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Presenter: H. Arthur Bolick II and 4 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Greensboro, NC

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 13819

Product Number: 16H NCCONLAW 1 14 CDMN

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This audio recording is approximately 7 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 - 11:45 am

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

Afternoon Session:           12:45 - 4:30 pm

Accurate and Effective Construction Contracting
          H.A. Bolick II

   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

Construction Contracting in Traditional and Alternative Project Delivery Systems          R. Chambers

   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

Making Changes and Resolving Disputes          J. Sperati

   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

Federal State and Local Safety Requirements          G. Connor

   Occupational Safety and Health Administration update

   Allocating responsibility for construction site safety

   Strategies for maintaining site safety

Insurance and Bonding Issues in Construction          M. Bouchard

   Types of construction bonds

      • Performance bonds

      • Payment bonds

      • Bid bonds

      • Alternatives to bonds

   Common construction insurance products

      • Commercial general liability insurance

      • Builder’s risk insurance

      • Errors and omissions insurance

      • Other types of insurance

   Importance of timely notice of claims

   Typical claim issues


H. Arthur Bolick II

Brooks Pierce

Mr. Bolick represents and advises owners, lenders, developers, design professionals, construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors in drafting and negotiating contracts for all types of commercial and institutional projects. Mr. Bolick is equally comfortable helping a small contractor perfect its agreements as he is representing owners, developers and lenders in multi-million dollar construction projects. Over the last decade, he has negotiated nearly a billion dollars in construction and design contracts, from small commercial buildings and apartment complexes, to larger office buildings and public high schools where eight figure budgets are common. Mr. Bolick has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for construction law (2012-2016).

Matthew C. Bouchard

Mr. Bouchard’s principal areas of practice are construction law, surety law and commercial litigation. He has represented general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, surety companies and owners in the resolution of lien, bond, delay, default, payment, defect and other construction claims throughout North Carolina. He received his J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina and graduated from Duke University magna cum laude. He is an active member of the Construction Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, the ABA’s Forum on Construction Law and the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the ABA’s Tort Trialand Insurance Practice Section. Mr. Bouchard’s blog,“N.C. Construction Law, Policy & News,” can be found at www.nc-construction-law.com. He is also active on Twitter as @MattBouchardEsq.

Rolly L Chambers

Mr. Chambers practices construction law and commercial litigation and is a mediator of commercial and construction disputes. He has handled a broad range of construction issues, problems, and disputes involving a wide variety of construction projects, both public and private. For over 30 years, Mr. Chambers has represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and design professionals in evaluating and resolving construction claims and in negotiating and drafting construction contracts. He has been named a “North Carolina Super Lawyer,” has been included in the The Best Lawyers in America, and has been named a Fellow by the Litigation Counsel of America in the field of construction law.

Gregory S. Connor

Mr. Connor has 18 years of experience litigating in state and federal courts in North Carolina. He practices in business law, commercial litigation, estate planning and bankruptcy law.Mr. Connor served from 2004-2010 as general counsel for the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce. He received B.A. degrees in History and Political Science from Boston College and his J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law.

John M. Sperati

Partner with Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP
Mr. Sperati concentrates his practice in commercial creditor bankruptcy, foreclosure and real estate litigation, structured settlement transfer, judgment domestication and enforcement, construction litigation, commercial litigation, equipment leasing and finance and creditors’ rights. His clients include general contractors, custom homebuilders, subcontractors, owners, sureties, suppliers of materials and labor, developers, engineers, and demolition and salvage contractors. His representation of clients includes the protection of rights to payment on private and public construction projects; filing and enforcement of liens and bond claims; defense/prosecution of warranty claims; representation in civil litigation, arbitrations and mediations; and recovery of equipment and vehicles for leasing companies. Mr. Sperati was recently listed as a rising star in North Carolina Super Lawyers®.