• 20 minutes

Ethical Issues in Construction Law - Counselor, Advocate and the False Claims Act


Attorneys should always share the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Clients may not always want to hear those details from their attorney but the attorney has an ethical duty to do so. While attorneys may not like sharing that information either, sometimes in fear that it could come across that they are weak or they aren’t looking out for their interests in advocating; however, the client can’t make an informed decision if they don’t know all of the facts. This video reviews the counselor and advocates ethical obligations.

Runtime: 20 minutes



Michael D. Ganz

Michael D. Ganz

Tunstead & Schechter

  • Partner at Tunstead & Schechter, Jericho, New York
  • Practice consists of general construction litigation and transactional matters, representing contractors, subcontractors, owners, architects, engineers and sureties
  • American Arbitration Association – Construction Panelist
  • Past chairman of New York County Lawyer’s Association – Construction Law Committee
  • Legal counsel to Regional Electrical Contractors Association
  • Lecturer on construction law issues to attorneys, design professionals and contractors
  • Former project engineer for both public and private construction projects with a degree in mechanical engineering representing both owners and contractors
  • J.D. degree, Brooklyn Law School; B.S. degree, mechanical engineering, SUNY at Buffalo
  • Can be contacted at (516) 822-4400 or [email protected]
Jason A. Rothman

Jason A. Rothman

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

  • Partner at Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP and member of Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group
  • Represents publicly traded companies, privately-held businesses, and nonprofit organizations on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation law
  • Recognized by Chambers and SuperLawyers in employee benefits law
  • Sought after speaker/presenter for numerous organizations, including the Ohio State Bar Association, SHRM, and Worldwide Employee Benefits Network
  • Has been quoted/published in numerous publications, including the Washington Post, Plan Sponsor Magazine, Plan Advisor Magazine, Human Resource Executive, Employee Benefit Advisor, The Federal Lawyer, and SHRM
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 216-622-8227
Jason L. Rothman

Jason L. Rothman

Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP

  • Partner at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP, Uniondale, New York
  • Practice concentrated in representing owners, contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, design professionals and suppliers in all manner of disputes, litigation and transactional matters
  • Regular lecturer on construction law issues and topics
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, St. John’s University School of Law
  • Can be contacted at (516) 248-1700 or [email protected]

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