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2/3/15 Steven J. O'Neill published an article in the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) "Legal Corner" Blog.  The guest blog article on recordkeeping for construction projects discusses electronic records management, document retention policies, legal holds in dispute resolution and best practices for information governance in the construction industry.  http://blog.nari.org/2015/02/03/build-a-record-that-youll-be-proud-of/  
1/6/15 NARI / RCA Dinner Meeting
Attorney Steven J. O'Neill will present a seminar on Risk Management for Contractors at a dinner meeting of the Remodeling Contractors Association of CT (NARI Chapter). The theme of the talk is how to avoid the "Contractor's Wheel of Misfortune" through practical planning, contract clauses, asset protection and liability insurance.
Details:
Ring's End Lumber
160 Avon St.
Stratford, CT
6:00 - 8:00 PM   Registration Required
10/28/14 Steven J. O'Neill participated in a webinar discussing updates to recordkeeping and enforcement of the EPA Lead Based Paint Repair, Renovation and Painting Rule (RRP).  
2/21/2012 NARI / RCA Dinner Meeting
NARI / RCA Dinner Meeting in Newington, CT.  Attorney Steven J. O'Neill presented an informal seminar on a variety of legal topics, including: asset protection with LLCs, corporations, trusts and liability insurance; construction contract clauses; and alternative dispute resolution.
 
11/17/2010 EPA Lead Based Paint Seminar
NARI / RCA Dinner Meeting hosted by Ring's End Lumber.  At this meeting, Hartford construction lawyer Steven J. O'Neill presented an informative seminar on the legal implications of the new EPA Lead Based Paint Repair, Renovation and Painting Rule (RRP). The seminar addressed the coverage of the Rule, the key requirements of the Rule, liability issues, construction contract issues, enforcement and practical concerns.  New EPA enforcement guidelines describing fines up to $37,500 per violation will be discussed.

10/13/2010 Enviro Build Expo - EPA Lead Based Paint Seminar
Hartford construction lawyer Steven J. O’Neill presented an informative seminar on the legal implications of the new EPA Lead Paint Rule (Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program). As of April 22, 2010, all renovations in target (pre-1978) housing and child-occupied facilities must be conducted by certified renovation firms, using renovators with accredited training and following the new work practice requirements of the Rule.The seminar will address the coverage of the Rule, the key requirements of the Rule, liability issues, construction contract issues and practical concerns.The Lead Paint Rule will have a tremendous impact on the remodeling industry: painting and remodeling projects that disturb as little as 6 SF of interior surface will trigger application of the Rule.
 
7/27/2010 Legal Implications of the New EPA Lead Paint Rule Seminar
Free public seminar by construction lawyer Steven J. O’Neill for contractors, homeowners and realtors who need to understand how the new EPA Lead Based Paint Repair, Renovation and Painting Rule (RRP; effective April 22, 2010) will impact renovations of pre-1978 residential buildings and child occupied facilities.  The seminar also covered details of the implementation and enforcement of Lead Paint regulations by the State of Massachusetts. 
 
5/15/2010 Legal and Practical Implications of the New EPA Lead Paint Rule Seminar
Steven J. O'Neill presented a seminar at a monthly meeting for members of the Connecticut Remodeling Contractors Association, NARI / RCA in Monroe, CT.  The new (effective April 22, 2010) EPA rules on lead safe Repair, Remodeling and Renovation (RRP) are of critical concern to anyone involved in the maintenance, repair or remodeling of target housing (pre-1978) and child-occupied facilities.  Enforcement of the EPA rules can involve civil fines as high as $37,500 per violation. 
 
5/25/2009 PUBLICATION - Cloud Tech Poses Problems for Lawyers
Technology law attorney Steven J. O'Neill quoted in Worcester Business Journal:
“In e-discovery, it might be necessary to take immediate preservation action, which is simple if you own the servers but may be difficult to contract for when the service is outsourced,” said Steven J. O’Neill, partner at the Worcester law firm of Bowditch & Dewey and founder of the firm’s eDiscovery and Document Retention Policy practice. “Existing law governing discovery and investigations covers data that resides in the cloud. The rub is that few lawyers seem to know how to ask for it and how to go after it,” O’Neill said.
Read the full article.
3/25/2009 Construction Law Seminar - Building a Good Record
Construction litigator Steven J. O'Neill co-presented a seminar on construction law in Massachusetts.  His lecture focused on the relationship between good project recordkeeping and favorable resolution of disputes.
 
