A Practical Guide to Project Changes, Contractual Indemnity, Lien Claims and More
Seemingly small construction project issues can have large legal repercussions if not handled properly. It takes a skilled practitioner to navigate these matters in a way that maintains relationships and keeps projects on track. This guide to troubleshooting construction project issues provides the information you need to find solutions for problems before they escalate into expensive legal battles. Help construction industry clients mitigate the chances for lawsuits and preserve professional reputations - register today!
Minimize the potential for legal issues with construction project changes by anticipating them in contracts.
Recognize construction contract indemnity pitfalls and ensure your client doesn't pay for something they shouldn't.
Calculate damages and determine legal liability when construction projects are delayed.
Understand how mechanics' lien claims are brought about - and how they are countered.
Spot insurance policy exception and exclusion nuances that negate additional insured coverage.
Indemnity and Other Risk Transfer Clauses: Are You Picking Up the Other Guy's Tab?
Changes, Delays, Acceleration and Stopped Work: Owner, Contractor and Subcontractor Perspectives
Mechanics' Liens and Surety Bonds: Essential Strategies to Prepare for or Counter Claims
Avoiding Additional Insured Pitfalls and Ensuring Coverage
JONATHAN FORESTER is a partner with Riess LeMieux LLC. Mr. Forester represents contractors, owners, insurers, self-insureds, and subcontractors in complex property damage and injury claims. He has represented clients in claims relating to commercial buildings, highways, bridges, theaters, airports, and various other construction sites relating to contractual breaches, delay, and disruption damages and construction defects, including moisture intrusion, roof damage, structural defects, construction vibration damage, and fire or explosions. Mr. Forester represents and advises construction-related entities and other businesses through contract negotiation and drafting, as well as the filing of liens and recovery of funds owed pursuant to the Louisiana Private and Public Works Acts and federal Miller Act. He is adept in the trial courtroom and also argues appeals. Mr. Forester regularly gives seminars regarding all facets of construction law. He is a member of the New Orleans, Jefferson, Louisiana State, Federal, and American bar associations; and Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. Mr. Forester earned his B.S. degree from Louisiana State University and his J.D. degree from Louisiana State University School of Law.
CHRISTOPHER LeMIEUX is a founding partner of Riess LeMieux LLC. During his 17 year career, Mr. LeMieux has represented contractors, architects, engineers, owners, sureties, insurers, and subcontractors in litigation, arbitration, claims, disputes, and negotiations and drafting of construction contracts for a variety of projects, including design build, integrated project delivery, multifamily, military, stadiums, manufacturing facilities, historic renovations, parking garages, and mixed residential use facilities. In addition, he has represented employers in a wide variety of employment matters, including employment training, wage and hour, ADA, FMLA, and Title VII. Mr. LeMieux regularly lectures on construction and employment law. He is a member of New Orleans, Jefferson, Louisiana State, American, and Fifth Circuit bar associations. Mr. LeMieux earned his B.A. degree from University of Alabama and his J.D. degree from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law.
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