Asserting Your Claim in Bankruptcy

As a creditor, you have the ability to assert certain claims within your customer’s bankruptcy case. One easy way to do that if the case is an asset case is to file a proof of claim. The claim will set forth amounts due from the debtor to you and the grounds from which this amount […]

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How to Build a Large School Early + Under Budget

School administrators are often frustrated by cost overruns and delays on much needed capital improvement projects in recent years. Yet many of those same administrators and their counsel continue to employ the same techniques and methodologies that have failed in the past. Our firm had the opportunity to serve as counsel on probably the largest […]

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Doing Business in California? Take Note of Changes to Nation’s Most-Stringent Toxicity Regulations

Recent proposed changes to California’s Proposition 65, “The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986,” have businesses and trade associations in a state of agitation—if not alarm—as some of the nation’s most stringent toxic substances regulations could become even stricter. Thirty years after the initiative was first adopted, the administrative body charged with […]

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Cost Controls + Alternatives to Litigation

When faced with litigation, whether pursuing a contractor or owner that failed to pay you, or whether you are being pursued for payment, there are many options available which may help reduce time, expenses and delays associated with traditional litigation. Here are four to consider: 1. Mediation Mediation is a non-binding settlement negotiation conduced with […]

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Colorado Medical Center’s Budget Dispute Causes Kiewit-Turner to Stop Project

Contractors trapped on a troubled construction project should take note of a recent federal court decision, Kiewit -Turner v. Department of Veterans Affairs, CBCA No. 3450 (Dec. 9, 2014). In the decision, authored by the United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (a special court which hears claims brought against agencies of the federal government), […]

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