Cohen Seglias Managing Partner George Pallas presented a webinar on “Change Orders: How to Avoid Making Their Problems Your Problems” at NASCC: The Virtual Steel Conference on April 21, 2020. The Engineering News-Record highlighted some key takeaways from the session.
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Subcontractors are not obliged to proceed with any additional work on a project based on a verbal directive alone from the general contractor or owner, rather than a signed, written directive, also known as a change order. That is a “foundational principle,” said lawyer George E. Pallas, managing partner of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC.