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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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Strong Recovery For Commercial Real Estate in 2nd Half of 2021

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 14th, 2020.

Commercial real estate, particularly sectors requiring in-person contact, will see a strong recovery in the second half of 2021, according to a new report. The report from the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts also predicts a more complete recovery in 2022, as COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available. Continue reading “Strong Recovery For Commercial Real Estate in 2nd Half of 2021”

Bill Pitched To Speed Building Permits In Nassau County, New York

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 9th, 2020.

Nassau County has filed a bill aimed at speeding up the process of approving building and curb-cut permits. Prompted by complaints from residents and developers about the often lengthy approvals process, the bill would set a 30-day time limit for the county’s Department of Public Works to report to the county Planning Commission and applicable municipality with approval, disapproval or approval subject to stated conditions.

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How Construction is Turning Manhattan into Hollywood

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by C.J. Hughes and was published to the New York Times on December 4th, 2020.

New and expanded soundstages across the city will help reshape neighborhoods and turn New York into a Hollywood of the east. The long lists of shows displayed on streaming sites, which seem to grow exponentially by the day, serve to tell you what’s on. But in New York City, they also might reveal a bit about the future of your block. Many of the studios that produced the television series, which have turned New York into a small-screen production hub, are now planning to open new facilities or expand what’s already here, some in parts of the city that have been unfamiliar with such large-scale investment.

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Wind Farm Survey Barge To Move Closer To Shore

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by Christopher Walsh and was published to The East Hampton Star on November 18th, 2020.

The large lift boat that is conducting geotechnical survey work off the ocean beach at the end of Beach Lane in Wainscott is to move closer to shore on Wednesday evening, a spokeswoman for the developers of the proposed South Fork Wind farm said.

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Complying with the Rules and Regulations on the Practice of Architecture; Part 2 of 2 – Disciplinary Actions and Revocation of your Architectural License.

This is a continuing article series regarding Compliance with the Rules and Regulations on the Practice of Architecture. These include two topics, Requirements & Duties of Maintaining your Architectural License (Part 1), and Disciplinary Actions and Revocation of your Architectural License (Part 2). Continue reading “Complying with the Rules and Regulations on the Practice of Architecture; Part 2 of 2 – Disciplinary Actions and Revocation of your Architectural License.”

Complying with the Rules and Regulations on the Practice of Architecture; Part 1 of 2 – Requirements & Duties of Maintaining your Architectural License.

This is a continuing article series regarding Compliance with the Rules and Regulations on the Practice of Architecture. These include two topics, Requirements & Duties of Maintaining your Architectural License (Part 1), and Disciplinary Actions and Revocation of your Architectural License (Part 2).

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Construction Starts Continued To Lag In October

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was created by and was published to the Long Island Business News on November 24th, 2020.

The number of New York-area construction starts decreased in October, as the number of starts still pale in comparison with a year ago. There were more than $2.827 billion in construction starts in the New York area in Oct. 2020, 14 percent less than the $3.28 billion in construction starts recorded in Oct. 2019, according to the latest report from Dodge Data & Analytics.

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The Risks of Hiring Non-Local Subcontractors or Suppliers

Hiring a non-local subcontractor can lead to unanticipated issues for a contractor that otherwise could have been avoided if a local sub or supplier were hired instead.  Additionally, events that would ordinarily not seem to be an issue when using a local subcontractor, such as arranging an in-person meeting, have the potential to become much more complicated when trying to coordinate with an non-local subcontractor or supplier.  Keep reading for some important risks that homeowners and contractors should be aware of if contemplating hiring a non-local subcontractor or supplier.

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Wind Developers Present Plan For Fire Island Power Cable

Long Island Construction Law does not own this content. This content was written by and was published by the WSHU on November 18th, 2020.

Developers of an offshore wind farm near eastern Long Island presented a plan to bring power to Long Island through a cable that would make landfall at Smith Point County Park on Fire Island.

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