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Ron’s practice is focused on all aspects of the construction industry. He has substantial experience representing general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, prefabricators, modular builders, suppliers, and owners/developers in construction-related matters, including all aspects of construction law, contractual disputes, lien work, bond claims, construction and design defect claims, bid disputes, in litigation and dispute resolution. Ron has litigated cases/issues before all levels of courts in numerous jurisdictions throughout the country, arbitrated disputes nationally, and advocated on behalf of clients using various forms of dispute resolution. He also has broad experience in construction transactional work, drafting and negotiating contract documents for all types of project delivery including, integrated project delivery and other highly collaborative delivery methods, design-bid-build, design build, CM-at-Risk, and other more traditional methods for both public and private projects. Ron was also the Chair of the ConsensusDocs committee that drafted and published the first-in-the-nation General Contractor/Prefabricator contract form. Ron routinely counsels his clients on all business aspects of planning, initiating, and completing construction related projects.

Ron is also helping to shape this nation’s construction industry through his intimate involvement in the nation’s largest construction organizations. Ron is a Member of the AGC of America’s Board of Governors, member of the Building Division Leadership Council, Chair of its Contract Documents Forum, and Chair of its Prefabrication Working Group, as well as a National Director on the Associated Builders and Contractors’ National Board of Directors. He is also a nationally recognized speaker and author and has presented on a myriad of construction related topics, on behalf of over 50 different organizations, including, the Associated General Contractors of America, Associated Builders and Contractors, the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law, Construction SuperConference, Construction Management Association of America, Construction Owners Association of America, Modular Building Institute, National Institute of Building Sciences, International Group for Lean Construction, National Association of Surety Bond Producers, Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry, ConsensusDocs, Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance, National Business Institute, Lorman Educational Services, Build Boston, ABX, North East Flooring Contractors Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineers International, MCLE New England, Strafford Webinars, Northeast Trenchless Association, Design Cost Data Journal, New England Real Estate Journal, NH Good Roads Association, and Associated General Contractor chapters in New York, Nevada, Massachusetts, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2007-Present)
  • Devine Millimet & Branch, Professional Association
    • Partner (1999-2007)
    • Associate (1991-1999)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2012-2022)
    • Recognized for Litigation - Construction
  • AGC of New Hampshire Appreciation Award (2010)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV Peer Review Rating, Recipient

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Heritage United Way Campaign
    • Cabinet Member
    • Chair of Professional Division (2002-2006)
  • New Hampshire's Catholic Lawyers Guild, Founding Member
  • New Hampshire Governor's Task Force on Employee Misclassification
  • New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Former President
    • Director
  • The Manchester Bar Association, Director

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Associated General Contractors of America, Inc.
    • Contract Documents Committee (Committee responsible for drafting ConsensusDOCS), Chair (2019-Present)
    • Building Division, Vice-Chair
    • Public/Private Industry Advisory Council (PIAC), Member
    • Frequent Speaker
    • Legal Helpline Member
  • Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire, Inc.
    • Board of Directors; Chair
    • Building Committee, Member
    • Finance Committee, Member
    • Highway Specifications Committee, Member
    • Legislative Committee
    • PAC Committee, Member
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International: former Chair of Legal Aspects of BIM Subcommittee
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
    • Legislative Committee
    • Construction Excellence Committee
    • Member Involvement Committee
  • Home Builders and Remodelors Association: Legislative Committee
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
  • Manchester Bar Association
    • Board of Directors
    • Former President
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Good Roads Association
    • Board of Directors (2019-Present)
  • Public/Private Industry Advisory Council, Member (PIAC)

Bar Memberships

  • New Hampshire, 1991

News & Insight

Publication

The Solution to Pandemic-Related Project Woes — the New ConsensusDoc Prefab Contract

November 1, 2020

Ronald D. Ciotti and Lindsey K. Peterson explore how COVID-19 has led to some construction project woes -- and how the new ConsensusDocs Prefab document can provide solutions.

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Industry-first Prefabrication Contract Document Published

October 8, 2020

Partner Ronald D. Ciotti assisted in the publication of the industry's first standard contract document that addresses one of the most important and growing trends in the design and construction industry – prefabricated construction.“As someone who oft…

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Building During a Pandemic and the Potential Pitfalls

September 25, 2020

This article was originally posted in the New England Real Estate Journal. To view the article, please click here.As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial real estate owners nationwide have been impacted in numerous ways, including pandemic-related…

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Tariffs, Taxes, and Trade Wars: Using Material Price Escalation Clauses to Mitigate Risk in an Uncertain Political Climate

July 16, 2019

Current economic conditions and recent changes to trade policy governing the importation of goods crucial to construction activities—aluminum, steel, fuel, etc.—have had a significant impact on the cost of these and other goods in recent years. As a re…

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The Dotted Line: Putting Together the Pieces of a Modular Project Contract

January 29, 2019

Read Ronald D. Ciotti's insights on prefabrication and modular construction in the latest part of "The Dotted Line" series here.

