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Presenter: Vicky Amen and 3 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Lincoln, NE

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 14672

Product Number: 17 NEENGLWE 6 16 CDMN RB

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This audio recording is approximately 7 hours in length and is available for $289 (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 - 11:30 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:30 - 4:30 pm

Contract Law Primer for Engineers
B. Koerwitz

   Contract Law 101
   Overview of standard contracts v. custom contracts
   Key contract terms
      Scope of work
      Owner’s obligations
      Warranties and guarantees
      Limitations of liability
      Dispute resolution
   Practical tips for contracting with an owner or as a subconsultant

Federal and Nebraska Environmental Law
M. Linder

   Reviewing recent changes and enforcement
   Reviewing recent and anticipated developments at the US EPA
      and the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

Handling Ethical Issues in Professional Engineering Practice
B. Meyer

   Promoting health and welfare vs. managing risk:
      complementary or conflicting duties?
   Protecting the environment: meeting or exceeding legal
   Watching the bottom line: identifying and balancing economic
      pressures in design and construction
   Integrating new technologies: identifying and balancing
      the benefits and risks

Professional Liability Law
B. Meyer

   Reviewing the grounds for professional liability claims
   Identifying who can bring a claim
   Examining common sources of professional liability claims
   Reviewing defenses to liability claims
   Determining damages
   Participating in dispute resolution: arbitration, mediation, litigation
   Obtaining Insurance coverage for professional liability claims

Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers:
Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets
V. Amen

   Securing ownership of your designs through trademarks,
      copyrights, and trade secrets
   Leveraging your intellectual capital through licenses, franchises,
      and other technology agreements
   Policing intellectual property rights and preventing infringement
   Resolving intellectual property disputes


Vicky Amen

Amen Business Law, L.L.C.
Ms. Amen is an attorney who focuses on business law, franchising, and estate planning. Her work includes contract negotiation and review, business entity selection and formation, corporate governance and regulatory compliance, intellectual property issues, business succession, and general business counseling. Ms. Amen earned her J.D. degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1987 and is a member of the American, Nebraska State, and Lincoln bar associations.

Brian Koerwitz

Endacott Peetz & Timmer, PC LLO
Mr. Koerwitz focuses his practice on construction law and contracting. He has represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, engineers, and architects in all areas of construction law, including construction defects, differing site conditions, bond and lien claims, project delays, change orders, professional negligence, and contract negotiation.He has authored numerous construction e-briefs and has been a contributing author to several construction law reference books, including the State-By-State Guide to Design and Construction Contracts and Claims, 2015 Supplement. Mr. Koerwitz is licensed to practice law in Nebraska, Iowa, and Wyoming and is a member of the American General Contractors of America – Nebraska Building Chapter.

Michael J. Linder

Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O.
Mr. Linder has 30 years of experience in environmental law. His experience covers all aspects of environmental regulation, permitting, compliance, and policy. Before joining Koley Jessen, he served as the governor-appointed director of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) from 1999 through 2013. The NDEQ administers and enforces all environmental laws in Nebraska. Prior to becoming director, he served as the NDEQ’s legal counsel for ten years. His experience includes state, local, and federal environmental laws dealing with water quality, air quality, groundwater, and waste management. Mr. Linder has worked closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the regional and national levels. Mr. Linder has been a leader locally and nationally on environmental issues and policy.

Brent A. Meyer

Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell LLP
Mr. Meyer is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Construction team. He has extensive experience in construction litigation with an emphasis in defending design professionals against malpractice and breach of contract claims. He has represented entities, business owners, general contractors and subcontractors in civil disputes. He also advises clients in contract negotiations and risk management practices. Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Mr. Meyer practiced in Atlanta, Georgia, for eight years. He represented various entities and individuals in pre-litigation negotiations, mediation, litigation, and arbitration. In addition, he assisted with multiple cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia that have resulted in the enforcement of certain limitation of liability clauses for design professionals performing services in the State of Georgia. Mr. Meyer was named a Georgia Rising Star from 2014 to 2016 by Super Lawyers. He earned his J.D. degree, with distinction, from the University of Nebraska College of Law.