RIOC Seeking More Lawyers - Issues Request For Proposals For Roosevelt Island Real Estate Development Counsel And Labor & Employment Law Counsel Too
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) is looking for some legal help. No, not the Perry Mason criminal defense kind of lawyer.
RIOC issued Request For Proposals (RFP) seeking Real Estate Development Counsel and Labor & Employment Counsel.
According to this RIOC RFP issued September 25:
Click here for the full RIOC Real Estate Development Counsel RFP.
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation ("RIOC" or “Owner”) is seeking a panel of law firms with a practice in real estate construction and capital development. Specifically, RIOC seeks Development Counsel for development projects on Roosevelt Island. Development Counsel shall advise, assist and represent RIOC with respect to real estate transactions, litigation, land use, environmental review, housing and commercial matters, negotiations with developers, lessors, licensees and other governmental bodies, and such other special projects as RIOC may from time to time assign. After RIOC’s selection and engagement of a law firm or firms, the successful contractor (the “Contractor”) is expected to provide all personnel, materials and equipment, and perform all scope of work items, as indicated in the Scope of Work.
Neither the submission of a response to this RFP by any entity nor the acceptance of such response by RIOC will obligate RIOC in any manner whatsoever. RIOC reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals received in response to this RFP. Legal obligations will only arise upon execution of a formal contract by RIOC and the entity/entities selected by RIOC...
Also, according to this RIOC September 25 RFP:
Click her for the full RIOC Labor & Employment Law Counsel RFP.
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation ("RIOC" or “Owner”) is seeking a panel of law firms with a practice in Labor and Employment Law. Specifically, RIOC seeks Labor and Employment Law Counsel to advise, assist and represent RIOC (on an as needed basis), as management, on matters pertaining to, inter alia, collective bargaining and labor and employment law-related issues. RIOC employs approximately 120 employees, including approximately 75 union employees pursuant to three collective bargaining agreements (Local 210, Local 32B/J, and PSOBA). After RIOC’s selection and engagement of a law firm or firms, the successful contractor (the “Contractor”) is expected to provide all personnel, materials and equipment, and perform all scope of work items, as indicated in the Scope of Work....
Below is May 21 RIOC Board of Directors meeting discussion regarding appointment of Susan Rosenthal as the new RIOC General Counsel replacing Don Lewis who left the position last April for unknown reasons. Several RIOC Directors expressed reluctance to approve the appointment of Ms. Rosenthal as General Counsel because they were not involved in the selection process and did not know any reason for sudden departure by Mr. Lewis as General Counsel.
Ms Rosenthal was approved as RIOC General Counsel during the May 21 RIOC Board Meeting.
Here's the discussion at May 21 RIOC Board Meeting.
Ms Rosenthal's official title is RIOC Secretary and Vice President for Legal Affairs.