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Presenter: David A. Draper and 4 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Knoxville, TN

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 13868

Product Number: 16H TNCCWKSP 2 12 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

Construction Insurance Contracts, Contractor CGL          D. Draper
Policies & Designer Professional Liability Policies

   Who is an additional insured and how do I determine who they are?

   Enhancing coverage with simple “buy-ups”

   What is the coverage provided by the other parties to the project, and what should that coverage be, anyway?

   Five simple ways to lose or jeopardize your coverage

   Gaps, links and the differences between general liability and professional liability coverage

Construction Project Documentation,         J. Garceau
Emails and Document Retention

   Relevant court rules

   Best practices

   Demonstrative cases

   Emails – what to avoid

   Document retention criteria

Lien and Bond Claims and Defenses        L. Waldrop

   Pertinent statutory provisions

   Important lien claim considerations

   Important bond claim considerations

Contract Administration Issues and Problems        P. Whitt

   General obligations for contract administration

   Staffing the project

   Documenting contract requirements

   Documenting the work

   Documenting changes

   Dealing with disputes between the owner and contractor

   Dealing with multiple participants and/or voices in the decision process

   Examples of success/failure in contract administration

Resolution of Construction Contract Disputes          P. Hawkins

   Informal negotiations – pros, cons and pitfalls

   Mediation – pros, cons and pitfalls

   Arbitration – pros, cons and pitfalls

   Court litigation – pros, cons and pitfalls


David A. Draper

Mr. Draper is a Knoxville native and shareholder in the firm’s construction law practice group. His practice is concentrated in construction, design, medical and legal professional liability defense, commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes and landlord-tenant law. Construction and construction-related insurance coverage disputes, and professional liability defense comprise approximately 80 percent of Mr. Draper’s practice. Mr. Draper has extensive arbitration experience and he serves as both an arbitrator and mediator. He is a Rule 31-listed Civil Mediator. His representation of owners and developers has included numerous zoning and land use matters pending before the Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission and other regional planning commissions. Mr. Draper received his B.A. degree from Transylvania University in 1985 and his J.D. degree from Campbell University in 1993. He is a Fellow of the Knoxville Bar Foundation, the past chair of the City of Knoxville Better Building Board and the past chair of the United Way of Greater Knoxville, Lawyer’s Division. Mr. Draper is the president of the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel, an organization of Tennessee licensed attorneys whose practice is focused on construction law and litigation.

Jared S. Garceau

Mr. Garceau is in the firm’s construction law practice group and concentrates his practice in the areas of construction law, business and commercial law, and general civil litigation. As a law student, Mr. Garceau was a two-year member of the National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Team. He also received the 2014 Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Professional Promise as well as Certificates of Academic Excellence for receiving the top grade in Legal Process I, Civil Procedure II, Torts II, Legal Profession, Fundamental Concepts of Income Taxation, Constitutional Law, American Jurisprudence, Investigatory Criminal Procedure, Jurisprudence, Secured Transactions, Trial Practice, and Workers Compensation. Mr. Garceau worked as a law clerk for the firm during the summers of 2012 and 2013. He earned his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, in 2011 from The University of Tennessee, and his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, in 2014 from The University of Tennessee.

Preston A. Hawkins

Preston Hawkins is a member of the firm’s construction law practice group in Knoxville. He concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of construction litigation, tort litigation, and appellate advocacy. Mr. Hawkins has been lead trial counsel and has successfully defended and represented contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and owners in various construction litigation matters. Mr. Hawkins has also represented business entities in various state and federal courts in Tennessee and has obtained summary judgment on behalf of several corporate clients in state court cases. Mr. Hawkins earned his B.S. degree from University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, in 1999, magna cum laude, and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee in 2002.

R. Loy Waldrop

Mr. Waldrop is the chair of the Lewis Thomason’s construction law practice group in Knoxville, and serves on the firm’s shareholder compensation committee. He practices exclusively in the areas of construction law and litigation, representing architects, engineers, surveyors, contractors and owners in professional liability, construction defect disputes, construction contract law, and related court litigation and arbitration. He is a 1965 distinguished military graduate of Clemson University with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and a 1973 graduate of The University of Tennessee College of Law. For more than 30 years, Mr. Waldrop has represented contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, surveyors, building owners, and developers on a variety of construction projects, both locally and regionally. He has substantial experience in the defense of design professionals, and he has represented architects, engineers and contractors in hundreds of claims, lawsuits, and arbitration matters. Mr. Waldrop has also served as a construction project dispute arbitrator and mediator. He has been named to The Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers in the construction practice area. He has been named Best Lawyers “Construction Lawyer of the Year” and “Construction Litigation Lawyer of the Year” for Knoxville. Mr. Waldrop is a founding member of the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel.

W. Paul Whitt

Mr. Whitt is in the firm’s construction law practice group and concentrates his practice in the areas of construction law and litigation, including professional liability defense of design professionals, engineers, architects and surveyors, as well as professional liability representation of accountants and lawyers. Mr. Whitt also has significant experience representing insurance carriers in first-party actions brought by insureds related to coverage matters, claims of bad faith, insurance fraud and other extra-contractual matters, as well experience in general civil litigation. Mr. Whitt earned his B.S.B.A. degree from Union University in 2001 and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina in 2005.