New SBA Mentor-Protégé Program Creates Opportunities for Small Business

On July 25, 2016, the federal Small Business Administration issued a final rule – effective August 24, 2016 – establishing a mentor-protégé program for all small business concerns. Although this new program resembles the existing mentor-protégé program for 8(a) firms, it is a distinct program that permits all small business concerns to participate in...

Congratulations to Rath Enterprises, Inc.

Congratulations to Rath Enterprises, Inc.  DC’s Department of Transportation has certified  Rath as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.  DC-based Rath Enterprises, Inc. (http://www.rathinc.com/about.html) is capable of performing all aspects of environmental remediation and demolition services, including asbestos & lead removal, along with the remediation of mold, contaminated transformers, batteries, ballast, PCB oil and more.  It...

M. Luis Construction Opens New Facility

The O’Riordan Bethel Law firm congratulates its client the M. Luis Construction Co. on the opening of a new asphalt facility in Glen Burnie, Md. For the owners of the M. Luis Construction Co., Cidalia Luis-Akbar and Natalia Luis, this marks their second asphalt manufacturing facility in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The new plant...

Risk Allocation for Utility Contractors: Some Twists and Turns

By Carol L. O’Riordan Taimur Rabbani and Anthony J. Marchese, associates at the firm, just published an article in Utility Contractor magazine’s October 2015 issue on risk allocation provisions in contracts entered into by utility contractors. The risk allocation provisions that Taimur and Anthony discuss take two forms: indemnification provisions and “additional insured” provisions...

O’Riordan Bethel Receives Award for Its Work for Virginia Agency

At the 2014 Annual Breakthrough Breakfast of the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO) at D.C’s .J.W. Marriott Hotel on December 4, 2014, O’Riordan Bethel received the Access Public Sector Award in recognition of its work with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Minority Business Enterprise. The WPEO is a national women’s business organization that...

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