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Presenter: Jesse Gordon and 2 more

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Recording Location: Norfolk, VA

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 14803

Product Number: 17 VACCWKSP 9 12 CDMN EB

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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

Understanding Construction Contract Essentials and Essential Contract Terms
J. Rephan

   Examining contract terminology: parties, consideration, term, performance, substantial performance, breach, remedies, damages
   Studying roles and relationships of project participants:
      Owners, architects/engineers, construction managers, contractors, subs and suppliers
   Understanding the project delivery system: traditional design-bid-build, design-build, construction manager at risk,
      multiple prime contractor, owner control
   Understanding types of construction contracts: lump sum, cost plus, time and materials, unit pricing
   Exploring the law of construction contract interpretation

Reviewing Bidding Documents, Bid Protests, Withdrawal of Bids
J. Rephan

   Bid forms
   Bid bond

Reviewing Project Documents, Contract Interpretation and Order of Precedence Provisions
J. Gordon

   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
W. Lascara

   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
W. Lascara

   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
J. Gordon

   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


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.

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.