Posts Written By: Tom Pannett

Skirting Federal DBE Laws is a Short Path to Debarment for Ohio Contractors

A week ago, I attended a seminar at Kegler Brown put on by construction attorneys Don Gregory and Mike Madigan for our friends and clients in the construction industry. They talked about very interesting and important topics, such as joint venturing, the pressures that the economy is putting on the construction industry (especially in central […]

Ohio SB 56 – Indemnity + Relief for Designers

Governor DeWine will likely soon be signing into law Senate Bill 56, which will prohibit indemnity clauses in public contracts that make architects, engineers, and other designers responsible for the negligence of others. Referred to by some as the “Indemnification Bill,” the new law, among other things, creates Section 153.81 of the Ohio Revised Code. […]

The Spearin Doctrine in Ohio Government Contracting, Part 2

Don and Tom authored Part II of this article (page 22) for Ohio Contractor Magazine, sharing why the Spearin Doctrine can be a contractor’s saving grace on public projects.

The Spearin Doctrine in Ohio Government Contracting, Part 1

Don and Tom authored Part I of this article (page 10) on the Spearin Doctrine for Ohio Contractor Magazine, outlining the history of the concept, how it affects public works disputes, and how it can be used as both a “shield” and a “sword” when a project fails.

State of the Construction Industry: Current Trends + What’s to Come

On September 21, our construction team welcomed clients in-person and virtually via livestream for a presentation on the current and forecasted state of the construction industry in Ohio. With more than 50 professionals from the local construction scene in attendance, our attorneys covered all the crucial topics at play in today’s building ecosystem. Don Gregory discussed […]