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Presenter: William DeBauche and 4 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Overland Park, KS

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 14861

Product Number: 17 KSCONLAW 10 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 Alternative Project Delivery Systems: Finding the Framework That’s Right for the Owner and the Project
G. Gerstner

   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: contractor-led, designer-led, joint venture
   Construction manager and construction manager-at-risk

Protecting the Owner and the Project: Insurance and Bonding Issues in Construction
R. Pitkin

   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 the Construction Process
R. Rhyne

   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

Improving the Project Outcome with Accurate and Effective Construction Contracting
J. Kennard

   Understanding contract terminology
   Forming contracts
   Understanding contract obligations
   The law governing construction contracts: the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and applicable state laws
   Subcontract formation and administration
   Performance and payment issues
   Breach of contract and default

Handling Ethical Issues in Construction
W. DeBauche

   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


William DeBauche

Brown and Ruprecht, P.C., Kansas City, MO

Mr. DeBauche is an attorney and shareholder with the law firm of Brown and Ruprecht, P.C., of Kansas City, Missouri. He has 35 years of experience in Kansas City as an attorney, representing parties in construction litigation in state and federal courts, before the Boards of Contract Appeals and in arbitrations. He regularly assists contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and designers with preparation of mechanic’s liens and bond claims, review and preparation of contracts, preparation of notice and claim documents, and general day-to-day advice. From 1994 to the present, Mr. DeBauche has taught Construction Law as an adjunct law professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. He has prepared several articles for Modern Builder on construction law topics. He has taught numerous seminars for the Builders’ Association and other groups on mechanics’ liens, federal contract claims, construction arbitrations, payment issues, extra work and changes, claims against bonds, construction contract documents, ethics issues and bidding issues.

Jeffrey A. Kennard

Scharnhorst Ast Kennard Griffin, PC, Kansas City, MO

Mr. Kennard is a shareholder of Scharnhorst Ast Kennard Griffin, PC, in Kansas City, Missouri. He chairs the firm’s Construction and Design Practice Group and serves as its chief information officer. For more than two decades, Mr. Kennard has represented owners, design-builders, general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals of all types and sizes – from publicly-traded international companies to small local businesses and individuals – on a wide variety of construction-related matters. He has previously served as the president of the Construction Law Section of the Kansas Bar Association and the Construction Law Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. In addition to being an advocate and counselor for his clients, Mr. Kennard also serves as a mediator and arbitrator and is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Panel of Construction Arbitrators.

Robert M. Pitkin

Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC, Kansas City, MO
Mr. Pitkin is an attorney with Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC in Kansas City, Missouri, where he focuses on construction matters and business disputes. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and Wake Forest University School of Law and is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts in both Missouri and Kansas. He is also active in various bar association and construction industry organizations, including the Design-Build Institute of America and Associated Builders and Contractors. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of construction litigation since 2010.

Richard D. Rhyne

Lathrop Gage LLP, Kansas City, MO
Mr. Rhyne is a member of the Construction Law Group of Lathrop Gage LLP. He has more than 40 years of experience in successfully representing construction contractors, owners, insurance and surety bond companies and other corporate clients in multimillion dollar construction cases, as well as general litigation and commercial law matters. Mr. Rhyne was named as the Kansas City, Missouri Litigation–Construction Lawyer of the Year 2013 by The Best Lawyers in America. He is a Charter Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. He obtained his J.D. degree, with distinction, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri. Mr. Rhyne has over 25 years of experience as an arbitrator and mediator.

Greg Whiston

Seigfreid Bingham, PC, Kansas City
Mr. Whiston practices construction law and commercial litigation. He joined Seigfreid Bingham, PC in 2012 and became a shareholder in 2017. Mr. Whiston has handled a wide variety of construction disputes including mechanic’s liens and payment bond claims, delay claims and construction defect claims. Mr. Whiston also routinely reviews and drafts construction contracts on behalf of owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. Mr. Whiston has successfully handled construction cases in various state and federal courts and arbitration.