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Learn how to avoid future disputes by drafting and negotiating effective construction contracts.
Disentangle construction project indemnity and insurance issues.
Understand how to deal with unsatisfactory plans and specifications.
Discover reasonable strategies for handling changes and delays.
Examine methods for approaching various payment issues associated with construction projects.
Drafting and Negotiating Construction Contracts to Avoid Future Disputes
Indemnity and Insurance: Allocating Risk in Construction Projects
Dealing with Deficient Plans and Specifications
Changes and Delays: Practical Strategies to Deal with the Inevitable and Avoid Disputes
BRIAN A. AUTRY is an attorney with Kenison Dudley & Crawford, LLC, where he practices in the areas of construction, commercial transactions, commercial real estate, and contract litigation. Mr. Autry reviews and drafts construction contracts, offers advice related to construction project management and insurance, and represents clients in construction disputes and litigation, including mechanic’s liens, collections, and alternative dispute resolution. He also handles commercial real estate disputes and litigation, including collections and evictions, and he advises clients on the construction and litigation aspects of commercial lease agreements. Mr. Autry earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of South Carolina; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is a member of Richland County Bar Association and South Carolina Bar.
ROBERT T. LYLES JR. is a shareholder with the firm of Lyles & Associates, LLC, which has offices in Charleston and Greenville. He is a trial lawyer whose practice is devoted principally to handling construction and insurance coverage and bad faith claims. Mr. Lyles regularly lectures before various industry groups and has conducted seminars on numerous topics, including construction law and insurance bad faith. He earned his B.A. degree from the College of Charleston and his J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Lyles is admitted to practice in South Carolina, before the United States Supreme Court, and the Fourth and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar.
JAMES M. McMAHON is an attorney with CCA Civil, Inc. His practice focuses on construction law and litigation. Mr. McMahon is a member of the New Jersey State, New York State and Massachusetts bar associations; the New Jersey State Bar Association's Construction Law Section; the Federal District courts of New Jersey, and New York, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also an active member of the New Jersey Association of General Contractors and the New Jersey Utility and Transportation Contractors Association, serving on the association's Legislative Affairs Committee. Mr. McMahon earned his B.A. and B.S. degrees from Boston College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School.
RUSSELL O’ROURKE is a partner with Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis, where he serves as chair of their construction Group. As legal counsel for The Builders Exchange and Home Builders Association, Mr. O'Rourke's 30+ years of active involvement in construction industry trade associations, understanding both the requirements of the law and the business savvy to successfully operate within the industry, have allowed him to serve in the roles of client and industry advisor, lawyer, advocate and leader. His active engagement has also translated into driving and contributing to legislative change for the benefit of the construction industry, recognizing the issues that are most important to his clients and advising them of various approaches and resolution options using good business judgment. He represents contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, homebuilders and remodelers throughout all stages of the process, "cradle to grave" bidding, contract negotiation, notices of furnishing, change orders, claims and claims avoidance, mechanics' liens, bond claims and dispute resolution. Mr. O'Rourke received his B.A. degree from the University of Vermont and his J.D. degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University. His civic and professional involvement includes The Builders Exchange (Cleveland, Toledo, Dayton and Cincinnati), general counsel, past-president and board member; Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland, legal counsel; American Subcontractors Association of Ohio, founding president and board member, past chair of the Legislative Committee; American Bar Association, Construction Law Forum; Mechanic's Lien Committee of the Real Estate Litigation Section; ASA National, Washington, DC, four-term board member; ASA National Attorneys Council, past-chair and current member; ASA National Subcontractor's Legal Defense Fund, past-chair; Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, adjunct professor of law; Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, arbitration panel chair, and Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, commercial dispute mediator.
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