The typical arrangement on most construction projects is that the property owner or developer engages the services of a general contractor or construction manager, which in turn subcontracts the work out to the various trades pursuant to a number of subcontracts.  Under this standard arrangement, subcontractors seeking payment for their work are generally limited to

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