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Controlling the Domino Effect: Russia & CIS Hotel Market 2015-2016 Survey Report

This is the first year we have run this survey for the Russia & CIS region and we have had a very good response rate from top leaders in the industry who shared their views of the current situation...more

Reform on the horizon for the popular EB-5 Program

The 2016 political season has kicked into high gear, sparking lively discussions about major issues affecting the country. Two of the most significant issues being debated among the candidates are the economy and immigration....more

Preview of Potential Changes to EB-5 Immigration Program: Source of Financing for Construction and Hospitality Projects

With the impending expiration of the Immigrant Investor Visa Program, also known as EB-5, in September, bipartisan legislation has been proposed in Congress to renew and improve the Program. The proposed changes could...more


The proposed Senate Bill reauthorizing the EB-5 Regional Center Program would restrict the types of projects that can be funded with EB-5 financing and amount of funds that can be raised with EB-5 financing. The Senate...more

Amendments to Ohio P3 Legislation Add Bonding Requirements with a Twist

It is no secret within the construction industry that public-private partnership (P3) project delivery has recently become all the rage. The demand for infrastructure repairs and improvements is high, and the public dollars...more

Comparison of Economic Development Incentives for South Carolina and North Carolina

In This Presentation: - Business Consideration – Electricity Rates - South Carolina vs. North Carolina - Corporate License Fees/ Franchise Taxes - Income Tax Rates (C Corps) - Income Tax...more

Economic and Fiscal Impact of “Line Jumpers”

In This Presentation: - What’s a “Line Jumper”? - Today’s Example - Jobs - Capital Investment - Construction Impact - Fiscal Impacts from Construction - Employment Impacts...more

OFCCP Announces 2013 Agenda

On December 21, 2012, the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") published its 2013 regulatory goals in the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions ("Unified Agenda"), as required by Executive...more

Federal Reserve Summary of Commentary From All 12 FedReserve Districts: A Synopsis of the Federal Reserve Board's View of the...

The Federal Reserve Board has taken information provided by all twelve of the Federal Reserve Districts as of May 25, 2012, and put all this data together in one Summary of Commentary on where our economy is at right now. ...more

How ESOPs Can Be Beneficial for Construction Companies

What Is an ESOP? First and foremost, an ESOP is an employee benefit plan that is qualified for tax-favored treatment under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (IRC). However, an ESOP can also be a tool of...more

Beware Interim Lien Waivers!

The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently restored order to the use of interim lien waivers in North Carolina. The Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Wachovia Bank N.A. v. Superior Constr. Corp., COA10-1158, on July...more

Your Subdivision May Be a 'Public Work' Subject to Prevailing Wage Laws

A recent appellate decision considered whether Mello-Roos financing constitutes "public financing" under the Labor Code such that the prevailing wage laws apply to a project receiving such financing and, if so, whether a safe...more

Developer Must Pay Prevailing Wages For Privately Financed Public Improvements

California Labor Code sections 1720 et seq. (the Prevailing Wage Law) ("PWL") require employers engaged in public works projects to pay the prevailing wage to their employees if the project is "paid for in whole or in part...more

Il mondo della salute tra sostenibilità finanziaria e governance federalista

::: Presentazione del Rapporto Salute 2010 ::: "Il mondo della salute tra sostenibilità finanziaria e governance federalista": è questo il titolo del rapporto curato dall'Ufficio Studi di IntesaSanpaolo e...more

General Contractors' Liability to Subcontractors' Employees On Public Infrastructure Projects

As residential and commercial construction markets evaporate and contractors fight for survival, new opportunities are appearing in the form of public infrastructure projects. The federal government is pouring money into...more

Companies Seeking Stimulus Funds Should Expect a More Aggressive OFCCP

As part of the Obama administration's commitment to accountability in spending under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the federal Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will be tracking its...more

Legal Alert: Protecting Projects with CFD Financing from Prevailing Wage Requirements

The California Director of Industrial Relations (the "DIR") recently issued a public works coverage determination (the "Determination") that provides valuable insights for developers seeking financing for public...more

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