Construction

Overview

Robinson+Cole’s Construction Group is made up of one of the most capable, accomplished teams of lawyers to the construction industry in the Northeast. We have devoted our legal careers to serving the construction industry and, as a result, the group enjoys a national reputation for its work.

Our Services

We represent both the public and private sectors on all types of construction projects, including the following:

  • commercial and industrial buildings
  • educational facilities
  • health care facilities
  • multifamily residences
  • hospitality
  • environmental remediation
  • energy and utilities
  • infrastructure

Our work encompasses a variety of issues and questions confronting the construction industry:

  • construction financing
  • public-private partnerships
  • contract procurement and selection of project delivery
  • drafting and negotiating design and construction contracts
  • regulatory and compliance
  • bid protests
  • licensing
  • risk assessment and management
  • building information modeling (BIM)
  • sustainable design and construction
  • delay and lost productivity claims
  • contract defaults and termination
  • surety bonds
  • mechanic's liens
  • claims and dispute resolution, whether by negotiation, mediation, or arbitration or in the courtroom

Our Team

The Construction Group comprises skilled litigators and transactional lawyers. Many of our lawyers have been rated by their peers and the construction industry as leaders in the field. We handle numerous issues involving construction projects of all sizes and complexity and have had the fortune to be team members of high-profile projects construction projects throughout the country and the world. If called to litigate, we are prepared to do so, having represented parties in courtrooms and before arbitration panels around the country and on landmark cases before the highest courts on issues affecting the entire industry. 

Industry Leadership

Our lawyers are active in these local and national construction industry organizations:

  • the Associated General Contractors
  • the Connecticut Building Congress
  • the Mass Building Congress
  • Professional Women in Construction
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • the American Institute of Architects
  • the Design-Build Institute of America
  • the ABA Forum on Construction Law
  • the American Arbitration Association

We hold leadership positions in many of these groups, including chairs, presidencies, and board memberships. In addition, our group regularly provides insights on developments affecting the industry through our blog, the Construction Law Zone.

Cross-Practice Collaboration

The Construction Group works comfortably with and draws upon the experience of colleagues from our firm's Real Estate + Development, Environmental + Utilities, and Land Use Groups. We also maintain a strong relationship with Occupational Safety and Health Administration professionals in connection with safety-related issues on construction projects. Consequently, we understand the legal issues and serve our clients' needs and objectives as they relate to all aspects of the built environment.

We also work closely with the firm's Labor and Employment Group to handle the multiple issues in those areas that arise in the construction industry, including negotiations of union contracts, minority business enterprise requirements, discrimination, immigration, project labor agreements, and ERISA issues.

Our lawyers have also handled general business, tax, bankruptcy, mergers, and acquisitions involving construction industry clients and the protection of trade secrets and other intellectual property involved in the construction process.

Surety and Insurance

Moreover, we have a thorough understanding of surety bond underwriting and claims processes and the way in which bonding matters can affect any project. We are equally experienced in insurance and other risk management issues that often arise in construction projects, such as property insurance, coverage issues, and defective construction claims.

    • News
      • December 8, 2017

        Greg Faulkner Presents on Arbitrating Construction Defect Claims

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      • November 27, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Promotes Eight Lawyers to Counsel

      • November 20, 2017

        Greg Faulkner Speaks at ABX 2017

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      • November 20, 2017

        Dennis Cavanaugh Speaks at ABA Construction Insurance Program

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      • November 16, 2017

        Martin Onorato Presents at CERT Conference, Moderates CI Program

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      • November 1, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Receives 37 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and 3 National Rankings in Latest U.S. News – Best Law Firms Survey

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      • October 24, 2017

        Todd Regan and Peter Strniste Accept Fellowships with National Construction Group

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      • October 17, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 16, 2017

        Jonathan Hausner Presents on BIM Deployment at the CMAA National Conference

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      • August 15, 2017

        Fifty-Nine Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

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      • July 25, 2017

        Elizabeth Wright Recognized by ENR New England as a “Top Young Professional”

