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Presenter: Daniel Lund III and 4 more

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Recording Location: New Orleans, LA

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 14579

Product Number: 17 LACCWKSP 4 21 CDMNCF

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Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:45 - 1:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:45 - 4:30 pm

Understanding Construction Contract Essentials
M. Rutledge

   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 Project Documents
E. Mullenbach Cunningham

   Use of standard forms or custom documents
   Performance 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
S. Smiley

   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
A. Vicknair

   Changed conditions
   Project documentation
   Delays, acceleration
   Handling payment claims and final payments
   Resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, litigation
   Understanding contractual and statutory warranties

Handling Ethical Issues in Construction Contracting
D. Lund III

   Promoting impartial, merit-based award of construction contracts
   Ensuring honesty, integrity, fair-dealing and quality assurance
   Creating a system of internal practices promoting contract
      compliance and ethical practices


Daniel Lund III

Director at Coats Rose, P.C.
Mr. Lund’s practice focuses on construction and surety litigation and arbitration; business, insurance, and products liability defense litigation; contract drafting and negotiations; telecommunications; and land use law. He regularly lectures on construction law topics, including Louisiana lien law, zoning and land use planning, and general Louisiana and Federal construction law. Mr. Lund has received the “Top Lawyers” recognition in the fields of alternative dispute resolution and construction by New Orleans Magazine since 2012, has been selected for inclusion since 2014 in The Best Lawyers in America publication in the areas of construction law and construction litigation, and has been honored since 2010 in the Louisiana Super Lawyers publication in the field of construction litigation. He earned his J.D. degree from Tulane University Law School, his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of New Orleans, and his Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Duke University.

Erika L. Mullenbach Cunningham

Partner at Salley Hite Mercer & Resor LLC
Ms. Mullenbach Cunningham is a partner at the firm and has a civil litigation practice handling cases in the areas of business and professional liability (architects and engineers), construction defects, toxic torts, insurance coverage and defense, and general civil litigation. She is admitted to practice in Louisiana, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. She received her law degree from Tulane University Law School, where she was a member of the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, and authored the Comment entitled “The Influence of Disease on the Evolution of U.S. Patent Law and Policy towards Foreign Patent Laws in the Late Twentieth to Early Twenty-First Century,” which has been cited in several briefs filed before the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Mullenbach Cunningham earned a professional certification in European Legal Studies while at Tulane Law. She is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Michael W. Rutledge

Partner at Salley Hite Mercer & Resor LLC
Mr. Rutledge is a partner in the firm, and his primary areas of practice include business and professional liability (architects and engineers), construction defect litigation, products liability and toxic tort cases, and commercial litigation. He heads up the firm’s Mississippi practice and has made appearances in 39 of Mississippi’s 82 counties. Mr. Rutledge is admitted to practice before all Mississippi and Louisiana state and Federal courts.He graduated cum laude from Creighton University and received his Juris Doctorate degree from Tulane University Law School. Mr. Rutledge is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and the Louisiana Bar Association. He is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association Public Information Committee. Mr. Rutledge also regularly volunteers time with the Tulane Moot Court Programs. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Seth J. Smiley

Managing Member of Smiley Law Firm
Mr. Smiley handles all aspects of construction cases from initial contracting all the way to final payment once work is complete. Other areas of focus include mediation, commercial collections, landlord/tenant law, personal injury law, corporate/business formation and insurance property damage claims. Mr. Smiley is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and California. He earned his J.D. degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

Andrew Vicknair

Partner at Shields Mott LLP in New Orleans
Mr. Vicknair worked as a software engineer for a major medical manufacturer and as an electrical engineer for a major chemical manufacturer prior to entering law school.  He regularly uses his prior work experience as a part of his legal practice.  He is now a partner in Shields Mott.  Mr. Vicknair’s primary practice areas include all phases of intellectual property, including litigation, prosecution, and transactional matters.  He also practices in commercial litigation and construction litigation, including claims related to construction defects, payment, subcontractors, owners, and general contractors.  Mr. Vicknair lectures on intellectual property law topics, including trademarks, patents and copyrights, as well as on construction law topics such as Louisiana lien law and general Louisiana construction law.