Vincent Pallaci

Issues in Payment in New York Municipal Construction

Brief overview of issues facing contractors performing municipal construction on projects in New York. Topics discussed include mechanic's liens, notices of claim and change orders in the municipal environment…more

Insurance Issues in the New York Construction Industry

Brief overview of insurance issues of concern to those in the New York construction industry. Topics discussed include CGL and risk allocation, understanding and identifying risk insurance requirements, builder's risk…more

NYC Stop Work Orders, Licenses and RPAPL Section 881

Presentation regarding the issues involved with adjacent property construction in New York City. Issues discussed include stop work orders, obtaining judicial licenses, negotiating license access agreements and making…more

How to file a mechanic's lien in Brooklyn

A mechanic's lien helps to secure a contractor against non-payment. This short informational presentation discusses the process for filing a mechanic's lien in Brooklyn, New York…more
| Construction Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Construction Deadlines Checklist for Buffalo Area

Contractors don't chase your accounts receivable forever. Secure your claim and drastically increase the chances you recover payment by making sure you do not miss key deadlines. This chart will help make sure that account…more
| Construction Law

Important Deadlines for the New York Construction Industry

Deadlines are key in the New York construction industry. Missing a mechanic's lien or payment bond deadline by even one day can bar an entire otherwise valid claim. This chart will help contractors, subcontractors, suppliers…more
| Construction Law

Is the Liability Landscape in New York City Changing? Understanding Yenem v. 281 Broadway Holdings

The New York Court of Appeals February 2012 decision in Yenem v. 281 Broadway Holdings almost turned the construction litigation world on its head. Then something funny happened - we realized that Yenem might have changed the…more
| Construction Law

Sample Mechanic's Lien on Private Project (New York)

Sample form to file a Mechanic's Lien on a private project in the State of New York…more
| Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Sample Mechanic's Lien on Account of Public Improvement (New York)

Sample form to file mechanic's lien on account of public improvement in the State of New York…more
| Construction Law

Construction Collapses: Responding to the Emergency from a Legal Standpoint

The construction industry is dangerous. Major construction accidents can involve both a risk to life and property damage that can sometimes reach liability in the millions of dollars. In tight urban environments, like New York…more
| Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

What Exactly is a Lien Law Trust Diversion?

The Lien Law trust fund provisions are becoming a much more common, and powerful, tool used by litigators. But just what is a Lien Law trust fund diversion? This article takes a look at the statute to find out exactly what…more
| Construction Law

"Pay if Paid" Clause Unenforceable in New York

"Pay if paid" clauses are typical in many construction contracts around the country. But in New York, the "pay if paid" clause has been deemed to be against public policy and is unenforceable…more
| Conflict of Laws, Construction Law

The Mysterious "Bond to Discharge all Liens"

Mechanic's liens are problems on many projects and can even cripple a project. A mechanic's lien that cuts off your construction loan can spell doom for your project. Fighting each lien, lien by lien, is one option. The other…more
| Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Incorrect or incomplete plans: who pays for the missing information?

A typical relationship between a general contractor and an owner begins with the general contractor reviewing a set of plans and specifications that the owner has provided. The general contractor then issues a bid based on…more
| Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

To lien or not to lien: that is the question

Have you ever wondered whether it is worth placing a mechanic's lien on a project where you have not been paid? As the construction industry crawls through one of the most debilitating recessions in years, mechanic's liens have…more
| Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial
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