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Tariffs, Taxes and Trade Wars: Using Material Price Escalation Clauses to Mitigate Risk in an Uncertain Political Climate

August 1, 2018

Current economic conditions and recent changes to trade policy governing the importation of goods crucial to construction activities –such as aluminum, steel and fuel – will likely have a significant impact on the cost of these and other goods in the c…

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Protecting Yourself from Rising Material Costs

July 1, 2018

Current economic conditions and shifts in public policy by the Trump Administration concerning tariffs on imports have the potential to dramatically impact the prices of certain materials critically important to roadway construction projects, namely fuel, …

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Prefabrication and modular construction: A growing trend with evolving legal implications

January 5, 2018

New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ) published this article originally created for a Hinckley Allen Retail Real Estate Newsletter in early November 2017.The tech-boom of the late-1990’s and early-2000’s gave rise to countless technological advancem…

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Prefabrication & Modular Construction: A Growing Trend with Evolving Legal Implications

November 29, 2017

The tech-boom of the late-1990’s and early-2000’s gave rise to countless technological advancements that forever changed the landscape of nearly every industry within every sector. Industries that experienced little technological change over multiple d…

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The Benefits and Risks of Integrated Project Delivery

March 28, 2017
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Understanding the Benefits and Risks to Owners and Developers Using Integrated Project Delivery and Other Collaborative Delivery Methods

March 1, 2017

Imagine your design team working seamlessly with your construction team through the design and construction phases of your project. Imagine minimizing or eliminating changes to the project budget and schedule.  Imagine no finger pointing amongst the desig…

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OSHA New Reporting Requirements

January 1, 2015
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Identifying and Managing the Risk of Integrated Project Delivery

December 19, 2011

An increasing number of construction projects in Massachusetts are utilizing collaborative methods of project delivery, such as Design-Build or Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). Collaborative project delivery brings all project participants together at th…

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Identifying and Managing the Risk of Integrated Project Delivery

December 9, 2011

An increasing number of public and private construction projects in Massachusetts are utilizing collaborative methods of project delivery, such as Design-Build or Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). Collaborative project delivery brings all project particip…

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Managing the Risk of Non-Payment: Recourse for Residential Contractors

July 29, 2011

Contractors specializing in residential construction are well aware of the risk that an owner may not make timely payments during construction. Delayed payment or a complete lack of payment can weigh heavily on residential contractors who must pay their em…

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Design-Build On New Hampshire Public Projects

June 15, 2011

Despite widespread use of the Design-Build method of project delivery across the country, the State of New Hampshire has been slow to implement this project delivery system. Until 2005, New Hampshire law did not authorize the use of Design-Build on public …

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Doing Business North of the Border

June 1, 2011

The economy’s impact on the construction industry has caused companies to evaluate if geographic expansion is an option to offset a slow building environment. When making such an evaluation, one must first decide how significant the geographic expansion …

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Design-Build in New Hampshire

May 1, 2011

Despite widespread use of the Design-Build method of project delivery across the country, the State of New Hampshire has been slow to implement Design-Build. Until 2005, New Hampshire law did not authorize the use of Design-Build on public projects. Additi…

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The New Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act and Its Impact to New Hampshire Contractors

November 30, 2010

This article will review the key provisions of the Act and the potential impact to New Hampshire contractors.

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Doing Business North of the Border

May 1, 2010
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Associated General Contractors of NH Newsletter featuring Hinckley Allen Partners Ron Ciotti and Joel Lewin

March 23, 2009

The 90th Annual Associated General Contractors National Convention was held this year in San Diego, CA. Ron Ciotti lead a presentation in the Construction Law Track category on 2007 AIA A201 General Conditions and ConsensusDocs 200.At the Convention, AGC o…

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A Comparison of 2007's New Construction Contract Forms

December 1, 2008
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Construction Bidding: Risks and Reward in NH

June 1, 2007
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Firm News

57 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® in America 2022

August 19, 2021

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that 57 attorneys are recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including 7 “Lawyers of the Year.” Best Lawyers® has also recognized 15 Hinckley Allen attorneys in their inaugural "Ones to W…

Firm News

59 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2021

August 20, 2020

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized 59 attorneys in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including 12 “Lawyers of the Year.” Best Lawyers® has also recognized 10 Hinckley Allen attorneys in their inau…

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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Ronald D. Ciotti Named Chair of Associated General Contractors of America’s Contract Documents Forum

