May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

Subscribe to Latest Legal News and Analysis

May 27, 2020

Subscribe to Latest Legal News and Analysis

May 26, 2020

Subscribe to Latest Legal News and Analysis

As of 4/9/2020: Continued Updates on the Impact of State and Local “Stay-at-Home” or “Shelter-in-Place” Orders on Construction in AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, and TX

Many states, counties, and cities have issued “stay-at-home” or “shelter-in-place” (collectively, SIP) orders to combat the spread of COVID-19. Below we are providing updates focusing on the impact these sweeping orders could have on new and ongoing construction projects in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. As with all the effects of COVID-19, the issuance, interpretation, and enforcement of these orders are fast-breaking and in constant flux.

To view Jones Walker LLP’s construction team’s full summary on the impact of state and local “Stay-at-Home” or “Shelter-in-Place” orders on construction in AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, and TX, click here.

GEORGIA:

UPDATED AS OF 4/8/2020: On Wednesday, April 8, Governor Kemp extended his previous statewide SIP order, and it is now set to expire on April 30 at midnight. The new executive order does not include any changes that effect the construction industry.

LOUISIANA:

UPDATED AS OF 4/8/20: On April 2, 2020, the governor of Louisiana extended the state-wide stay-at-home order until April 30, 2020. The extended order can be found by clicking here. The order implements the same restrictions on movement and non-essential businesses as the previous order. The extended order also continues suspensions of the Louisiana Procurement Code (La. R.S. 39:1551, et seq.) and Louisiana Public Bid Law (La. R.S. 38:2211, et seq.) and their rules and regulations for the purpose of the procurement of any goods or services necessary to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Further, strict compliance with the Louisiana Procurement Code will not be required subject to certain requirements as set forth in the order.

© 2020 Jones Walker LLP

TRENDING LEGAL ANALYSIS


About this Author

Chris Cazenave Litigation Attorney Jones Walker New Orleans, LA
Partner

Chris Cazenave is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He focuses on construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution.


Chris advises clients in all facets and at every step of construction-related disputes, including early dispute avoidance, pre-litigation counseling, settlement, mediation, arbitration, pre-trial strategy development, and trial. He understands that disputes on a project can lead to costly delays or threaten successful outcomes altogether, and works closely with clients to manage risks and determine the most effective, results-...

504.582.8408
Neal Sweeney Litigation and Construction Attorney Jones Walker Houston, TX
Partner

Neal Sweeney is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He focuses his practice exclusively on construction law and government contracts.  


Drawing on his more than 30 years of experience with the construction industry, Neal counsels clients on major infrastructure and P3 projects such as transit, airports, highways, wastewater treatment, and tunnels. He is also involved in energy and industrial projects linked to clean technology and renewable sources, including hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, integrated gasification combined cycle, and landfill gas. 

Throughout his career, Neal has successfully negotiated contracts for engineering, design-build, O&M, and equipment totaling billions of dollars. He provides legal support throughout the life of a project, focusing on risk mitigation and real-time dispute resolution. He regularly represents contractors, designers, and public and private owners.

Neal has participated in the trials of various large and complex construction disputes in court as well as in arbitration and before federal boards of contract appeals involving the US Army Corps of Engineers, General Services Administration (GSA), Veterans Administration (VA), and other federal agencies.

Before joining Jones Walker, Neal practiced at the Atlanta office of an Am Law 100 firm, where he was a partner in the construction and infrastructure and the water and wastewater teams.

In addition to his direct client work, Neal has edited or coauthored more than 25 books on construction law and regularly contributes to industry publications. He lectures frequently for various construction industry organizations and educational institutions, including AGC, ACEC, ARTBA, NACWA, DBIA, Georgia Tech, Stanford University, and the University of Florida.

713.437.1882
TIFFANY C. Raush Associate Litigation Construction Practice Energy Litigation
Associate

Tiffany represents clients in midstream and upstream energy industries. Her practice is heavily focused on energy infrastructure projects and construction disputes. She has represented clients in large-scale arbitration over change orders worth more than $20 million, as well as in title defect claims. She has managed litigation for acquisition of right-of-way for a nearly $3 billion infrastructure project stretching from Texas to Louisiana. She also has represented design professionals in litigation related to the construction of expressways, highway interchanges, maintenance of traffic...

713-437-1848