Goldberg & Connolly’s Managing Partner Henry L. Goldberg to Address Subcontractors Trade Association on construction Claims in the New Era of Notice Hypersensitivity

Goldberg & Connolly is pleased to announce that Managing Partner, Henry L. Goldberg, will address theSubcontractors Trade Association (STA) at a special seminar on Thursday, January 19, 2012. The program will be held at The Center for Automotive Education and Training at 15-30 Petracca Place in Whitestone, NY at 8:00 a.m. The topic of the discussion will be 'Construction Claims in the New Era of Notice "Hypersensitivity."

Mr. Goldberg's speech will focus on the best practices that contractors must employ to maximize the success of their claims for extra work, changed conditions and delays. He will discuss issues vital succeeding in this new era of "Notice Hypersensitivity," such as the contractual and statutory distinctions between agencies, and standard contract forms and type of claims. Mr. Goldberg will also touch on topics such as onerous notice and recordkeeping, substantial completion, alternate dispute resolution, claim accrual, limitations periods and other provisions in construction contracts for various New York City and New York State agencies.

As Mr. Goldberg will outline, these contract requirements and clauses are increasingly being used to enforce involuntary waiver and forfeiture of contractors' otherwise valid rights to payment for additional work costs, delays and impact damages. Mr. Goldberg will also speak about the underlying legal precedent for these onerous "forfeiture" or "waiver enhancement" provisions and why every contractor must ensure that to comply with these clauses. Utilizing case studies, Mr. Goldberg will explain how and when to best pursue construction claims in order to maximize the recovery of sums validly due to contractors for these typical events and problems.

Mr. Goldberg is a prominent authority in construction law and government contracting. His firm represents owners and developers, construction contractors, subcontractors, sureties and government agencies. Mr. Goldberg counsels his clients with regard to problems that arise during all phases of construction including the design, bidding, construction, management and closeout of projects. He is an expert in all types of construction claims and controversies.