McManus & Felsen LLP is a boutique law firm focusing on construction and government-contract law. We work with clients at all project stages, from contract drafting, to project performance and delivery, to dispute resolution and litigation. Our clients are domestic and foreign and include owners, developers, contractors, suppliers, service providers, subcontractors, governments, architects, and engineers. McManus & Felsen’s experience spans a wide range of project classes and types, including commercial, residential, federal, environmental, airports, roads, hotels and resorts, prisons, hospitals, research facilities, and power and utility projects.
We are proud to announce that Dale Ellickson has joined McManus & Felsen LLP as Of Counsel. His areas of practice include construction contract law and professional liability of architects and engineers. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Georgia bars as well as a Virginia architect with the high honor of election to the College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects. See his detailed profile here.
Joe McManus attended the 28th Annual American College of Construction Lawyers Meeting in Amelia Island, Florida. Mr. McManus is a past President of the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL), a fellowship of the 175 leading construction lawyers in the US, with other Fellows from Australia, Canada, UK, and France.
Fellowship is extended by invitation to those who are found to have mastered the practice or the teaching of construction law and dispute resolution in the complex technical and legal fields pertaining to the built environment, whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, scholarship, professionalism, and collegiality, and who have demonstrated a commitment to "give back" to the construction industry. The College provides a professional forum for its Fellows to explore and analyze legal and industry issues arising nationally and internationally. (ACCL History and Purpose)
Karlee S. Blank accepted a juridical clerkship for the United States Court of Federal Claims. Her last day with McManus & Felsen LLP was Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
Tom Carr’s article, The Black Hole of Debarment: Catch-All Clauses has been published in the Winter 2017 Edition of the American Bar Association’s “The Procurement Lawyer”. See the attached PDF version.
Karlee Blank’s article, Toil or Trouble: “Labor” Under the Federal Miller Act will be published in the Spring 2017 edition of the ABA Forum on Construction Law’s “Under Construction”. It details how not all “labor” is recoverable under the Act.
The American Bar Association recently told Tom Carr that it will publish his third article this year on suspension and debarment law. Tom's article on debarment catch-all clauses will be published in the winter edition of The Procurement Lawyer, his analysis of constitutional debarment due-process law theory will be published in the spring edition of the Public Contract Law Journal, and his study of state and local debarment law will be published as a chapter in the Fourth Edition of The Practitioner’s Guide to Suspension and Debarment.
On November 8, 2016, Dan Toomey again will Co-Direct the DC NITA Advanced Trial Advocacy Program which will be held between November 8 through 13, 2016 at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington, DC. This will be the twelfth Program that Dan has either directed of co-directed. Dan previously was the co-founder of the Georgetown/NITA Program, begun in 1978. He was a co-team leader of that Program for 25 years. In 2013 Dan was the recipient NITA’s Robert Oliphant Award for distinguished service to that organization.
McManus & Felsen LLP has an open position for a Legal and Personal Assistant to Senior Partner. For more information on this opening or to apply, please click here:
Joe McManus and Daniel Felsen are presenting a seminar with ABC of Metro Washington on November 30, 2016. The seminar is titled "Maximizing Dollar Recovery on Government Contracts."
For more details or to register, please click here: http://www.abcmetrowashington.org
On September 27, 2016, Dan Toomey will be on the faculty of a National Institute for Trial Advocacy program for attorneys at the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, DC.
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