McAlpine, PC Is Proud to Have Helped a General Contractor Client Defeat a $5 Million Claim Against It in Arbitration While Also Winning an Award of Over $1 Million in the Client’s Favor

Our general contractor client was sued for over $5 million for alleged delays in the completion of a large hotel repositioning/refurbishment project.  We counter-sued on behalf of our client for over $1 million in its unpaid contract balance.  The client was an experienced hotel restoration/repositioning contractor with a long history of working with many of

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McAlpine, PC Client Sued for $23 Million on Public Works Project; Walks Away Receiving $3.3 Million in the Settlement—We Used Creative ADR To Resolve the Case

McAlpine, PC recently won the dismissal of one of its general contractor clients from complex multi-party construction litigation threatening to ruin the company. However, we successfully achieved a settlement that paid the client over $3.3 million and resulted in the dismissal of over $20 million in claims against it. We did it by aggressively using a customized

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Mark McAlpine Named Exclusively Recommended Construction Law Attorney in Michigan

McAlpine, PC is pleased to announce that Mark L. McAlpine, its founding principal, and Managing Partner, has been named by The Construction Lawyers publication as its exclusively recommended construction law attorney in Michigan. For over 35 years, Mr. McAlpine has practiced construction law and litigation here in Michigan and throughout the country. TCL joins a

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Winning COVID-19 Insurance Claims

Winning Covid-19 insurance Claims Has your business suffered losses due to the closure of job sites, buildings, or your State’s ‘Stay at Home’ order? Most have. Businesses all over America are having the exact same experience right now. Are any of those losses covered by your insurance policy? It likely depends on how your State will

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March 25, 2020 – Congressional Update Regarding Small Business Loans

Congress has agreed on a COVID-19 stimulus bill that will provide substantial economic relief to both individuals and companies. The full details of the bill have not been released, but it is expected to include $350 billion in small business loans and $500 billion for loans to distressed companies. Congress votes on the bill later today.Small Business

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COVID-19 EMPLOYEE AND TAX LEGISLATION Federal and state governments have enacted numerous measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ameliorate the impact on families and businesses.  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), signed into law on March 18, 2020, is the first and currently most well-known of these laws.  The Act addresses

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EO 2020-21Shutdown Guidelines for Construction Projects On March 23, 2020, the Governor of the State of Michigan issued Executive Order 2020-21 (https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626–,00.html) which ordered the temporary suspension of activities in the State not necessary to sustain or protect life.  This Order takes effect on March 24, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.  While the Order is at

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‘The National Demolition Association Partnered with McAlpine PC on Demolition Guidance During COVID-19’

The COVID-19 outbreak risks disrupting demolition projects in many different ways. Now is the time to prepare your company for addressing delay and disruption impacts to your active jobs from a legal standpoint.  This guide from McAlpine PC lays out basic principles to bear in mind for giving your owners/GCs notice of impacts, and outlines legal options

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Your construction project is being shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic event that no one foresaw when they entered into their contracts. What do you do? Here are some things to consider: -Gather together your contract, including any incorporated agreements. Evaluate the force majeure clause, any price escalation provisions, and work suspension/project termination clauses. -Develop a legal

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Is Your Construction Contract COVID-19 Proof?

Are you an owner, general contractor, or subcontractor currently performing your obligations pursuant to a construction contract? Are you drafting, negotiating, or preparing to enter into a construction contract in the near future? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, it is imperative that you review or consider incorporating a force majeure clause

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