• 11 minutes

Contract Provisions Subcontractors Need to Know About - The Changes Clause


What is a Change?

Subcontractors often find themselves faced with different contract clauses throughout the stages of a project. Changes clauses tend to have no established definition and are generally something the owner acknowledges would entitle the contractor to additional money and/or time. Change orders are a mutually agreed amendment for a change in the scope of work and/or contract time and is signed by all parties involved. Change orders are different from a construction change directive or interim directed change which is unilaterally directed by the owner. This video reviews claims for additional money and time and discusses disputed work and suggested edits to form changes clause.

Runtime: 11 minutes



Lisa Lombardo

Lisa Lombardo

Gibbons P.C.

  • Director in the Gibbons P.C. Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department and Construction Team Leader
  • Has successfully litigated matters before the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York, as well as the American Arbitration Association, with a focus on construction matters
  • Her experience in commercial litigation and construction litigation is unique in that she represents both plaintiffs and defendants
  • Served as co-lead counsel in a three-year-long arbitration representing a major university in a claim involving extensive and complex design and construction defects, which resulted in a multimillion-dollar award in our client’s favor and the arbitrator striking down a limitation of liability clause
  • Experience drafting and negotiating contracts, and regularly works with owners, contractors, subcontractors, and designers on contracts for projects involving academic centers, public schools, laboratory facilities, office buildings, energy facilities, public/private projects, and building additions of varying sizes
  • On the American Arbitration Association Panel of Construction Arbitrators, a member of the Roster of Mediators, and the New Jersey Superior Court Roster of Mediators, where she has mediated a variety of civil matters
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 973-596-4500 ext. 4481
Meghal Shah

Meghal Shah

Gibbons P.C.

  • Associate in the Gibbons P.C. Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department
  • Has assisted in briefing and preparing presentation, slides and materials to a Dispute Resolution Board regarding complex construction delay claims and has experience in drafting arbitration submissions regarding type 1 and type 2 differing site conditions
  • She has also assisted with drafting project-specific construction agreements
  • Completed a judicial clerkship at the Supreme Court of New Jersey for the Honorable Anne M. Patterson
  • Can be contacted at 973-596-4717 or [email protected]

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