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Barry LePatner speaks at Bisnow’s 4th Annual NYC Construction and Development Summit

Nov-2013
On Thursday, November 14, Barry LePatner spoke at Bisnow’s 4th Annual NYC Construction and Development Summit. In front of an audience of NYC developers, he discussed the need for change within the construction industry and introduced LePatner Project Solutions. He also presented LPS’s game-changing project management methods and explained how the firm can combat common construction risks such as cost overruns, change orders, asymmetrical information, “fast track” methodology, etc. Click here to view a video from the panel.

Barry LePatner moderates a panel discusion on Public/Private Partnerships at Syracuse University
Oct-2013
On Thursday, October 3, Barry LePatner moderated a panel discussion on Public/Private Partnerships as part of Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management’s 64th anniversary of the Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Program. The panelists included: Paul A. Grasso, Jr., President & CEO, The Development Corporation; Edward Reinfurt, Director, Division of Science, Technology and Innovation, Empire State Development; Rich Roche, Vice President, International Transportation, Mohawk Global Logistics. To view a video of the discussion, click here: Panel Discussion: The Power of Private/Public Partnerships

Encylopedia Britannica contacts Barry LePatner
Jul-2013
In July, Barry LePatner received an exciting invitation from the editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Book of the Year, an annual volume which covers major news stories and topical subjects and has been published continuously since 1938. Barry has written a Special Report on the state of the nation’s infrastructure for the upcoming volume, which will be released in 2014.

Barry LePatner speaks at the National Academies’ Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable regarding the condition of our nation’s bridges
June-2013
In June, Barry LePatner presented at the National Academies’ Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) in front of a prestigious group of attendees. His presentation, “Canaries in the Coal Mine: Why the I-35W and the I-5 Bridge Collapses Are Prime Examples of What Happens When Infrastructure Goes Unfunded,” and many of the Roundtable’s other presentations can be viewed here.

Barry LePatner contacted by media after Sagat River Bridge collapse
May-2013
Following the Skagit River Bridge collapse in Washington state in May, Barry LePatner was the expert of choice for high-level media. He shared his thoughts on the collapse and the nation’s overall infrastructure problems with The New York Times, the Associated Press, CNN.com, Bloomberg TV, CBS Radio and many other media outlets.

A Condo Board has retained LePatner to assist them in investigating design and construction deficiencies for their recently completed luxury residence tower 
Apr-2013
A condo board retained LePatner to assist them in investigating and repairing several major design and construction deficiencies discovered in their recently completed luxury residence tower. LePatner is working with consulting engineers and contractors to synthesize a claim to be presented to the condo’s sponsor for immediate repairs.

Barry LePatner interviewed by 20/20
Mar-2013
In March 2013, Barry LePatner was interviewed on ABC’s 20/20. He spoke with Deborah Roberts about the dangerous state of the nation’s bridges. The full segment as it aired on 20/20 can be seen here.

A co-op board retained LePatner to assist in evaluting major building damage due to heavy construction activity on adjacent property
Jan-2013
A co-op board retained LePatner to assist it in evaluating major building damage it suffered due to heavy construction activity on adjacent property. LePatner has assembled experts to propose repairs and is working closely with the co-op’s carrier to ensure minimal out-of-pocket cost to the building’s shareholders.LePatner has served as construction counsel to Simon Development Group, which is building a 31-story hotel on East 31st Street. LePatner drafted and negotiated each of the architect and consultant agreements for the project as well as the construction management agreement, which is based on our trademarked C3 Methodology. LePatner is now working on a second hotel development project with the same client.

LePatner serves as construction counsel to Simon Development Group
Jul-2012
LePatner has served as construction counsel to Simon Development Group, which is building a 31-story hotel on East 31st Street. LePatner drafted and negotiated each of the architect and consultant agreements for the project as well as the construction management agreement, which is based on our trademarked C3 Methodology. LePatner is now working on a second hotel development project with the same client.

Korn publishes healthcare article
Jul-05-2011
Partner Henry Korn published an article on controlling hospital construction costs in the Becker Hospital Review.

LePatner to Speak at ACEC Conference
May-19-2011
The American Council of Engineering Companies, has announced that Barry B. LePatner will speak at its 2011 Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 19-22, 2011.

Alex Tuttle admitted to SD Court of NY
Feb-22-2011
Partner Alex Tuttle was admitted to the Southern District Court of New York today.

LePatner in Today’s Commercial Observer
Feb-15-2011
“The Biggest Challenge Facing Ground-Up Projects”

The LePatner Blog Is Up and Running
Feb-02-2011
The LePatner Blog is now live! Read an introduction by firm founder, Barry LePatner.

