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Presenter: Tymon Berger and 4 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Seattle, WA

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 13742

Product Number: 15H WACCWKSP 11 13 CDMN

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This audio recording is approximately 7.5 hours in length and is available for $279 (including shipping). Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

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Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:30 - 5:00 pm

Understanding Construction Contract Essentials             R. King

   Examining contract terminology:

      • Parties, consideration, term, performance, substantial performance, breach, remedies, damages

   Understanding types of construction contracts:

      • Payment method

      • Award and selection

      • Project delivery system

      • Number of primes

      • Legal description

   Studying roles and relationships of project participants:

      • Owners, architects/engineers, construction managers, contractors, subs and suppliers

   Exploring the law of construction contract interpretation

Reviewing Bidding Documents             W. G. Guedel

   Invitation          Bid form

   Instructions      Bid bond

   Information       Addenda

Reviewing Contract Documents             L. Taft

   Use of standard forms or custom documents

   Types of contracts

   Key contract provisions (differing site conditions, indemnification, notice, payment, etc.)

   Contract modifications (change orders, directives, etc.)

   Performance/payment bonds

   Additional contract documents (releases, change order forms, etc.)

   Other contract considerations

Understanding Issues in Contract Administration             A. Tramountanas

   Insurance and indemnity issues

   Chain of command issues



   Changes and change orders

   Substantial and final completion

   Breach and pitfalls

Examining Legal Issues and Contract Disputes            T. Berger

   Changed conditions

   Project documentation

   Delays, acceleration

   Handling payment claims and final payments

   Resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, litigation

   Understanding contractual and statutory warranties


Tymon Berger

Prior to becoming an attorney Mr. Berger spent ten yearsas a contractor, the majority of that time managing construction and resolving complex claims across the country for ENR Top 20 firms. Today, he represents contractors in disputes over public works and private construction projects. Mr. Berger also helps contractors with bid protests and federal and state lien claims against public and private works. He has represented contractors in disputes involving highways, bridges, reservoirs, pump stations, ball parks, and schools, as well as several high-profile private developments in the Puget Sound area. In addition to litigating construction-related disputes, Mr. Berger advises clients on federal procurement practices and contracting regulations. He is a member of the AGC of Washington’s Legal Affairs Committee and its Local Government Affairs Committee.

W. Gregory Guedel

Mr. Guedel is a member of Foster Pepper’s Construction, Litigation, and Municipal Law practice groups, and for over 20 years his practice has emphasized complex construction, government contracting and business law. He has negotiated and drafted design and construction contracts for billions of dollars for public and private projects throughout the United States, and his litigation work includes all aspects of pre-trial, trial and appellate case management in state, federal and tribal courts. Mr. Guedel provides his clients with analysis, preparation, negotiation and resolution of contract claims, and he drafts and interprets multi-party contracts for project design, construction, and administration. He regularly assists clients with business and construction planning and management, serving government and private-sector developers. Mr. Guedel is a member of the Construction Law sections of the Washington State and American Bar Associations.

Russell S. King

Mr. King’s practice focuses on construction, litigation, and real estate matters. His work includes advising construction industry clients, including owners, design professionals, contractors, and subcontractors on the negotiation and interpretation of contracts, and on the development of form contracts and specifications. He also provides counsel and advice to those clients on dispute avoidance and dispute resolution issues during all phases of project administration and delivery. Mr. King is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association and the Construction Financial Management Association.

Lindsay K. Taft

Ms. Taft’s practice involves working with general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on all aspects of day-to-day operation, contract disputes, bid protests, contract drafting and review, lien and bond claims, REAs, contract claims and appeals, and small business procurement issues. She has represented clients before state and federal agencies, including the Government Accountability Office, the Small Business Administration, the United States Department of Transportation, and the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises, as well as before various federal and state courts, arbitrators, and hearing officers. Ms. Taft is a member of the Washington State and King County bar associations.

Athan E. Tramountanas

Mr. Tramountanas focuses his practice on construction litigation and contract law, real estate law, and complex commercial litigation. He advises public and private clients on various issues throughout the construction process, negotiates and drafts design and construction contracts, prepares procurement documents, and represents clients throughout the dispute resolution process in both trial and appellate courts. Mr. Tramountanas also advises and represents clients through dispute resolution processes on various real estate and landlord-tenant disputes, and he has served as a third-party neutral, assisting parties in resolving their disputes. Prior to law school, Mr. Tramountanas spent several years working in the construction industry as a construction project engineer for a general contractor and developer. He teaches Construction Law for the University of Washington’s Construction Management program and is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of construction law related topics.