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      • June 27, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Accept Fellowships with National Construction Group

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      • June 13, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Present at 2017 Connecticut Legal Conference

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      • May 17, 2017

        Elizabeth Wright recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as an “Up and Coming Lawyer”

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      • May 9, 2017

        Dennis Cavanaugh Recognized as Connecticut Construction “Lawyer of the Year” for 2017

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      • March 10, 2017

        Greg Faulkner Speaks on Managing Legal Exposures at Construction Institute

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      • March 1, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Speak on Drones in the Construction Industry

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      • February 22, 2017

        Construction Lawyers Participate in CBC Roundtable Discussions

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      • February 7, 2017

        Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut Honor Robinson+Cole

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      • December 19, 2016

        Peter Strniste Publishes Article for CONNstruction Magazine

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      • December 8, 2016

        Greg Faulkner Presents at Construction SuperConference

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      • November 16, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Present on Drones in the Construction Industry

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      • November 15, 2016

        Greg Faulkner Speaks at ABA Forum on Construction

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      • November 8, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Adds New Counsel in Four Markets

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      • November 3, 2016

        Jonathan Hausner Moderates CMAA Panel

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      • November 1, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives 34 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and 3 National Rankings in Latest U.S. News – Best Law Firms Survey

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      • October 18, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • September 23, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Sponsors Autism-Friendly Performance of Bye Bye Birdie

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      • September 16, 2016

        Construction Lawyer Presents at NFSA

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      • August 15, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

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      • July 18, 2016

        Construction Institute Honors Robinson+Cole Lawyer with Emerging Young Professional Leadership Award

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      • July 6, 2016

        Todd Regan Named Top Young Professional for 2016

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      • June 23, 2016

        Joe Barra Presents to MIBA on Building Information Modeling (BIM) Contract Form

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      • May 4, 2016

        Keane Aures Participates in Construction Institute Events

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      • February 1, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Forms Sustainability Cross-Practice Team

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      • December 9, 2015

        Joe Barra Co-presents at ACEC/MA Program

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      • December 1, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyer Elected to Goodspeed Opera House Board of Trustees

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      • November 20, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyer Among Connecticut Law Tribune’s “New Leaders in the Law”

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      • October 26, 2015

        Peter Strniste Comments on Hartford's Construction Projects and the Risks Associated with Project Delays in HBJ Article

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      • October 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 8, 2015

        Construction Lawyers Present at NASBP Regional Meeting

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      • October 2, 2015

        Peter Strniste Selected as Finalist for AGC Service Provider of the Year

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      • August 18, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

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      • July 21, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyer Named to Hartford Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty”

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      • May 21, 2015

        Boston Lawyers Speak at REBA Spring Conference

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      • May 18, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Construction Lawyers Build with Habitat for Humanity

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      • May 11, 2015

        Jonathan Hausner to Co-chair New REBA Construction Law Committee

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      • April 23, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Successfully Defends Connecticut Municipality in Construction Contract Case

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      • April 6, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyer Elected to Hartford Performs Board of Directors

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      • March 23, 2015

        Peter Strniste Speaks at Annual RCA Conference

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      • March 9, 2015

        Todd Regan Joins NASBP Attorney Advisory Council

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      • December 23, 2014

        Martin Onorato Moderates Ireland's Great Hunger Museum Program

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      • December 18, 2014

        Martin Onorato Presents AIA Connecticut Awards

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      • December 11, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes New Lawyers

      • September 19, 2014

        Joe Barra Speaks on Climate Change

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      • August 25, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Launches HigherEdWire – News for legal counsel

