Goldberg & Connolly's Erik A. Ortmann to Moderate Elite CFMA Panel Discussion on January 24, 2012

Goldberg & Connolly is pleased to announce that Erik A. Ortmann, a Senior Associate at the firm, will be moderating an elite panel discussion hosted by the Long Island Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) entitled, "Long Island's Economic Outlook - The Experts' Perspective." The discussion will take place on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 9:00am at the Huntington Hilton at 598 Broadhollow Road, Melville, NY.

The panel discussion will be led by Andrea Lohneiss, Long Island Regional Director of the Empire State Development Corporation, Patrick O'Keefe, Director of Economic Research at JH Cohn, LLP and Marc Herbst, Executive Director of the Long Island Contractors Association.

Panelists will present their views on the economic outlook for 2012 and its implications for public and private construction and development; federal and state funding for projects; attracting and keeping businesses on Long Island; and key opportunities and innovative ideas that can permit Long Island to strengthen and grow its economy.

While faced with significant challenges amid the economic downturn, there are signs of innovation and revitalization which suggest that the Long Island Contracting Community is striving to meet these challenges and is poised for a better future.

Mr. Ortmann is a Senior Associate with Goldberg & Connolly and a member of the firm's Construction Law and Commercial Litigation Groups. He is on the board of the LI Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association and is actively involved in the law and legislation committee of the General Contractors Association. He has also served as General Counsel to the NYC/LI Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

As a frequent presenter at industry forums and events on legal matters critical to the public contracting industry, Mr. Ortmann speaks on such topics as M/WBE Good Faith Compliance, The New Prompt Pay Act and Delay Claims.

Mr. Ortmann received his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 1994 and is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in New York State.

For more information regarding the event or to register please contact Debbie at (201) 828-5776.