I have practiced law for 40 years, with the vast majority as a “construction” lawyer. I have seen great… and bad construction lawyering, both when on the other side of a dispute, as well as when serving over 300 times as a mediator or arbitrator in construction disputes. To be clear, I have made my

I have practiced law for 40 years, with the vast majority of that time spent as a “construction lawyer.” I have seen great… and bad… construction lawyering, both when on the other side of a dispute, as well as when serving well over 300 times as a mediator or arbitrator in construction disputes. To be

I have practiced law for 40 years, with the vast majority spent as a “construction lawyer.” I have seen great… and bad… construction lawyering, both when on the other side of a dispute, as well as when serving well over 300 times as a mediator or arbitrator in construction disputes. To be clear, I have

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides funding to eligible applicants under the Public Assistance (PA) program to help applicants in responding to and recovering from presidentially declared major disasters and emergencies. For PA applicants who are denied PA funding, there is a mandatory administrative appeal process managed for and by FEMA. If that appeal

A U.S. federal district court refused to compel arbitration in a contractual dispute concerning the supply of materials, products, and services for an oil and gas project being performed by defendants in Saudi Arabia. The parties’ agreement provided for arbitration under the now-defunct Dubai International Financial Center London Court of International Arbitration Rules (DIFC- LCIA).

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision last week upholding an arbitral award, despite the failure of the arbitrators to make certain pertinent disclosures.  The case involves an international arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) stemming from the design and construction of the Panama Canal expansion, which was “severely delayed and

If you’ve ever seen the popular film Goodfellas, you might have heard of the infamous Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. It’s usually referred to by its acronym, “RICO,” and was designed to punish a laundry list of criminal conduct such as “gambling, arson, robbery, bribery, extortion, dealing in obscene matter, or dealing in

Although many construction contracts contain arbitration provisions, it is not always clear whether a particular dispute is subject to arbitration and, in some cases, a party may seek to litigate a dispute rather than demand arbitration. In those cases, a defendant may move to compel the dispute to arbitration and seek a stay of further