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      • August 18, 2014

        Hartford Lawyers Present Education Law Program to UHart Students

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      • August 6, 2014

        Boston Lawyer Named to PWC-CT Board

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      • June 5, 2014

        Peter Strniste Presents at Connecticut Surety Association

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      • May 8, 2014

        Greg Faulkner Presents Legal Exposure Session at the Construction Institute

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      • January 29, 2014

        Keane Aures Presents at Connecticut Building Congress Program

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      • January 13, 2014

        Boston Lawyers Prepare Students to Deliver Oral Arguments

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      • January 7, 2014

        Construction Lawyer Serves as Panelist at AGC Workshop

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      • January 6, 2014

        Construction Lawyer Presents Legal Exposure Session at CI

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      • December 11, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Elects Four New Partners and Promotes Six Counsel

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      • November 26, 2013

        Martin Onorato Moderates Diversity Program

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      • November 1, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives 34 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Three National Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers Survey

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      • October 21, 2013

        Super Lawyers® Names 61 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2013 List

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      • October 17, 2013

        Connecticut Landmarks Appoints Todd Regan to Board of Trustees

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      • August 23, 2013

        Boston Lawyer's Views on BIM Highlighted in Engineering News-Record

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      • August 16, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • July 11, 2013

        Hartford Construction Lawyers Present at SFCI's Annual Meeting

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      • June 17, 2013

        Hartford Construction Lawyer Presents to the Connecticut Surety Association

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      • June 17, 2013

        Joseph Barra to Present at Upcoming Massachusetts Construction Law Series

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      • June 7, 2013

        Hartford Construction Lawyer Presents at CBA Meeting

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      • May 23, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Sponsors Welcome Reception at ABA's 2013 Construction Forum Annual Meeting

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      • April 29, 2013

        Boston Lawyer Receives CMAA's Distinguished Service Award

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      • April 10, 2013

        Boston Lawyer Presents to Construction Groups

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      • April 5, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Sponsors Annual Joint Dinner of the Design and Construction Industry

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      • March 21, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Selected for Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts

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      • March 11, 2013

        Construction Lawyers Present at Seminar on Construction Defect Litigation

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      • March 1, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Lawyers Selected as James W. Cooper Fellows of the Connecticut Bar Foundation

      • November 7, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives 32 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Four National Rankings in U.S.News - Best Lawyers Survey

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      • October 22, 2012

        Super Lawyers® Names 49 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2012 List and Recognizes 26 as Rising Stars

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      • October 5, 2012

        Construction Partner Talks About Mediation on Panel Discussion

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      • September 25, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Expands Offices and Practice Areas with the Addition of New Associates

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      • September 14, 2012

        Ten Robinson & Cole Attorneys Selected as “Lawyers of the Year”

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      • August 28, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • May 14, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Welcomes Twelve New Attorneys in Five Offices Expanding its Presence across the Northeast

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      • April 16, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Construction Partners Contribute to Connecticut Construction Guidelines

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      • April 13, 2012

        Construction Partner Discusses Contract Law with Civil Engineers

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      • April 4, 2012

        Construction Partner Delivers Presentation on Joint Ventures

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      • March 14, 2012

        Super Lawyers® Renames Two Robinson & Cole Partners to Top 50 List in Connecticut

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      • March 13, 2012

        Construction Lawyer Attends Firm Sponsored Joint Design and Construction Industries Dinner

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      • January 27, 2012

        Construction Partner Spoke on Panel for Design-Build Projects in New England

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      • December 23, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Adds Two New Associates in Hartford

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      • December 8, 2011

        Article on Massachusetts Lien Law by Construction Partner Published in Construction Management Association Newsletter

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      • December 6, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Announces Partner Promotions

      • September 12, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • June 20, 2011

        Construction Attorney Presents Paper and Moderates Discussion at Defense Research Institute's Fidelity and Surety Roundtable

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      • June 17, 2011

        Martin Onorato Elected President of Connecticut Building Congress

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      • June 7, 2011

        Joseph Barra Gives Practical Tips at the MCLE Construction Law and Litigation Seminar

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      • May 25, 2011

        Construction Partner Moderates Connecticut Building Congress Panel Discussion

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      • May 19, 2011

        Construction Attorney Presents at Annual Commercial Construction & Renovation Summit

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      • May 2, 2011

        Peter Strniste Authors Article Regarding Risks Associated With Contractual LEED Certification Requirements