April 2, 2019

Ronald D. Ciotti, a Partner in our Construction & Public Contracts practice has been named Chair of the Associated General Contractors of America’s Contract Documents Forum (CDF), where he previously served a three year term as Vice Chair. The AGC’…

Firm News

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…

Firm News

52 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers of America

August 18, 2017

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Ronald Ciotti Recognized by AGC of America

May 4, 2016

Ronald Ciotti, a partner in our Construction & Public Contracts practice and active supporter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) has been appointed Vice-Chair of the AGC of America’s Contract Documents Forum. This forum consists of 40 leadin…

Firm News

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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Best Lawyers Recognizes 41 Hinckley, Allen & Snyder Attorneys

September 22, 2011

Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP is proud to announce that 41 of its attorneys have been recognized by their peers as being among the nation’s best lawyers in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America ® 2012. Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review…

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Events

Past Event

Material Price Escalation

May 26, 2021

In partnership with ABC of NV/VT, Partner Ron Ciotti will be presenting on Material Price Escalation at the Tim Barton Education Center.This presentation will provide a series of critical risk mitigation strategies available during the bidding, procurement…

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AGC MA VIRTUAL EVENT: Adapting Construction Contracts to Fit Prefab & Modular Building

April 27, 2021

Partner Ronald Ciotti will highlight the most important issues presented by prefabricated construction, best practices for solving these issues, and how to tailor the industry first standard prefabricated contract to fit your specific business and project …

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COVID-19 Mandated Vaccinations: Protocols and Policies

February 4, 2021

Construction & Public Contracts Partner Ronald D. Ciotti will join Labor & Employment Chair Lisa A. Zaccardelli to present on behalf of the Associated Builders and Contractors New Hampshire/Vermont chapter. Can you require your employees get vacci…

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WEBINAR: Design Assist and Design Delegation

December 10, 2020

As part of the 2020 Construction Industry Conference held by the Associated General Contractors of America and the AGC of New York State, Partner Ronald D. Ciotti and Associate Stephen D. Rosemarino will host a workshop entitled Design Assist and Design De…

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AGC Joint Contractors Virtual Conference

November 12, 2020

Partner Ronald D. Ciotti will be participating in the Associated General Contractors of America 2020 Joint Contractors Virtual Conference.Many of the trends facing the industry require you and your companies to up your game to increase efficiency and face …

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Construction Trends 2020

October 28, 2020

Join Attorney Ron Ciotti, Luiza Mills, VP of Human Resources and Public Relations at Interstate Electric Services, and moderator Joe Kelly, Independent Consultant at Mass Construction Consultants, Inc. to discuss trends shaping the future of construction. …

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How Modular Builders & Prefabricators Can Minimize or Eliminate COVID-19's Impact

June 4, 2020

Hinckley Allen construction partners/attorneys, Ron Ciotti and Jim Barriere, will assist members with methods to help minimize and possibly eliminate COVID-19 impacts and allow you to perform your services in the way you know best. Complying with workers…

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How to Prepare Yourself and Your Job-sites for the Continued Impacts of COVID-19 & Reopening Projects

May 11, 2020

Ron Ciotti, attorney/partner at Hinckley Allen, will speak to members of the Associated General Contractors Association with methods to help minimize and possibly eliminate COVID-19 impacts and allow you to return to performing your services in the way you…

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Construction Contracts

April 8, 2020

Ronald D. Ciotti will be presenting “Construction Contracts” as part of the Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire's 2020 Luncheon Series. Learn more about the series here.Ron Ciotti of Hinckley Allen will discuss dangerous provisions hidden i…

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Tariffs, Taxes and Trade Wars: Mitigating the Risk of Material Price Escalation for Contractors

April 1, 2020

Ronald D. Ciotti will be presenting “Tariffs, Taxes and Trade Wars: Mitigating the Risk of Material Price Escalation for Contractors” at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter. Learn more about the event here.Curren…

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Finally...The Industry’s First Prefabrication and Modular Construction Specific Contract Form!

