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Presenter: Stephanie K. Holmberg and 4 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Portland, OR

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 14240

Product Number: 16H ORCCWKSP 10 28 CDMN

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Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:00 - 5:00 pm

Construction Contract Fundamentals         S. Holmberg, P. Spratt

   General overview: No “one size fits all” contract

      • Types of construction agreements

            Prime contract


            Purchase order

            Master services agreement

      • Owner vs. contractor vs. subcontractor vs. material supplier

      • Public vs. private

      • AIA vs. ConsensusDocs vs. EJCDC vs. custom form

   Key contract provisions

Design Contract Fundamentals         A. Ingraham, W. Ohle

   Key relationships

      • Owner

      • Lead design professional

      • Sub-design professionals

      • General contractor

      • Subcontractors

      • CM/GC

      • Design build

   Key contract provisions

Understanding Issues in Contract Administration         D. Loiselle, W. Ohle

   Good project

      • Chain of command

      • Directives and change orders

      • Sequencing

      • Observations

      • Payment applications/subcontractor payment

      • Corrections to work

      • Final inspection

      • Punch lists

      • Substantial completion and final payment

      • One year inspection

   Bad project

      • General contractor failure

      • Subcontract failure

      • Design error

      • General contractor replacement

      • Subcontractor replacement

      • Design professional replacement

      • Calling on a bond

      • Litigation

Examining Legal Issues and Contract Disputes         Panel: D. Loiselle, A. Ingraham, W. Ohle, S. Holmberg, P. Spratt

   Common disputes

   Dispute documentation

   Informal dispute resolution




   Multi-forum disputes

   Government disputes


Stephanie K. Holmberg

Associate, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Portland
Ms. Holmberg focuses on drafting and negotiating construction contracts on the front end of a project to effectively avoid disputes down the road. She also litigates a wide variety of construction claims. Ms. Holmberg is a former in-house counsel to a national electric utility contractor and has extensive knowledge of the construction industry and the unique issues that project owners and contractors face.

Aukjen T. Ingraham

Shareholder, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Portland
Ms. Ingraham is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer with more than 13 years of experience in administrative, state, federal, and appellate courts. Her practice focuses on construction defect and contract litigation. Ms. Ingraham also has considerable experience in railroad and transportation law, including property damage and catastrophic injury. Building on her work handling catastrophic injury claims, she now also advises on disaster preparedness, incident response and crisis management.

Darien S. Loiselle

Shareholder, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Portland
Mr. Loiselle leads a comprehensive construction practice for Schwabe’s Construction and Design Group. His clients include owners, general contractors, designers and engineers, specialty contractors, insurers and maritime interests. A member of Schwabe since 1992, Mr. Loiselle has extensive experience negotiating agreements, solving complex disputes and representing clients in litigation on major construction and marine projects.

William J. Ohle

Shareholder, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Portland
Mr. Ohle has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in construction defect and housing accessibility claims, with an emphasis on claims involving design defects by architects and engineers. He defends design professionals against professional malpractice claims and drafts professional service contracts to minimize the risk of construction disputes and meet the needs of specific design disciplines and projects. Mr. Ohle also represents professional clients before regulatory boards including the Oregon Board of Architect Examiners, the Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering and the Oregon Electrical and Elevator Board.

Paige B. Spratt

Associate, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Vancouver
Ms. Spratt primarily handles construction related arbitrations and lawsuits including lien foreclosures, construction defect claims, public contracting and employment disputes. Before attending law school, she earned a degree in Construction Management and worked as a construction manager for two large commercial contractors and the world’s largest aerospace company.