Partner David Hatem Receives TECET Leadership Award

Donovan Hatem is proud to announce that partner David J. Hatem has been honored with the Engineering Center Education Trust (TECET) “Leadership in Professional Practice Legal Services” award. Donovan Hatem, under the inspired leadership of David Hatem, is committed to supporting the growth of the engineering and architectural industries and TECET, a nonprofit organization focused on educating professionals, students and the public about engineering and land surveying in the natural and built environment.

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Recent Court Decisions: Trends in Liabilities and Litigation Impacting Design Professionals

Legal interpretations are constantly evolving based on court decisions, forcing professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest legal trends to avoid stumbling into costly litigation. Donovan Hatem litigation partners David Gorman and Colin Black will recap some of the most important recent case decisions involving professional liability claims against design professionals.

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Managing Digital Risks: Cyber and Data Security for Design & Construction Professionals

Beyond Cost, Schedule and QualityIn 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.

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Being an Expert Witness

Expert Witness

Expert witnesses are hired to provide their extensive insight into a particular subject in support of their client’s case. Join us for an overview of what it takes to work as an expert witness and what to expect when engaging an expert.

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Nicholas MacInnis and Lauren King Join Donovan Hatem

Donovan Hatem is pleased to welcome Nicholas MacInnis to the firm’s New York office and Lauren King to the Boston office. Nicholas and Lauren both bring design professional risk management knowledge to Donovan Hatem.

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David J. Gorman Joins Donovan Hatem

Meet our newest Partner – David J. Gorman, Esq.

David J. GormanAttorney Gorman brings nearly 30 years of litigation and architecture/engineering industry experience to the firm’s Professional Practices, Business Litigation, and Insurance & Tort Litigation Groups. David’s practice focuses on addressing complex engineering and construction disputes and providing risk assessment and analysis of litigation claims. David has defended architects, engineers, land surveyors, attorneys and real estate brokers in malpractice, insurance coverage and breach of contract cases. He is well-versed in evaluating potential risk exposure. His extensive legal career includes working on numerous large construction claims, including those arising out of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project.

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Central Artery/Tunnel Project: Perspectives, A Decade Later

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.

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Employment Practice Issues for Design Professionals

Employment Practice Issues

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.

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Lessons Learned: Design-Build Case Studies for Engineers

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.

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Save the Date! Central Artery/Tunnel Project: Perspectives, A Decade Later

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.

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2016 Legal Food Frenzy

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.

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Risk/Crisis Management in Construction Projects

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.

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Alternative Delivery Systems: Optimizing Your Firm to Win More Work with Less Risk

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.

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Legal Aspects of BIM

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.

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Beyond Cost, Schedule and Quality: What Other Risks Do Project Owners Need to be Concerned About?

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.

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Donovan Hatem Celebrates 15 years

March 1, 2016 marks the firm’s 15th anniversary. The Boston office celebrated this important milestone with a party and champagne toast.

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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.

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Donovan Hatem donates to the Salvation Army

Salvation Army
In the spirit of the holiday season, Donovan Hatem has donated to the Salvation Army.

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Two Partners Named to 2015 Super Lawyers List

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.

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2015 in Review: Trending Topics, Strategies and Best Practices for Design Professionals

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.

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