Construction contractors and suppliers should understand their right to challenge the award of any public construction contract that they believe has been denied to them in violation of the public bidding laws of the Commonwealth. These challenges are referred to as “bid protests,” and are governed in Massachusetts by several different statutes, each of […]
The 188th Session of the Massachusetts Legislature (known formally as “the General Court”) opened on January 2, 2013. Already, there are several pieces of pending legislation that have the potential to affect both general contractors and more targeted subcontractors/suppliers. A slew of legislative bills currently under consideration have been proposed with the aim […]
For owners, developers and contractors, the interpretation and application of local and state building ordinances can be a frustrating process. This is especially true when city and town regulations appear to be more demanding, and even inapposite, to the Massachusetts State Building Code. write essay service Inconsistent regulations lead to uncertain and inconsistent application […]
We recognize that there is sometimes confusion as to the rights and responsibilities inherent to condo ownership and management.
Here are five key considerations to discuss with your front office or collections attorney before making any decision:
Owners and landlords of commercial and residential property should have their premises inspected for full compliance with all applicable codes and regulations — or face potentially severe penalties if and when a person is injured as a result of code violations.
Contractors on public projects may not by private agreement waive or impose conditions upon the ability of sub-contractors to pursue payment under a bond required by state law, ruled the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in Costa v. Brait Builders Corp. et al.
Contractors who bid on public building projects under the Massachusetts competitive bidding statute (M.G.L. c. 149, § § 44A, 44B-D, 44E, 44F-44H), need to understand the consequences of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in Barr, Inc. v. Town of Holliston, 462 Mass. 112 (2012).
For some contractors, the winter holidays can bring on a welcome change of pace, allowing them to spend some much-needed time away from the office and worksite and with friends and family. The winter season also provides an ideal time for contractors to step back and evaluate those areas in which they can improve upon from a legal and practical standpoint.