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Partner Steven Torres to Present at 2020 IMLA 85TH Annual Conference (via Zoom) on September 30th at 2:30 pm

The 3P’s for Successful P3’s in Municipal Sustainability: Procurement, Partnership & Performance As state after state continue to plow into the virtual horizon of municipal sustainability programs and climate response, existing infrastructure norms are being challenged and traditional methods of doing business don’t work. Most municipal sustainability programs, including renewable energy Read More >

Managing Partner Teno West to Give Presentation for CAASNY Annual Meeting (via Zoom), September 15th

Managing Partner Teno West will give a presentation via Zoom for the County Attorney Association of the State of New York’s (CAASNY) Annual Meeting on September 15th at 10:00 am regarding updates to New York procurement law. For more information, please call WGL at 914-898-2400 and ask for Alberto Aponte or log onto www.caasny.org.

COVID-19-Related Construction Claims

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the suspension of both public and private construction in many states, or at the very least has limited projected activities in a significant way. Public owners can expect to see various types of delay claims, remobilization issues, and demands for economic and schedule relief. Construction delay claims and the... Read More >

Force Majeure Clauses and the Coronavirus Pandemic

In light of the ongoing coronavirus public health crisis, entities are reviewing their performance obligations under their existing contracts, and whether they can potentially invoke force majeure clauses. A force majeure clause in a contract excuses a party’s performance obligations when circumstances arise that are beyond a party’s control and make performance of the subject... Read More >

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

West Group Law recognizes the serious health concerns and significant disruptions that the COVID-19 virus is causing. In response to the COVID-19 situation, we are following best practices recommended by local and federal authorities with regard to workplace safety. We are committed to continue to represent our clients with the same responsiveness, expertise, and experience you... Read More >

New York State Enacts Design-Build Legislation for Several New York City Agencies

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law the New York City Public Works Investment Act (the “Act”), which authorizes certain New York City agencies to utilize the “design-build” project delivery method for public construction projects over a specified dollar threshold amount. The design-build project delivery method allows the designated City agencies to request proposals from... Read More >

RESCHEDULED: September 14 – 15, 2020. Managing Partner Teno West to Present at County Attorney Association of the State of New York Annual Meeting, May 19, 2020; Partners Josh Meyer and Steven Torres to Attend

Managing Partner will present at the County Attorney Association of the State of New York Annual Meeting, May 19, 2020 at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, New York. His presentation will focus on updates and a general discussion of procurement law in New York. Partners Josh Meyer and Steven Torres will attend the annual...

CANCELED: October 4 – 7, 2020. Managing Partner Teno West and Partner Steven Torres to Attend Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations Conference, May 17-20, 2020

Managing Partner Teno West and Partner Steven Torres will attend the Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations Conference on May 17-20, 2020, at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, New York.

POSTPONED: Managing Partner Teno West to Host, and Partner Steven Torres to Attend, Roundtable Discussion at Annual SWANApalooza conference in Atlanta, GA on March 25, 2020

The roundtable discussion is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th at 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM, and it is entitled “Alternative Waste Disposal Options to Address a Rapidly Changing Landscape.” The conference and the roundtable discussion will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303.  

Managing Partner Teno West Presented at International Solid Waste Association World Congress in Bilbao, Spain

The presentation focused on sustainable solid waste management practices of one of the United States’ leading solid waste authorities – the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority, which manages solid waste issues for approximately 325,000 residents in Rockland County, New York, which is located just north of New York City. The Authority, through the operation... Read More >