D.S. Berenson

2013 Fred Case Award Winner: Nick Richmond
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2013 Fred Case Award Winner: Nick Richmond

Started with just a small wad of cash and a lot of big ideas, it's no surprise... More

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Are You Going to Court, or Courting Disaster? Are You Going to Court, or Courting Disaster?

Every remodeler has thought about suing a client who doesn't pay what they're owed, but going to court might not be your best option for settling debts. More

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Do You Take Credit Cards? Maneuver Carefully When You Apply Surcharges

After the settlement in a recent class action suit, it seemed the proverbial door to contractors charging credit card fees to customers had been opened, attorney D.S. Berenson says. But going through that door is not so simple. Here's how to avoid trouble. More

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Four Seasons Sunroom Group Aims to Build a National Remodeling Organization

Coming one step closer to achieving its goal of building a $500 million remodeling group that will include manufacturing businesses that can be integrated into the company, Latium USAócorporate parent of the Four Seasons Sunrooms†franchiseóannounces its acquisition of Metal USA Building Products. More

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Seller Beware on Referral Sales

Not all referral language is equal. Construction attorney DS Berenson offers advice on how to bring up referral discounts legally. More

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Know The Rules Regarding Overtime Pay Know The Rules Regarding Overtime Pay

Avoid getting hit up for thousands in overtime pay by creating a "wall" of protection. More

Avoid a Hiring Hassle: Run Background Checks by the Book
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Avoid a Hiring Hassle: Run Background Checks by the Book

Non-compliance could leave a company open to a lawsuit, so follow these rules when... More

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Gotcha Covered: Tips To Protect Your Business Against Fraud

Construction industry attorney D.S. Berenson discusses how to create a company security policy to limit the risk of employee fraud. More

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Setting Up a Customer Quality Control Program

Construction industry attorney D.S. Berenson offers tips for creating a process to ensure happy customers and to effectively handle any compaints. More

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Ride Guide: Legal Aspects of Company Vehicles

Construction attorney D.S. Berenson highlights key considerations regarding whether employees should use a company vehicle or their own for jobs. More

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