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      • April 29, 2011

        Construction Attorneys Onorato and Cunha Present Webinar on Construction Management

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      • April 18, 2011

        Attorney Writes Chapter About Performance Bonds and Contractor Default Insurance for Book

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      • March 15, 2011

        Rebecca Levy-Sachs Discusses Green and Property Insurance at the FDCC Winter Meeting

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      • February 4, 2011

        Construction Attorney Gives Tips for the Expert Witness

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      • October 21, 2010

        Joseph A. Barra Joins Robinson & Cole’s Construction Group

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      • October 7, 2010

        Construction Attorney Participates in Two Panels

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      • September 17, 2010

        Robinson & Cole LLP Receives Most Connecticut First-Tier Rankings in Inaugural U.S.News - Best Lawyers Survey

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      • May 26, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Elected General Chair of Connecticut Swimming, Inc.

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      • May 12, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Participates on Panel during Construction Program

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      • April 1, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Appointed to Rocky Hill Planning and Zoning Commission

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      • March 17, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Reelected Vice President of Connecticut Surety Association

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      • February 8, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Present on Architectural Copyright Law

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      • December 15, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Elected to Board of Directors for the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

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      • November 12, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Present on Employment Program to Connecticut Chapter of American Institute of Architects

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      • October 29, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Partner Authors Chapter in Construction and Design Law Guide

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      • September 2, 2009

        Books by Robinson & Cole LandLaw Partners on Best Seller List

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    • Publications + Presentations
    • Construction Team Out + About (October 2017)

      "What is Builders’ Risk and Who and What Does it Protect on a Construction Project?" published in Construction Executive Risk Management e-newsletter, authored by Peter E. Strniste Jr. (7/12/2017)
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      Construction Deal Report (4/5/2017)

      "International Perspectives on Real Estate," presented by Gregory R. Faulkner, at The World of Higher Education Conference, sponsored by UK-based law firm Mills & Reeve, at the British Library in London (3/16/2017)
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      "Management of Legal Exposures," presented by Gregory R. Faulkner, a Construction Institute (CI) workshop, in Hartford, Connecticut (3/1/2017)
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      "Drones in the Construction Industry: Gear Up for the Revolution," co-presented by Kathryn M. Rattigan, Elizabeth K. Wright, Jonathan R. Hausner and Ivan Stamatovski of Easy Aerial, at the Robinson+Cole offices in Hartford, Connecticut (1/27/2017) and in New York City (2/23/2017)
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      "A Lawyer, an Architect, and a Carpenter: Construction Law Best Practices Roundtable Discussions," co-presented by Gregory R. Faulkner and Martin A. Onorato, at a Connecticut Building Congress program at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut (2/21/2017)
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      "Recipe for Successfully Navigating Project Financing Difficulties," published in CONNstruction, authored by Peter E. Strniste Jr. (Winter 2016)
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      "Leveraging the In-house and Outside Counsel Relationship," presented by Gregory R. Faulkner, at the 31st Construction SuperConference in Las Vegas, Nevada (12/7/2016)
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      "Drones in the Construction Industry: Gear Up for the Revolution," co-presented by Kathryn M. Rattigan, Jonathan R. Hausner and Elizabeth K. Wright, at Robinson+Cole's Boston office (11/15/2016)
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      "Fundamentals of Construction Law: Learning from the Pros," presented by Gregory R. Faulkner, sponsored by the ABA Forum on Construction in New York City (11/4/2016)
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      "Legislation Perspective: A Legislator Panel of Construction Professionals," co-presented by Jonathan R. Hausner and Rep. Chris Walsh, Rep. William Pignatelli, Rep. Marcos Devers, and Rep. Angelo D'Emilia, moderated the session, sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (10/18/2016)
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      "Strategies for Managing and Avoiding the Inherent Risks Associated with Construction Projects," presented by Peter E. Strniste Jr., at the National Fire Sprinklers Association's Boston Chapter Meeting (9/14/2016)
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      Portuguese-Owned Construction Firms No Longer Certifiable as Minority-Owned Businesses in Massachusetts (6/15/16)

