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Reclaiming the Architect’s Authority

Jan-25-2011

How is it that the architect’s role has become increasingly marginalized? This article explores those reasons and offers advice for how to reclaim prominence and respect in the design and construction process.

By: Alexander D. Tuttle, Esq.

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Bridge of Size: Tappan Zee like many other US bridges, is falling down…

Jan-20-2011

NY Post columnist Lois Weiss interviews Barry LePatner on the implications of our nation’s deteriorating infrastructure and the important message for reform he conveys in “Too Big To Fall.”

By: Lois Weiss, on Barry LePatner

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Declining Influence, Declining Infrastructure

Nov-10-2010

LePatner connects the declining influence of our civil engineers with the decline in our national infrastructure. He calls on them to re-engage with a more unified and forceful voice to advocate for renewed attention to repair and maintenance for the nation’s roads, bridges, tunnels, and infrastructure critical to our economy and way of life.

By: Barry B. LePatner, Esq.

PE published by National Society of Professional Engineers

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How to Protect Owners & Developers in Their Construction Project Contracts

Apr-28-2010

Construction is increasingly complex and costly undertaking. To have a fighting chance at remaining on budget and schedule, you need to have the right contracts in place for the design and construction team. This article lists some of the crucial concepts and provisions to include.

By: Ronald B. Feingold, Esq.

New York Law Journal

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What Owners and Lenders Should Know About the Construction Process

Apr-07-2010

Also published in the Spring 2009 LePatner Report, this article reveals things about the construction industry that even experienced developers and lenders may not know. It recommends ways to obtain construction cost certainty and on time delivery.

By: Brad Cronk, RA, LEED AP

The Project Manager, Vol17, #1

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Green Leases: Adding Value to Landlord and Tenant Alike

Feb-10-2010

The landlord tenant relationship is adversarial by nature. But when the parties enter into a “green” lease, both can save money through energy-efficient upgrades and operational improvements.

By: Brad Cronk, RA, LEED AP and Barry LePatner, Esq.

Mann Report

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How to Control Healthcare Construction Costs

Dec-01-2008

By: Brad Cronk, RA, LEED AP and Barry LePatner, Esq.

Healthcare Design

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Wake-Up Call to the Construction Industry: Leveraging compliance and internal controls to manage risks

Dec-01-2007

By: Barry B. LePatner, Henry H. Korn and Anthony S. Chan from Berdon LLP.

The CPA Journal

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Construction’s Complexity: Traditional Standard Contracts Can Be a Minefield for the Unwary Legal Practitioner

Sep-24-2007

By: Barry B. LePatner

Legal Times

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Industry That Time Forgot. What’s wrong with the $1 trillion construction business?

Aug-12-2007

By: Barry B. LePatner

Boston Globe: “Ideas” magazine

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Challenging the Rising Costs of Construction

Jan-12-2007

By: Barry B. LePatner

Real Estate New York

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District Attorney Scandal in the Duke University Case

Jan-03-2007

By: Henry H. Korn

New York Law Journal

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Pitfalls of Construction Facing the Owner: Accounting Traps Found in Standard AIA Contracts

Nov-20-2006

By: Henry H. Korn

New York Law Journal

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Construction Cost Increases: Owners should know the difference between the myths and realities

Oct-17-2006 – Oct-23-2006

By: Barry B. LePatner

New York Real Estate Journal

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Caveat Advocatus: Drafting Agreements for Your Client’s New Construction Project Ain’t What It Used to Be

Mar-27-2006

By: Barry LePatner

New York Law Journal

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Are You Prepared? Disaster Management Plans Help Owners Protect Their Investments

Mar-12-2006 – Apr-12-2006

By: Barry LePatner

Commercial Investment Real Estate

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Protecting the Dream: A Home-Building Advisor Can Shield You From Trumped Up Construction Costs

Feb-01-2006 – Mar-28-2006

By: Barry LePatner

Robb Report Vacation Home

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The Limits on the Crime Victim’s Counsel to Threaten Referral to Law Enforcement Authorities

Feb-25-2005

By: Henry Korn

New York Law Journal

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Avoiding Pitfalls When Dissolving Your Design Firm

May-10-2003

Principal’s Report

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Building Security Measures and Owner Liability After Sept. 11

May-01-2003

New York Law Journal

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Understanding Liability Insurance for Today’s Construction Projects

Aug-01-2001

The Cooperator – The Co-op and Condo Monthly

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Coop and Condo Renovations: Insurance and Lien Protections in Light of Today’s Laws

Jun-01-2001

The Cooperator – The Co-op and Condo Monthly

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Seeing the Light Part 2 of a critique on the new AIA Agreements.

Mar-01-1999

Architecture

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Riders in a Storm Part 1 of a critique on the new AIA Agreements.

Feb-01-1999

Architecture

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From Vulnerable to Valuable

Mar-01-1998

Architecture

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Moonlighting’s Dark Side

Feb-01-1997

Architecture

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Defections and Damage Control

Feb-01-1995

Architecture

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