John H. Dannecker, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Orlando office, recently discussed the impact of pandemic-related and material delays on contractors and their construction contracts, for Construction Dive’s series, “The Dotted Line,” which provides in-depth perspective on the legal landscape of the construction industry.
The article, titled “As material delays persist, it pays to know what's in your contract,” discusses how construction contracts deal with shipping delays, what responsibility lies with the contractor when significant delays occur and when extensions are possible. In the article, John provided insight on specific situations that may qualify for extra time or money for affected contractors. According to John, contractors should be aware of obligations related to delays in their construction contracts, such as a notification clause to notify a contracting party of a material delay. “The purpose of that is so everyone can sit down and figure out how to get around it,” he said.
To read the article in Construction Dive, click here.
About John H. Dannecker
John H. Dannecker is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the firm's Construction Law Practice Group. John, a Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Law attorney, has more than 30 years of experience in the practice of complex, large dollar construction projects and related disputes. John’s extensive trial experience, drafting and negotiating skills enable him to help clients avoid disputes and facilitate early resolution once disputes arise. In addition to his construction practice, John has litigated numerous commercial business disputes, including troubled mergers and acquisitions, accounting malpractice, disadvantaged business enterprises, non-compete agreements, and theft of trade secrets.