A frequent topic of dispute in litigation involving construction projects is whether a subcontractor is entitled to payment for work it performs outside its contractual scope of work—often referred to as “extra work” or “change order work”—without obtaining a signed written change order to perform the work.  The same issue often arises in the context

What recourse does an owner (or other aggrieved party, such as a general contractor who is contractually obligated to remove sub-contractors’ mechanic’s liens) have for removing a mechanic’s lien from the property on which it was filed?

One commonly used option is to procure and file a surety bond with the appropriate County Clerk’s Office,

The New York City Department of Buildings announced that starting Wednesday, July 8, 2020, it would resume issuing violations and penalties of $5,000.00 per violation with the potential for a Stop Work Order for sites which do not comply with the New York State Phase One Reopening procedures. Continued non-compliance will result if penalties of