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April 26, 2022Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt authors New Jersey Law Journal article titled "Engaging Specialized Construction Counsel Is a Cost and Time Saver When Building or Renovating"

Mandelbaum Barrett Construction Law Chair, Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt, Esq. has authored an article in the April 20, 2022 issue of the New Jersey Law Journal titled "Engaging Specialized Construction Counsel is a Cost and Time Saver When Building or Renovating." The article discusses how the expertise of specialized construction counsel at the outset of a project results in a construction contract that sets the stage for bringing the project to a conclusion on time, on budget, and well-constructed....

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April 18, 2022Mandelbaum Barrett Construction Law Chair Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt authors article for NJBIZ titled "Fostering Constructive Collaboration in a post-COVID Environment"

How can project owners and contractors safeguard their projects, budgets, and businesses? After COVID-19 struck in 2020, the cost of building materials skyrocketed, driving up project costs. In the April 18th issue of NJBIZ, Mandelbaum Barrett Construction Law Chair Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt, Esq. discusses how these factors raised legal concerns among construction project owners and contractors alike regarding which party bears the burden of increased costs and project delays. She also details contractual provisions and practices that owners and contractors can implement to work better together to see a project through....

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March 17, 202214 Mandelbaum Barrett attorneys named to the 2022 Super Lawyers List as well as 4 named Rising Stars

Mandelbaum Barrett is pleased to announce that fourteen of our attorneys have been selected by their peers as New Jersey Super Lawyers* for 2022. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state of New Jersey are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. In addition, the Firm is excited to announce that four of our attorneys were named to the Rising Stars list for 2022, which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys age 40 or under or who are in practice for 10 years or less. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor....

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February 11, 2022Why private construction jobs are requiring surety bonds, too

Public construction projects almost always require surety bonds. As a type of insurance, bonds protect the government if the wheels come off a project, or the contractor absconds with the funds. Indeed, bonding has been mandatory on federal public works projects since the late 1890s. But now, bonds are increasingly being required on private development projects as well. The reason why has everything to do with the tumult caused by the pandemic....

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November 2, 2021Appellate Division Turns Up the Heat on General Contractors who Fail to Pay Subcontractors

The Appellate Division recently turned up the heat on general contractors who fail to pay subcontractors forcing them to incur legal fees to prosecute their legitimate claims. In JHC Industrial Services, LLC v. Centurion Cos., (approved for Publication September 17, 2021), the Court declined to enforce a proportionality requirement into the PPA's fee shifting provision and remanded the issue of counsel fees....

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