      "Project Planning and Boot Camp," presented by Jonathan R. Hausner, presented on panel hosted by the CMAA New England Technical Committee and Retired CM Corps at the Wentworth Institute of Technology (5/12/2016)
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      Construction Group Deal Report (5/2/2016)

      Construction Team Out + About (April 2016)

      We are pleased to introduce our Sustainability Team (4/11/2016)

      "Construction manager found not responsible for design," published in REBA News, co-authored by Dennis C. Cavanaugh and Elizabeth K. Wright (December 2015)

      Connecticut Supreme Court Upholds Jurisdiction of Arbitration Panel for Claims Arising on Public Works Construction (12/2/2015)

      Construction Team Out + About (November 2015)

      "Construction brings excitement, risk to Hartford," published in Hartford Business Journal, authored by Peter E. Strniste Jr. (10/19/2015)
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      "Deciphering and Navigating the Terms and Conditions of Industry and Modified Bond Forms," co-presented by Peter E. Strniste Jr. and Todd R. Regan, at National Association of Surety Bond Producers' Regional Meeting (9/28/2015)
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      Construction Manager Found Not Responsible for Design (9/23/25)

      Introducing our Northeast Development Law Blog (8/10/2015)

      Construction Team Out and About (June 2015)

      "Economics of Construction: Understanding the New Retainage Law and Revising the Economic Loss Rule," at 2015 REBA Spring Conference in Norwood, Massachusetts, presented by Jonathan R. Hausner (5/4/2015)

      Termination for Convenience Contract Provision Retains Responsibility for Liquidated Damages (4/20/2015)

      "Differing Court Views on the Surety's Non-Response to a Claim within the Payment Bond's Prescribed Time Period," published in Surety Bond Quarterly, authored by Todd R. Regan (Spring 2015)

      2014 Construction Law Group Deal Report (3/24/2015)

      "Strategies for Avoiding and Minimizing Subcontractor Defaults," presented by Peter E. Strniste Jr., at the 25-year anniversary of the Retail Contractor Association's Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada (3/14/2015)
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      "The Basics of Construction Litigation and Arbitration," co-presented by Jonathan R. Hausner and Joseph A. Barra, taught prep course for the Construction Management Association of America's (CMAA) Certified Construction Manager (CCM) Exam at the Wentworth Institute of Technology (3/3/2015)

      "Inland Wetlands and Watercourses," at University of Connecticut School of Law, presented by Lisa B. Andrzejewski (2/25/2015)

      Introducing Construction Law Blog (2/18/2015)

      Minimum Wage Increases for Federal Government Contractors (2/3/2015)

      "Owners and Contractors Are Wise to Be Covered," published in Caldwell & Walsh Building Construction, Inc., authored by Peter E. Strniste Jr. (February 2015)

      "Ireland's Great Hunger Museum Program," presented by Martin A. Onorato, organized and moderated the program and presentation by key team members for the award-winning Ireland's Great Hunger Museum project near Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut (12/9/2014)
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      "2014 Business Awards," presented by Martin A. Onorato, presented the winners of the 2014 Business Awards at the AIA Connecticut Awards Reception, held at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine at the UConn Health Center (12/2/2014)
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      "Massachusetts Construction Law Game-Changer: A Breakdown of the New Retainage Act," published in REBA News, authored by Jonathan R. Hausner (January 2015)

      Connecticut Supreme Court Rejects Effort to Read Default Liability Provision into Public Works Payment Bond Law, authored by Todd R. Regan (12/19/2014)

      A Breakdown of the Massachusetts Retainage Act (12/1/2014)

      R+C Out and About (10/7/2014)

      Connecticut Court Again Holds That Certificates of Insurance Do Not Confer Rights (9/26/2014)