March 12, 2020

Ronald D. Ciotti will be presenting “Finally...The Industry’s First Prefabrication and Modular Construction Specific Contract Form!” at the 2020 World of Modular Annual Convention and Trade Show. Learn more about the event here.Finally...The Industry…

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Prefabrication and Modular Contracting Pitfalls - ConsensusDocs to the Rescue

March 10, 2020

Ronald D. Ciotti will be presenting “Prefabrication and Modular Contracting Pitfalls - ConsensusDocs to the Rescue” at the Associated General Contractors of America's 2020 AGC National Convention. Learn more about the event here.Prefabrication and modu…

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2020 Fuse Alliance Annual Conference

March 3, 2020

Partner Ron Ciotti will be speaking about the topic below from 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. on March 3rd, 2020. To learn more about the event, please click here.Studies indicate that the five most egregious clauses can increase projects up to 20%. Ron will help…

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Strategies to Mitigate the Risk of Material Price Escalation

May 9, 2019

Ronald D. Ciotti will be presenting “Tariffs, Taxes and Trade Wars: Strategies to Mitigate the Risk of Material Price Escalation on Your Project in an Uncertain Political Climate” at the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA)'s Spring Leade…

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Strategies to Mitigate the Risk of Material Price Escalation

April 2, 2019

Ronald D. Ciotti will be presenting “Tariffs, Taxes and Trade Wars: Strategies to Mitigate the Risk of Material Price Escalation on Your Project in an Uncertain Political Climate” Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)’s 100th Annual AGC Co…

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Strategies to Mitigate the Risk of Material Price Escalation

March 15, 2019

Ronald D. Ciotti will be presenting "Tariffs, Taxes and Trade Wars: Strategies to Mitigate the Risk of Material Price Escalation on Your Project in an Uncertain Political Climate" at the Modular Building Institute's (MBI) 36th Annual World of Modular Annua…

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Strategies to Mitigate the Risk of Material Price Escalation

March 4, 2019

Ronald D. Ciotti will be presenting “Tariffs, Taxes and Trade Wars: Strategies to Mitigate the Risk of Material Price Escalation on Your Project in an Uncertain Political Climate” at the Fuse Alliance's "The Rise of the Contractor" conference. Learn m…

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Critical Changes to ConsensusDocs Contract Documents

February 26, 2019

Ronald D. Ciotti will be leading a webinar discussing "Changes to ConsensusDocs Contract Documents" with Strafford, outlining how owners, developers and contractors (and their counsel) can use these recent modifications in developing construction agreement…

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Construction Insurance and Surety Questions and Concerns

January 28, 2019

Ronald D. Ciotti will be speaking about "Modular and Prefabricated Construction: Insurance and Surety Questions and Concerns" at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)'s Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference. Learn more ab…

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Construction SuperConference 2018

December 10, 2018

Two of Hinckley Allen’s Partners are participating at this year’s annual Construction SuperConference. Both Wendy Venoit and Ronald Ciotti will be speaking in back-to-back panels about current trends in the construction industry.Prefabricated and modul…

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Tariffs & Rising Material Prices: Strategies for General Contractors

September 30, 2018

Ronald D. Ciotti is speaking at the Associated General Contractor of America's (AGC) BuildCon. His panel will open the conference with a lively discussion regarding "Tariffs & Rising Material Prices: Strategies for General Contractors."As a result of r…

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Stay Ahead of the Curve: the New AIA A201 and ConsensusDocs

September 25, 2018

Partner Ronald D. Ciotti is partnering with Associated General Contractors of America to present "What Contractors Absolutely Need to Know about the New AIA A201 and ConsensusDocs Industry Standard Contracts: Stay Ahead of the Curve." This webinar will rev…

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New England State of the Real Estate Market

July 12, 2018

Hinckley Allen Partners Ronald D. Ciotti and John H. Sokul, Jr. will be speaking at the New England Real Estate Journal's Portsmouth Northern New England State of the Market summit. Ron will speak about "Construction Projects and Trends." John will provide…

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Modular Build, Construction Time Line, Challenges, Risk Management, Construction Laws

June 14, 2018

Hinckley Allen Partner Ronald D. Ciotti will speak at the New England Real Estate's Construction Summit. Ron's panel will discuss modular build, construction time line, challenges, risk management, and construction laws.

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ABA Forum on Construction Law – Annual Meeting

April 13, 2018

Hinckley Allen Partner Ronald Ciotti is speaking at the ABA Forum on Construction Law's Annual Meeting. Ron will provide his expertise on how to "Leverage New Standard Contracts to Keep Your Clients' Interests Ahead of the Curve." This ABA workshop will …

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Construction SuperConference

December 5, 2017

Two of Hinckley Allen's Partners are participating at this year's annual Construction SuperConference. Both Wendy Venoit and Ronald Ciotti will be speaking in back-to-back panels about current trends in the construction industry.When dealing with cases tha…

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Associated General Contractors of America: BuildCon/BIMForum

November 7, 2017

Hinckley Allen Partner Ronald Ciotti will be speaking at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)'s BuildCon/BIM Forum on "Contractual Revisions Necessary When Performing Prefabrication and Modular Construction." The AGC BuildCon aims to provid…

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AGC of NH, AGC of Maine, and AGC of VT – Joint Conference on Changes to the AIA A201 General Conditions

