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An Advanced-Level Guide to Complex Construction Law Issues
On any construction project, seemingly simple issues can quickly become complex if not handled correctly. That's why it's essential to have an in-depth understanding of critical construction project legal matters that have the potential to cause severe headaches for your clients. In this advanced-level course, our experienced faculty will share their decades of construction law experience and will provide you with valuable tools you can use to help your clients through change order disasters, project delay disagreements and more. Provide your clients with the best representation possible by expanding your knowledge of complicated construction project issues - register today!
This advanced level seminar on complex construction law issues is for:
including - Ethics: 1.00
This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association 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.
NBI, Inc. is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System and is offering this registered program for 6.0 AIA/CES Learning Units, which will be reported to the AIA/CES for AIA members.
The Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors does not preapprove courses. This program may qualify for up to 7.0 professional development hours for engineers.
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 0.60 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, attendee will be able to: 1. Identify two construction contract provisions that can potentially cause difficulties down the road. 2. Differentiate between real and perceived changes to a construction project. 3. Describe two pieces of documentation needed to prove construction project delays and damages. 4. Identify two different types of indemnity clauses. 5. Describe the most common additional insured endorsements in a CGL policy. 6. Differentiate between direct and consequential damages. 7. Describe how attorneys should deal with conflicts of interest in an ethically responsible manner.
ADRIAN A. D'ARCY is a partner with Shields | Mott L.L.P. His primary practice areas include commercial litigation, and construction and surety litigation. Mr. D'Arcy has represented clients in the above areas at mediations, arbitrations, and in federal and state courts. He is admitted to practice before all Louisiana state courts; the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle districts of Louisiana; the Federal Court of Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Second Circuits. M. D'Arcy is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. He earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from University College, Dublin, Ireland; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Loyola Law School. Mr. D'Arcy has presented seminars on legal issues in the construction industry, on the growing area of sustainable construction, and on civil procedure in both state and federal courts.
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.
JEFFREY K. PRATTINI is a partner with Shields | Mott L.L.P. His primary practice areas include public bid law disputes, complex delay and inefficiency claims, general construction and surety litigation, contract analysis and review, contract litigation, and products liability. Mr. Prattini is admitted to practice before all Louisiana state courts and the U.S. district courts for Louisiana. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, and American Bar Association. Mr. Prattini is an experienced litigator and trial attorney that has represented clients in judge trials, jury trials, arbitrations, mediations, and before multiple Louisiana Courts of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court. In addition to his litigation practice, he provides general legal advice for clients, including drafting contracts, risk assessment, and claim handling. Mr. Prattini is a regular speaker at CLE seminars; and has presented for the Joint CFMA Conference and other conferences and seminars. He earned his bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University; and his J.D. degree from Loyola University School of Law, where he served as the article/index editor of the Loyola Law Review.
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. Mr. Vicknair is an experienced litigator and has represented clients in both jury and judge trials in federal and state courts concerning various construction issues. He also provides legal advice on patents, copyrights, trademarks, contract drafting, lien filings, claim handling, and business formations. Mr. Vicknair is also a regular speaker at various CLE and industry seminars concerning intellectual property matters, construction issues, and design professional liability.
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