      2014 Connecticut Construction Legislative Summary (9/25/2014)

      "Overview of Resiliency and Massachusetts Implementation Plans," presented by Joseph A. Barra, served as a panelist at a program sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (9/16/2014)

      Court Rejects Application of Subcontract’s No-Damages-for-Delay Clause (8/18/2014)

      Robinson+Cole's Education Group Launches HigherEdWire LinkedIn Group (8/11/2014)

      "Bonding and Surety Law," at Construction Law Annual Update, presented by Ryan M. Burns (5/30/2014)

      "Protecting the Surety and Bond Principal from Overreaching Bond Forms," presented by Peter E. Strniste Jr., presented at Connecticut Surety Association's Spring 2014 Meeting (5/22/2014)

      "Management of Legal Exposures," at Construction Institute's Spring 2014 Professional Development Workshop at the University of Hartford, co-presented by Gregory R. Faulkner and Roy Cooper, P.E., vice president of ARCADIS (4/22/2014)

      2013 Construction Law Group Deal Report (4/21/14)

      "When to Call the Surety: 411 or 911," at American Bar Association's Annual Meeting of the Forum on the Construction Industry in New Orleans, Louisiana, co-presented by Dennis C. Cavanaugh and Shannon Briglia of BrigliaMcLaughlin, PLLC (4/14/2014)

      Construction Team Out and About (3/25/2014)

      "Careers in Construction Law," at University of Connecticut School of Law event in Hartford, Connecticut, presented by Gregory R. Faulkner, co-panelist (2/12/2014)

      "Use of Power Granted the Surety in the Indemnity," presented by Dennis C. Cavanaugh, co-panelist at the midwinter program of the American Bar Association's Fidelity and Surety Law Committee in New York City (1/24/2014)

      "Construction Claims – Tricks, Traps, and Ploys," at program sponsored by Connecticut Building Congress in Hamden, Connecticut, co-presented by Keane E. Aures and Roy Cooper, P.E., vice president of ARCADIS (1/14/2014)

      "Management of Legal Exposures," at Construction Institute in Hartford, Connecticut, co-presented by Gregory R. Faulkner and Roy Cooper, P.E., vice president of ARCADIS (12/17/2013)

      Joint Check Agreements: Take a Second Look (12/11/2013)

      "Who Owns the Risk?" at workshop hosted by Associated General Contractors (AGC) Massachusetts in Boston, co-presented by Joseph A. Barra and Robert Foster Jr. of Leggat McCall; Peter Hamill of Turner Construction; Frederick Kramer of ADD, Inc.; Maureen McDonough of Harvard Planning & Project Management; and Robert Murray of BOND (12/4/2013)

      Be Careful What You Release (11/07/2013)

      "Allocating the Risks Associated with Project Delays," published in Schimenti Construction Company, LLC newsletter, authored by Peter E. Strniste Jr. (Winter 2014)

      2013 Massachusetts Midsession Legislative Summary (10/02/2013)

      Connecticut Construction Legislative Summary (09/20/2013)

      "Recent Developments Concerning the Faulty Work Exclusion in the Construction Defect Context," published in New Appleman on Insurance, co-authored by J. Tyler Butts and Gerald P. Dwyer Jr. (Fall 2013)

      CT Supreme Court: CGL Policy Can Cover Construction Defects (06/20/2013)

      Education Law Legal Update (06/06/2013)

      "Ramifications to the Construction Industry from the Connecticut Supreme Court's decision in State of Connecticut v. Lombardo Bros. Mason Contractors, Inc.," presented by Peter E. Strniste Jr., presented at Connecticut Surety Association's Spring Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut; explored the Court's holding that the statutes of limitations for asserting claims against construction contractors and professional designers does not apply to the State of Connecticut (4/16/2013)

      Solutions: Construction Newsletter (03/20/2013)

      "Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z," co-presented by Peter E. Strniste Jr. and Todd R. Regan, presented at National Business Institute, Hartford, Connecticut (2/5/2013)

      CT Supreme Court Rules that State of CT is not Bound by Statutory Time Limits for Civil Claims (11/14/2012)

