On March 8, 2017 in New York City, Couch White, LLP partner Patrick J. Higgins presented a lecture on Effective Lawyer Client Communications to young attorneys for the New York State Bar Association’s Bridge the Gap Program.  The lecture stressed the importance of client centered representation and how effective communication between lawyers and their clients further such representation.

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