The Accountant/Attorney Liability Reporter: December 2011

Inside this issue:

Accounting Firm Liability to Creditors

By Amanda Sirk

Accounting Firms Successful in Dismissing Fraud and Other Claims

By Justin Jagher

California Court of Appeals Interprets “Accrual” for Tort Claims Against Financial Advisors as Occurring When an Adverse IRS Determination is Made

By Peter C. Lenart, Esq.

Emerging Market Audit Risks – PCAOB Audit Practice Alert

By Cheryl A. Waterhouse, Esq.

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The Design and Construction Management Professional Reporter: November 2011

Inside this issue:

Texas “Loser Pays” Legislation Brings Significant Changes to Texas Civil Practice

By Amanda Y. Sirk, Esq.

Pennsylvania’s New “Fair Share” Act Provides A More Equitable Distribution of Damages Among Design Professional Defendants

By Megan E. Lehman, Esq.

Design Professionals’ Gains in New Jersey’s Economic Loss Doctrine

By Eric Cohen, Esq.

Nevada Supreme Court Strictly Enforces Certificate of Merit Statutes

By Sa’adiyah K. Masoud, Esq.

New Jersey Appellate Court Limits Liability Based upon Reasonable Contractual Provision

By Jacqueline J. Rompre, Esq.

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Troubled Project — Stopping or Starting — What You Need to Know

Title:
Troubled Project — Stopping or Starting — What You Need to Know

Date/Time:
October 27, 2011
8:00-9:30 amRegistration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Boston Harbor Hotel
North Atlantic Room
Boston, MA

Description:
Please join us on October 27th as Sue Yoakum delivers this timely presentation.With the effects of the economy on the design and build communities many projects were stopped.

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Dispute Resolution — Before, During, After

Title:
Dispute Resolution — Before, During, After

Date/Time:
September 22, 2011
8:00-9:30 am
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Boston Harbor Hotel
The Wharf Room
Boston, MA

Description:
Please join us on September 22nd as John B. Connarton, Jr. delivers this timely presentation.

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Client Alert: “American Jobs Act of 2011”

The proposed Act desires to produce construction focused on schools and infrastructure.

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Dispute Resolution — Before, During, After

Title:
Dispute Resolution — Before, During, After

Date/Time:
September 15, 2011
9:30-11:00 am Registration and continental breakfast begin at 9:00 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Westin New York at Time Square
Minetta Room 2 – 8th Floor
New York, NY

Description:
Please join us on September 15th as John B.

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The Accountant/Attorney Liability Reporter: August/September 2011

Inside this issue:

Junior Accountants Held to be Exempt from Wage and Hour Law Protections

By Katherine McAllister, Esq.

The Kovel Principle: Recent Developments and Practice Suggestions

By Jason Burke

Textron Revisited: Tax Accrual Workpapers Work Product Protection Issue Has Produced New Work Product Definition

By John B. Connarton, Jr., P.C.

To Make or Not to Make a Statement: Fraud Liability Under SEC Rule 10b-5 Narrowed

By Cheryl A. Waterhouse, Esq.

Reporting Requirements for Residents Maintaining Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts

By Gwen P. Weisberg, Esq.

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The Design and Construction Management Professional Reporter: July/August 2011

Inside this issue:

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Preclusion of Owner’s Indemnification and Contribution Claims Against Architect Under the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act

By Peter C. Lenart, Esq.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Enforces a Waiver of Consequential Damages Provision and Holds that a Contractual Indemnity Provision Applies Only to Third-Party Disputes

By Rita C. Mercado, Esq.

Texas Supreme Court Holds That Parties Are Permitted to Agree to Expand Judicial Review of Arbitrator’s Decision

By Meredith L. Murphy, Esq.

New Hampshire Court Finds Plaintiff’s Claims Barred by the Statutes of Limitations and Repose and Dismisses All Claims Against Architect

By Jacqueline J. Rompre, Esq.

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Integrated Project Delivery and Building Information Modeling, a Discussion and Case Studies

Title:
Integrated Project Delivery and Building Information Modeling, a Discussion and Case Studies

Date/Time:
June 23, 2011
8:00 – 9:30 am
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Westin New York at Time Square
Ambassador Room 2 – 2nd Floor
New York, NY

Description:
Please join us on June 23rd as Sue Yoakum delivers this timely presentation.Sue Yoakum will lead a discussion relating to integrated project delivery (IPD) and building information modeling (BIM).

