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Presenter: Spencer Brown and 4 more

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Recording Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 13750

Product Number: 15H UTCONLAW 11 20 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             S. Brown
Systems: Finding the Framework That’s Right for the Owner and the Project

   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 and Effective Construction Contracting             J. Handy

   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

Identifying and Resolving Ethical Issues in Construction             A.J. Green

   Determining qualifications and competence of participants

   Preventing conflicts of interest and the appearance of impropriety

   Identifying ethical issues in bid practices

   Handling ethical issues created by constructive and ordered changes

   Handling ethical issues created by payments, liens and lien waivers

Protecting the Owner and the Project: Insurance and Bonding Issues in Construction             J. Scott

   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

Deconstructing a Construction Mediation             A. Mow

   Typical claims and settlements

   Mediation processes

   Outside interests to mediation

   The role of experts


Spencer Brown

Mr. Brown is an attorney at the Salt Lake City law firm of Strong & Hanni. He specializes in large, complex construction claims. Mr. Brown has successfully litigated claims on behalf of project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, and engineers. He graduated magna cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 2010 and is licensed to practice in Utah and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

A.J. Green

Mr. Green is an associate with Ray Quinney & Nebeker. He focuses his practice on real property and construction related transactions and disputes. Prior to law school, Mr. Green earned a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah.

Jeffrey R. Handy

Jeffrey R. Handy is an associate attorney at the law firm of Babcock Scott & Babcock, P.C., in Salt Lake City. Mr. Handy’s practice focuses on representing designers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and other parties in a variety of construction-related contexts. He is a member of the Utah State Bar and is licensed to practice in state and federal courts in the State of Utah. Mr. Handy graduated from Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School in April of 2011. He received his bachelor of science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2006 from Brigham Young University where he was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society. Mr. Handy also received a master of science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Brigham Young University in 2008. He is active in the Construction Section of the Utah State Bar and currently serves as its chair.

Adam T. Mow

Adam T. Mow is a shareholder at Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough. He represents architects, engineers, contractors, and other members of the construction industry in drafting, negotiating, and litigating construction contracts. Mr. Mow is also a licensed architect and a past president of the Utah Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He has been elected by his peers to the Utah Legal Elite since 2009.

Justin E. Scott

Mr. Scott is a shareholder in the law firm of Babcock Scott & Babcock where he practices in the areas of construction litigation and insurance defense. He has represented owners, developers, contractors, suppliers, insurance companies, engineers and homeowners in the prevention and resolution of construction claims and disputes. Mr. Scott has an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory.