A well thought out construction contract is the foundation of every complex commercial project. Much like a faulty building design, a faulty construction contact can sink a project, leaving it mired in costly litigation that could take years to settle.
Although construction and real estate lawyers’ duties differ during these projects, intra-contract coordination is crucial to work through the web of interrelated provisions to avoid project disruptions. Real estate attorneys need to not only know what provisions are most likely to cause trouble, but also how to customize a contract beyond the standard form contract to best fit the particulars of the project.
The last few years have been unlike any other that lawyers have faced in a generation. The need for significant legislation and regulations to cope with the economic and health impacts of the Coronavirus outbreak radically shifted the employee benefits landscape, and while many businesses have re-opened their doors, the long-term effects of the pandemic -- as well as inflation, high employee turnover and hybrid workforces -- continue to permeate our economy and workplaces.
As a benefits practitioner, you can best help your clients implement and prepare for the latest legal changes to plan provisions, human resources, and employer operations by ensuring you are current on the most recent regulatory guidance, court opinions, and best practices. Join us online for a deep dive over one and a half days, and get an authoritative update from leading professionals from the private, non-profit, and governmental sectors – including 10 representatives from the IRS and Department of Labor. With a short investment of your time, you’ll gain a better understanding of all of this year’s critical developments particularly impacting tax-exempt and governmental benefit plans, and what the future may hold.
You’ve spent hours drafting your contract. One last step - cut and paste in your “usual” boilerplate provisions. But your cut and paste may come back to haunt you. Why? “Boilerplate” is actually critical to your contract as each of these provisions hides significant business, legal, and drafting traps that even the most sophisticated parties and attorneys routinely fall victim.