What is included in a typical Construction Contract?

As a homeowner, did you ever wonder what was in a Construction Contract? Did you ever question what it was for, what it protected, or even who it protected?  When it comes to home and commercial renovations, a homeowner may decide that receiving a signed construction contract is not necessary, perhaps because the size of the project is on the smaller side – however, this may be a decision that they soon regret.  Whether a homeowner is renovating a small bathroom or building a home from the ground up, Construction Contracts should always be your very first step before breaking ground, or walls!

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New Guidance Indicates Construction Not Likely To Be Shut Down In New York

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by and was published to Construction Drive on December 18th, 2020.

New York officials have issued additional guidance about construction’s essential status that seems to indicate that even in the areas hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak, construction will most likely remain essential. Based on the latest clarification, the Associated General Contractors of New York State told its members in an emailed update yesterday that it believes the following applies:

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John Caravella’s Article on Affirmative Action for Contractors

John Caravella’s Article on Affirmative Action for Contractors to be Featured in Nassau County Bar Association’s “The Nassau Lawyer” Publication

In January 2021, The Nassau Lawyer will publish an article written by Mr. Caravella, regarding protected classes and anti-discrimination laws within New York State. Business Owners and Contractors are encouraged to stay informed of these issues and reform efforts. To obtain a copy of this topic article, please visit www.nassaubar.org, or please scroll down below.

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Construction Law 101

Law has an impact on almost all aspects of life, from personal injury, family disputes, and real estate.  Construction Law in particular has a far-reaching effect on many people’s lives without them even realizing.  To begin with, Construction Law is made up of a broad subset of legal fields, including areas such as contract law, real estate law, administrative law, environmental law, regulatory, and insurance.  Construction Law is a segment of law that works with specific industries such as construction, architecture, engineering, and more.  Under the construction law umbrella, many construction issues consist of contract creation and negotiation, sureties and bonds, construction claims and defects, employment laws, and even business tune-ups.  Within this article, we will specify the areas that are most common in the construction law segment, along with special areas you might not have thought of.

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Cuomo Vetoes Bill That Would Have Outlawed Sand Mining

Long Island Construction Law did not create this content. This content was created by David Winzelberg, and was published to the Long Island Business News on December 16, 2020.

Long Island business and labor groups are praising Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s put the kibosh on a bill that would have essentially outlawed sand mining. Industry leaders say the New York Anti-Sand Mining Bill would have severely restricted mining, halted construction and put union jobs on hold, damaging an already ailing economy and hurting the construction industry.

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Construction Starts Improve In November, But Still Behind Last Year

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by David Winzelberg, and was published to the Long Island Business News on December, 23rd.

The amount of New York-area construction starts rose in November from the previous month though the value of starts remains behind last year. There were more than $3.455 billion in construction starts in the New York area in Nov. 2020, about 21 percent less than the $4.386 billion in construction starts recorded in Nov. 2019, according to the latest report from Dodge Data & Analytics.

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Construction and Design 101 – Your Home Office

If you’re an entrepreneur and work out of your home, you’re in good company. Forbes reports that billionaires like Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Markus Persson (Minecraft), Sara Blakely (Spanx), and Frank Wang (DJI Technologies) all started their businesses out of their homes. But did these now Billionaires have standard home offices? Or, did they construct them from scratch to fulfill the needs of their business? While working from home can be convenient, it also has drawbacks. It is easy to get distracted by piles of laundry, dishes, or similar day-to-day tasks. Having a separate office away from your general living space will make it easier to concentrate.

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Is Central Park North The City’s Next Real Estate Goldmine?

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This article snippet was written by Shayne Benowitz and was published to the New York Post on December 17, 2020.

Talk to anyone who lives on Central Park North in South Harlem and they’ll crow about their views, unattainable from any other vantage point in the city. Residents of the boulevard (also known as West 110th St.) enjoy sweeping panoramas of the park and the Manhattan skyline.

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The Surprising Benefits of Virtual Arbitration

ARBITRATION IN THE TIME OF COVID:
THE SURPRISING BENEFITS OF VIRTUAL ARBITRATION

COVID-19 has not only created a public health crisis but thrown the legal profession into chaos. Some proceedings and legal remedies have been put on hold indefinitely. On the other hand, COVID-19 has compelled government and private organizations, attorneys, and litigants to innovate new ways of doing business to minimize COVID-related disruptions.

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