Category: Construction Law

Webinar Recording: Construction Law Basics: Essential Concepts Every Contractor and Owner Should Know

RIW Construction Law Partner Kirk J. McCormick hosted the complimentary webinar entitled “Construction Law Basics: Essential Concepts Every Contractor and Owner Should Know“. If you would like to review the program, a link to the webinar recording can be found here. Please feel free to reach out to Kirk if you have any questions about…

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WEBINAR: Construction Law Basics: Essential Concepts Every Contractor and Owner Should Know

RIW Construction Law and Litigation partner Kirk J. McCormick will host the complimentary webinar “Construction Law Basics: Essential Concepts Every Contractor and Owner Should Know” on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from Noon – 1:00PM EST. This webinar will tackle some of the fundamental issues that can arise on any project, from negotiating the agreement through…

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Client Alert: Governor Baker Signs Progressive Zoning Act Changes

On January 14, 2021, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law amendments to Chapter 40A intended to facilitate the permitting and development of housing in the Commonwealth.  Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40A, entitled “The Zoning Act”, is the statutory framework that underlies all local zoning controls adopted across Massachusetts’ 350 cities and towns outside of…

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Client Alert: Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Construction Law Group Wins $5 million Judgment for its Client Under Massachusetts Prompt Payment Law

RIW Construction Law attorneys Bradley Croft, Kirk McCormick and Roger Smerage secured summary judgment for RIW’s client under a seldom-used law known as the Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act. In a case of first impression in Massachusetts, the superior court granted summary judgment in favor of RIW’s client, a general contractor, in a dispute arising over…

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Client Alert: As Construction Projects Ramp Back Up, What Does Your Contract Say About Who Bears the Costs of Delays?

Everyone is aware that the COVID-19 pandemic has substantially disrupted businesses of all types throughout the country, and construction has been no exception. At the project level, the pandemic has impacted construction sites in a wide variety of ways. Some projects were completely shut down, whether by state or local mandate, by unilateral owner decision,…

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Client Alert: Boston’s Construction Site Best Practices for COVID-19: A Glimpse of ‘Business As Usual’ Post COVID-19

As the initial shock of COVID-19 has just begun to fade, many in the business world are contemplating the post-coronavirus workplace. What will “business as usual” look like after federal, state, and local agencies lift stay-at-home orders and other social distance mandates? That question has been answered, at least with respect to construction projects in…

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Massachusetts Construction Projects: Full Steam Ahead?

Governor Baker Seems to Overturn COVID-19 Municipal Construction Work Stoppages in the Commonwealth, But Mayor Walsh Balks In the fast-moving environment of “Can v. Can’t” and “Do v. Don’t” resulting from COVID-19 and governmental shutdowns, it is a challenge to keep track of what business activities are permitted to continue and who can perform them….

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Kirk J. McCormick Joins RIW in the Construction Law and Litigation Groups

RIW is pleased to announce that Kirk J. McCormick has joined the firm in the Construction Law and Litigation groups. Kirk represents general contractors, subcontractors, sureties, owners, architects, and engineers throughout the United States on public and private construction projects. He also has extensive experience with federal, state, and local government contracts, including bid protests, default terminations, False Claims Act…

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POSTED IN: Construction Law, Litigation, News