Live Seminar

Construction Law From Start to Finish

Seminar

Date:

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78956ER

Location:

Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35

549 South Rock Road

Wichita, KS 67207

$359.00

$349 / Each Additional

$339 / New Professional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • KS CLE - 7.00
  • MO CLE - 7.20

Other

  • IACET - 0.60

Program Description

Walk Through the Basics of Construction Law

Whether you are new to the construction practice or are looking for a comprehensive refresher, this course will cover multiple issues that must be taken into consideration in the realm of construction law. Join our experienced faculty as they cover a broad, basic overview of the construction process; the fundamentals of construction contracts and key provisions; the basics of insurance; and the impact changes and delays can have on a construction project. Don't miss this opportunity to build your skills in construction law - register today!

  • Learn the roles of all parties involved in the construction process.
  • Discuss the critical elements that need to be included in comprehensive construction contracts.
  • Discuss how mechanic's liens work and how to properly file a lien.
  • Walk through the fundamentals of insurance and its importance in construction.
  • Learn how delays can impact a construction project and how to work through them if they arise.
  • Run through the claims process in construction cases.

Who Should Attend

This basic level program is designed for:

  • Attorneys
  • Construction Professionals
  • Paralegals

Course Content

  1. Overview of the Construction Process
  2. Construction Contracts
  3. Mechanic's/Construction Liens and Payment Issues
  4. Insurance Basics for the Construction Attorney
  5. Changes and Delays in Construction Projects
  6. Ethics for Construction Attorneys
  7. Construction Lawsuit Basics

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State
CLE 7.00 -  KS*
CLE 7.20 -  MO*

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Overview of the Construction Process
    9:00 - 9:45 Written and Presented by David M. Buffo in Overland Park and Patrick H. Edwards in Wichita.
    1. Applicable Law, Regulations and Statutes
    2. Different Types of Project Delivery Systems and Responsibilities
    3. Roles of Parties and How They Interact
  2. Construction Contracts
    10:00 - 11:00 Written and Presented by Robert M. Pitkin in Overland Park and Brian Burris in Wichita.
    1. Overview of Contract Terms and Language
    2. AIA Contracts
    3. ConsensusDocs and Other Standard Contracts
    4. Allocating Risk Within Your Contract
    5. Drafting Basics
    6. Contract Clauses and Key Provisions You Need to Know
      1. Payment
      2. Scope of Work
      3. Substantial Completion
      4. Other Essential Clauses
  3. Mechanic's/Construction Liens and Payment Issues
    11:00 - 12:00 Written and Presented by Robert M. Pitkin in Overland Park and Adam R. Burrus in Wichita.
    1. How Liens Work
    2. Preliminary Lien Requirements
    3. Filing a Lien
    4. Understanding Public vs. Private
    5. Bonds and Surety Claims
    6. Enforcement
  4. Insurance Basics for the Construction Attorney
    1:00 - 1:45 Written and Presented by James F. Freeman III in Overland Park and Ryan Meyer in Wichita.
    1. Risk Allocation
    2. Workplace Accidents and Injuries
    3. "Trigger of Coverage" Basics
    4. What is (and is not) Covered Under CGL Policies
    5. Additional Insurance Considerations
  5. Changes and Delays in Construction Projects
    1:45 - 2:30 Written and Presented by Lee B. Brumitt in Overland Park and Matthew Holcomb in Wichita.
    1. Handling Change Orders
    2. Documenting Changes and Extra Work
    3. Excusable, Concurrent or Inexcusable
    4. Deficient Plans or Specifications: Design vs. Performance
    5. Damages
  6. Ethics for Construction Attorneys
    2:45 - 3:45 Written and Presented by James F. Freeman III in Overland Park and Rick Davis in Wichita.
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Conflicts of Interest
    3. Confidentiality
    4. Attorney Fees
    5. Avoiding Malpractice
  7. Construction Lawsuit Basics
    3:45 - 4:30 Written and Presented by Leslie A. Boe in Overland Park and Adam R. Burrus in Wichita.
    1. Types of Claims
    2. Time Requirements
    3. Documentation Requirements
    4. Dispute Resolution-Arbitration/Mediation
May 14 - Overland Park

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 shareholder and director of Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, P.C., where he focuses his practice in construction law and litigation. He represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals on public, commercial and residential projects. Mr. Brumitt currently serves as the board attorney for the Kansas City Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association. He also shares experiences and lessons learned in the construction trenches on his blog, Mo-Kan Construction Law. Mr. Brumitt has extensive experience with insurance litigation and coverage issues for insurers and defending claims made against insurance and reinsurance agents and brokers. He has litigated cases in bankruptcy and probate courts and regularly advises clients on general business matters. Mr. Brumitt has successfully tried a number of cases in state and federal courts and has appeared in arbitrations, mediations and other administrative forums. As a result of his unique and diverse experience, he maintains a flexible practice responsive to a broad range of client needs. Mr. Brumitt received his B.S. degree from Central Methodist College and his J.D. degree from Drake University.

