Seminar at Construction Expo Aims to Help Contractors Navigate Modern New Jersey Construction Law

Union, NJ, December 04, 2007 --( Construction Expo invites Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC to present seminar on avoiding the pitfalls of modern New Jersey construction law.

“Modern construction laws meant to protect the public are frequently written in a way that prevents honest contractors from being rightfully paid for the work they have done.” This is the theme of a presentation being offered at the December 2007 Construction Expo at the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Gary Nissenbaum, Esq., the founding and managing principal of Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC, has been invited to speak at the Construction Expo on construction contracts, and will be speaking specifically to this topic.

Mr. Nissenbaum indicates that he is often in the position of representing contractors who have unwittingly violated the detailed permutations of New Jersey law, or have otherwise not undertaken the proper precautions to best enable them to collect money for their work. As he states, “All residents of New Jersey are to one extent or another, consumers. So, laws and regulations meant to protect consumers from fraud are something that we should encourage. However, from time to time, government just goes too far in the other direction and undermines businesses that are legitimately serving the consumer in a way that only appears to be problematic. The Consumer Fraud regulations literally state that if a contractor does not have approximately ten specific provisions in his or her contract, that is a per se violation of the Consumer Fraud Act. This has caused many contractors to be in the unfair position of having done an enormous amount of work and not being able to compel payment for it. We think there is a middle ground, and until our politicians find it, as construction law attorneys, we need to be educating contractors on how to protect themselves by using appropriate and binding contracts.”

The presentation will provide an overview of what contractors can do to protect themselves, including:

• Outlining contractual terms that are sometimes required under the law;
• Suggesting language that contractors can use to enhance their ability to get paid; and
• Explaining how to best utilize and file construction liens.

The Construction Expo is scheduled for December 5th and 6th at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Mr. Nissenbaum will be speaking in the morning, both days of the convention, from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. Admission to the expo and the legal presentation are free.

About Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC

The Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC is a full service, boutique law firm representing clients throughout New Jersey and New York in all types of commercial litigation and business transactions. The firm’s focus in commercial law has given it the benefit of advising numerous businesses — from large, nationally-recognized companies to small, entrepreneurial start-ups — across a wide range of industries. One of the most significant areas of the firm’s practice is construction law. Its clients range from one person start ups to several large contractors. The firm represents its clients in a variety of areas from contract drafting to defending against Consumer Fraud Act lawsuits; from mediation and arbitration to State and Federal construction litigation; from filing construction liens to collecting payment for contracting services rendered.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Gary Nissenbaum, Esq., please call 908.686.8000 or email

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