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Presenter: Tony Fehrenbacher and 4 more

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Recording Location: Louisville, KY

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 13674

Product Number: 15H KYCONLAW 10 15 CDMN

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Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 - 4:30 pm

Construction Contracting in Traditional and Alternative Project Delivery Systems:             A. J. Manion

   Legal rights/duties of construction entities: contractors, design services firms, subcontractors and suppliers

   Design-bid-build: entering into construction contracts and agreements in the traditional construction process

   Design-build: entering into contracts and agreements

      • Contractor-led, designer-led, joint venture, and developer-led projects

Improving the Project Outcome with Accurate                D. Fuchs
and Effective Construction Contracting          

      Understanding contract terminology

      Forming contracts

      Understanding contract obligations

      The law governing construction contracts:the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and applicable state laws

      Subcontract formation and administration

      Performance and payment issues

      Breach of contract and default

Making Changes and Resolving Disputes           A.J. Manion, D. Fuchs, J. Terry

   Making changes to the contract and contracted work

      • The contract change clause

      • Types of changes: ordered and constructive changes

      • Requirements for making changes

      • Liability issues

   Resolving disputes during the construction process

      • Site conditions

      • Delays

      • Disruption

      • Acceleration

      • Accidents

Ensuring Environmental Compliance         J. Terry

   Stormwater management

   Erosion and sedimentation control

   Water quality preservation

   Air quality preservation

Meeting Statutory and Contractual Duties of Design                J. Terry
Professionals and Contractors in Green Construction

   General scope of duty

   Public buildings

   Contractual duties under AIA contract documents

   Duties on LEED projects

Bonding, Insurance and Payment Issues               G. B. Stigger, T. Fehrenbacher

   Types of construction bonds

      • Performance

      • Payment

      • Alternatives to bonds

   Types of insurance

      • Commercial general liability insurance

      • Builder’s risk insurance

      • Errors and omissions insurance

      • Additional/alternative insurance

   Claims and notice issues


Tony Fehrenbacher

Partner at Manion Stigger, LLP, in Evansville, IN
Mr. Fehrenbacher is an attorney with first-hand experience working in industrial construction settings. He uses his background in construction and over a decade of experience representing prime contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in arbitrations and jury and bench trials before state and federal courts. His experience includes prosecuting and defending multi-million dollar payment (lien, verified claims, owner personal liability, and bonds) and performance-related claims, and successfully challenging improprieties in public project bid processes. He has received formal OSHA training and certification which he implements in advising contractors concerning safety inspections and in formal proceedings before state OSHA entities. Mr. Fehrenbacher is also a certified construction insurance and risk specialist (CRIS) by the International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI). He understands the legal intricacies of insurance coverages available to construction contractors, including, but not limited to, form policies (including ISO GL and property coverage forms and endorsements) and insurer-specific builders risk policies and their respective applications in construction project contexts. He frequently represents construction contractors in complex liability insurance coverage disputes.

Daniel Fuchs

Associate at Manion Stigger, LLP, in Louisville, KY
Mr. Fuchs has broad experience in construction. After graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering, he was employed by a general contractor in the Louisville, Kentucky, area where he touched nearly all facets of heavy civil construction, including project engineering, project management and estimating. Mr. Fuchs earned his law degree with the intent of continuing his service to the construction industry. He has developed a depth of knowledge covering many different kinds of construction projects, including industrial, highway, commercial, multi-family, healthcare, and utility construction. Mr. Fuchs’ experiences – both in the field and in his practice as a lawyer – provide him the unique ability to address legal issues on a project site with practical considerations of a contractor in mind. From contract negotiation and drafting to resolving disputes in mediation, arbitration or litigation, he has represented contractors, subcontractors, and owners in an array of matters, from contract negotiation and drafting to resolving disputes in mediation, arbitration or litigation after work in the field is done.

A.J. Manion

Co-founder of Manion Stigger, LLP, in Evansville, IN
Mr. Manion is an attorney, a former construction project manager, and a licensed commercial contractor. He is co-founder of Manion Stigger, LLP, a law practice devoted to representing and advising construction professionals. His two decades’ experience includes prosecuting and defending nine-figure claims in a variety of construction contexts, drafting and negotiating hundreds of construction-related transactions, and working closely with clients to manage operational risk. Mr. Manion brings to each task the combined lessons of an engineering education, MBA education, project management background, experiences as a trial attorney (jury trials, court trials, arbitrations and extensive appellate practice), and work as law clerk in United States District Court. He represents general contractors, construction managers, design-builders and subcontractors throughout the United States.

G. Bruce Stigger

Mr. Stigger focuses his practice on litigating and arbitrating construction disputes throughout the country. For over 25 years, he has only represented general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and sureties in connection with a variety of disputes arising from the construction of office buildings, roads, sewers, hospitals, dams, naval plating facilities, sports venues and other facilities. Mr. Stigger is experienced in handling the difficult issues that canarise in complex arbitration and litigation. He has handled construction claims before arbitration tribunals, state and federal trial courts, state and federal appeals courts, boards of contract appeals, and the Kentucky Supreme Court. He has been responsible for achieving many successful results for clients, including converting terminations for default to convenience, prosecuting delay and impact claims against state and local owners, and creating new law in Kentucky which establishes new claims for contractors against owners and designers. A significant portion of his practice involves front-end claims avoidance, including effective contract drafting and negotiation, contract management and administration, project execution and dispute resolution.

Jean Terry

Associate at Manion Stigger, LLP, in Louisville, KY
Ms. Terry is an associate practicing in the Louisville, Kentucky office. Prior to attending law school, she was employed as a civil engineer in Nashville, Tennessee. She contributed to the erosion prevention and sediment control chapter of the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Drainage Manual, and implemented these measures on multiple construction sites. She also worked on several county bridge and state roadway projects throughout Tennessee. Ms. Terry is certified in the fundamentals of erosion prevention and sediment control by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Her work as a civil engineer, combined with her practice in construction law and civil litigation, have provided her with invaluable experience in the management and design aspects of large-scale construction, as well as the legal issues that affect these projects. She applies this experience in her current representation of a variety of construction professionals in all phases of project construction, from contract formation through litigation.