In January Couch White attorneys Adam Schultz and Alita Giuda (assisted by Maddie Goralski and Katie Birchenough) filed a lawsuit challenging DEC’s new Part 360 regulations. The suit was brought on behalf of a number of aggregate producers, asphalt manufacturers and road builders who rely upon the (old 360) BUDs for these materials which allow … Read More
The United States Tax Court recently issued a ruling on “micro-captive” insurance companies regulated under Internal Revenue Code Section 831(b) setting forth several guideposts for businesses insured by such entities. Read the article.
In 2017 the construction industry added 210,000 jobs, a 35% increase over previous years. 30,000 of those jobs were added in December 2017 alone, with November 2017 having seen a record $1.257 trillion spent in the construction industry. This increase in job creation and spending, which can largely be attributed to current economic conditions, a … Read More
On December 14, 2017, in a 3-2 decision, the National Labor Relations Board overturned a controversial decision regarding joint employment. The Board’s decision in Hy-Brand Contractors, Ltd. and Brandt Construction Co. rejected the 2015 Browning-Ferris decision, which had fundamentally broadened the joint employer standard. Read the article.
At the point when the State began insisting that MWBE goals on State construction projects and those funded by State grants be 30%, we wondered how that could be. The then most recent disparity study, which had been written into law in 2010 and has not been amended, indicated that such goals for construction work … Read More
In September of 2017, a judgment was entered in Federal Court in the Southern District of New York against Navillus Tile and three related construction companies for $75,000,000 upon the finding that Navillus and its principals had engaged in illegal double breasted activities. The action was brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act; Section … Read More
Couch White is pleased to announce that Amanda Auricchio and Katie Birchenough were recently admitted to the New York State Bar. Amanda advises businesses and commercial entities on a wide range of general corporate, business and transactional matters including entity formation and management, commercial real estate transactions, contract drafting and review, mergers and acquisitions, loan … Read More