Michael J. Vardaro and Patricia Harris Addressed Financial, Legal and Marketing Issues at Winter 2017 Meeting of the American Council of Engineering Companies – CFO Forum

February 2, 2017

Michael J. Vardaro and Patricia Harris Addressed Financial, Legal and Marketing Issues at Winter 2017 Meeting of the

American Council of Engineering Companies – CFO Forum, New York Chapter

 

New York, NY (February 3, 2017) – Zetlin & De Chiara Managing Partner Michael J. Vardaro, LEED AP, joined Patricia Harris, LEED AP, CEO and Founder of LicenseSure, on Monday, January  30th to discuss “Multijurisdictional Practices: An Exploration of the Financial, Legal and Marketing Issues related to Providing Services through Multiple Entities” at the 2017 winter meeting of the New York Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies, CFO Forum.

 

The discussion addressed the practical implications of individual state laws and regulatory board rules that apply to firms providing professional services in multiple jurisdictions, in addition to the financial, marketing and branding issues that these firms face. Multijurisdictional practice challenges such as requirements for authorization that impact ownership, director and officer structures; signing, sealing and stamping drawings; creating cohesive branding  and marketing programs; and management of payroll and benefits were explored.

 

ACEC New York is a proactive coalition of 280 firms representing every discipline of engineering related to the built environment—civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental, geotechnical—and affiliated companies. Over 300 engineering professionals and exhibitors attend this annual winter conference.

 

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, a leading construction law firm, provides sophisticated legal counsel and business advice to real estate owners and developers as well as architecture and engineering firms in the New York Metropolitan area and around the country.  Many of its attorneys have direct experience with construction and design issues through their work as in-house construction counsel, education and training as architects and engineers, and by earning LEED accreditation. The firm provides counsel throughout the planning, design, and construction process — from drafting and negotiating contracts to advising on risk management strategies.  Zetlin & De Chiara represents clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and also advises on business formation, licensing and corporate issues.

 

LicenseSure LLC  assists design professional firms with business formation, qualifications and regulatory authorizations throughout the United States.

 

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