SACRAMENTO — The following article was written for CAL SMACNA members by William C. Last. Mr. Last is an attorney who has been specializing in Construction Law for over 40 years. In this article he reviews the latest COVID-19 related project shutdowns in the Bay Area and important deadlines they can trigger. This information is important for all CAL SMACNA members to understand if project closures begin to occur in other jurisdictions of the state. CLICK HERE to view the article.

EXCERPT — As San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa Marin and Santa Clara Counties, along with the City of Berkeley have issued an update on March 31st to the joint San Francisco Bay Area Shelter-in-Place Orders, it is clear that most construction projects, with the exception of public works, infrastructure and low income housing projects, will be forced to shut down. These shutdowns of construction projects, both large and small, public, or private, may trigger the deadlines for recording mechanic’s liens and serving Stop Notices even though the projects may restart. The length of the stoppage of work is what must be considered. This article will address some of these timing issues. To view the article CLICK HERE.

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