Live Seminar

Construction Contracts from Start to Finish

Seminar

Date:

Friday, July 20, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

79659ER

Location:

Hyatt Place Baton Rouge

6080 Bluebonnet Boulevard

Baton Rouge, LA 70809

$299.00 - Early Bird Price Ends 6/8/2018

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • LA CLE - 6.00

Other

  • IACET - 0.60

Program Description

Strengthen Your Construction Contract Knowledge With This Essential Guide

While it's true that every construction project is different, effectively negotiated contracts are the one constant necessary to safeguard your clients' best interests. This information-packed seminar will get you up to speed on the key contractual elements you need to negotiate to avoid trouble down the road. You will not only get a better understanding of what the other side wants, but how to practically apply this information to get an upper hand over the other side of the table during negotiations. Craft construction contracts that serve as practical tools to protect your clients' best interests - register today!

  • Get up to speed on the latest construction law updates that directly affect your clients.
  • Evaluate different types of construction contracts and weigh the pros and cons of each for owners, contractors and subcontractors.
  • Negotiate rock-solid construction contracts that protect your clients if disputes arise down the road.
  • Ensure that construction contracts contain the necessary insurance provisions to protect your clients.
  • Analyze construction contract indemnity provisions and understand how they intertwine with insurance policy language.
  • Confidently handle threats of contract termination and take the proper steps to protect your clients.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level program covers construction contract fundamentals for attorneys. It may also benefit paralegals and construction executives.

Course Content

  1. Louisiana Construction Contract Law Update
  2. Types of Construction Contracts: Evaluating Their Risks and Rewards for Different Parties
  3. Drafting and Negotiating Construction Contracts to Prevent Disputes and Provide Remedies: With Sample Forms
  4. Risk Allocation in Construction
  5. Contract Termination and Claims
  6. Ethical Considerations

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 *

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Louisiana Construction Contract Law Update
    9:00 - 10:00, Jessica R. Derenbecker
    1. The Law of Contracts
    2. Rules for Contract Interpretation
    3. Recent Developments in Construction Law
  2. Types of Construction Contracts: Evaluating Their Risks and Rewards for Different Parties
    10:15 - 11:15, Alana L. Riksheim
    1. How AIA Documents Differ from ConsensusDocs
    2. What Documents to Include in Contracts
    3. How Contracts Differ for Different Project Delivery Methods
    4. Different Contract Types: Evaluating the Pros and Cons
      1. AIA Form Contracts
      2. Lump Sum or Fixed Price
      3. Cost Plus Contracts
      4. Time and Material Contracts
  3. Drafting and Negotiating Construction Contracts to Prevent Disputes and Provide Remedies: With Sample Forms
    11:15 - 12:15, Jessica R. Derenbecker
    1. Negotiating Positions: Owners vs. Contractors vs. Subcontractors
    2. Scope
    3. Change
    4. Completion of the Work - Timeframe
    5. Payment
    6. Warranties
    7. Dispute Resolution
  4. Risk Allocation in Construction
    1:15 - 2:15, Elizabeth L. Gordon
    1. Types of Indemnity
    2. State Anti-Indemnity Statutes
    3. Builder's Risk and Property Insurance
    4. CGL Insurance
    5. Designer's Insurance Coverage
    6. Surety Bonds
  5. Contract Termination and Claims
    2:30 - 3:30, Andrew G. Vicknair
    1. Handling Threats of Contract Termination
    2. Termination for Default
    3. Termination for Convenience
    4. Wrongful Termination
    5. Steps to Proper Termination
    6. Construction Claims
    7. Available Remedies or Damages
  6. Ethical Considerations
    3:30 - 4:30, Michael S. Blackwell
    1. Conflicts of Interest
    2. Disclosure During Negotiations
    3. Communication of Risk Transfers

MICHAEL S. BLACKWELL is an attorney with Shields | Mott L.L.P. His practice focuses primarily on the areas of construction litigation, surety law, commercial industry contracts and litigation, insurance defense, property litigation, and complex civil litigation. Mr. Blackwell is admitted to practice before all courts in Louisiana; the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of South Alabama and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Mr. Blackwell is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association and Federal Bar Association.

JESSICA R. DERENBECKER is an attorney with Shields | Mott L.L.P. Her primary areas of practice include construction and surety litigation, including construction defect claims, payment claims, and claims of general contractors, subcontractors, and owners; contract litigation; commercial litigation; and contract review. Ms. Derenbecker is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association (Construction Division and Young Lawyers Division), Louisiana State Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and the Junior League of New Orleans. She is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Louisiana. Ms. Derenbecker earned her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and her J.D. degree from Tulane University Law School. While at Tulane, she served as a managing editor for the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, as a member of the Tulane Moot Court Board, and as a member of the Tulane Inn of Court.

ELIZABETH L. GORDON is a partner at Shields | Mott L.L.P. and has been practicing law in Louisiana since 1992. She concentrates in the practice areas of construction law and commercial litigation. Ms. Gordon has experience representing owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in all aspects of construction from construction contract negotiation and drafting, claim drafting and counseling during the construction and resolution of claims through the use of appropriate state or federal courts or before arbitration panels. She has handled these issues against private, local, state and federal agencies. Ms. Gordon has handled state and public law lien claims and federal Miller Act claims. She has also practiced in the areas of oil and gas transactions and litigation, environmental litigation, products liability and mass tort litigation, and medical malpractice defense. Ms. Gordon earned her B.S. degree from Tulane University Freeman School of Business and her J.D. degree from Loyola Law School. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the National Association of Women in Construction.

ALANA L. RIKSHEIM is an attorney with Shields | Mott L.L.P., where she practices in the areas of construction litigation, surety litigation, commercial industry contracts and litigation, insurance defense, and property litigation. Ms. Riksheim is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Louisiana State Bar Association. She received her B.A. degree from Yale University and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Tulane University School of Law.

ANDREW G. VICKNAIR is a partner with Shields | Mott L.L.P. His primary practice includes intellectual property matters; litigation and prosecution of patents, trademarks and copyrights; construction litigation; construction contracts; and commercial litigation. Mr. Vicknair is admitted to practice before all Louisiana, Texas and New York State courts; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle districts of Louisiana; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court; and registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He earned his B.S. degree from Louisiana Tech University and his J.D. degree from Loyola University.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

LA CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Louisiana State Bar Association Committee on MCLE for a maximum of 6.0 hours (based on a 60-minute credit hour) of credit, of which 1.0 hour will apply to ethics.


International Association for Continuing Education Training

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N IACET: 0.60
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)

Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. Identify two key construction law updates. 2. Describe the pros and cons of AIA contracts for subcontractors 3. Identify two key construction contract provisions to negotiate. 4. State how construction contract indemnity provisions intertwine with insurance provisions. 5. Describe what to do if the other party threatens to terminate the contract. 6. Identify a possible conflict of interest for attorneys during construction contract negotiations.

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