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Couch White partner Alita Giuda is slated to participate on a panel at the Albany Law School’s Accepted Students Day Career Panel on Thursday, May 24, 2018.  Ms. Giuda will discuss her career, and career path and how Albany Law School played a part of her journey.

On April 19, 2018, the Appellate Division, Third Department, issued a decision denying a motion to dismiss on governmental immunity grounds in favor of the parties represented by Couch White Attorneys Joel Howard, Adam Schultz and Alita Giuda.  In 2016, Plaintiffs Normanskill Creek, LLC and 165 Salisbury Road, LLC (“Normanside”) filed a Complaint seeking damages … 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