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New Akron Legislation Aims to Increase Income Tax Revenue Through Construction Contractor Registrations

The City of Akron recently passed three new pieces of legislation aimed at boosting city coffers by requiring contractors to take additional steps prior to performing work in the city:

  • Ordinance No. 412-2016 authorizes the Tax Administrator to accept information from third parties regarding contractor non-compliance with registration and income tax requirements (ORD. NO. 412-2016);
  • Ordinance No. 413-2016 requires all building construction contractors to register with the Director of Public Service prior to obtaining a building permit and submit to the Tax Administrator (i) a copy of the building permit, (ii) an estimate of total work hours on the project, (iii) an estimate of the wage of each person employed on the project, and (iv) a list of all subcontractors on the project (ORD. NO. 413-2016); and
  • Ordinance No. 414-2016 requires all building construction contractors to register with the Director of Public Services prior to undertaking or performing work in the City of Akron which requires a permit (ORD. NO. 414-2016).

For more information on this legislation and its impact on contractors in the City of Akron, contact Brennan Manna Diamond’s construction law attorneys at (330) 253-5060.

BMD Recognized for Health Law Practice

“Ever since its founding in 2000, attorneys at Brennan, Manna & Diamond have focused on offering a full range of services to all the firm’s clients, including developing industry-specific practice areas like healthcare,” said Matt Heinle, co-managing partner at the firm.

Defining Concierge and Boutique Medicine

Amanda L. Waesch, Partner at Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC, Akron, Ohio, shared with the Stark County Medical Society Membership alternative physician practice structures, pros and cons of each structure, and the differences between Institutional Providers and Concierge Medicine.

How artificial intelligence relates to the legal profession

Legal research has changed. An attorney who started his career dredging through books can now instantly consult vast databases, saving countless man hours. Soon, however, it may need not involve the man at all.

Ohio Supreme Court Liquidated Damages Analysis: Hindsight is not 2020!

In a case decided on February 24, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court construed the enforceability of a liquidated damages provision in a public works construction contract. The Court held that when evaluating the enforceability of a liquidated damages provision in a construction contract, the court must conduct its analysis prospectively, based on the per diem amount of the liquidated damages at the time the contract is executed, and not retrospectively, based on the total amount of liquidated damages that ultimately accrue.

Holy Toledo! Claims Waived Under Article 8

In a February 2, 2016 decision, the Tenth District Court of Appeals in Franklin County affirmed the Court of Claims and upheld the decision to deny an electrical contractor’s claims against the University of Toledo because they were not timely asserted.