August 2021

Ways to Maintain Compliance with Regulations Concerning Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

Federal, state, and local agencies often have rules encouraging businesses to award contracts to disadvantaged business enterprises, women-owned businesses, or minority-owned businesses (referred to as “DBEs” here for convenience). Oftentimes, complyin…

Prevent Your Work Site From Becoming a White Collar Crime Scene

Public construction projects are the backbone of any community, paid for and overseen by the state or local government.  They provide infrastructure and jobs, boosting local economies. These kinds of projects are also subject to a slew of regulations that…

Material Price Escalation – What is a Contractor to Do?

The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the construction industry in many ways, but perhaps the most significant erosion to the contractor’s bottom line has come in the form of market volatility for construction materials. The lack of …

July 2021

What it’s Like to be a First Year Associate in a Pandemic

Most first year associates worry about networking, deadlines, and new colleagues, but for two new associates at Hinckley Allen’s Boston office, the first year experience came with a new concern: the global pandemic. Despite the unusual circumstances, bot…

June 2021

NYS Legislature Attempts to Clarify “Substantial Completion” in State Contracts

On Monday, June 14, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed into law NYS Senate Bill S880 (Assembly Bill A967), which amends § 139-f of the State Finance Law and § 106-b of the General Municipal Law, and revises the previous statutory language relating to the defini…

May 2021

The International Compendium of Construction Contracts

Construction & Public Contracts Partner Wendy K. Venoit co-authored the United States chapter of The International Compendium of Construction Contracts.This book examines how the most commonly used construction project contracts are applied in a range …