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Women-owned businesses now have a federal program devoted exclusively to ensuring that opportunities are made available to WOSBs and EDWOSBs and that contracting agencies have the tools necessary to meet their WOSB contracting goals.
Court held claims by the State cannot be barred by statutes of limitation or repose due to the ancient doctrine of nullum tempus occurrit regi, which literally means “no time runs against the King.”
The year 2012 was an important one for public-private partnerships (“PPPs”) in Mexico. A new federal PPP law, Ley de Asociaciones Público Privadas, was enacted early in 2012 and became enforceable in November 2012.
The first of a two-part article describing a “Top Ten” list of construction prime contract provisions viewed from the Contractor’s perspective. The provisions are briefly explained and potential negotiating points identified.
The Forum is off to a productive start in 2013. Read this issue to learn how much goes on within the Forum, how valuable Forum membership can be, and how to take advantage of your membership.
The Chair-Elect of the Forum describes his goal: to focus on implementing the strategic plan. He describes how more than fifty Forum members joined in to devise the strategic plan and how the energy and commitment of scores more are needed to see it to fruition. He welcomes your help. “Luckily for the Forum,” he writes in this message, “we have just the membership to do it.”
Forum Chair Andrew News announces the Forum Members that have been appointed to the Nominating Committee.
The Forum’s 2013 Midwinter Meeting in Naples, Florida, will guide you through the world of construction damages. You will learn the latest legal strategies; the best ways to present your claim through the use of experts; and, perhaps most importantly, the mistakes to avoid.
SPEC’s Distance Learning Committee offers high-tech webinars and podcasts replays to Forum members. Learn about "Upcoming Distance Learning Programs."
Forum Divisions 3, 6, 7, 10, and the Young Lawyers, report on their activities. Here's a chance to read about the Divisions and find out what to do if you're interested in joining.
The ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Young Lawyers Section, joined by the Boston Harbor Island Alliance and ARCADIS, continued the Forum’s legacy of “Pulling Together for a Winning Strategy.” Attorney and consultant volunteers from these organizations participated in the 2012 Fall Community Service Project - The Preservation of Fort Andrews.