Minimizing Loss, Limiting Liability, and Finding New Ways Forward
The far-reaching impact of the 2020 pandemic and work stoppage is felt especially keenly in the construction industry right now. Supply chain breaks, materials shortages and price hikes, worker absences amid surging demand in a booming real estate market have created the perfect storm for existing projects and new construction contacts. Hear our experienced attorney faculty take on obtaining contract protection and finding creative ways forward or out. Register today!
Scour common construction contract language for weak points and workarounds.
Explore effective (and poor) uses of change orders in the current situation.
Adapt your contract drafting tactics to the current market going forward.
Get practical guidance for handling business interruption claims effectively.
COVID-19 Impact on the Industry
Addressing Delays and Supply Chain Problems
Ways to Gain Contract Protection From Growing Materials Costs
Working Together on Reservation of Rights in Ongoing Projects
Business Interruption Claims
Scrutinizing Existing Contract Language for Ways out
Changes to the Contract Drafting Process to Adapt to the New Market
MARK R. BECKER is a shareholder with the nationally recognized construction law boutique firm of Fabyanske Westra Hart & Thomson. In his construction law practice, he represents large and medium sized general contractors, specialty subcontractors, owners, and design professionals on all types of projects, including bridges, roads, stadiums, office and apartment towers, condominiums, schools, universities, museums, industrial plants, ethanol plants, and power plants. Mr. Becker negotiates contracts for his clients at the beginning of a project, counsels them during the project, and prosecutes or defends claims that arise out of the project either in mediation, arbitration or litigation, and sometimes all three. With a degree in civil engineering, cum laude, from Northwestern University, and his law degree from the University of Iowa, with high distinction, Mr. Becker's clients retain him for matters involving deep legal, factual, and technical complexities. His dedication to the construction industry is proven by his service on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Construction Association, on several committees of the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota, and as an officer of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Construction Section. Mr. Becker has been named a rising star on multiple occasions and is recognized as a leading construction attorney in the Midwest. He is licensed in Minnesota and Illinois and actively practices in both states.
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