By Oles Morrison on July 13, 2023 | Posted in
The Court of Appeals breathes new life into the Spearin doctrine, but contractors beware, as future owners may seek to shift design risks to unsuspecting contractors in their construction agreements.
WHEN: October 12-13 8:30AM – 11:45AM (PT, each day) WHERE: Online COST: $25 The Federal Contracting Seminar is brought to you by a partnership with Oles Morrison Rinker Baker LLP, Pacific NW Defense Coalition, AGC, and Washington PTAC with the goal of providing high quality training to businesses throughout the region. REGISTER NOW AGENDA: October 12, 2021 […]
Legal Remedies for Contractors: Limited Causes of Action at the State Level for Contractor Relief in Unpredictable Times
By Oles Morrison on July 28, 2022 | Posted in
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry has been in flux. Mandatory health and safety protocols, supply chain delays slowing down delivery of materials, and other problems combined to impact and delay projects nationwide. While the United States recovers from the pandemic, rising inflation has led to […]
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In the United States, positive cases rose at an alarming rate and hospitals met or exceeded capacity. The economy plummeted as various industries shut down, causing nationwide delays and shortages. For government contractors, health and safety […]
Oles Morrison is Published in the International Comparative Legal Guide – Construction & Engineering Law 2021
Oles Morrison Rinker Baker Attorneys Douglas Oles and Alix Town were published in the Global Legal Group. The International Comparative Legal Guides are released annually, and the Construction and Engineering Guide includes a practical cross-border insight into construction and engineering law in various countries. The USA section, authored by our Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP Attorneys, covers common issues in construction and engineering laws and regulations —including making construction projects, supervising construction contracts, and dispute resolution — in 20 jurisdictions.
Public Works Contractors Win Big Win Conway Construction Court Case. This decision signals a shift to a more equitable legal environment for contractors in Washington state. The Washington Supreme Court issued a decision in Conway Construction Co. v. City of Puyallup, handing down an important win to public works contractors in a climate that has tended to recognize interests of owners over contractors.
On June 11, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Shalanda Young issued a memorandum to heads of executive departments and agencies providing initial guidance regarding the Made in America Office’s (MIAO) implementation of President Biden’s January 25th executive order (EO). The purpose of the memorandum is […]
The 2021 edition of The Legal 500 United States, published June 9th, gives a national ranking to Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker’s Government Contracts practice group stating the firm boasts “a deep bench of government contracts specialists . . . . recognized for its experience in government construction contracting matters.” The firm’s Government Contracts practice […]
ICYMI: Buy American under President Biden: What Construction and Supply Contractors Need to Know Now!
In case you missed the webinar, President Biden’s New Direction for Government Contracting, you can access the slides here. About this webinar: President Biden emphasizes his administration’s commitment to strengthening Buy American requirements. Given the administration’s intent for stricter enforcement of domestic preference requirements, government contractors need to know these requirements, […]
OMRB Recognized by Chambers & Partners as a Highly Regarded Nationwide Law Firm for Government Contracts
Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker is happy to be recognized by Chambers & Partners as a Leading Nationwide Law Firm for our Government Contracts practice in 2021. OMRB was ranked: USA – Nationwide Government Contracts: Highly Regarded Legal Rankings, Band 1. In addition to firmwide recognition, Howard Roth was also individually […]
Free Webinar – Buy American under President Biden: What Construction and Supply Contractors Need to Know Now!
Join Oles Morrison Partners Howard Roth on June 9th as they present “Buy American under President Biden: What Construction and Supply Contractors Need to Know Now!” President Biden emphasizes his administration’s commitment to strengthening Buy American requirements. Given the administration’s intent for stricter enforcement of domestic preference requirements, government contractors need […]
In case you missed our latest webinar, How to Win Your Bid Protest, you can access the slides here. You can also watch the entire webinar below: Topics covered by the video include: The Best Forum to Win Your Bid Protest 1. Secret Weapon: Agency Protests 2. Winning at Government […]
Protests are an important weapon in a contractor’s arsenal, whether as a successful awardee or disappointed bidder, contractor’s must understand the bid protest process to successfully defend their rights to full and open competition as a protester or defend their contract awards from protest. We will cover these key points: […]
ICYMI: Getting Paid on Government Contracts: Fresh Strategies on Requests for Equitable Adjustments (REAs) & Claims
In case you missed the webinar, Getting Paid on Government Contracts: Fresh Strategies on Requests for Equitable Adjustments (REAs) & Claims, you can access the slides here. Watch the entire webinar: REAs and Contract Disputes Act (CDA) Claims share many key similarities, but important differences. This webinar will focus on […]
Last April, the Court of Federal Claims issued a decision in NIKA Technologies, Inc. vs. United States telling potential protestors that they had an extra two days to file a protest under the enhanced Department of Defense (DoD) debriefing process. Last month, the Federal Circuit reversed that ruling. Under the […]