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Presenter: Brian L. Buzby and 4 more

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Recording Location: Toledo, OH

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 14905

Product Number: 17 OHCCWKSP 11 29 CDMN

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This audio recording is approximately 7.5 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 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):      12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:15 - 5:00 pm

Understanding Construction Contract Essentials
L. Montz

   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

Handling Ethical Issues in Construction Contracting
W. Dulaney 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

Reviewing Bidding Documents
R. Jezdimir

   Invitation             Bid form             Instructions
   Bid bond             Information         Addenda

Reviewing Project Documents
B. Buzby

   Use of standard forms or custom documents
   Agreement Performance bond
   Payment bond
   Contract conditions (general and supplementary)
   Shop drawings
   Contract modifications (change orders, directives, etc.)

Understanding Issues in Contract Administration
T. Darrow

   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
T. Darrow

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


Brian L. Buzby

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, Columbus
Mr. Buzby is a trial attorney with more than 40 years of experience representing clients in court, arbitration, and mediation on a wide range of business disputes. His trial practice emphasizes construction, representing project owners, contractors, and design and engineering professionals on construction projects. Mr. Buzby counsels clients in the areas of real estate, energy, and general business counseling and litigation. He has experience throughout the construction industry in the negotiation and preparation of construction contracts, project performance and the resolution of construction claims and disputes.

Thomas Darrow

Darrow Law LLC, Toledo
Mr. Darrow is the owner of Darrow Law, LLC. He focuses his practice on residential and commercial real estate, construction law and litigation, and general civil litigation. Mr. Darrow also counsels clients in small business law, representing individuals and families in personal injury litigation and negotiations.

William H. Dulaney, III

Mann Dulaney, LLC, Powell
Mr. Dulaney has maintained a private construction law and real estate practice for over 25 years in the greater Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton area. During this time he has represented design professionals, owners and contractors in the areas of construction, safety, labor, employment and government/agency regulation. He has represented clients before the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors and has spoken before American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Sections statewide regarding legal issues for design professionals. Mr. Dulaney received his B.S. degree in Construction Management from the University of Cincinnati, his M.B.A. degree from Xavier University and his J.D. degree from the University of Dayton. He is admitted to practice law before all state and federal courts in Ohio. He represents other professionals including physicians, pharmacists and nurses regarding licensure issues before their respective state regulating authorities.

Ryan Jezdimir

Blevins Sanborn Jezdimir Zack PLC, Detroit

Mr. Jezdimir focuses his practice on construction law and litigation. He has counseled clients at all stages of a construction project–from bid to the final payment. He has prosecuted and defended against substantial extra compensation claims, obtained a multimillion dollar jury verdict against a developer for fraud, and argued before the Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Mr. Jezdimir is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry. He has been selected for inclusion in Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars, and as a top construction litigator by the magazine, DBusiness.

Lane Montz

Cousino Restoration and Cousino Medical Group, Sylvania
Mr. Montz is vice president and general counsel for Cousino Restoration and Cousino Medical Group, one of Ohio’s busiest fire and flood restoration contractors, where he primarily practices construction law. He obtained his undergraduate degree in business from the University of Cincinnati in 1990 and his law degree from the University of Toledo in 1993. During his 17 years at Cousino he has steered the company through over 22,000 projects. He is also an undergraduate and graduate studies adjunct lecturer for Bowling Green State University’s Construction Management program, where he teaches construction contracting and law, and he was recently appointed to the American Arbitration Association’s national Construction Arbitration Panel.