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Rob, Dean, Elise and Thomas are members in the firm’s Construction Law Department. Rob can be reached at 612.359.7648 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dean can be reached at 612.359.7624 or email@example.com. Elise can be reached at 612.359.7670 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thomas can be reached at 612,359.7669 or email@example.com.
As we all know from news reports, the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is causing widespread disruption in the construction industry. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic on March 11th, and the federal government, various states, and local governments are issuing orders in an effort to contain or mitigate the spread of the virus. Website links at the end of this paper to the CDC, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the University of Minnesota provide guidance on how best to keep safe from the threat. The rest of this Briefing Paper describes how contractors, subcontractors, designers, and owners can best manage and respond to the industry disruption that COVID-19 is causing. We begin by listing some of the negative project impacts that the virus and actions to combat it are causing, and then follow in outline form how to mitigate and recover monetary losses due to these impacts.
Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A. welcomes its newest shareholder, Rob Smith. Rob, a graduate of Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) and the University of Minnesota Law School, has over 20 years of experience as an attorney, almost all of which has been exclusively devoted to construction law. He comes to the firm after spending the past seven years at PCL Construction Enterprises, where he oversaw all legal matters involving PCL’s commercial buildings operations in the U.S. Rob is a former chair of the MSBA Construction Section, was previously a shareholder at Leonard, Street and Deinard, P.A., and also served as Associate General Counsel at Life Time Fitness.
Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A. is pleased to announce the election of its new President and Executive Committee. The following six attorneys now comprise the Fabyanske Executive Committee: Rory Duggan (President), Matthew Collins, Richard Jensen, Mark Becker, Thomas Tucci, and Jeffrey Jones.
This discussion is generalized in nature and should not be considered a substitute for professional advice. © 2020 FWH&T.