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Presenter: Jeffrey Baker and 4 more

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Recording Location: Overland Park, KS

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 13865

Product Number: 16H KSCCWKSP 2 9 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          G. Gerstner

   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        R. Rhyne


   Bid form


   Bid bond



   Bid Mistakes

Reviewing Contract Documents        R. Rhyne

   Use of standard forms or custom documents

   AgreementPerformance bond

   Payment bond

   Contract conditions (general and supplementary)

   Specifications (Format, CSI 1995 and 2004)

   Shop drawings

   Contract modifications (change orders, directives, etc.)

Understanding Issues in Contract Administration          J. Baker

   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          R. Manies, M. Martinez

   Changed conditions

   Project documentation

   Delays, acceleration

   Handling payment claims and final payments

   Resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, litigation

   Understanding contractual and statutory warranties


Jeffrey Baker

Mr. Baker is a partner at the law firm of Sanders Warren & Russell LLP. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Law in 1998 and his B.A. degree in Political Science from University of Kansas in 1994. He is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in Missouri and Kansas. Mr. Baker focuses his practice in the areas of construction law, commercial law, business litigation and insurance defense and related civil litigation. He represents architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers in connection with contract drafting and review, payment issues, mechanic’slien-related litigation and general construction defect cases.Mr. Baker also handles personal injury, business and commercial litigation. He is a member of the Construction Law Section of the Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, the Missouri & Kansas Bar Associations and the Johnson County Bar Association. Mr. Baker has also been named a “Super Lawyer” and a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of construction law from 2011 through 2015.

Gregory S. Gerstner

Seigfreid Bingham, P.C., Kansas City, MO
Mr. Gerstner practices construction law and commercial litigation. He joined the firm in 1986 upon his graduation and became a shareholder in 1991. He serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and chairs the Construction Law Group. Mr. Gerstner has experience with a broad range of construction issues, problems and disputes, as well as a large variety of construction projects, both public and private, throughout the United States. He has drafted and reviewed design and construction contracts on behalf of owners, developers, lenders, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, designers, design/builders and construction managers. He has successfully tried and handled construction cases before a number of different forums, including various state and federal courts and arbitrations. Mr. Gerstner has lectured extensively on issues relating to the construction industry and is a past faculty member of APPA’s Institute for Facilities Management. He has also authored several articles on construction for the Missouri Bar and industry publications.

Ryan M. Manies

Mr. Manies has more than 14 years of experience in the construction industry and he brings a valuable perspective to those who develop, design, and construct. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Manies worked as an architect for a mid-sized architectural firm in Kansas City, Missouri. He is well-versed in construction contract drafting and negotiations for contractors, designers, private owners, and public entities utilizing The American Institute of Architects, ConsensusDOCS, and other construction industry standard form contracts. Mr. Manies’ project experience is both international and widely varied, including structures for professional sports, health care, energy, commercial, educational, religious, and residential purposes. He has extensive experience in the preparation, review, and analysis of numerous project agreements, including teaming agreements, memorandums of understanding, prime contracts, subcontracts, requests for proposal, and other front-end contract documents.

Mishelle Martinez

Ms. Martinez has dedicated herself to developing experience in construction, energy and real estate litigation by fully immersing herself into understanding the complex legal and business considerations necessary for resolving disputes. She developed her passion for the law and dedication to understanding clients’ goals are characteristics while serving in various leadership roles during law school. Ms. Martinez’s strong work ethic and ability to efficiently communicate and resolve disputes are skills she brings to clients at Polsinelli. With a fluent writing and speaking proficiency in Spanish, she also focuses on implementing these effective problem-solving strategies for clients who have international contacts.

Richard D. Rhyne

Lathrop Gage LLP, Kansas City, MO
Mr. Rhyne is a member of the Construction Law Group of Lathrop Gage LLP. He has more than 40 years of experience in successfully representing construction contractors, owners, insurance and surety bond companies and other corporate clients in multimillion dollar construction cases, as well as general litigation and commercial law matters. Mr. Rhyne was named as the Kansas City, Missouri Litigation–Construction Lawyer of the Year 2013 by The Best Lawyers in America. He is a Charter Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. He obtained his J.D. degree, with distinction, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri. Mr. Rhyne has over 25 years of experience as an arbitrator and mediator.