Couch White partner Don Hillmann recently presented to members of the Associated General Contractors’ Project Manager Course about the contractual arrangements found in the Design-Build, CM at Risk, and Design-Bid-Build delivery methods and the allocation of risk through the use of carefully prepared contracts.

Recently, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued notice of its “Proposed Amendments 2017 to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).”  The notice requests comments on the “Draft Express Terms,” which are proposed revisions to its regulations governing environmental review pursuant to SEQRA.  These regulations, currently found at 6 NYCRR Part 617, govern … Read More

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued a proposed policy, DAR-21, Economic and Technical Analysis for Variances, pursuant to Subdivision 222.5(a) of Part 222.  The policy is intended to instruct “distributed generation sources” subject to the newly enacted 6 NYCRR Part 222 on the process to obtain a variance due to technological or … Read More

On February 7, 2017, Couch White, LLP partner Patrick J. Higgins will present to the Constructor Contractors Association of the Hudson Valley, Inc. on Labor Law Section 240(1) commonly known as “the Scaffold Law” and how it impacts contractors and owners at construction sites.  The seminar will provide a practical road map showing how contractors and … Read More

Stephen D. Rosemarino, a Couch White, LLP attorney, won a Decision from the Department of State, Office of Administrative Hearings on December 6, 2016, in a dispute regarding a manufactured home.  The hearing involved defending the Firm’s client — a manufacturer of manufactured homes — against allegations that substantial defects exist in a home. The … Read More