CAN A CONTRACTOR BE TERMINATED DUE TO DELAY CAUSED BY AN EPIDEMIC?

Written by Adam Cook If the COVID-19 Pandemic makes it impossible – or even illegal – for a contractor to maintain the necessary workforce on a project, the resulting delay in progress is almost certainly outside the contractor’s control. But can the project owner terminate the contract in this situation? The answer lies in the [...]

April 2nd, 2020|

BHBC FACES A VAST ARRAY OF LEGAL ISSUES DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Written by David Gross Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot (“BHBC”) has always prided itself in being a full-service law firm.  Our goal has been to provide our clients with support no matter what legal issues they may be facing.  This commitment is unaltered in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Over the last two weeks, [...]

March 28th, 2020|

BLM’s Publication of its FEIS Brings the Ambler Road Project A Critical Step Closer to Reality

Written by Jon Devore,  Elisabeth Ross and Nicole Bayne On March 27, 2020, the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”), within the Department of Interior, published its Final Environmental Impact Statement (“FEIS”) on The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority’s (“AIDEA’s”) proposal to build a 211 mile industrial access road linking the remote Ambler Mining District [...]

March 28th, 2020|

CONSTRUCTION DELAY DUE TO EPIDEMIC

Written by Adam Cook The tourist-dependent city of Las Vegas was effectively shut down on March 17, 2020, when Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak halted all “nonessential businesses” due to the spread of Novel Coronavirus COVID-19.  The edict was of particular concern to the contractors working on the new Allegiant Stadium, a $1.8 billion NFL stadium [...]

March 26th, 2020|

COVID-19 Emergency Leave

Written by Jennifer Alexander UPDATE ON EMPLOYMENT-RELATED CORONAVIRUS LEGISLATION In response to the unprecedented spread of the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and the immense impact this pandemic has had on the U.S. and world economies, the U.S. Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFRCA”) In addition to providing emergency funding for food [...]

March 23rd, 2020|

Force Majeure Clauses and COVID-19

Written by David Gross We are currently facing very turbulent times with the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) that was first reported in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. State officials responded immediately, declaring state-wide emergencies and mandating [...]

March 18th, 2020|

BHBC Adds to Its Team of Professionals

In order to provide our clients with the highest level of service, BHBC continues to add to its team of professionals. BHBC is pleased to announce that Michelle Nesbett has joined our ranks. Michelle is a well-respected attorney, who focuses her practice on federal white collar criminal defense. She also handles civil cases, including professional [...]

March 17th, 2020|

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January 30th, 2020|

BHBC Sponsors Mears Middle School 8th Graders’ Tour of Boney and Nesbett Courthouses

Written by Aaron Sperbeck   Continuing Birch Horton’s longstanding effort to promote youth involvement and exposure to the legal profession, BHBC attorneys Aaron Sperbeck and Sarah Badten recently hosted a collaborative field trip of 8th grade students from Mears Middle School to visit the Boney and Nesbett Courthouses. The students toured the District and Superior [...]

December 23rd, 2019|

SBA Tribal Consultations: Is SBA Coming to a City Near You?

Written By:  Carissa Siebeneck Anderson and Jon DeVore New SBA Rulemaking Proposes Sweeping Changes.  On November 8, 2019, the U.S. Small Business Administration issued a proposed rule that includes some of the most sweeping regulatory changes from SBA in the last decade: “Consolidation of Mentor Protégé Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments.”[i]  There are many [...]

December 18th, 2019|