Client Alerts & Publications
Risk Management and Contracting after Hurricane Irma: Suggestions to Avoid a Second Disaster
Authors: Stephen H. Reisman, Gary M. Stein, Adam P. Handfinger,
Published Date: October 14, 2017
Peckar & Abramson attorneys have assisted contractors in the immediate aftermath of several Hurricanes, including Andrew in 1992, Wilma in 2005, Ike in 2008, and Sandy in 2012. Based on this experience, we offer some post-storm strategies for contracting and risk management in three situations:
(1) ongoing projects in the area directly impacted by the storm;
(2) projects remote from the storm-impacted areas, but which may be affected by material or labor shortages; and
(3) requests for assistance in recovery/clean-up/rebuild efforts, which would be new projects.