October 26, 2017

Hinckley Allen Partner Ronald Ciotti will be speaking at the Joint Conference on Changes to the AIA A201 General Conditions between the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of New Hampshire, AGC of Maine, and AGC of Vermont. He will speak on how to "Prepar…

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What Contractors Absolutely Need to Know About the New AIA A201 and ConsensusDocs Contract Documents

October 17, 2017

Hinckley Allen's Ron Ciotti will be speaking at the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGCMA) event about the new AIA A201 and ConsensusDocs Contract documents. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently updated its A201 general cond…

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AGC of NYS – Conference on Changes to the AIA A201 General Conditions

October 11, 2017

Hinckley Allen Partner Ronald Ciotti will be speaking at the Joint Conference on Changes to the AIA A201 General Conditions between the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of New York State (NYS). He will speak on how to "Prepare for the Risks and Challen…

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Construction Management Association of America: National Conference

October 8, 2017

Hinckley Allen Partner Ronald Ciotti will be speaking at the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) National Conference about "What CM's Absolutely Need to Know About the New 2017 AIA A201 and ConsensusDocs Standard Contracts." The CMAA nati…

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Construction Trends in Commercial Real Estate

September 28, 2017

Hinckley Allen's Ronald Ciotti will be speaking about "Modular Off site Construction, New Technologies Improving Cost and Timeliness, Material Costs" at the New England Real Estate Journal's Construction Trends in Commercial Real Estate event. Ciotti joins…

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American Traffic Safety Services Association: National Webinar

July 25, 2017

Hinckley Allen Partner Ronald Ciotti will be speaking at The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) national webinar about "Understanding and Minimizing Work Zone Liabilities from a Construction Attorney's Perspective." It is critical for Co…

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New England Real Estate Journal: 2017 Summit

June 29, 2017

Hinckley Allen Partners Ronald Ciotti and John Sokul will be speaking at the New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ) 2017 Summit. This is an annual summit which will consist of three panels having to do with Capital investments and financing ability, const…

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98th Annual AGC Convention

March 7, 2017

Hinckley Allen's Ronald Ciotti will be speaking at the 98th Annual AGC Convention, a national convention to cultivate new ideas and partners about the latest in construction innovation. Ron Ciotti will be discussing "Integrated Project Delivery and Design…

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2016 AGC of NH Annual Meeting

December 8, 2016

Partner Ronald D. Ciotti will be inducted to the Associated General Contractor's (AGC) 2017 Board of Directors at the AGC of NH's Annual Meeting. Hinckley Allen congratulates Ron. For more information about the event, please click here.The Associated Gener…

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Construction SuperConference

December 6, 2016

Hinckley Allen's Wendy K. Venoit is speaking at the 31st Construction SuperConference on December 6th. Her panel, "Talking about Sex --Are Opportunities and Challenges for Women as Construction Lawyers and Consultants Changing?" will be one of many educati…

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ICSC CenterBuild Conference

December 1, 2016

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) CenterBuild Conference is a specialty annual conference attended by thousands of design and construction professionals. Through dynamic speakers, workshops, interactive industry focus sessions and more, atte…

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Healthcare Design Expo & Conference

November 12, 2016

Hinckley Allen Partner Ron Ciotti will be presenting at this year's Healthcare Design Expo & Conference. Ron and Brian Perlberg of ConsensusDocs will discuss how to understand when the diagnosis calls for pure Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) or other…

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Advances in Lean Design & Construction Practice

July 19, 2016

Founded in 1993, the IGLC (www.iglc.net) is an international network of researchers from practice and academia in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) who feel that the practice, education, and research of the AEC industry have to be radically…

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Practical Considerations and Concerns in Construction Contract Law Webinar

June 15, 2016

"The topic is intended to assist those in understanding the issues specific to construction contracting and its differences from what is commonly found in typical commercial transactions. The information is designed to educate listeners on the various cons…

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Is the Spear in the Spearin Doctrine Pointing in a Different Direction? Looking at Risk in CM At-Risk and IPD

December 7, 2015

Panel Members: Ronald D. Ciotti, Charlie Rogers and Eric Nelson of Smith Currie, Craig Williams of HKS and a Disney representativeCoghlin Electric Co. v. Gilbane Building raises some fundamental issues that have profound impact of how CM At-Risk works. &nb…

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Understanding the Fine Print - Part II - Contract Clauses Contractors Must Know (and Revise)

October 1, 2015

In this Part II of the AGC webinars addressing key contract clauses, our speakers will address indemnification, dispute resolution, termination, lien clauses and more.  As discussed in Part I, there are certain contract provisions that can make or bre…

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Construction SuperConference 2014

December 3, 2014

10:15 a.m. Moderator: Ronald D. Panelists: Timothy T. Corey, Esq., Hinckley Allen & James J. Barriere, Esq., Hinckley AllenThe panel discussion will focus on: how to evaluate and underwrite cases, claims, and litigation; how to evaluate and apportion…

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Understanding Complex AIA Contract Provisions

October 31, 2014

This seminar is designed to help you better understand the complexities of AIA contract provisions. Learn how to avoid pitfalls such as delays, cost issues, payment disputes and more.