DAVID M. BUFFO is of counsel at Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, P.C., in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Buffo represents clients in many industries, including transportation, technology, and construction. His services include negotiation, mediation, and representation of commercial matters in regard to transportation, premises liability, product liability, non-compete disputes, contract disputes, and collections. Mr. Buffo is licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri; and is admitted in the U.S. District Court of Western Missouri; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He graduated with his B.S.B.A. degree from Creighton University; his M.B.A. degree from Northern Illinois University and his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law. Mr. Buffo is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Conference of Freight Counsel and the Transportation Lawyers Association.

JAMES F. FREEMAN III is an attorney with Swanson Midgley, LLC, where he practices in the areas of construction, land use, church, commercial litigation, business, contract, employment, probate litigation, appellate practice, transportation, and corporate law. He is admitted to practice in Kansas and Missouri; and before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the districts of Missouri and Kansas. Mr. Freeman is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan, Kansas, and American bar associations, as well as The Missouri Bar. He earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

ROBERT M. PITKIN is an attorney with Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC. He practices in the areas of construction, business and commercial litigation, and lender liability. He is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas. Mr. Pitkin is a member of the Construction Law Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; the Construction Law Committee of The Missouri Bar; and the Construction Law Section of the Kansas Bar Association. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of construction litigation since 2010. Mr. Pitkin earned his B.A. degree from Wheaton College and his J.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.

May 17 - Wichita

BRIAN BURRIS is of counsel at Hinkle Law Firm LLC, in Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Burris has nearly three decades of legal experience, including 14 years as in-house counsel for both public and private companies. He previously served as vice-president, general counsel and corporate secretary for ICM, Inc., an engineering, procurement and construction firm focusing on the biofuels sector, for more than a decade. During his time in-house, Mr. Burris oversaw all legal matters including strategic decisions and risk mitigation, strategic alliances and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, contracts, intellectual property rights, regulatory compliance and corporate governance. He also managed legal transactions in more than 40 countries worldwide and helped lead the commercialization of ICM’s proprietary process and technology in Europe, Africa and South America. Mr. Burris currently practices in aviation and aerospace, business and corporate law, and construction law. He graduated with his B.S. degree from Washburn University and earned his J.D. degree from Washburn University School of Law.

ADAM R. BURRUS is a member of Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, LLC, in Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Burrus represents businesses and individual clients in every facet of the legal process, including arbitration, mediation, and litigation. His practice is focused on representing clients in the areas of construction and business litigation, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and insurance defense. He has advised general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in matters involving construction defect claims and mechanic’s lien filings. He has also advised business clients on various breach of contract and collections issues. Mr. Burrus graduated with his B.S.B.A. degree from Saint Louis University and earned his J.D. degree from Washburn University School of Law. He is a member of the Kansas and Wichita bar associations. He currently sits on the Board of Governors of the Wichita Bar Association and is currently involved in the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, and the Young Professionals of Wichita. Mr. Burrus was named a civil litigation Rising Star in the 2016 edition of Super Lawyers for Missouri and Kansas.

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 graduated with his B.G.S. degree from the University of Kansas and earned his J.D. degree from Washburn University School of Law. Mr. Davis is a member of the Kansas Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section), The Missouri Bar and the American Bar Association.

PATRICK H. EDWARDS is a partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP, in their Wichita, Kansas office. Mr. Edwards focuses his practice on business litigation, construction, oil and gas, product liability and employment litigation. He also represents companies on collection matters and has represented companies and landowners in condemnation disputes related to the construction of new gas pipelines and powerlines throughout Kansas. Mr. Edwards graduated with his B.S. degree from Newman University and earned his J.D. degree from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the Wichita Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

MATTHEW HOLCOMB is a member of Hinkle Law Firm LLC, in their Wichita, Kansas office. Mr. Holcomb works in the firm’s litigation practice group. He has experience handling a variety of complex tort claims, including product liability defense and toxic torts. Mr. Holcomb’s range of experience also includes employment law, general commercial and civil litigation, motor carrier law, consumer protection laws, and construction disputes. In addition, his practice includes assisting with contract negotiations and enforcement, product labeling laws, and warranty laws. Mr. Holcomb graduated with his B.A. degree from Appalachian Bible College and earned his J.D. degree from Washburn University School of Law. He is a member of the Wichita Bar Association and the Kansas Bar Association.

RYAN MEYER is an attorney at Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, LLC, where he practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and employment law. He has experience assisting both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of areas, including commercial litigation, insurance law, and construction law, in both state and federal courts. Upon graduation, Mr. Meyer served a two-year federal clerkship with the Honorable J. Thomas Marten, District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. He is a member of the Kansas and Wichita bar associations. Mr. Meyer received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Washburn University School of Law in May 2010.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

KS CLE: 7.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
Approved by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 7.0 hours of continuing legal education credit, which includes 1.0 hour of ethics and professionalism credit.


MO CLE: 7.20 Includes - Ethics: 1.20
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with Missouri Minimum Continuing Legal Education. This program qualifies for 7.2 hours of CLE credit, which includes 1.2 hour of ethics, professionalism or malpractice prevention credit.


International Association for Continuing Education Training

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, attendee will be able to: 1. List the types of project delivery systems. 2. Identify key provisions of construction contracts. 3. Describe how to enforce liens. 4. Summarize what is and what is not covered under CGL policies. 5. State how to handle change orders. 6. Identify key legal ethics guidelines to which you must adhere. 7. Name the different types of construction lawsuit claims.

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