Fort Lauderdale partner Joseph Goldstein was recently a featured speaker for the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section webinar entitled “Public Construction Issues in Light of COVID-19.”
For the webinar, Joe discussed the various challenges, opportunities and impacts COVID-19 has had on the public construction industry, but also goes into further detail regarding the CARES Act and other government programs; contract and procurement issues; construction loans; stay at home orders; essential business exceptions; extensions and tolling; performance excuse; exceptions to full and open competition and unsolicited proposals.
As stated in the presentation by Joe, construction is deemed essential in the State of Florida and construction sites are open irrespective of the type of building. Likewise, architectural, engineering and land surveying services are also open. Furthermore, contractors and other service providers are necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences and other structures.
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About Joseph M. Goldstein
Joseph M. Goldstein is the Managing Partner of the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Joseph also practices out of the Tallahassee office. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated attorney, Joseph is among the less than one percent of attorneys who are Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation. He has been recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America ®, listed as a “Power Leader” by South Florida Business Journal as well as the “Top Lawyers in South Florida” by South Florida Legal Guide.