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Construction SuperConference 2013

December 12, 2013

Ronald D. Ciotti, Esq , Partner, Hinckley Allen Michael J. Connolly, Esq, Partner, Hinckley AllenBrian K.The panel discussion will focus on the recent significant increase in federal criminal DBE fraud investigations. Recent convictions have involved not …

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ConsensusDOCS PreConference Workshop

December 11, 2013

What are most important construction case and arbitration claims that are impacting the shape of the industry? And can you sum that up for me in 20 PP slides with each slide taking 20 seconds? The answer is YES; Find out how the most important issues of th…

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National Business Institute - Real Estate Development: A Legal Primer

June 12, 2013

With the real estate market finally showing signs of recovery, it won’t be long before advising on real estate development becomes a major part of your practice again. Are you prepared to give your clients the latest information about the current rules a…

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Construction Superconference 2012

December 13, 2012

Ronald D.Rhian M.J.John P. Gorman; Vice President and General Counsel, Suffolk Construction Co., Inc.At a time of shrinking budgets for public projects, several states and local jurisdictions have recently passed legislative authority to use CM At-Risk and…

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Construction Superconference - 2012 PreConference Workshop

December 12, 2012

Learn from industry experts involved with the latest in construction law developments and best practices derived to get better construction project results. Actively participate in a dialogue of where the industry should go and share best practices when ne…

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HalfMoon Education Inc. - Law of Construction Defects and Failures

September 7, 2012

failures.defects and failures.negligence. You'll discuss strategies for reducing defects and failures. You'll learn to identify risk and discuss developing a risk management plan.

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AGC Massachusetts - "Finally, a practical seminar for understanding IPD!"

April 10, 2012

"We have all heard various definitions, descriptions, and opinions, of the revolutionary and innovative process known as Integrated Project Delivery (or IPD).  It is time to clear the myths and misconceptions as to what is required, what drives the outcom…

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Construction SuperConference 2011

December 14, 2011

A 3-day conference, sponsored in part by the Associated General Contractors of America. Speakers Robert V. Lizza and Ronald D. Ciotti address "Attorneys and Consultants Beware: How IPD and Collaborative Construction Projects May Modify Traditional Ethical…

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HalfMoon Seminars - New Hampshire Construction Law

November 16, 2011

Ron Ciotti along with Dan Deschenes will discuss: working in traditional and alternative project delivery systems, entering into construction contracts and subcontracts, resolving disputes, and understanding bonding and insurance issues in construction.The…

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Legal Aspects of Green Building

April 19, 2011

Topics will include: construction implications; performance vs. aspiration; impact on owners, design professionals and contractors; and more. Ron Ciotti will be presenting.This event will be held at the ABC Training Facility.

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Speaking Engagements

2021

National

  • Advancing Prefabrication 2021: Unveiling ConsensusDocs 753 – The Industry’s First Prefabrication Agreement – a Deep Dive
  • American College of Construction Lawyers: 32nd Annual Meeting – Discussion on Modular Building (ConsensusDocs 753)
  • Modular Building Institute: World of Modular – Finally…The Industry’s First Prefabrication and Modular Construction Specific Contract Form!
  • Prefab Connect: Unveiling ConsensusDocs 753 – The Industry’s First Prefabrication Agreement

Local

  • ABC NH/VT: Webinar – COVID-19 Mandated Vaccinations: Protocols and Policies
  • AGC of MA: Virtual Event – Adapting Construction Contracts to Fit Prefab & Modular Building
  • AGC of MA: Webinar – How AGC of America’s ConsensusDOCS is Changing How the Construction Industry Allocates Risk (rebranding as Prefabrication)
  • AGC of MA: Webinar – Mandating Vaccination and Protocols – The Role the Employer Plays
  • Suffolk Construction: Lunch ‘n’ Learn – Prefabrication Contracting and the ConsensusDocs 753
  • Triumph Modular: Lunch ‘n’ Learn – Prefabrication Contracting and the ConsensusDocs 753

