Understanding legal requirements governing the employment relationship and immigration rules is critical for a successful and effective business. Join Cheryl Waterhouse, Esq. and Gwen Weisberg, Esq. for an overview of employment law including developments in state and federal laws and tips for staying in compliance. Learn best practices for addressing accommodation and leave requirements, discrimination and harassment complaints, as well as classification and wage issues. The program will also explore immigration topics including I-9s, site visits and verifications.Read More
Attorney James L. Soucy will join the National Business Institute on June 16 to co-present an advanced program on Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law. The program will analyze current issues in the law and practice of uninsured/underinsured motorists and provide attendees with the latest legislative updates, along with a view of today’s challenges. Attorney Soucy will discuss effective settlement negotiations and arbitration, as well as special issues that can make or break a case.Read More
Charleen M. Thunberg, Esq. has joined Donovan Hatem’s Professional Practices and Business Litigation groups. Charleen brings over 20 years of legal experience to the firm.Read More
Inside this issue:
Mississippi Appeals Court Uses Seven Factors to Determine Whether Supervisory Powers Extend Beyond Contract Provisions Contained in A/E Contract
General Contractor’s Case Against Design Professional is not Barred by the Theory of Claim Preclusion
Maryland Court of Special Appeals Upholds Dismissal in Duty of Care Case Based on Purely Economic Losses
By Lucas M. Blackadar, Esq.
Contractor’s Delay Claim Against the Architect Survives Motion to Dismiss in Virginia
Expecting the Unexpected: Using Standard Construction Contingency to Establish Minimum Design Standard of CareRead More
Avoiding or mitigating major liability claims is a vexing concern for design professionals involved in Alternative Delivery Systems (ADS).
Join David J. Hatem, PC and Paul Kelley for a program offering sound advice for engineers regarding Design-Build and Public-Private Partnership initiatives. Learn where others went wrong and how to avoid making those same mistakes. This essential program will provide attendees with a “path forward” and risk mitigation strategies.Read More
Bryan is an Associate in the Business Litigation and Professional Practices Groups at the Boston office. Prior to joining the firm, Bryan focused on property and liability defense matters in caes involving personal injury, real estate, insurance and property loss at Monahan & Associates, P.C.
Welcome to Donovan Hatem, Bryan! We are glad you have joined us.Read More
A decade has passed since substantial completion of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (the “CA/T Project”). Despite all of its tremendous benefits and achievements, the CA/T Project continues to be controversial. For some in Boston and elsewhere, the CA/T Project represents a special and contradictory destiny and legacy, from conception, planning and funding, to design and construction, through final completion. For others of us, the celebration of success is warranted, well-deserved and long overdue.
Join us for a panel discussion that will reflect on the CA/T Project experience from different perspectives, address lessons learned for other megaprojects, and provide insights and analysis as to how the delivery, funding and financing of present and future megaprojects has been and will be influenced by those lessons learned.Read More
Donovan Hatem is proud to once again participate in the Legal Food Frenzy, a friendly competition open to law offices, law school groups and any interested organization within the legal community to raise funds for the Greater Boston Food Bank. All of the funds and food collected will serve 550 member agencies across eastern Massachusetts in a dedicated partnership to End Hunger Here.Read More
Donovan Hatem Partner Scott Winikow will share his knowledge of project risk management as a panelist for the New York City Bar program “Risk/Crisis Management in Construction Projects” on Monday, May 16.Read More
Join David Hatem and other seasoned legal, financial and A/E industry experts for a full-day workshop on Alternative Delivery Systems: Optimizing Your Firm to Win More Work with Less Risk.Read More
Whether you’re new to Building Information Modeling (BIM) or have been using it for years, join Sue Yoakum as she examines past, present, and future legal concerns associated with BIM, “noise” surrounding the use of BIM, and best practices for claim avoidance. Register now for the ACEC Annual Convention and Legislative Summit April 17-20.Read More
In today’s fast-paced digital world, most would agree that the convenience and ease of working online outweigh the risks, but is it possible to keep digital work safe? When it comes to managing risk, you can never be too prepared. Online hackers, shifting compliance standards and misconceptions regarding insurance can all pose threats to your projects and workplace. Fortunately, you can meet these challenges head-on with the right tools.Read More
March 1, 2016 marks the firm’s 15th anniversary. The Boston office celebrated this important milestone with a party and champagne toast.Read More
Donovan Hatem is pleased to announce that Ryan P. Moore, Esq. has joined the firm’s Professional Practices Group in Boston. Ryan’s practice has primarily focused on the representation of developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and their carriers in all aspects of construction litigation.Read More
Join us in New York for “Design Professional Agreements: Trending Topics and Key Provisions That Can Prevent or Terminate a Lawsuit”
2015 was a busy year for the architecture, engineering and design industries. Join us as we discuss some of the most interesting questions posed by design professionals this past year.Read More
Inside this issue:
Owners, Take Heart – Amendment to Texas Condominium Law Gives Unit Owners a Voice in Construction Litigation
By Lucas M. Blackadar, Esq.
Risk Associated With Differing Site Conditions Can Be Expressly Assumed
By Amanda E. Mathieu, Esq.
Nullum Tempus Occurrit Regi? No, But the King Still Has a Long Time
By Lucas M. Blackadar, Esq. and Jonathan A. Barnes, Esq.
The Importance of Carefully Reviewing Contract Terms Including Those Incorporated by Reference
A Resident Engineer Providing Inspection Services Owes No Duty to a Subcontractor
By James M. Boyce, Esq.Read More
In the spirit of the holiday season, Donovan Hatem has donated to the Salvation Army.
Congratulations to David J. Hatem and Kenneth B. Walton for their inclusion in the 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List. David was recognized for his work in Construction Litigation and Ken received the award for Civil Litigation.Read More
2015 was a busy year for the architecture, engineering and design industries. Join us as we discuss some of the most interesting questions posed by design professionals this past year and provide best practice strategies for the future.Read More