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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.
Andrew L. Crabtree is the principal of the Law Offices of Andrew L. Crabtree, P.C., where his firm focuses on transactional and litigated real estate, landlord-tenant, construction, and general commercial business matters. Mr. Crabtree has a broad background in residential condominium development and sales, and in commercial leasing; and represents commercial owners, developers, purchasers and tenants, including a national franchise chain, in commercial leasing and landlord and tenant matters. He represents businesses and individuals in federal and state trial courts, as well as in arbitrations and before administrative tribunals, involving commercial disputes, constitutional claims, partnership and shareholder disputes, breach of contract claims, business torts, unfair competition, employment claims, trade secrets, and intellectual property cases. Mr. Crabtree also represents contractors, owners, developers, design professionals municipalities and state agencies relating to public and private construction and development projects, mechanics' liens, commercial lease disputes, and landlord-tenant matters. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Suffolk County Bar Association. Mr. Crabtree earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany and his J.D. degree from Fordham University Law School.
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. He is admitted to practice in South Carolina, and 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.
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