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Jared’s practice is focused in construction, with special emphasis on construction contract claims. While he represents primarily general contractors, he has represented all aspects of the construction industry including specialty subcontractors, owners, design professional and sureties. Jared’s experience includes drafting and negotiating contracts and litigating claims on a wide range of projects, including power plant upgrades, bridges and heavy highway construction, university buildings, as well as government facilities and infrastructure projects both in the United States and internationally. During construction, he assists clients in documenting and protecting their interests on the diverse issues that may arise such as documenting and dealing with contract claims or environmental issues often encountered during the building process, so that they may attempt to resolve them during construction and, if not, will have protected their interests. Jared then assists his clients with any remaining issues as cost-effectively as possible, including resolving claims directly with other entities, drafting claims and requests for equitable adjustment, and successfully mediating disputes before the clients incur the substantial costs required to fully litigate matters. When necessary, he represents his clients in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration, both nationally and internationally. Jared has also handled various appeals and has argued before the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Counsel to a top 10 ENR 400 heavy highway contractor that successfully defended a multi-million dollar extra work claim for a sewer expansion project that was part of the billion dollar Interstate 95 New Haven harbor crossing corridor improvement Project
  • Part of a litigation team that won a $6.5 million arbitration award on behalf of an EPC contractor based upon the wrongful termination during the construction of a co-generation plant and refinery upgrade in the United States Virgin Island
  • Obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of a design-builder over an alleged violation of the Copyright Act of 1976 by use of design documents
  • Successfully mediated a $1.5 million settlement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers on a design-build project for an armed services reserve center in New Hampshire
  • Part of the litigation team that successfully obtained a multi-million dollar settlement over the hijacking of power modules to support United States military operations in Iraq
  • Served as counsel to an EPC contractor in defense of a wrongful termination and interference/lost productivity claim by a mechanical subcontractor on an EPC project for the construction of a co-generation plant at a refinery in Pennsylvania that settled favorably in advance of trial

Reported Cases

  • Fisk v. Town of Redding, AC 37537 (Conn. App. 2016)
  • Old Colony Construction, LLC v. Town of Southington, 316 Conn. 202 (2015)
  • Travelers Casualty & Surety Company of America v. Caridi, (2013) Conn. App. LEXIS 412
  • Northland Two Pillars, LLC v. Harry Grodsky & Co., Inc., 133 Conn. App. 226 (2012)
  • Connecticut v. Bacon Construction Co., Inc., 300 Conn. 477 (2011)
  • Marchentine v. Brittany Farms Health Center, Inc., 84 Conn. App. 486 (2004)
  • A. Aiudi & Sons, LLC v. Planning & Zoning Commission of Plainville, 267 Conn. 192 (2003)
  • Balf Company v. Planning & Zoning Commission of Manchester, 79 Conn. App. 626, cert. denied 266 Conn. 927 (2003)

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner
  • Pepe and Hazard LLP
    • Partner

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers of America® (2013-2020) Recognized for Construction Law and Litigation-Construction
  • Minority Construction Council, MCC Training Alliance Award (2018)
  • AGC of Connecticut "The Best of the Best" Supplier/Service Provider (2016)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2009-2012)
  • Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court (2005-2008)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating, Recipient

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Connecticut Classical Guitar Society, Member
  • National Kidney Foundation of Connecticut, Public Policy Committee

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • Connecticut
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Claims
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York

Speaking Engagements

  • Connecticut Department of Transportation Construction Law Seminar, Your Contractual and Legal Rights, March 2018
  • Dispute Resolution and Claims, U.S. DOT Model Contractor Development Program, November 2016
  • Connecticut Construction Law: What you need to know in 2016, Connecticut Valley Chapter of CFMA, May 2016
  • Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) Supervisory Training Program, April 2016
  • Marcum Construction Summit: 2015 Legislative Recap and Emerging Trends, September 2015

News & Insight

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Recovery: The Connecticut Contractor's Toolbox for Getting the Green

December 13, 2016
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U. S. Department of Transportation Updates Guidance on Prompt Payment and Retainage Requirements under the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Regulation

June 1, 2016

The U. S. Department of Transportation (U. S. DOT) issues official Questions and Answers (Q&As) regarding how to comply with its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Regulation (49 C.F.R. Part 26). The Q&As are of particular interest to …

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Dispute Illustrates 'Substantial Performance' Doctrine

July 13, 2015

Construction contracting, unlike most other contractual transactions, often leaves open to interpretation the question of whether a contract has been sufficiently performed to entitle a party to payment. It is virtually impossible to have the equivalent of…

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Fear and Loathing: The Specter of Perpetual Liability When Working for Municipal Owners

March 31, 2015

The legal doctrines of nullum tempus occurrit regi (“no time runs against the king”) and nullum tempus occurrit reipublicae (“time does not run against the state”) jointly stand for the principle that the state is not subject to statutes of limitat…

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Why Contractors Must Tune Up Document Retention Policies and Procedures Under New Massachusetts Rules

November 1, 2013

The explosive growth of the use of tablet computing had revolutionized the interface between constructors, owners and designers with ready access to plans and specifications in the field and a constant flood of text and e-mail correspondence that can exped…

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The Modern Problem of Limitless Liability in Public Contracting Afforded by the Ancient Doctrine of Nullum Tempus Occurrit Regis

August 1, 2013
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The King Is Dead; Long Live the King: The Connecticut Supreme Court Resurrects Stale Claims by the State

April 19, 2013

Picture this scenario: You are a contractor, surety, or design professional. You completed a construction project for the State over a decade ago. The State accepted the project and raised no claims regarding your work. Surely you have no need to worry abo…

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Connecticut Superior Court Ruling Tightens the Focus on Bad Faith Standard for Sureties

September 13, 2012

A Connecticut superior court judge recently granted a performance bond surety a $1.3 million prejudgment remedy against individual indemnitors following the bonded contractor’s default and the surety’s payment of a claim arising from that default. Whil…

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Public-Private Partnerships: Finally Connecticut?

