Address Challenging Construction Law Issues with Confidence
When complex issues threaten your client's construction project, you don't want to be caught off guard by the difficult questions that are sure to follow. Avoiding disaster requires an understanding of the issues that goes beyond the basic. This advanced-level course will provide you with answers you can use to help your clients through change order disasters, project delay disagreements, construction defect disputes, and more. Provide your clients with the best representation possible by expanding your knowledge of complicated construction project issues - register today!
Anticipate which construction contract provisions will cause difficulties down the road in order to negotiate them in your client's favor.
Unravel questions concerning the extents and limitations of indemnity clauses.
Analyze CGL insurance policy documents to accurately determine who is actually covered.
Disentangle complex change order payment matters that arise from oral agreements, unknown site conditions, and more.
Confidently determine which construction project delays are compensable and which are non-compensable.
Get to the bottom of construction defect CGL policy coverage issues such as business risk exclusions and proving defective construction is an occurrence.
Who Should Attend
This advanced construction law webcast is for attorneys. Construction professionals, insurance professionals, and paralegals may also benefit.
Construction Law Update: The Latest Issues, Trends, and Hot Topics
Construction Contracts: Advanced Issues and Answers
Detangling the Scope of Indemnity Obligations
CGL Policies and AI Endorsements: Navigating Insurance Coverage Pitfalls
Change Orders and Extra Work: Top Problems and Solutions
Construction Delays: Unraveling Causes and Damages
CHRISTOPHER R. CARVILLE is the managing attorney with Carville Legal Counsel, LLC, where he focuses is practice on construction defect claims and advising all stakeholders to construction projects on risk and insurance issues. He is admitted to practice in Ohio and Kentucky, and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Mr. Carville is a member of the Cincinnati, Ohio State, and Northern Kentucky Bar Associations. He earned his B.S.B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Xavier University and his J.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
JOSEPH M. HERBERT is partner of Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A., practicing primarily in the areas of construction law, surety law, employment law, condominium law, business and commercial litigation, and real estate. He handles a variety of disputes and negotiations within those areas. Mr. Herbert also helps clients in business and partnership formation and disassociation, as well as contract drafting and evaluation. He has a background in business management, which he draws from in order to provide a unique perspective on the challenges facing his business clients. Mr. Herbert earned his B.S. degree from the University of Florida and his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stetson University. He is a member of The Florida Bar (Labor and Employment Section, Trial Lawyers Section), the Sarasota County Bar Association, (Labor and Employment Section, Trial Lawyers Section, Business Law Section), the American Bar Association, and is a past chair of the Sarasota County Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law Section.
G. EDGAR JAMES is an attorney with James Sobba LLC, where he practices in the areas of construction law, torts and litigation. He represents contractors, design professionals, owners, design-builders, EPC contractors, lenders, suppliers, and sureties on a wide variety of real estate and construction litigation matters in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation. Mr. James has experience on infrastructure projects such as highways, bridges, government offices and structures, airports, wastewater facilities, power plants, ethanol plants, oil refineries, pipelines, and wind farms. He also has experience in projects involving the life sciences, healthcare, and hospitality, as well as with educational and religious institutions. In construction disputes, Mr. James has prepared and defended claims in numerous areas of construction law, including contract default claims, payment disputes, bid contests, delays, acceleration and inefficiency claims, reengineering and design-error claims, MBE/DBE challenges, insurance-coverage claims, mechanic's lien and payment-bond claims, and claims regarding priority of interest in real estate. He is admitted to practice in Florida, Kansas, Missouri, and New York. Mr. James earned his B.A. degree from American University and his J.D. degree from the University of Georgia. He is an active member of the ABA's Forum Committee on the Construction Industry and currently serves on its Governing Committee.
GAIL L. RITZERT is a partner in the New York office of the law firm of Kiernan Trebach, LLP. She focuses her practice on insurance coverage and insurance defense matters, concentrating in both the coverage and defense of catastrophic injury cases arising from construction accidents, products and premises defects, and the defense of municipalities. Ms. Ritzert is a member of the Suffolk County, Nassau County, and Connecticut bar associations. She is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Defense Association of New York (past president), and the Defense Research Institute (has served as the New York state representative). Ms. Ritzert earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Pfeiffer College; her M.Ed. degree from Frostburg State University; and her J.D. degree from St. John's University.
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