The advent of COVID-19 has impacted everyone involved in the construction industry from contractor and owners to the legal practitioner. Projects have been delayed by governmental shutdowns and stringent work rules. Project costs have increased astronomically. Join us for a discussion of some of the issues arising from the impact of the virus on the construction industry, the work force, project concerns, COVID pricing tools, as well as current trends in COVID-19 litigation including a discussion of insurance coverage issues and constitutional considerations of state quarantine orders.
Raymond A. Garcia
Garcia and Milas P.C.
New Haven, Connecticut
Raymond A. Garcia, Esq. is a Partner and Founding Principal of Garcia and Milas P.C. Ray combines 10 years of hands-on construction industry experience with more than 40 years of legal practice, primarily in the litigation of complex commercial construction disputes on private and public projects. In addition to his representative work, Ray is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Connecticut Policy Board, the National Panel of Arbitrators for large commercial cases, and regularly serves as an Arbitrator by appointment for the American Dispute Resolutions Center. Ray is deeply involved in many construction industry specific organizations. Presently Ray is a member of the Construction Lawyers Society of America, the ABA Litigation Section, the ABA Forum on Construction Law, the ADR and Construction Litigation Committees of the ABA Litigation Section, the Associated General Contractors of America’s National Surety and Bonding Committee, and is a past president and director of the Connecticut Building Congress and member of its Industry Practice Committee. Ray has been designated a Connecticut Super Lawyer® every year since 2006, and has been recognized as a top lawyer in New England. Ray enjoys participating in construction bar events and regularly writes for various industry publications and newsletters.