January 2021

Massachusetts Trial Court Strictly Applies Prompt Pay Act

Tocci Building Corp. v. IRIV Partners, LLC et al.On November 19, 2020, the Suffolk County Superior Court (Judge Ricciuti) issued a decision strictly applying the payment requisition rejection requirements of the Massachusetts Prompt Pay Act, which applies …

December 2020

How the Construction Industry Can Adapt to COVID-19 Disruption

Attorneys James J. Barriere and Chad J.

November 2020

What the Construction Industry Needs to Know to Navigate COVID-19

While stemming this pandemic and ensuring public safety is of the utmost importance, construction industry professionals must also take practical steps to mitigate project impacts and financial harm. Peter J. Martin and Thomas P. Banas examine some of the …

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

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.

October 2020

Massachusetts Superior Court Strikes Down Disincentive Provision in MassDOT Bridges Contract

In an October 2020 summary judgment decision, the Massachusetts Superior Court upheld a general contractor’s challenge to the enforceability of a “disincentive” provision in a MassDOT construction contract. In addition to providing for liquidated dam…

Industry-first Prefabrication Contract Document Published

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…