Doreen Zankowski

Doreen Zankowski

Saul Ewing LLP

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TOP TEN Construction Clauses - The “Work” Clause

This clause defines the scope of work in a construction project and the definition varies by source. For instance, American Institute of Architects Document A201-2007 defines "Work" as "construction and services required by...more

3/25/2015 - Construction Contracts Construction Industry Contract Disputes Contract Drafting Contractors General Contractors

Construction Law Advisory - December 2014

In This Issue: - Retainage limited to 5 percent in Massachusetts: Outlier or coming to your state? - Pennsylvania overhauls mechanic’s lien law with creation of state construction notices directory -...more

12/22/2014 - Bid Protests Construction Industry Construction Project Federal Contractors General Contractors Mechanics Lien Public Projects Retainage Subcontractors

Supreme Court rules that statutes of repose may bar state tort claims under CERCLA

On June 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court, in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger, ruled that an individual state’s statute of repose is not preempted by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of...more

6/13/2014 - CERCLA Contaminated Properties CTS v Waldburger Environmental Liability Environmental Policies Hazardous Substances SCOTUS Statute of Limitations Statute of Repose Water

New Workforce Regulations for Federal Government Contractors About to Take Effect

On November 19, 2013, the Associated Builders and Contractors (“ABC”) filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the implementation of new federal regulations affecting employers with more than 50 employees and with more than $50,000...more

11/25/2013 - Affirmative Action Compliance Contractors Disability Federal Contractors OFCCP Rehabilitation Act Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

Beware of Payments to Contractors and Subcontractors under Assignment Agreements

In a decision under the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) that could apply in any state, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“Court”) ruled this month that when a general contractor agrees to an assignment of payments to...more

3/29/2013 - Assignments Contractors Subcontractors

Federal Sequester Likely to Affect Construction Industry

Continued budget cuts likely will trigger construction issues and disputes in the coming months and years. As a result, contractors should take precautions on federally funded construction projects. ...more

3/13/2013 - Sequestration Spending Cuts

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