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Stay up-to-date on legal, construction industry, and Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP news and seminars through the below news, blog, and seminar updates.

Latest News

April 12, 2016: Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP is rolling out a new seminar series entitled Construction Legal Issues Training Series. Read more here.

March 29, 2016: The firm has hired Christopher D. F. Foster, Kathleen A. Donahue, and Maureen D. MacManus. Read more here.

January 1, 2016: Christopher R. Sillari has been promoted to partner. Read more here.

November 12, 2015: Chad Wishchuk spoke at the national Legal Conference of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), at the Sheraton Hotel And Marina in San Diego, California. His presentation was part of the 2015 ABC Leadership Week and was entitled “Wage And Hour Class Actions: Misclassifcation.”

January 1, 2015: Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP has added two new partners. Read the press release here.

From Our Blog

October 16, 2017: ATTENTION General Contractors! AB 1701 signed into law by California Governor Brown. AB 1701 makes general contractors liable for the wages and fringe benefits of the employees of all subcontractors of every tier.

By: Chad T. Wishchuk, Esq. and Kathleen A. Donahue, Esq. of Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP. On October 14, 2017, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law Assembly Bill 1701 (“AB 1701”) — a law that is very likely to increase the costs of private work construction throughout the state as a result of […]

April 20, 2017: Legal Update: As Of April 19, 2017, AB 219 Is Once Again Being Enforced And Ready-Mix Concrete Suppliers Must Pay Prevailing Wages On Public Works

By: Chad T. Wishchuk, Esq. and Kathleen A. Donahue, Esq. of Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP. In 2015, the California Legislature adopted AB 219 thereby extending the prevailing wage requirements to deliveries of ready-mix concrete to public works. The day before AB 219 took effect, however, several ready-mix concrete suppliers filed a federal lawsuit challenging […]

April 18, 2017: News Break: President Trump Approves The Repeal Of President Obama’s Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order

By: Chad T. Wishchuk, Esq. and Kathleen A. Donahue, Esq. of Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP. On March 27, 2017, President Trump repealed President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The most controversial aspect of that Executive Order was the so-called “blacklisting rule,” which required federal contractors to disclose labor violations committed or […]


May 17, 2017: Indemnity in Construction Made Simple

Presented by David S. Demian and Christopher R. Sillari.

January 18, 2017: Lease-Leaseback Construction Under AB 2316 Effective 1-1-17

presented by P. Randolph Finch Jr. & Jason R. Thornton.

November 16, 2016: How To Prove And Recover Your Losses – Change Orders And Claims – Costing And Management

Presented by Jeffrey B. Baird. Find out more here.

October 19, 2016: Prevailing Wage, Apprenticeship and Skilled Workforce Requirements

Presented by Chad T. Wishchuk. Find out more here.

September 21, 2016: What You Must Know To Get Paid – Collection Requirements and Practical Advice

Presented by Jason R. Thornton and Andrea L. Petray. Find out more here.