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Presenter: Jesse Gordon and 3 more

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Recording Location: Norfolk, VA

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 14376

Product Number: 17 VACONLAW 1 26 CDMN MB

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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                                              J. Rephan,
Alternative Project Delivery Systems                                                           J. Gordon

   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

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

   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

Making Changes and Resolving Disputes During                                     W. Lascara
the Construction Process

   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
   Solving problems during the construction process
      • Site conditions                           • Delays
      • Disruption                                  • Acceleration
      • Accidents

Ensuring Environmental Compliance During the                                             J. Lang
Construction Process

   Stormwater management
   Erosion and sedimentation control
   Water quality preservation
   Air quality preservation

Handling Ethical Issues in Construction                                                       J. Gordon

   Avoiding ethical issues during the bidding process
   Gifts, favors and the appearance of impropriety
   Your duties to your employer, the project owner,
      and other project participants
   Adopting practices that minimize ethics issues


Jesse Gordon

Attorney at Pender & Coward

Mr. Gordon’s practice focuses on construction law, government contracts, and banking/financial institutions. He has represented contractors, subcontractors, owners, and design professionals before courts, at arbitration, in mediation, and before contracting boards. Mr. Gordon has a worked on cases concerning Dulles Airport, the Pentagon, Tysons Corner Center Mall, and Princess Anne Hospital. He is a graduate of the Columbus School of Law.

James T. Lang

Pender & Coward, P.C., Virginia Beach
Jim Lang is a firm shareholder focusing his practice in the areas of environmental law. He has extensive experience representing residential and commercial waterfront property owners in environmental law issues, as well as business clients in a broad range of corporate matters. A published author whose numerous articles cover a variety of environmental law topics, he is also a frequent guest speaker at legal and business conferences and seminars on environmental law issues. Before joining the firm in 2005, Mr. Lang completed a 25-year career in the U.S. Navy starting as an E-1 fireman recruit and finishing as an O-5 commander, including 16 years as a U.S. Navy JAG attorney. Recent cases include representing a family-owned business that owns a seven acre parcel (value $6M) on the Elizabeth River. A neighbor clogged the waterway with 26 ships. Mr. Lang prosecuted a citizen’s environmental lawsuit in federal court that caused removal of the ships and eliminated all interference with client’s riparian property rights. He also represented a family owned business that owns athree-acre parcel which had been heavily polluted by its Fortune 500 corporate tenant who disposed of metals and hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater over the 30-year occupancy. The tenant was forced to clean up the environmental contamination and to compensate landlord for reduced property value due to stigma (2015).

William A. Lascara

William A. Lascara is managing shareholder of Pender & Coward, P.C., in Virginia Beach, and he is the firm’s chief financial officer. He practices in business and commercial law. He received a J.D. degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. Mr. Lascara is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association, and the Virginia Beach Bar Association. He also serves on the Council of the Construction and Public Contract Law Section of the Virginia Bar Association. He has frequently lectured on construction and public contracts law. Mr. Lascara was voted as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” for Construction Law in Virginia Business Magazine.

Jack Rephan

Jack Rephan is a shareholder in the Virginia Beach law firm of Pender & Coward, P.C. in Virginia Beach. His legal career has covered a broad range of areas of the law although his current practice is primarily devoted to construction law, government contract law, and alternate dispute resolution. He has represented contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners in a host of construction disputes on federal, state, and local construction projects. Mr. Rephan regularly represents parties to construction disputes in arbitration and mediation. He also is an arbitrator and mediator on the construction law panel of the National Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Rephan has been a lecturer on construction law subjects in seminars sponsored by the Construction and Public Contract Law Section, the Virginia State Bar, the Forum on Construction Law of the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Architects, Associated Builders and Contractors, The Associated General Contractors of Virginia, and other organizations. He is also the author of the chapter on differing site conditions in the Virginia Construction Law Deskbook and the chapter on the same subject in Construction Subcontracting, published by the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law. Mr. Rephan has served two terms as the chair and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Construction and Public Contract Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. He has been named by Virginia Business Magazine as one of the best lawyers in Virginia in the fields of construction law and alternate dispute resolution. Mr. Rephan received a Juris Doctor degree in 1959 from the University of Virginia Law School.