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Judicial License Agreements in NYC Webinar

Watch and listen to Kushnick Pallaci Managing Partner Vincent Pallaci discuss Judicial License Agreements in NYC in today’s Construction Law Webinar. You can learn more

Liquidating Agreements: What you should know

The Appellate Division, Second Department, recently issued a decision in Rad and D’Aprile, Inc. v. Arnell Construction Corp. where they analyzed the enforceability of liquidating agreements.

Free Sample Final Lien Waiver (NY)

Click the link below for a free sample form of a final lien waiver in New York.   This is provided for informational purposes only.  You

Kushnick Pallaci PLLC Moves Into New Office

The firm’s managing member, Vincent T. Pallaci, announced that, effective as of May 1, 2017, the firm had completed is move to its new headquarters in Bohemia, New York.  The firm will continue to maintain its strategic offices

High Risk Construction

On February 3, 2009 Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandry announced a series of changes in the way high-risk construction will be regulated and carried out in New York City. These changes are based on 41 recommendations developed during the

Indemnification Clauses

A contractor may be found liable for an act of negligence which results in the creation of a dangerous condition upon a public street or sidewalk .  A contractor may be required to indemnify their employer when their

Abnormally Dangerous Activities and Strict Liability

When analyzing whether something is an abnormally dangerous activity, the criteria of Restatement of Torts Second (§ 520) are often looked to, mainly the: “(a) existence of a high degree of risk of some harm to the person,

Mistakes in Bidding and Contract Formation

Mistakes often occur when preparing a bid for a construction contract. Usually, a mistake comes in the form of incorrectly adding figures or inaccurate transfer of figures from calculation sheets to bid proposal sheets. Furthermore, specifications may be

Signing Away Delay Damages

Despite the inclusion of a “no damages for delay” clause in a construction contract, parties to the contract may still be able to recover for damages they incur as a result of project delays. While various parties include

Scaffold Law Strict Liability?

Labor Law § 240 provides that “all contractors and owners and their agents, except owners of one and two-family dwellings who contract for but do not direct or control the work, in the erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting,

Energy Code Compliance

The Energy Code enforced by the New York City Department of Buildings states that architects’ and engineers’ plans must comply with the Energy Code. Furthermore, contractors must follow Energy Code-compliant drawings when commencing construction and throughout the project

Owner’s Obligation for Construction Safety

As the party with the ultimate responsibility for a construction project, an owner has statutory and common-law obligations to protect workers from accidents that are capable of being anticipated. However, an owner does not have an obligation to

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