Publications

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August 27, 2019
Publication
A recent change in Illinois law will have a significant impact on how much retainage owners are allowed to withhold in the vast majority of new construction contracts in the state.
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Co-Chair, Construction Practice
Ellen M. Chapelle
Of Counsel
Co-Chair, Construction Practice
April 22, 2019
Publication
While construction contracts (and subcontracts) generally include specific requirements for insurance coverage that the contractor or subcontractor agrees to maintain, the contract may not specifically require all...
Ellen M. Chapelle
Of Counsel
Co-Chair, Construction Practice
February 28, 2019
Publication
The process of being the “owner” on a project, and not just a lawyer, both taught and reinforced some simple yet important lessons that I will carry forward in representing my...
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Co-Chair, Construction Practice
Construction
December 19, 2018
Publication
As 2018 begins to wind down, it is the traditional time for industry experts to prognosticate on risks facing the construction industry. We have reviewed several such prognostications from the insurance...
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Co-Chair, Construction Practice
July 2018
Publication

In this article, part of the Lexis Practice Advisor practical guides for clients and lawyers, partner Ellen Chapelle, co-chair of Gould & Ratner’s Construction Practice, discusses the...

Ellen M. Chapelle
Of Counsel
Co-Chair, Construction Practice
March 19, 2018
Publication
When negotiating a construction contract, the pricing model selected to determine the cost of the project is arguably the most important decision the parties will make.
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Co-Chair, Construction Practice
Daniel E. Crowley
Associate
Philip P. Piecuch
Associate
May 2017
Publication
Eric Sparks examines freedom of contract and the rule of law in the jurisprudence of merits-based review of arbitration awards in construction matters.
Eric P. Sparks
Partner
February 23, 2017
Publication
When preparing for an archeological dig, New Hampshire state archeologist Richard Boisvert once succinctly stated: “If we knew what was there, we wouldn’t have to dig.”
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Co-Chair, Construction Practice
Construction
Daniel E. Crowley
Associate
Construction
April 2016
Publication
Most construction contracts contain boilerplate Force Majeure or Act of God provisions, but they should clearly identify what those events are, their impact on contract terms and allocate the risks of...
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Co-Chair, Construction Practice
Construction
Litigation
April 2016
Publication
At the start of this year, a new provision of the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act became effective, a major development in the history of Illinois’ Mechanics Lien Act that may simplify...
Eric P. Sparks
Partner
Construction
Real Estate
March 2014
Publication
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Co-Chair, Construction Practice
Construction
Ellen M. Chapelle
Of Counsel
Co-Chair, Construction Practice
Construction
Eric P. Sparks
Partner
Construction
February 2014
Publication
Ellen M. Chapelle
Of Counsel
Co-Chair, Construction Practice
Construction
June 2013
Publication
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Co-Chair, Construction Practice
Construction
Ellen M. Chapelle
Of Counsel
Co-Chair, Construction Practice
Construction
Eric P. Sparks
Partner
Construction
June 2013
Publication
Because of changes to the law enacted last year, all existing Exemption Certificates for Enterprise Zones, High-Impact Businesses and River Edge Redevelopment Zones expire June 30, 2013, even if the...
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Co-Chair, Construction Practice
Construction
Real Estate
Ellen M. Chapelle
Of Counsel
Co-Chair, Construction Practice
Construction
Real Estate
Eric P. Sparks
Partner
Construction
Real Estate