Couch White Attorney Anthony P. Luisi will speak at an Advanced Business Contracts seminar hosted by National Business Institute on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Latham, New York. Mr. Luisi will speak on “Tips for Handling Complicated E-Contracting and Email Issues” and “the Refined Art of Bargaining Practice, … Read More

On February 23, 2017, the New York Appellate Division, 3rd Department, issued a Memorandum and Order striking down the determination of the New York Department of Labor that required Petitioner, W.M. Schultz Construction, Inc., et al, to pay prevailing wages for work on NYRA’s Saratoga Springs racetrack.  The matter was successfully argued by Partner Chip … Read More

On February 21, 2017, Brian P. Murphy is teaching a course entitled Startup Business Principles to local college students that are interested in entrepreneurship. The course is being offered by the Hudson Valley Community College Workforce Development Institute in collaboration with the Troy Innovation Garage and Spark Exchange Creative Business Incubator. Brian’s role in the … Read More

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

Couch White, LLP has named Alita J. Giuda as partner in its Environmental, Real Estate, Commercial and Complex Litigation, and Energy practice groups. Ms. Giuda’s practice includes representation of industrial and commercial clients in all facets of environmental law, zoning and land use issues, and related administrative and judicial proceedings. She is also an experienced litigator … Read More