Whether you are new to the construction practice or are looking for a comprehensive refresher, this online seminar will cover multiple issues that must be taken into consideration in the realm of construction law. Join our experienced faculty as they cover a broad, basic overview of the construction process; the fundamentals of construction contracts and key provisions; the basics of insurance; and the impact changes and delays can have on a construction project. Don't miss this opportunity to build your skills in construction law - register today!
Learn the roles of all parties involved in the construction process.
Discuss the critical elements that need to be included in comprehensive construction contracts.
Discuss how mechanic's liens work and how to properly file a lien.
Walk through the fundamentals of insurance and its importance in construction.
Learn how delays can impact a construction project and how to work through them if they arise.
Run through the claims process in construction cases.
Overview of the Construction Process
Understanding Subcontract Terms and Flow-Through Clauses
Lee B Brumitt is a director and shareholder with the law firm of Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt, P.C., where he has practiced law since 1984. His law practice focuses on construction law and litigation. Mr. Brumitt is a regular advocate for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and specialty contractors and also represents owners and design professionals on public, commercial and residential projects. He reviews and advises on construction contracts, consults with contractors on legal issues arising during projects, and is involved in all varieties of construction claims including, but not limited to, defect, contract performance, mechanic's lien, bond, retainage, prompt payment, and change order claims. Mr. Brummit earned his B.S. degree from Central Methodist College and his J.D. degree from Drake University.
James F Freeman III is an attorney with Swanson Bernard, LLC, where he practices in the areas of: construction, land use, church, commercial litigation, business, contract, employment, probate litigation, appellate practice, transportation, and corporate law. He is admitted to practice in Kansas, Missouri, and before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Missouri and Kansas. Mr. Freeman is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan, Kansas, and American bar associations, as well as The Missouri Bar. He earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Benjamin Hegvik is a partner with Foley & Mansfield, P.L.L.P., and the chair of the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group. From small businesses to large global corporations, he has extensive experience representing enterprises in a variety of complex commercial disputes. Throughout his career, whether the disputes were resolved in litigation, arbitration or mediation, Mr. Hegvik has represented builders, developers and design professionals in construction disputes. He enjoys engaging with the construction community in St. Louis, and has published and given presentations on numerous construction-related legal topics. Outside of his work with Foley & Mansfield, Mr. Hegvik also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Alliance Credit Union. He is admitted to practice law in Missouri, Illinois and New York. Mr. Hegvik earned his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University and his J.D. degree from St. Louis University School of Law.
Matthew D Menghini is a partner with the Chesterfield, Missouri, law firm of McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer, L.C. He concentrates his practice almost exclusively on construction matters. Mr. Menghini represents contractors, owners, architects, engineers, and manufacturers in a wide variety of complex matters, and represents many of the larger prime contractors in the St. Louis area. His practice is about evenly split between contract preparation and negotiation, day-to-day dispute resolution, and litigation and ADR proceedings. Mr. Menghini has extensive experience in handling delay claims, changed conditions claims, change order disputes, defect claims, payment disputes, and mechanic's lien and payment bond claims. He is also a mediator and arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Menghini received his J.D. degree from Washington University.
Patrick Thornton is an attorney at Lewis Rice LLC. His practices primarily in the areas of construction and environmental law, medical malpractice, and commercial litigation. Mr. Thornton prosecutes and defends matters involving insurance coverage disputes, mechanic's liens, eminent domain and condemnation, breaches of contract, and numerous tort theories. He represents clients of many sizes, including individuals, small businesses, limited partnerships, homeowners associations, municipalities, and large private companies. A member of the Missouri and Illinois bars, he has litigated cases in the federal and state courts of both states, as well as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Thornton earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.
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