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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 >

Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Law Goes into Effect

In the United States, 40 percent of the food produced or processed is thrown away, equaling about 58 billion wasted meals, according to Waste 360. In New York alone, 3.9 million tons of food is wasted. According to the national Conference of State Legislatures, the United States spends approximately $218 billion each year to grow,... Read More >

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 >