2020

National

  • AGC of America and AGC NYS: Webinar – Design Assist and Design Delegation
  • AGC of America: 2020 Joint Contractors’ Virtual Conference – What’s Up Docs? Best Practice Contracting Under the New Normal/Contract Documents Forum Meeting
  • AGC of America: 2020 National Convention – Prefabrication and Modular Contracting – ConsensusDocs to the Rescue!, Las Vegas, NV
  • AGC of America: Town Hall Virtual Meeting – Contract Documents
  • AGC of America: Two-part national webinar series – Building During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry: Virtual Industry Leaders Conference – Material Price Escalation Risk Mitigation for Subcontractors
  • Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance: Annual Conference – Killer Contract Clauses and Understanding the Scope of Warranties, Palm Springs, CA
  • Lorman Education Services: National Webinar
  • Modular Building Institute: Two Part Webinar Series – Building During the COVID-19 Pandemic – How Modular Builders & Prefabricators Can Minimize or Eliminate COVID-19’s Impact
  • Modular Building Institute: World of Modular Annual Convention – Finally…The Industry’s First Prefabrication and Modular Construction Specific Contract Form! Orlando, FlA
  • National Association of Surety Bond Producers: Webinar – The Hidden Risks of Contracting Prefabrication and Modular Building and why ConsensusDocs’ Newest Document is Changing Everything!

Local

  • ABC of NH/VT: Webinar – Best Practices to Minimize the Risk of COVID-19
  • AGC of NH – Tariffs, Taxes and Trade Wars: Mitigating the Risk of Material Price Escalation for Contractors
  • AGC of NH: Luncheon Series – Construction Contracts, dangerous hidden provisions
  • AGC of NH: Webinar – Minimizing COVID-19’s Impact on Your Business
  • ConsensusDocs: Prefab Connect – Unveiling ConsensusDocs 753 – The Industry’s First Prefabrication Agreement
  • New England Real Estate Journal: Virtual Construction Trends Summit
  • New England Real Estate Journal: Virtual One-on-One Interview Series
  • New England Real Estate Journal: Virtual Southern NH CRE
    • Part One: Determining Project Viability and Keeping Jobsites Open Through COVID-19
    • Part Two: Reopening Projects Previously Shutdown
  • Suffolk Construction: Lunch ‘n’ Learn – Prefabrication Contracting and the ConsensusDocs 753
  • Triumph Modular: Lunch ‘n’ Learn – Prefabrication Contracting and the ConsensusDocs 753

2019

National

  • AGC of America: 2019 Conference – Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management, Bonita Springs, FLA
  • AGC of America: 2019 National Convention – Material Price Escalation Risk Mitigation for General Contractors, Denver CO
  • AGC of America: Joint Contractors’ Conference/BuildCon., Tucson, AZ
  • Construction Owners Association of America (“COAA”): Spring Leadership Conference – Tariffs, Taxes, and Trade Wars:  Strategies to Mitigate the Risk of Material Price Escalation, Austin, TX
  • Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance: Annual Conference – Material Price Escalation Risk Mitigation for General Contractors, Orlando, FLA
  • Modular Building Institute: World of Modular – Material Price Escalation: Risk Mitigation for Prefabricators and Modular Builders, Las Vegas, NV
  • Strafford Webinars – two (2) national webinars.

2018

National

  • ABA Forum on Construction Law – Annual Meeting – Leverage New Standard ConsensusDocs Contracts to Stay Ahead of the Curve, New Orleans, LA
  • AGC of America: Webinar –What Contractors Absolutely Need to Know about the New AIA A201 and ConsensusDocs Industry Standard Contracts: Stay Ahead of the Curve
  • AGC of America:  Joint Contractors Conference and BuildCon (Centennial Celebration) – Tariffs & Rising Material Prices:  Strategies for General Contractors, Washington, D.C.
  • American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law: National Webinar – Material Price Escalation – Risk Mitigation for Contractors
  • Construction SuperConference – Current trends in the construction industry

Local

  • AGC MA: Conference – Changes to the AIA A201 General Conditions, What Contractors Absolutely Need to Know About the New AIA A201 and ConsensusDocs Contract Documents, Boston, MA
  • New England Real Estate Journal – Portsmouth Northern New England State of the Market summit, Portsmouth, NH
  • New England Real Estate Journal: Construction Summit – Collaborative Delivery Methods and Material Price Escalations, Boston, MA

