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 …

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 …