A Sandy Hurricane Solution When Rebuilding Proceeds

New Yorkers just went through the worst natural disaster in more than 100 years. Experts describe the Sandy Hurricane as a 100 year disaster. Based on recent climatological indications, it seems these once every 100 year disasters are occurring with greater frequency. Sandy has torn apart people’s lives and disrupted business in the Metro Region. Fortunately, huge FEMA funding will be available – about $8 billion FEMA funds have been appropriated by Congress for disasters such as Sandy. They are available to be disbursed, and a substantial fund is available for rebuilding in New York alone.  When funds of the magnitude contemplated are available, it is inevitable that New Yorkers planning rebuilding could fall prey to unscrupulous scam artists and contractors offering a quick remedy as they look to line their pockets with government funds. It happens all the time.
Buyer beware!
New Yorkers who plan to rebuild should be protected so that the funds provided by FEMA or private insurance carriers are used solely to build what is needed and not capable of being diverted. LePatner offers the in depth expertise to ensure that every dollar provided to rebuild, or remediate, goes into the victim’s project and won’t be diverted to unscrupulous third parties. 
The LePatner team includes senior attorneys who, individually, have close to 40 years of experience protecting clients in these types of situations. Its senior attorneys include a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who held senior executive positions in its Criminal Division and works regularly, on behalf of his clients, with law enforcement to ensure client rights are protected.
The LePatner legal team includes attorneys with expertise in the intricacies of the City’s building codes and other regulations impacting the building that will be planned for clients. That expertise ensures that the process to build will be expedited.
LePatner’s affiliated professionals also include Proactive Integrity Associates, LLC — licensed forensic auditors who have the skill to provide the due diligence as to potential contractors and evaluate the proposed scope of work and oversee the funding to ensure no monies are diverted.
LePatner’s affiliated professionals, include licensed architects and design professionals and engineers who shall design the proposed work to comply with City codes and regulations and see that plans are drawn up and filed on an expedited basis so that work permits are secured and the work proceeds and certificates of occupancy are obtained.
The LePatner team is very cost sensitive. Given this unprecedented disaster LePatner will make necessary accommodations to assist prospective clients.
LePatner is committed to working to assist those who need professional assistance. We will see this City rebuilt and look forward to assisting those who suffered from Sandy regain control of their lives quickly and without fear of being ripped off.  

A Sandy Hurricane Solution When Rebuilding Proceeds