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

On March 30, 2020, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) offered guidance on what “Essential” construction means for a project with an affordable housing component under the updated Empire State Development guidelines issued on Friday, March 27, 2020 under Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.6. The DOB offered clarity on whether a project qualifies

Florida has implemented a rather simple statutory scheme to address claims that a real property owner believes she may have against a contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional for construction defects on her property—whether those defects involve construction, repairs, remodeling or alterations to the property.  The law, Florida Statutes Sections 558.001-005, attempts to strike