      Education Law Legal Update (11/01/2012)

      "Lies, Diversions, and Other Obstacles to Productive Mediation," presented by Joseph A. Barra, presented by the Boston Bar Association, Panelist (9/13/2012)

      Solutions: Construction Newsletter - June 2012 (06/20/2012)

      "Connecticut Authorizes Design-Build and CM-at-Risk Contracts on Transportation Projects," published in Robinson & Cole Construction Law Update, co-authored by Ryan M. Burns and Martin A. Onorato (June 2012)

      Building Information Modeling: Now that you know how to spell BIM, is it right for you and your project? (05/01/2012)

      Finally! OSHA Revises Hazard Communications Standards (04/05/2012)

      OSHA Releases Guidance on Employer Safety Incentive Programs (03/28/2012)

      "Changes to the 2010 Florida Building Code and Its Impact on Insurance Claims Handling," at client workshop, presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs (2/29/2012)

      "Changes to the 2010 Florida Building Code: Impact on Wind and Flood Construction and Regulation," co-presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs and William Bracken, presented at workshop at the 2012 Windstorm Conference (2/12/2012)

      Education Law Legal Update (01/11/2012)

      "Design-Build Project Delivery: Is It Right for Your Project?" presented by Joseph A. Barra, Panelist (1/10/2012)

      "Building Information Modeling: Now that you know how to spell BIM, is it right for you and your project?" authored by Joseph A. Barra (2012)

      "A Nightmare on Main Street: Subdivision and Maintenance Bonds," published in DRI For The Defense (January 2012)

      Construction Solutions - December 2011 (12/22/2011)

      "Are You Ready for the New Massachusetts Prompt Pay Act?" authored by Joseph A. Barra, published in Construction Management Association of America's New England Chapter Newsletter (Winter 2011)

      "Massachusetts Design Professionals Now File a Lien for Unpaid Design-Phase Services," authored by Joseph A. Barra, published in the newsletter of the Construction Management Association of America, New England Chapter (Fall 2011)

      The Environmental Exception and Treatment of Nonresident Contractors (07/13/2011)

      Education Law Legal Update (05/16/2011)

      "Meet the Architects," presented by Martin A. Onorato, moderator of panel discussion at Connecticut Building Congress program. The panel focused on the status of economic recovery, major market drivers for projects, and regional trends in design. (5/10/2011)

      "Avoiding the Six Common Mistakes of Construction Management Practice," co-presented by Martin A. Onorato, Elizabeth K. Wright and Frank C. White Jr. (4/21/2011)

      Construction Solutions - April 2011 (04/15/2011)

      "Liens, Laws, and Bankruptcy," at Commercial Construction & Renovation Summit, presented by Peter E. Strniste Jr. (4/14/2011)

      "Performance Bonds and Contractor Default Insurance," published in Construction Insurance: A Guide for Attorneys and Other Professionals, authored by Dennis C. Cavanaugh (4/2011)

      Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division Targets Construction Sites in Rhode Island and Connecticut (03/28/2011)

      Massachusetts Design Professionals May Soon File a Lien for Unpaid Design-Phase Services (03/14/2011)

      "Important Fundamentals of Construction Law in Connecticut," at Hartford Chapter of The Construction Specifications Institute, Rocky Hill, Connecticut, presented by Martin A. Onorato (3/14/2011)

      "The Commonwealth's New Prompt Pay Law," at the program 3-in-1 Overview: How New Regulatory Changes May Affect You, hosted by the International Facility Management Association of Boston, presented by Joseph A. Barra (3/10/2011)

      "Green Construction, LEED & Liability, A Primer for Counsel," at Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Winter Meeting in Indian Wells, California, presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs, Panelist (3/2/2011)

      "So You're Going to Be an Expert Witness...Part III – Cross Examination," published in ACEC Insights, authored by Joseph A. Barra (1/2011)

      "Risk Management," at CMAA New England Chapter Breakfast Program, presented by Joseph A. Barra (12/14/2010)

