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Presenter: Lisa A. Barton and 4 more

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Recording Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 13117

Product Number: 14H PACONLAW 11 7 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

Applying Risk Management Principles              R. Davies

   Identifying engineering risks

   Reviewing consequences of potential risks

   Understanding principles of risk management

   Reviewing risk management standards and techniques

   Implementing strategies to minimize engineering risk and maximize positive results

Making Changes and Resolving Disputes During the Construction Process                 N. Charlson

   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


Improving the Project Outcome with Accurateand Effective Construction Contracting               L. Barton

   Understanding contract terminology

   Forming contractsUnderstanding 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

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

   General scope of duty

   Public buildings

   Contractual duties under AIA contract documents

   Duties on LEED projects

Protecting the Owner and the Project:Bonding Issues in Construction              N. Fox

   Types of construction bonds

      • Performance

      • Payment

      • Alternatives to bonds

   Claims and notice issues


Lisa A. Barton

Ms. Barton is a shareholder in Philadelphia law firm Bazelon Less & Feldman, P.C. She has practiced as a commercial litigator since 1996, with a focus on construction law, including contractor payment disputes, mechanics’ lien claims, and construction defect and delay litigation. Ms. Barton’s areas of practice also include breach of contract disputes, bankruptcy law, employment law and employee relations, insurance law, and business torts, as well as a variety of general commercial litigation matters. She obtained a J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law, a B. Arch. degree from Cooper Union and an M. Arch. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to law school, Ms. Barton practiced architecture for 10 years in the Philadelphia area, and was an Instructor in the Architectural Studies Department at the University of the Arts.

Noah H. Charlson

Noah H. Charlson is a shareholder with Bazelon Less & Feldman, P.C., a commercial litigation and construction boutique law firm in Philadelphia. He represents participants in all aspects of the design and construction process, including builders and construction managers, project owners and real estate developers, architects, sureties and insurance companies. Mr. Charlson has particular expertise in drafting and negotiating design and construction agreements on behalf of owners and contractors, and managing and resolving construction disputes during and after construction. He is experienced in representing clients in mediation, arbitration and the state and federal courts. Mr. Charlson graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, and earned a B.A. degree in History from the University of Michigan. He was recognized by Pennsylvania SuperLawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in 2010 and 2011, and a SuperLawyer in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Richard J. Davies

Shareholder with Powell Trachtman, PC, in King of Prussia
Mr. Davies focuses his practice on the representation of engineers, architects, and other design professionals, as well as manufacturers of complex products. He regularly acts as their consultant and advocate to address nearly all aspects of their professional practice, particularly those relating to risk management. Mr. Davies received his B.A. degree in Natural Sciences, with a concentration in Physics, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. In 1986 he graduated from the Law School of the State University of New York, where he was a member of its Moot Court Board. He has substantial experience in various state and Federal courts and alternative dispute resolution forums and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.Mr. Davies regularly defends design professionals in actions and proceedings before courts, arbitrators, licensing boards, and mediators. Mr. Davies is a frequent lecturer on professional liability issues for engineers and architects and other design professionals. He has also authored numerous articles on these subjects. Mr. Davies is the co-editor of the PTLCB&L Design Professional’s Practice Bulletin.

Nathan Fox

Nathan Fox of Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law is a real estate, construction, and business lawyer. He represents developers, homebuilders, property owners, business owners, and construction clients in transactions and zoning and land development proceedings. He brings uniquely practical experience from his time as a project manager for two luxury homebuilders to zoning, land development, and construction matters. He has successfully represented and appeared on behalf of clients in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as before various municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley, and New Jersey. Mr. Fox also represents financial institutions in commercial loan documentation. He works to bring a practical business-minded approach to all transactions on behalf of his clients. In addition to his private clients, Mr. Fox has served as the solicitor for Perkasie Borough, Chalfont Borough, and the Quakertown Borough Zoning Hearing Board, and has represented several other public entities. He has spoken to business groups and taught continuing education sessions in the construction industry.

Jason C. Spang

Pepper Hamilton, LLP – Philadelphia, PA

Mr. Spang focuses his practice on construction-related matters. He represents clients in each phase of the construction process, including contract negotiation and formation, project counseling and dispute avoidance, and formal dispute resolution. His practice involves public and private construction and both domestic and international projects. Before receiving his law degree, Mr. Spang held various roles in the construction industry, working for a general contractor, a construction manager and a consulting firm. He holds a professional engineering license in the State of New Jersey and is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional.