Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Overland Park Convention Center
10920 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66211
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Navigate Through Construction Cases with Ease!
The construction process is full of twists and turns. Each project poses its own unique set of characteristics. Are you prepared to handle each step along the way? This insightful two-day course will guide you through the initial steps of drafting and negotiating key contract provisions, determining insurance coverage, and taking care of defects, delays and change orders. Don't miss this opportunity to fine-tune your skills in construction law - register today!
This basic-to-intermediate level seminar on how to navigate through the construction process is for:
including - Ethics: 1.00
Approved by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 14.0 hours of continuing legal education credit, which includes 1.0 hour of ethics and professionalism credit.
including - Ethics: 1.20
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with Missouri Minimum Continuing Legal Education. This program qualifies for 14.40 hours of CLE credit, which includes 1.20 hour of ethics, professionalism or malpractice prevention credit.
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 1.20 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. Briefly provide an explanation of the construction process. 2. List two factors to consider in determining the right contract for the job. 3. Name two provisions to consider when drafting the contract. 4. State two ways to allocate risk in indemnification provisions. 5. List two types of insurance policies and how your client is protected by each. 6. Provide a brief overview of how indemnification provisions interplay with insurance policies. 7. List two types of construction delays and how to resolve them. 8. Name two must-haves that should be listed in a change order. 9. Briefly explain how mechanics’ liens are used to recover payment. 10. State the first step in addressing defects in construction. 11. Compare and contrast direct and consequential damages. 12. Briefly explain how arbitration works in construction. 13. List two ethical issues attorneys may face while handling construction cases.
LESLIE A. BOE is of counsel at Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, P.C., in Kansas City, Missouri. Ms. Boe focuses her practice on construction law, including preparation, claims (private and government contract), payment bond claims, and mechanic’s lien claims. She represents a wide variety of clients involved in the construction industry, including owners, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers. Ms. Boe has experience in all forms of dispute resolution, both mediation and arbitration, as well as bench and jury trials in both state and federal courts. She has also participated in many construction law seminars for both Missouri and Kansas construction law, mechanic's liens and surety claims. Ms. Boe graduated with her B.A. degrees from William Jewell College and earned her J.D. degree from the University of Missouri School of Law. She is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
LEE B. BRUMITT is a director and shareholder with the law firm of Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, 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 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. He recently served as the chair of the National Construction Attorneys’ Council and is general counsel for the Kansas City chapter the of American Subcontractors Association. Mr. Brumitt is a frequent presenter to the Builders Association, the Estimating Academy, the Management Academy, American Subcontractors Association, and various licensing entities; and shares experiences and lessons learned in the construction law trenches on his blog, Mo-Kan Construction Law.
RICK DAVIS is a sole practitioner in Overland Park, Kansas. Mr. Davis’ practice focuses primarily on the areas of residential real estate and he regularly represents parties in all facets of the real estate industry. His past and current clients include large mortgage servicers, home improvement retail stores, local contractors, real estate investors, property management companies and individual homeowners. He serves clients in both Kansas and Missouri. Mr. Davis is a member of the Kansas Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section), The Missouri Bar and the American Bar Association. Mr. Davis graduated with his B.G.S. degree from the University of Kansas and earned his J.D. degree from Washburn University School of Law.
WILLIAM J. DeBAUCHE is an attorney with Brown & Ruprecht, PC. He has more than 30 years of experience representing contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals in state and federal courts, before the boards of contract appeals, and in private arbitrations and mediations. Mr. DeBauche has taught construction law as an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School since 1994. He serves as a construction arbitrator as a member of the panel of arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. Mr. DeBauche is qualified as a civil litigation mediator under the Missouri Supreme Court Rules. He has extensive experience in interpreting construction contracts, preparing claim and notice documents, preparing mechanic's liens and payment bond claims, preparing and filing lawsuits and arbitrations, trying cases in courts and arbitrations, negotiating disputes, and providing advice for day-to-day problems in construction. Mr. DeBauche has prepared several articles for construction publications on construction law developments. He has taught numerous seminars for local and national organizations on changes and extra work, mechanic's liens, federal contract claims, construction arbitrations and mediations, payment issues, claims against bonds, construction contract documents, and bidding and contract formation issues.
NEIL C. GOSCH is an attorney with the law firm of Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC, in Wichita. Mr. Gosch’s practice is focused on general civil litigation and construction law, with an emphasis in business and commercial litigation, construction disputes, insurance defense, mechanic’s liens, underground utility damage, oil and gas litigation, and municipal law. Recently, he was named a Rising Star by Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers in the area of construction law. Mr. Gosch is admitted to practice in both Kansas and Missouri. He received his B.S. and M.P.A. degrees from Kansas State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Kansas. Mr. Gosch is a former member of the Earl E. O’Conner Inn of Court, and a current member of the Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court, The Missouri Bar, and the Wichita, Kansas, and American bar associations.
G. EDGAR JAMES is a shareholder in the law firm of Polsinelli PC, 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, health care, 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.
HEATHER F. SHORE is a shareholder with the law firm of Brown & Ruprecht, PC, where she focuses her practice in construction and surety law and commercial/business litigation. She represents contractors, subcontractors, owners, suppliers, and sureties on a wide variety of construction litigation matters in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation. Ms. Shore has experience drafting and revising contracts and litigating over issues pertaining to commercial and residential projects. She also handles default and delay damages claims, payment disputes, bid contests, MBE/DBE challenges, payment and performance bond claims, prevailing wage audits and issues, and mechanic's lien claims. Ms. Shore is a frequent lecturer and author on construction law, mechanic's liens, and surety law. She earned her B.S. degree from the University of Colorado (Boulder) and her J.D. degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Ms. Shore has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America (2013 and 2018). In 2013, KC Magazine named her as one of 30 Influential Women - Kansas City's most outstanding female civic and business leaders. Ms. Shore also has been named one of the Best of the Bar by Kansas City Business Journal (2011) and was selected for inclusion in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers - Top 50 Women Edition (2010-2013), Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers (2009-2012), Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers - construction litigation, Corporate Counsel Edition (2009), and Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition (2008). She is a member of the American, Kansas, Douglas County, Johnson County, and Kansas City Metropolitan (Federal Courts Advocate Section) bar associations; as well as The Missouri Bar (Construction Law Committee). Ms. Shore is also a member of the American Subcontractors Association (Greater Kansas City chapter), Judge Hugh Means American Inns of Court (Lawrence, Kansas), and The Central Exchange.
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