LePatner Issues Independent Analysis of NTSB’s I-35W Report
Jan-26-2011
Barry LePatner has been an outspoken critic of the final report issued by the NTSB in connection with the collapse of the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis on August 1, 2007. He argues that the report was at the very least, misleading. Read his point by point critique.

Listen to LePatner’s Brookings Institution speech
Jan-26-2011
Listen to a recording of Barry LePatner’s speech to the Brookings Institution in December 2010 on the state of our nation’s infrastructure.

New article available: Reclaiming Architect’s Authority
Jan-25-2011
Partner Alex Tuttle has published “Reclaiming the Architect’s Authority.” Link here or find it under our Publications menu.

NY Post features LePatner
Jan-20-2011
An article in the NY Post, “Bridge of Size” interviews LePatner on infrastructure and his book, “Too Big To Fall.”

LePatner Gives Speech at Brookings Institution
Dec-16-2010
Barry LePatner gave a speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC on the alarming state of the nation’s infrastructure.

Too Big To Fall – available now
Dec-14-2010
Barry LePatner’s new book, Too Big to Fall: America’s Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward, is available online and in bookstores now.

30th Anniversary LePatner Report now available
Dec-14-2010

New Partners Announced
Dec-13-2010
Alex Tuttle and Jeff Kleiner are made partners at LePatner

Barry LePatner interviewed on REFI Radio
Dec-06-2010
Barry LePatner is interviewed on REFI Radio discussing Too Big To Fall

Gov. Chris Christie’s Buried Tunnel—What It Means for the Future of Infrastructure Projects in the U.S.
Nov-2010
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s decision to kill the ARC tunnel connecting NYC and NJ has earned him both fervent criticism and adulation. Author Barry LePatner offers his level-headed perspective on what the buried tunnel project means for the future of the nation’s infrastructure system. Link here.

LePatner Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Nov-04-2010
Thirty years ago today, Barry LePatner founded LePatner & Associates, LLP

LePatner Launches Integrity Compliance Division
Oct-28-2010
Proactive Integrity Associates, LLC will be lead by new LePatner partner Joseph Jaffe and PIA Principal, Jonathan Newcomb

We’ve Moved!
Oct-20-2010
As of 10/25, our new address is: 575 Lexington Ave, 12th Flr. ZIP and tel # remains the same.

Too Big To Fall is published
Oct-15-2010
Barry LePatner’s new book available at Amazon now. In bookstores by early Nov. See more…

LePatner Announces New CLE program
Sep-13-2010
LePatner announces its latest CLE program entitled “True Complete-Price Contracts.”

LePatner in “The Real Deal”
Sep-10-2010
Two recent articles in The Real Deal confirm from construction industry leaders what we’ve been telling our clients all along: that contractors systematically underbid to get a project only to run the costs up after they’ve signed the agreement.
It’s no surprise that this practice is more prevalent than ever in this tough economy and weak construction environment. Link to “Lowballs Lead to Strikeouts” and “Hard Times for Hard Hats.”
But we are pioneering a different way: the LePatner C3™ Model.  Read about it here.

TBTF reviewed in “Finance & Commerce”
Sep-08-2010
According to Bill Clements of Finance & Commerce, Barry LePatner’s soon-to-be-published book belongs in the horror genre.
He writes, The title, Too Big to Fall: America’s Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward, isn’t exactly horror-inducing, but what it tells us is: Some 7,980 bridges are considered as perilous as the I-35W bridge was before it collapsed, killing 13 and injuring 145.
Link to the article here.

LePatner in “Construction Today”
Aug-25-2010
Barry LePatner published Infrastructure Focus: Recognizing a Crisis in the August issue of Construction Today.

LePatner is a “Lawyer You Call”
Jun-10-2010
The Commercial Observer selected Barry LePatner as one of “The Lawyers You Call” for real estate and construction counsel.
Read about it here.

LePatner Retained for New SoHo Development
May-10-2010
LePatner has been retained by a major developer to provide all the design and construction agreements for a major new ground-up commercial and flagship retail project in the landmarked SoHo district.  The project is in schematic design and in the process of obtaining planning approvals from the City.

LePatner Interviewed by GlobeSt.com
Apr-10-2010
Barry LePatner was interviewed by GlobeSt.com to spread the word about the growing need for construction industry reform. He was also interviewed on “The Federal Drive,” a Washington DC radio program, setting out the problems of governmental agencies who are not fully versed in how the construction industry operates and prices projects.

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