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.
On March 8, 2017, Couch White, LLP partner Patrick J. Higgins will present a lecture to young attorneys for the New York State Bar Association’s Bridge the Gap Program on “Managing Client Expectations and Communications Skills for Lawyers.” The program is a two day seminar for young attorneys adjusting to the realities of practice after … Read More
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
Couch White, LLP partner Patrick J. Higgins recently presented a lecture to young attorneys for the New York State Bar Association’s Bridge the Gap Program on the mindset and steps needed to prepare for and try cases. His course materials offer young attorneys a real life perspective based on 30 years of trial work in state … 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