March 30, 2012

Connecticut's transportation infrastructure is undeniably in need of repair. According to the American Society of Engineers' 2009 "Report Card for America's Infrastructure," 35% of Connecticut's bridges are "structurally deficient" or "functionally obsolet…

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Construction and Energy Law: Act May Hold Answer To Crumbling Infrastructure

March 5, 2012

The financing of large-scale public construction projects through partnership with private entities first emerged in the United States back in the 1990s. So-called public-private partnerships or “P3” projects have met with a measure of success across t…

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Connecticut Legislature Tinkers with State Contracting Laws to Boost Connecticut Construction Industry

December 9, 2011

The Connecticut legislature has recently passed a new statute, Public Act 11-229, effective October 1, 2011, which makes significant changes to the state’s public contracting laws in an effort to provide a boost to the stagnated Connecticut construction …

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A Brave New World in State Government: Department of Public Works gives way to Department of Construction Services

July 11, 2011

On July 1, 2011, with little fanfare, but significant mystery, the Department of Public Works (DPW) was dissolved. Public Act No. 11-51, “An Act Implementing the Provisions of the Budget concerning the Judicial Branch, Child Protection, Criminal Justice,…

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New Perils for Contractors in the 'Greening' of Connecticut

June 28, 2011

On July 8, 2009, Connecticut formally joined the green building movement with the adoption of Public Act 09-192, an Act Concerning Green Building Standards and Energy Efficiency Requirements for Commercial and Residential Buildings.

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Connecticut to Replace Department of Public Works with the Newly-Minted Department of Construction Services

June 15, 2011

The Connecticut legislature has passed House Bill 6650, entitled "An Act Implementing the Provisions of the Budget concerning the Judicial Branch, Child Protection, Criminal Justice, Weigh Stations and Certain State Agency Consolidations." The bill, now Pu…

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Things You Should Know Before Venturing South of the Massachusetts Border

May 1, 2011

With the fiscal restraints that beset municipalities and awarding authorities in most New England states, contractors have, obviously, found it difficult to secure adequate levels of work from their traditional sources. Accordingly, as contractors have to …

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When the Design-Build Delivery Method Takes Hold: Will You Be Prepared?

April 1, 2011

Infrastructure projects have traditionally been delivered through the design-bid-build delivery method, in which a design is either performed by the contracting agency in house or procured through an outside design team and then put out for competitive bid…

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All's Not Well: With Oil Prices Rising, Price Escalation Provisions May Be a Smart Move

March 7, 2011

As we head into the spring building season, there is a great deal of uncertainty facing our construction clients, and it is not just the result of the stagnant market.

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New Connecticut Law Adds an Arrow to Contractor's Quiver in Efforts to Recover Wage Payments from Subcontractors

June 16, 2010

The Connecticut prevailing wage law (Section 31-53 of the General Statutes) requires contractors on state and municipal construction jobs to pay the prevailing hourly wage as set by the Labor Department to all mechanics, laborers, and other workers. This r…

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Things You Should Know Before Venturing South of the Massachusetts Border

May 25, 2010

For contractors venturing into Connecticut for the first time, it is essential to confirm the type of licensing, registration, and certifications needed, prequalify before bidding, and post a bid bond of projects over $50,000.

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Power to the Arbitrator

March 8, 2010

Congress enacted the Federal Arbitration Act in 1925 to establish arbitration as an alternative to the “costliness and delays of litigation.” For most individuals or businesses, saving money by avoiding costly litigation is of primary concern. Arbitrat…

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Construction and Public Contracts Group Wins Case in Connecticut Court

March 1, 2010

The newest members of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder’s Construction Practice Group in Hartford all played a role in the long-running arbitration saga that ended recently with the Connecticut Supreme Court’s decision in Bacon Construction Company v. Depar…

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The Impossibility Doctrine - Still Hazy after All these Years: Part II

July 1, 2009
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Going Green: Potential Pitfalls for Builders, Contractors and Sureties

September 1, 2008
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The Impossibility Doctrine - Still Hazy after All these Years: Part I

January 1, 2008
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Firm News

56 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2020

August 15, 2019

Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®. Since its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers compi…

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Hinckley Allen’s Jared Cohane and Peter J. Martin Receive the 2018 Minority Construction Council Training Alliance Award

October 5, 2018

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce Jared Cohane and Peter J. Martin as recipients of the Minority Construction Council Training Alliance Award. This award is presented at the Construction Expo and Matchmaker event, and given to individuals who assist th…

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51 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2019

August 15, 2018

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized 51 attorneys in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including seven “Lawyers of the Year.” Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “La…

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52 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers of America

August 18, 2017

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Jared Cohane Recognized by AGC of Connecticut

October 13, 2016

Jared Cohane, Partner at Hinckley Allen, was awarded "The Best of the Best" Supplier/Service Provider by AGC of Connecticut. The award was presented at the AGC/CT Recognition Awards ceremony, an event with over 330 members and guests in attendance. We cong…

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Best Lawyers® Recognizes 44 Hinckley, Allen & Snyder Partners

September 13, 2012

September 13, 2012 - Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP is proud to announce that 44 of its attorneys have been recognized by their peers as being among the nation’s best lawyers in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.Best Lawyers® is based …

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Events

Past Event

Construction Expo and Matchmaker

October 4, 2018

Hinckley Allen is proud to attend and sponsor the Minority Construction Council's (MCC) annual Construction Expo and Matchmaker event.Learn more here.The Minority Construction Council is dedicated to advancing the cause of minority contractors and workers…