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An Advanced-Level Guide to Complex Construction Law Issues
On any construction project, seemingly simple issues can quickly become complex if not handled correctly. That's why it's essential to have an in-depth understanding of critical construction project legal matters that have the potential to cause severe headaches for your clients. In this advanced-level course, our experienced faculty will share their decades of construction law experience and will provide you with valuable tools you can use to help your clients through change order disasters, project delay disagreements, construction defect disputes and more. Provide your clients with the best representation possible by expanding your knowledge of complicated construction project issues - register today!
This advanced level seminar on complex construction law issues is for:
including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 6.0 hours of credit, which includes 1.0 hour of ethics.
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.60 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)
Upon completion of this course, attendee will be able to: 1. Identify two construction contract provisions that can potentially cause difficulties down the road. 2. Differentiate between real and perceived changes to a construction project. 3. Describe two pieces of documentation needed to prove construction project delays and damages. 4. Identify two different types of indemnity clauses. 5. Describe the most common additional insured endorsements in a CGL policy. 6. State from recall how defective construction may be considered an occurrence under a CGL policy. 7. Differentiate between direct and consequential damages. 8. Describe how attorneys should deal with unrepresented parties in an ethically responsible manner.
CLYDE X. COPELAND III is a partner with the law firm of Jernigan Copeland Attorneys, PLLC, where he practices general commercial and corporate law, specializing in the areas of construction law and commercial insurance coverage litigation. He also is a trained and practicing mediator. Mr. Copeland speaks at seminars, both public and private, on topics that include construction law, construction defect litigation, and insurance coverage litigation involving construction projects. In 2011, he was named by the Mississippi Business Journal as being one of Mississippi's Top 50 Leaders in Law. He also is a life member of the National Register of Who's Who and a member of the American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry. Mr. Copeland is admitted to practice in Mississippi and Alabama, as well as before all state and federal courts in Mississippi and Alabama. He earned his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Baylor University and his J.D. degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law.
MARK D. HERBERT is a senior partner with the law firm of Taylor, Wellons, Politz & Duhe, APLC. Since 1979, Mr. Herbert has practiced construction law and litigation. During his 30 plus year career as a construction lawyer, Mr. Herbert has tried more than 200 cases involving construction disputes. He has recently handled arbitrations and state and federal court cases for construction firms involving delays and disruptions, wrongful termination, cost overruns, unpaid retainage, design error, defective specifications, and bid challenges. Mr. Herbert earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Millsaps College and his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi. He currently is a member of The Mississippi Bar Foundation, the American Arbitration Association, and The Mississippi Bar. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America in areas of construction law and litigation, Chambers USA in area of construction litigation, and the Mid South Super Lawyers in area of construction litigation. Mr. Herbert has been recognized as Mississippi 50 Leading Attorneys for Leadership in Law.
CHRISTOPHER D. MEYER is a partner with Burr & Forman LLP, where he practices in the firm's construction and commercial litigation groups. His practice focuses on the representation of clients throughout the construction industry, including owners, general contractors, architects, engineers, subcontractors and suppliers, in state and federal courts and before American Arbitration Association arbitrators. Mr. Meyer regularly represents clients in matters involving construction defect and delay claims, Miller Act and little Miller Acts, and insurance coverage disputes. He also has experience representing clients in matters involving complex commercial disputes and professional liability. Mr. Meyer is a member of the American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry and belongs to the American Bar Association, The Florida Bar and The Mississippi Bar. He also is admitted to practice before the Southern District of Florida, and the Northern and Southern districts of Mississippi. Mr. Meyer earned his B.B.A. and M.S. degrees from Mississippi State University, and his J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law.
KATHRYN BREARD PLATT is a director with the law firm of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith. Ms. Platt practices is the areas of construction law, insurance defense, premises liability, products liability, professional liability, and trucking and transportation. She received her B.S. degree from Louisiana State University and her J.D. degree from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. Ms. Platt is admitted to practice in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. She is a member of the Harrison County Bar Association, the Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors, the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, and the Home Builders Association of the Mississippi Coast.
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