2017

National

  • AGC of America: National and Chapter Leadership Conference – Equip Your Company for the New 2017 AIA A201 & ConsensusDocs Contracts:  What Contractors Need to Know, Washington, D.C.
  • AGC of America: BuildCon/BIMForum, Dallas, TX
  • AGC of America: National Webinar – Analyzing the Revisions to AIA’s 2017 A201 General Conditions
  • ATSSA (American Traffic Safety Services Association):  National Webinar – Understanding and Minimizing Work Zone Liabilities from a Construction Attorney’s Perspective
  • CMAA (Construction Management Association of America):  National Conference – What CM’s Absolutely Need to Know About the New 2017 AIA A201 and ConsensusDocs Standard Contracts
  • Construction SuperConference: How to Leverage the New 2017 ConsensusDocs Standard Contracts, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Equip Your Company for the New 2017 AIA A201 & ConsensusDocs Contracts:  What Contractors Need to Know
    • Understanding How and Why Prefabrication and Modular Construction Require Changing the Terms to Traditional Construction Contracts

Local

  • AGC of America: 98th Annual Convention – Integrated Project Delivery and Design Assist for the Rest of US, Las Vegas, NV
  • AGC of MA: What Contractors Absolutely Need to Know About the New AIA A201 and ConsensusDocs Contract Documents, Boston, MA
  • AGC of NH, AGC of ME, and AGC of VT: Joint Conference – Prepare for the Risks and Challenges, Understanding How Changes to the New 2017 AIA A201 Impacts Your Projects and Relationships, Manchester, NH
  • AGC of NYS: Conference – AIA A201 2017, Prepare for the Risks and Challenges, Albany, NY
  • New England Real Estate Journal – Construction Trends in Commercial Real Estate Conference – Modular Offsite Construction, New Technologies Improving Costs and Timeliness, Newton, MA
  • New England Real Estate Journal: Summit – Northern New England State of Commercial Real Estate, Construction Projects and Trends

2016

National

  • Construction SuperConference – Maxing the Benefits of Collaborative Design While Avoiding the Vortex of Design Liability, Las Vegas, NV
  • Healthcare Design Expo – Dissecting Integrated Project Delivery for the Healthcare Industry – When Does the Diagnosis Call for Using Other Collaborative Methods
  • International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) CenterBuild Conference – Innovative Approaches to Improving the Development, Design, and Building Process, Phoenix, AZ
  • International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) – And Now a Word From Our Attorneys – Getting Attorneys to be Ladders, Not Walls, Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • Lorman Educational Services: National Webinar – Integrated Project Delivery Documents
  • Lorman Educational Services: National Webinar – Practical Considerations and Concerns in Basic Construction Contract Law

Local

  • ABX 2016 – Contract Killer Clauses and How to Survive Them, Boston, MA
  • American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) New England Chapter – Legal Liability in Construction Projects, Concord, NH
  • Boston University – The Risk in CM at Risk and IPD; Looking at the Spear in the Spearin Doctrine, Boston, MA
  • Mass Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) – Key Contract Clauses for Contractors and Subcontractors, Boston, MA

2015

National

  • AGC of America –True IPD or “IPDish”?   Flexibility in Project Delivery is Critical! San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • AGC of America: National Webinar – Understanding the Fine Print . . . Contract Clauses Contractors Must Know (and Revise), Part II
  • AGC of America: National Webinar – Understanding the Fine Print . . . Contract Clauses Contractors Must Know (and Revise)
  • Construction SuperConference – Is the Spear in the Spearin Doctrine Pointing in a Different Direction? Looking at Risk in CM At-Risk and IPD, San Diego, CA

Local

  • ABX 2015 – The Risk in CM At-Risk and IPD:  Looking at the Spear in the Spearin Doctrine, Boston, MA

2014

National

  • Construction SuperConference – Raise or Fold: How to Effectively and Efficiently Plan and Prosecute Litigation and Arbitration Without Putting the Client on Tilt – Las Vegas, NV
  • Lorman Educational Services: National Webinar – AIA Contracts, Manchester, NH

Local

  • AGC NH – Employee Misclassification in Construction, Bow, NH
  • New England Construction Forum – Integrated Project Delivery and How it is Changing Construction Contracting, Portsmouth, NH
  • Northeast Flooring Contractors Association: Annual Meeting – Keynote Speaker – Retainage Practice in the Construction Industry, Newton, MA
  • Northeast Flooring Contractors Association: Annual Retreat – Keynote Speaker –Retainage Practice in the Construction Industry, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

2013

National

  • ConsensusDocs – Sprinting Through the Metcalf Issues, Decisions, Briefs, and Potential Impacts, San Francisco, CA
  • ConsensusDocs: National Webinar – Tailoring ConsensusDocs Standard Contracts to Your Specific Projects or Using ConsensusDocs Clauses as a National Standard in Contract Negotiations
  • Construction SuperConference – Recent Trends in DBE Fraud Prosecution, San Francisco, CA

Local

  • ABC of NH/VT – Construction and Demolition Debris Management, Concord, NH
  • AGC NH – Construction Delivery Methods, Bow, NH