Don Rassiger, Chair of CMM’s Construction practice group, recently settled a prevailing wage law violation between our client, a contractor, and the New York State Department of Labor. Our client faced financial penalties for allegedly underpaying wages, personal liability for purportedly signing fraudulent documents, and possible debarment from public works projects, which would have effectively shut down the client’s business. Don’s advocacy through a series of conferences and negotiations ultimately saved the client 20% on the fines and – most critically – avoided debarment, keeping the client’s doors open for business.

Our construction clients include owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, construction managers, and more, all of whom turn to us for guidance and representation on the critical issues impacting their business. Learn more about our work with the construction industry here and contact Don Rassiger at or (631) 738-9100.