3/17/2009 PRESS RELEASE - Reappointment to the Emerging Technology Law Committee of the TRB
Steven J. O'Neill was reappointed to a second 3-year term as a member of the Emerging Technology Law Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).   The TRB is one of six major divisions of the National Research Council-a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The National Research Council is jointly administered by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.
 
2/11/2009 Document Retention and Destruction Seminar
Steven J. O'Neill presented at a full day seminar titled "Document Retention and Destruction in Massachusetts."  Mr. O'Neill gave presentations on electronic discovery (eDiscovery), document retention policy compliance and discussed the new Massachusetts Data Protection - Identity Theft law (201 CMR 17.00) during a full day seminar in Peabody, MA.
10/24/2008 Document Retention and Destruction Seminar
Steven J. O'Neill served as moderator and gave presentations on electronic discovery (eDiscovery), document retention policy compliance during a full day seminar in Marlborough, MA.
 
3/3/2008 PUBLICATION - Legal Aspects of Managing Construction Projects in Massachusetts
Steven J. O'Neill published a new book on construction law.  The book covers basic construction law, project delivery systems including ConsensusDOCS, standard contract clauses, legal aspects of construction documentation, dispute resolution, mechanic's liens & other pre-judgment security.  Mr. O'Neill has over 33 years of combined experience in the construction industry, as a contractor and a lawyer.  Read an excerpt from the chapter on construction project documentation.
 
1/24/2008 Selected Issues in eDiscovery: Benefits of a Legally Defensible Document Retention Policy Seminar
Steven J. O'Neill presented a seminar and served as a round-table panelist at a Massachusetts Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar (CLE) in Springfield, MA.
 
1/22/2007 Cyber Security and Privacy Seminar
Steven J. O'Neill
served as panel moderator at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) held in Washington, DC. The panel of legal experts discussed balancing governmental interests in cyber security and other similar governmental interests such as Homeland Security with business interests and individual rights.
 
7/25/2006 Cyber Security and Privacy Seminar
Steven J. O'Neill served as panel moderator at the TRB 45th Annual Workshop in Chicago, IL.  The session was titled Is Big Brother Watching? Balancing Governmental Interest in Cyber Security and Other technology Concerns with Business and Individual Interest or Rights.  The presentation topics included: Protecting Consumer Information (CPNI) and Disclosing Consumer Information (CALEA); Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination; Public Health Emergencies; and cell phone data mining.
 
4/13/2006 PRESS RELEASE - Appointment to the Emerging Technology Law Committee of the TRB
Steven J. O’Neill was appointed to the Emerging Technology Law Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).  The TRB is one of six major divisions of the National Research Council-a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The National Research Council is jointly administered by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.
The scope of O’Neill’s work as a member of the committee will be to investigate and provide a forum for the discussion of legal and public policy issues arising from the identification, development, and application of emerging technology to transportation systems, including legal issues associated with the creation of appropriate public institutions, legal authority, procurement, contracting for innovation, data rights, public access to information, liability and risk allocation, public/private partnering, and related concerns.
 
11/15/2005 Construction Tech 2005 - Conference on 3D Modeling, Technology Tools for Project Management, Liability and Electronic Discovery Issues in Design Technology, Risk Management, Innovations in Structural Glass and Green Building
Steven J. O'Neill participated as a panelist and presented a seminar on Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery) Issues in Design Technology in New York, NY.
 
9/21/2005 Electronic Document Retention: What You Don't Know Will Hurt You
Steven J. O'Neill co-presented a Continuing Legal Eduction Seminar (CLE) to members of the New York Bar concerning recent developments in eDiscovery law and best practices for the retention and destruction of electronic documents in New York, NY.
 
7/19/2005 Electronic Evidence & Discovery Seminar
Steven J. O'Neill presented a seminar at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 44th Annual Workshop on Transportation Law in Portland, OR.
 
1/10/2005 Electronic Evidence & Discovery Seminar
Steven J. O'Neill presented a seminar at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in Washington, DC.
 
11/7/2002 Massachusetts Construction Law Seminar
Steven J. O'Neill co-presented a day long comprehensive seminar on Massachusetts construction law in Springfield, MA.  The seminar covered both public and private construction projects, troublesome contract clauses, dispute resolution, bid protests and other topics.