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Partner Steven A. Torres and Senior Counsel Jillian N. Jagling to Present at 2022 Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association August Half-Day Program on August 11, 2022

Partner Steven A. Torres and Senior Counsel Jillian N. Jagling will present at the 2022 Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association August Half Day Program to be held on August 11, 2022 at the Publick House in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Attorney Torres and Attorney Jagling’s presentation will be about effective drafting, negotiation and administration of intermunicipal water and... Read More >

Partner Steven A. Torres to Present at 2022 Fall Alabama Municipal Law Conference on Semptember 22, 2022

Attorney Steven A. Torres will present at the 2022 Fall Municipal Law Conference to be held on September 22-24, 2022 at the Lodge at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama. Attorney Torres will be speaking about drafting owner-protective construction contract documents for public agencies in his presentation titled “Construction Contracts.” This program, which Attorney Torres... Read More >

Senior Counsel Bill Lawrence to Present at Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association (“PMAA”) Annual Conference, September 11 – 14, 2022 in Erie, PA

The presentation will walk through legal and practical issues regarding creating and operating a joint municipal authority. In the spirit of shared services, joint municipal authorities are popular options because they can result in the improvement of public services by providing a higher and a broader level of service at a cost that is collectively... Read More >

Senior Counsel Jillian Jagling to Present at New York State American Water Works Association (“AWWA”) Symposium on September 14, 2022

Senior Counsel Jillian Jagling will present at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Symposium to be held on September 14, 2022 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in Syracuse, New York. Ms. Jagling’s presentation is titled: Are your Assets Protected? A Multi-Pronged Approach to Water System Asset Preservation. For more information, call Shannon Ullery at 914-898-2409... Read More >

WGL Client Recognized for Top Wastewater Project

The Lemon Township & Tunkhannock Township Joint Municipal Sewer Authority (the “Authority”), which has been represented by WGL attorneys for the past six years, was recently recognized by Water and Wastes Digest for one of the top wastewater projects in 2021. The Authority is in the final stages of implementing this project that will serve... Read More >

West Group Law PLLC Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

On March 1, 2022, West Group Law PLLC (“WGL”) celebrated its five-year anniversary. Formed in 2017 by Managing Partner Teno A. West, who is a leading municipal infrastructure attorney that has spoken both nationally and internationally regarding municipal infrastructure issues, WGL includes attorneys that have represented municipalities and other public entities for more than 25... Read More >

Managing Partner Teno West and Partners Steven “Tip” Torres and Stephanie Kosmos attended Federation of New York Conference in Bolton Landing, New York from May 22 – 25, 2022

Managing Partner Teno West and Partners Steven “Tip” Torres and Stephanie Kosmos attended Federation of New York Conference in Bolton Landing, New York from May 22 – 25, 2022. For more information, call Shannon Ullery at 914-898-2409 or log onto www.nyfederation.org

Key Aspects of Public School Rehabilitation Projects

West Group Law is pleased to announce that it has been retained by a major northeast capital city as lead counsel for a roughly $300 million public schools improvement project. The project includes ground-up construction of a number of brand new, state-of-the-art public schools, rehabilitation and refurbishment of dozens of existing school buildings and facilities,... Read More >

Overview of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “ARPA”) became public law in March of 2021. Subtitle M of the ARPA created the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (the “Fund”), which provides for $1.9 trillion in total Coronavirus relief aid. Of the $1.9 trillion, $350 billion will be distributed to the states and... Read More >

EPA Unveils Funding Available to States, Tribes and Territories Through the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act

On December 2, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (the “EPA”) provided details on the billions of dollars in funding available to states, tribes and territories through the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, including money to strengthen clean water and drinking water systems. In total, $7.4 billion is allocated for water infrastructure projects for 2022,... Read More >