Invalidating Choice of Law or Forum Selection Clauses

Contracts commonly provide for a specific state law to apply (choice of law) or for disputes to be litigated or arbitrated in another state (forum selection). Unfortunately, out-of-state contractors often make subcontracts with New York subcontractors on New York projects subject to the laws of, and requiring disputes to be resolved in, other states, using the added expense and inconvenience as a means to dissuade subcontractors from pursuing claims.

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What is a Surety Bond and When is it Used?

A surety bond is defined as a three-party agreement that legally binds together a principal who needs the bond, an obligee who requires the bond and a surety company that sells the bond.[1] The bond guarantees the principal will act in accordance with certain laws. If the principal fails to perform in this manner, the bond will cover resulting damages or losses. When is a bond such as this used?

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Long Island Paves The Way to a Clean Energy Future

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by Thomas Falcone, and was published to the Long Island Business News on Jan 19th, 2023. Thomas Falcone is the chief executive officer of LIPA.

Long Island is leading the way in the transition to a clean energy future. LIPA is committed to achieving New York State’s goal of a carbon-free electric grid by 2040. As a coastal community vulnerable to the effects of climate change, Long Islanders understand the need to transition to clean energy. That is why LIPA’s focus is to improve the product we deliver to you – clean, reliable, and customer-first electric service.

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John Caravella, Esq for Stafford’s AIA Webinar

Long Island Construction Attorney, John Caravella, Esq, will be co-presenting for Stafford’s AIA Webinar on June 24th, 2020. Along with Steven Nudelman and Warren F. Jacoby, Mr. Caravella and his other co-presenters will discuss the fine details of AIA Contract Documents: 2017 Modifications, Insurance and Bond Exhibit, Owner – Contractor Documents and Owner – Architect Agreements.

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Long Island’s Housing Crisis and How Construction Will Help

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This press release was created by Governor Hochul’s Press Office and was published on 1.10.2023.

New York Housing Compact Will Set Local Housing Targets, Include Local Participation to Achieve Housing Growth in Every Community. Includes Proposals to Remove Obstacles to Approvals, Grow Development Opportunities in New York City, and Incentivize Construction. Plan Will Also Strengthen Existing Housing Supply and Increase Support for New York Renters and Homeowners. Continue reading “Long Island’s Housing Crisis and How Construction Will Help”

Construction Industry Challenges in Wage and Labor Violations

The minimum wage and overtime provisions under federal and New York law affect all employers, but contractors are further subject to an additional, unique wage scheme in the form of prevailing wages. To learn more, please download our complimentary article regarding New York Employment and Wage Law. Continue reading “Construction Industry Challenges in Wage and Labor Violations”

Subcontractor’s Arbitration Action Stayed by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, New York County, recently clarified the impact of contractual language specifying litigation as the forum for resolution in the subcontract, and impact of New York’s Prompt Payment, providing for arbitration of disputes where it applies.

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Enforcement of New York Arbitration Awards

An arbitrator has ruled in your favor. What do you do now? In a perfect world, the other side would just pay you and be done with it, but we all know that this world is less than perfect, and you may find yourself having to enforce your arbitration award. Before you can avail yourself of the enforcement techniques that are provided by New York law, you’re going to have to follow some formalities. The following elements may be necessary for have your arbitration award ‘confirmed’ and seek collections.

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NYC Prepares to Implement Large Building Emissions Limits – An ENR New York Article

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by James Leggate, and was published to ENRNewYork on Jan 5th, 2023.

Construction firms are poised to play a key role in cutting New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions as large building owners move to comply with a local law limiting emissions from their properties. But some concerns remain around the law and the way it will be carried out.

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