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Do Construction Managers Need to be Licensed? A Case of Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke’s song Blurred Lines (or, perhaps, more accurately, its music video of models who appear to have forgotten to get dressed) seems to be this Summer’s anthem. Number 1 on the billboard charts, fodder for...more

Anatomy of a Public-Private Partnership

This article explores the anatomy of a public-private partnership in the context of major real estate projects entered into by a governmental body with a real estate developer or owner. The author has been involved in a...more

Corporate Counsel Solutions - The Right Team for the Job

Corporate Counsel can efficiently and cost-effectively delegate their commercial real estate transactions to outside counsel. This article touches on key-points of the corporate leasing process and the dynamics that corporate...more

Design & Construction Practice: 2012 Year in Review

It was another memorable year for the construction industry in Massachusetts. As the economic recovery continued to take hold, commercial construction market activity continued to stabilize and public projects remained a...more

When is a Resolution of Necessity Tainted By Prior Agency Obligations?

One of the prerequisites to instituting an eminent domain action is the governing agency's adoption of a resolution of necessity to acquire the necessary property. At the time of adopting the resolution, the agency cannot be...more

Legal Byte: Busted! if you “approve as to form & content?”

After negotiating an agreement for his client John, Attorney signs the agreement at the end stating that the agreement is “approved as to form and content.” A dispute arises between John and the other party, Mike. Now Mike...more

Ignorance Not Bliss: Cyber Risk Management Found Lacking

Despite increasing cyber attacks, significant losses from operational downtime, and further governmental regulation, companies are still not taking measures for basic responsibilities for cyber governance, or even securing...more

Los Angeles Port Modernization

A project to modernize a container terminal at the Portof Los Angelesis being trumpeted by a press release after approval by the Los Angeles Harbor Commission of the final Environmental Impact Report. The container terminal...more

Construction Law Alert: "A Guide To North Carolina’s 2012 Mechanic’s Lien And Bond Law Changes"

The General Assembly’s 2012 “short session” resulted in many controversial changes to North Carolina’s mechanic’s lien and bond laws. The changes were included in two bills, House Bill 1052 and Senate Bill 42. Governor...more

Tennessee Legislature Amends Retainage Laws

Recent amendments to the retainage statutes, which take effect July 1, 2012, enhance the penalties for failing to properly withhold, deposit and release retainage on Tennessee projects. The changes also include new...more

"Construction in Saudi Arabia: the next big thing?" (as published in Asian Counsel magazine)

With the decline in the economies of the developed world, many construction and infrastructure companies are broadening their horizons. In particular, there has been huge interest in construction in the Kingdom of Saudi...more

May 25, 2011 Cuyahoga County Economic Development Report

Economic development report says Cuyahoga County must make things easier for new businesses (From the Plain Dealer) -- The 28-page report urges local governments to standardize business policies. It pushes for disparate...more

Your Best Defense - Defense Contractors and Leasing

This article explores key issues in leasing office and warehouse space that Defense Contractors and Government Contractors face including SCIFs, security systems, access, subcontractor workspace, assignments, subletting and...more

What You Need to Know about HUB for NC State construction projects

The NC Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) plays an important role in state construction projects....more

Wardman v. District of Columbia, et al

DC Convention Center Hotel Case Opinion

Private developer sued the District of Columbia alleging that the City Council exceeded its legislative authority pursuant to the D.C. Home Rule Act in exempting a substantial public-private development project from the...more

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