Publications

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May 27, 2020
Publication
Gould & Ratner presents the second installment of our Construction Interview Series on adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Patrick J. Johnson
Associate
May 21, 2020
Publication
While much of the construction industry has continued working throughout the pandemic, all stakeholders in a typical construction project have been impacted by the crisis.
Eric P. Sparks
Partner
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Chair, Construction Practice
May 13, 2020
Publication
Gould & Ratner presents the first installment of our Construction Interview Series on adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. We will periodically sit down with representatives of some of...
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Chair, Construction Practice
April 29, 2020
Publication
Gould & Ratner has prepared a reference chart to serve as a guide to each state’s stay-at-home executive order, specifically related to construction activities.
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Chair, Construction Practice
Matthew N. Spinner
Paralegal
April 27, 2020
Publication
As the nation continues to struggle with the spread of the novel coronavirus, the construction industry has often been designated as an essential sector of the economy and encouraged to continue...
Eric P. Sparks
Partner
April 20, 2020
Publication
In addition to the typical risks in every construction project, the current and lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have created a whole new set of risks that would have been...
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Chair, Construction Practice
Patrick J. Johnson
Associate
Matthew N. Spinner
Paralegal
March 25, 2020
Publication
Now that Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Stay at Home Order deemed construction to be an essential service, and the City of Chicago has confirmed that construction can proceed as an essential...
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Chair, Construction Practice
Patrick J. Johnson
Associate
March 22, 2020
Publication
Judy Frydland, commissioner of the City of Chicago Department of Buildings, has confirmed in an email communication that construction can proceed in Chicago as an essential infrastructure exception to the Stay...
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Chair, Construction Practice
Patrick J. Johnson
Associate
March 21, 2020
Publication
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker yesterday issued an executive order advising the state’s citizens to stay home and allowing only essential businesses to keep operating beginning on March 21, 2020.  The Stay...
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Chair, Construction Practice
Patrick J. Johnson
Associate
March 20, 2020
Publication
In addition to issues regarding the viability of future projects, the coronavirus pandemic has created concerns whether if, or when, your current construction ...
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Chair, Construction Practice
Patrick J. Johnson
Associate
March 16, 2020
Publication
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the novel coronavirus virus (COVID-19) has been detected in more than 160 locations internationally, including in the United States. As anyone with a...
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Chair, Construction Practice
Patrick J. Johnson
Associate
March 5, 2020
Publication
It's becoming increasingly clear that the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect the construction industry in the United States in the coming weeks and perhaps even longer.
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
Chair, Construction Practice
Patrick J. Johnson
Associate
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chair, Construction Practice
Construction
Eric P. Sparks
Partner
Construction
June 2013
Publication
Richard S. Reizen
Partner
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
Chair, Construction Practice
Construction
Real Estate
Eric P. Sparks
Partner
Construction
Real Estate