Mitigate Financial Risk and Prevent Costly Disputes
While the AIA's Contract Documents are popular, they still must be tailored to your unique construction projects if costly disputes are to be avoided. This program will help you know when to make modifications, understand what terms to draft, and develop the interpretation and negotiation skills you'll need to draft them. Gain a competitive edge by creating the most iron-clad contracts for your clients and projects. Register today!
Learn the major differences between AIA and ConsensusDocs forms.
Break down key contract clauses and hear how they have been interpreted by courts.
Understand the latest changes to the AIA Contract Documents.
Spot gaps and other common pitfalls.
Hear what modifications you must not miss.
Negotiate indemnification and other key provisions favorably.
Get drafting tips to address delays, payment issues, and other disputes.
AIA Contract Documents vs. ConsensusDocs
Form Breakdowns: Key Clauses, Interpretation, and Case Law
Recent Changes to AIA Contract Documents
Pitfalls: Common Contract Issues, Gaps, and Mistakes
Modifying AIA Contract Documents
Negotiating Indemnification and Other Key Provisions
ROBERT L SMITH is a shareholder with Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A. in Minneapolis, Minneapolis. Mr. Smith has a unique background that allows him to approach projects from a client's perspective. For the first twelve years of his career, he practiced at one of Minneapolis's largest law firms where he resolved construction disputes through trials, arbitrations, mediations, and negotiated settlements. Mr. Smith then spent the next eight years working as an in-house construction lawyer, including seven years as in-house counsel for one of the ten largest general contractors in North America. Having been a client and supervised outside counsel across the country, he understands what matters to construction clients and the importance of resolving disputes quickly and efficiently. Mr. Smith is a member of Minnesota State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Hennepin County Bar Association. He received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Concordia College; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.
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