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Do you have the skills you need to navigate through construction project legal issues? Broaden your knowledge of construction legal issues by examining how to negotiate contracts, navigate indemnification provisions, and avoid costly delays. This guide will walk you through practical strategies to handle these issues and more. Take your construction contract skills to the next level - order today!
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This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of self-study CLE credit by the Montana Commission on Continuing Legal Education, including 1.0 hour of ethics. No more than 5.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
WILLIAM E. GSCHWIND founded Minnesota Construction Law Services PLLC, in 2012. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, his firm is focused on providing legal and business services to owner-operated residential contractors and related small businesses. Mr. Gschwind became a lawyer after more than 25 years in the business world. His clients benefit from his extensive knowledge of how construction law and contractor documents can help them grow and protect their business. Mr. Gschwind received his B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his M.B.A. degree from the University of Saint Thomas - School of Business, and his J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and the Builders Association of the Twin Cities.
JOHN A MARKERT is a partner with Larson King LLP. Mr. Markert focuses his practice on the construction industry, assisting a wide variety of clients with their legal needs, including contract drafting and negotiation, payment claims, delay claims, defective design litigation, as well as property damage and personal injury claims. His clients include contractors, subcontractors, designers, developers and suppliers. Prior to joining the firm, he spent 16 years in the construction industry, working for a general contractor in both the field and the office. Mr. Markert's experience affords him the ability to understand his client's business and quickly grasp the technical aspects of claims. This background, along with his legal experience, allows him to provide "real world" advice and practical, proactive steps to avoid claims or effectively manage them if they cannot be avoided. Mr. Markert represents clients in both offensive and defensive claims in multiple forums, including state and federal court, arbitration, and administrative hearings. He also serves as a mediator for construction disputes. Specific areas of litigation expertise include the following: payment disputes, including mechanic's liens and bond claims; design defect claims; delay and cumulative impact claims; warranty claims; insurance coverage disputes; defense of wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims; and administrative board actions. Mr. Markert was recognized as a Rising Star attorney for 10 consecutive years and named a Minnesota Super Lawyer in 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the Minnesota Law & Politics magazine. Mr. Markert received his B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota and his J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Ramsey County Bar Association, DRI Construction Practice Group, Construction Financial Management Association and Minnesota Construction Association.
THOMAS R. OLSON is the founding partner of Olson Construction Law, P.C., located in West Saint Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Olson advises contractors and sureties in construction on issues spanning most areas of underground, highway, and vertical construction. He regularly assists public contractors to secure extra payment and time extensions on city, county, state, and federal projects. Mr. Olson has trial experience before arbitration panels, state and federal courts, and federal contracting boards. He has argued appeals before the multiple state and federal appellate courts. Mr. Olson is admitted to practice in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. He is a member of the National Utility Contractors Association (board member), the Construction Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Association of General Contractors, the Minnesota Utility Contractors Association (former board member), the North Dakota AGC, the South Dakota AGC, the Nebraska AGC, the Iowa AGC, and the Colorado NUCA. Mr. Olson earned his B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and his J.D. degree from Hamline University School of Law.