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The $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Signed into Law on November 15th

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (the “Act”), the largest investment in the nation’s infrastructure in more than a decade. The Act will inject $1.2 trillion into infrastructure programs throughout the country, with a primary focus on the transportation, energy and water sectors of the economy.... Read More >

Partner Steven Torres Attended the DBIA 2021 Design–Build Conference & Expo in Aurora, CO on November 1 – 3, 2021

Partner Steven Torres attended the DBIA 2021 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Aurora, CO, November 1 – 3, 2021.For more information, call WGL at 914-898-2400 and ask for Alberto Aponte or log onto https://dbia.org/design-build-conference-expo/

Partner Steven Torres Presented at the 2021 MMLA 11th Annual Public Construction Update, Sturbridge, MA on October 20, 2021

Partner Steven Torres presented at the MMLA 11th Annual Public Construction Update, Sturbridge, MA on October 20, 2021. For more information, call WGL at 914-898-2400 and ask for Alberto Aponte or log onto https://www.massmunilaw.org/event/11th-annual-public-construction-update/?instance_id=346

Partner Steven Torres Presented at the 2021 IMLA 86th Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN, on October 2, 2021

Partner Steven Torres presented at the 2021 IMLA 86th Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN on October 2, 2021 at 10:45am – 12:15pm at the Hilton Minneapolis.  For more information, call WGL at 914-898-2400 and ask for Alberto Aponte or log onto https://imla.org/annual-conference/. Read More >

Partner Steven Torres Moderated at Waste Conversion Technology Conference in San Diego, CA, August 17, 2021

Partner Steven Torres moderated several presentations at the Waste Conversion Technology Conference in San Diego, CA on August 17, 2021 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina. For more information, call WGL at 914-898-2400 and ask for Alberto Aponte or log onto https://wasteconversionconference.com/   Read More >

Managing Partner Teno West and Partner Steven Torres Presented at County Attorney Association of the State of New York Annual Meeting, September 12 – 14, 2021; Partner Josh Meyer to Attended

Managing Partner Teno West and Partner Steven Torres presented at the County Attorney Association of the State of New York Annual Meeting, September 12 – 14, 2021 at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, New York. Their presentation is titled Mastering Post-Covid Delay and Additional Work Claims: A Public Owner’s Toolbox. Partner Josh Meyer attended...

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 >