and impact of subcontractor defaults and the use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI) and traditional payment and performance bonds. The discussion will include the pros, cons and pitfalls of submitting SDI and bond claims; cash flow considerations; the benefits and risks of SDI and bonds; how to harmonize contractual default/termination procedures with conflicting bond form requirements; calculating and presenting claims to both SDI carriers and sureties; and claims for the cost to complete and delay.