By Sarah K. Bloom The New York legislature recently enacted a statute, along with far-reaching implementing regulations, which should concern all contractors working with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The law requires the MTA to implement regulations imposing debarment as a penalty for construction contractors who fail to substantially complete the work within 10% of […]

Events 2019

July 15, 2019

Watt Tieder Events 2019 Watt Tieder and our affiliates are already planning new programs and events for the coming year. Visit our website often to see where our attorneys will be and plan to join us at these upcoming events.

By Jennifer Larkin Kneeland and Marguerite Lee DeVoll   On July 2, 2019, the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi granted a Motion for Summary Judgment that delivered a big win for sureties (and a blow to banking institutions) when it determined that a surety’s right to retainage is superior to a creditor’s […]

The Watt Tieder Spring Newsletter is now available. Take a look at a wide variety of articles and news from the firm and the industry covering subjects such as Construction-Related Trade Secrets as well as updates on construction industry trends. Download the Watt Tieder 2019 Spring Newsletter Watt Tieder Newsletter Overview Intellectual Property And Employment Law Best Practices: Are […]

Best Lawyers in America ®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Watt Tieder partner Bradford Carver as “Lawyer of the Year” in Construction Litigation in Boston.  Only a single lawyer in a specialty in each market is honored as “Lawyer of the Year.”  Brad was also named as a “Best Lawyer” […]

The Watt Tieder Winter Newsletter is now available. Take a look at a wide variety of articles and news from the firm and the industry covering subjects such as Watt Tieder’s new Boston office as well as updates on construction industry trends. Download the Watt Tieder 2019 Winter Newsletter Watt Tieder Newsletter Overview Watt Tieder […]

Lawyer Monthly has published the official Winners’ Edition of the 2018 Legal Awards and we are pleased to announce that Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald has been named Law Firm of the Year in Construction.  The firm is one of just 200 recipients being recognized for “the ambition, skill and expertise to deliver for their […]

Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP is proud to announce the opening of a Boston office.  Four veteran New England attorneys have agreed to join the firm with the intent to grow the firm’s construction and surety practice in the Northeast.  The new office joins other offices in Irvine, California, Chicago and Miami, and the […]

On June 4, 2018, a federal jury in the Central District of California awarded $45 million to the Plaintiff Contractor in a dispute with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.  The dispute involved liability for the Contractor’s costs to accelerate its work on a $440 million power plant modernization project, which were incurred due […]