The past year has brought innumerable changes. Have you adapted your drafting and negotiating strategy, or could outdated knowledge and practices be leaving clients exposed? This 2021 program will bring you up to speed with the latest case law, AIA Contract Documents, and best practices for drafting and negotiating the most litigated provisions. Get up-to-date insights and hone your skills - register today!
Learn important takeaways from recent contract law cases.
Dig into notable changes in new and revised AIA Contract Documents.
Explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted existing and new construction contracts.
Discover how to draft ironclad indemnification provisions.
Get practical tips to ensure electronic signatures and contracts are binding.
Case Law Update
New and Updated AIA Contract Documents
Delays, Damages and the Force Majeure Clause
Indemnification, Insurance and Additional Insureds: Best Practices
Scope of Work, Payment and Other Current Issues Disentangled
E-Signatures and Electronic Construction Contracts
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.
JOHN A. SNOW is a shareholder with Parsons Behle & Latimer. Mr. Snow’s practice consists of general civil litigation, including commercial, professional malpractice, construction, and insurance coverage and defense. He is a member of the Utah State Bar; the Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar; Construction Law Section of the Utah State Bar; the State Bar of Nevada; the American Bar Association; Litigation Section, Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee (Utah State Bar); Model Jury Instruction Committee for the State of Utah (Commercial Transactions Subcommittee); and member of the United States District Court for Utah (Technology Advisory Committee). Mr. Snow has been designated in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of legal malpractice law, commercial litigation and construction law for more than five years. He has been designated in Utah Business magazine’s Utah Legal Elite in the specialties of civil litigation and construction law. He has also been designated as a Super Lawyer in the Mountain States in Super Lawyer Magazine and ranked in Chambers USA. Mr. Snow earned his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Arizona State University.
JUSTIN R. WATKINS is a shareholder with Polsinelli PC, in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a trial attorney who concentrates his practice in the areas of construction, real estate, and commercial litigation. In his construction practice, Mr. Watkins regularly serves a broad range of clients across the construction industry, including general contractors, subcontractors, materials suppliers, design professionals, construction managers, and property owners and developers. Before joining Polsinelli PC, he was assistant public defender in the Missouri State Public Defender System. Mr. Watkins earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Valparaiso University and his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from John Marshall Law School. He is admitted to practice in Missouri.
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