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Ongoing Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Construction Projects in Major Markets

USA - April 13 2020 As we began to describe on March 18, the economic impacts of the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic on the construction industry are becoming more…

New York Construction Building Owners Assume New Roles and Responsibilities in Wake of Construction Shutdowns

USA - April 6 2020 With many NYC construction projects deemed non-essential, owners find themselves with partially completed work coupled with legal obligations to…

New York Clarifies “Emergency” and “Essential” Construction

USA - April 6 2020 Following Governor Cuomo’s order and the Empire State Development (ESD) guidance on March 27, 2020, which provided that all “non-essential…

Much of New York Construction is Now Also “on PAUSE”

USA - March 28 2020 Although Governor Cuomo put “New York State on PAUSE” a week ago, at that time, “construction” was not specifically exempted from his Executive Order…

The Federal Reserve’s Powers to Pave the Way for Continued Development and Construction Through Covid-19

USA - March 24 2020 As the Coronavirus has encapsulated the world, government go-aheads to construction firms are welcome relief to the industry. Lenders’ collective…

Potential Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Construction Projects

USA - March 18 2020 As the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and the governmental and private sectors formulate their responses, it has become apparent…

Caution When Approaching Artistry

USA - March 6 2020 A $6.75 million judgment was upheld by the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, against a developer that whitewashed 45 spray-painted…

Will Claims Against Closely-Held Condominium Developers Be Thwarted by New York’s Newly-Adopted Uniform Voidable Transactions Act?

USA - March 5 2020 Property development companies regularly create single-purpose entities (SPE) to acquire new real estate for development, construction or renovations…

NYC Amends its Façade Inspection and Safety Program to Push Building Owners into Action

USA - March 4 2020 In the wake of the tragic death of architect Tishman in December 2020 who was killed by falling debris from a brick tower in Midtown, the New York…

An Unfounded Lien: What’s an Owner to Do? And Can it Recover its Attorneys’ Fees?

USA - March 3 2020 A subcontractor has liened the property although the owner has paid in full for its work. The general contractor has disappeared. What should an…