How Construction Cos. Can Weather Another Gov't Shutdown

By John Kennedy (January 28, 2019, 9:47 PM EST) -- The longest U.S. government shutdown in history is over, but construction contractors and their attorneys shouldn't take it easy.

Instead, they should take decisive steps to plan for future shutdowns — the next may be three weeks away — by talking with government officials overseeing their work, checking their contracts and potentially heading to the bank to get some financial flexibility, attorneys said.

"The good thing is they're hardly ever a surprise," said Gunjan R. Talati, a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.

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