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Integrated Project Delivery and Building Information Modeling, a Discussion and Case Studies

Title:
Integrated Project Delivery and Building Information Modeling, a Discussion and Case Studies

Date/Time:
June 2, 2011
8:00 – 9:30 am
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Boston Harbor Hotel
The Wharf Room
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA

Description:
Please join us on June 2nd as Sue Yoakum delivers this timely presentation.

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Press Release: Brian Newberry Selected By PBN for the 2011 40 Under Forty Winners

Brian C. Newberry, a partner, has been recently named by The Providence Business News to the 2011 Rhode Island 40 Under Forty Winners

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Risk Management Toolkit for Green/LEED Projects

Title:
Risk Management Toolkit for Green/LEED Projects

Date/Time:
May 5 , 2011
8:00 – 9:30 am
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Boston Harbor Hotel
The Atlantic Room
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA

Description:
Please join us on May 5th as Sue Yoakum delivers this timely presentation.

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Press Release: Brian Newberry Elected as Rhode Island House Minority Leader

Brian C. Newberry, a partner has been elevated to Minority Leader of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

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Defend and Indemnify

Title:
Defend and Indemnify

Date/Time:
April 7 , 2011
9:30 – 11:00 am
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 9:00 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Westin New York at Time Square
The Plymouth Room – 9th Floor
New York

Description:
Please join us on April 7th as John B.

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Defend and Indemnify

Title:
Defend and Indemnify

Date/Time:
March 24 , 2011
8:00 – 9:30 amRegistration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Boston Harbor Hotel
The Wharf Room
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA

Description:
Please join us on March 24th as John B. Connarton, Jr.

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Troubled Project – Stopping Or Starting – What You Need To Know

Title:
Troubled Project – Stopping Or Starting – What You Need To Know

Date/Time:
March 10 , 2011
9:30 – 11:00 amRegistration and continental breakfast begin at 9:00 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits (1.5 HSW) and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Westin New York at Time Square
The Palace Room – 9th Floor
New York

Description:
Please join us on March 10th as Sue Yoakum delivers this timely presentation.With the effects of the economy on the design and build communities,

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The Design and Construction Management Professional Reporter: March/April 2011

Inside this issue:

Recent CA Jury Verdict May Heighten Duty for Design Professionals

By Carrie G. Strasser, Esq.

Comparative Analysis of Architect’s Duty to Guard against Construction Defects which Threaten Public Safety

By Kristina S. Raevska, Esq.

Wyoming Court Adheres to the Economic Loss Doctrine to Bar Negligent Misrepresentation Claims

By Luke R. Conrad, Esq.

Florida Courts Bars Limitation of Liability Provisions in Professional Negligence Cases against Individual Professionals

By Kristen R. Ragosta, Esq.

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Recognizes Exception to Economic Loss Doctrine in Washington State

By Daniel C. Poteet, Esq.

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The Accountant/Attorney Liability Reporter: March/April 2011

Inside this issue:

Fair Value Opinion Engagements

By John B. Connarton, Jr. P.C.

Auditor’s Obligation to Third Parties

By Nathanial Paty and Cheryl A. Waterhouse, Esq.

Accountant Compensation Dispute Governed By State Law When Not Specified in Agreement

By Justin M. Jagher

Auditor Obtains Dismissal of Claims by Shareholder Where Assets Invested with Bernie Madoff

By Daniel C. Poteet, Esq.

Protecting Your Business Interests: Non-Competition and Other Restrictive Covenants

By Chris Whitten and Cheryl A. Waterhouse, Esq.

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Review of Recent Cases Involving Design Professionals

Title:
Review of Recent Cases Involving Design Professionals

Date/Time:
January 13 , 2011
8:00 – 9:30 am
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits (1.5 HSW) and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
The Atlantic Room
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston

Description:
Please join us on January 13th as Eric Howard and Matthew Tuller deliver this timely presentation.

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Client Alert: Massachusetts Amends Mechanic’s Lien Law to Include Design Professionals

On January 5, 2011, amendments to the Massachusetts mechanic’s lien statute (G.L. c.254) were signed into law.

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