      Public Hearing on Energy Efficiency Amendments to CT Building Code (12/01/2010)

      Construction Solutions - November 2010 (11/22/2010)

      Education Law Legal Update (11/15/2010)

      "Managing Liability Issues in Green Buildings and Sustainable Construction," presented at Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers, co-presented by Gregory R. Faulkner and Martin A. Onorato (10/15/2010)

      "Risk Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution," at CMAA New England Chapter Breakfast Program, presented by Joseph A. Barra (10/12/2010)

      "Recent Developments in Construction Manager Liability," at CMAA National Conference, presented by Joseph A. Barra (10/5/2010)

      "Understanding & Applying Daubert Principles in Today's Cases," at West LegalEdcenter CLE Course, Iselin, New Jersey, presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs (9/22/2010)
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      New Private Construction Reform Requires Prompt Payment in Massachusetts (08/24/2010)

      AIA Revises Bond Forms, authored by Todd R. Regan (07/27/2010)

      Construction Solutions - July 2010 (07/01/2010)

      "So You're Going to Be an Expert Witness...Part II – Direct Examination," published in ACEC Insights, authored by Joseph A. Barra (6/2010)

      Construction Solutions - March 2010 (04/09/2010)

      "So You're Going to Be an Expert Witness...," published in ACEC Insights, authored by Joseph A. Barra (3/2010)

      Academic Solutions (12/01/2009)

      Construction Solutions - November 2009 (11/19/2009)

      Court Says "No" to Double Tax on Construction Contracts (09/29/2009)

      Construction Solutions - August 2009 (08/03/2009)

      "New York Lien Law and Construction Lending," at Pace University School of Law, presented by Kevin C. George (3/17/2009)

      "Introduction to Public Construction Law - Construction Bonds," at Connecticut Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education seminar, presented by Peter E. Strniste Jr. (3/16/2009)

      "Show Me the Money! The Retail Contractor's Mall Deposit in Bankruptcy," authored by Peter E. Strniste Jr., published on the Web page of the Retail Contractors Association (2009)

      "The New Contract Documents and Integrated Project Delivery Documents from AIA and ConsensusDOCS," at Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers Conference, Austin, Texas, presented by Martin A. Onorato (10/20 to 10/21/2008)
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      "Building Information Modeling (BIM): Legal Liability and Risk Issues," at CONSTRUCT, 2008, Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, presented by Martin A. Onorato (6/5/2008)
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      "No Damage for Delay Clauses: How Enforceable Are They?" published in Academic Solutions (2008)

      "Construction Law - Negotiating with Architects," at Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers Conference, Seattle, Washington, presented by Martin A. Onorato (9/27 to 9/28/2007)
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      "BIM and Your Practice," at Connecticut Chapter of American Institute of Architects, presented by Martin A. Onorato (3/8/2007)
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      "Successful Project Development Workshop," at the Construction Institute, presented by Martin A. Onorato (6/2/2006)
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      "Legislative Update and Effective Skills in Construction Lobbying," at Construct 2006, 9th Annual New England Construction and Facilities Management Conference and Exposition, presented by Dennis C. Cavanaugh (3/21/2006)
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      "Chapter 40R: A New Mechanism for Encouraging Housing Construction," published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, co-authored by Matthew J. Lawlor and Michael S. Giaimo (12/2004)

      "Land Use Controls," at a Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) Annual Meeting, presented by Richard M. Fil (6/2001)
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      "Brownfields v. Greenfields: Legal Protections, Legal Limits," presented by Pamela K. Elkow (5/24/2001)
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      "Institutional Controls," at Environmental Bankers Association, presented by Pamela K. Elkow (1/21/2001)
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      "Institutional Controls," at an Environmental Bankers Association event, presented by Richard M. Fil (1/2001)
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      Brownfields Law and Practice Connecticut chapter and updated biannually, authored by Robert S. Melvin (2001)
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      "The Nuts and Bolts of a Real Estate Project," at Real Estate Exchange (2000)

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