HalfMoon Education Inc. Knowledge Gets You There

Presenter: Tamara L. Boeck and 4 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Rancho Cordova, CA

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 15117

Product Number: 18 CACCWKSP 4 24 CDMN LH

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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 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 5:00 pm

Understanding Construction Contract Essentials
P. McNamara, B. Haefele

   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
P. McNamara, B. Haefele

   Bid form
   Bid bond

Reviewing Project Documents
P. McNamara, B. Haefele

   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
D. Steinberg, M. Middleton

   Insurance and indemnity issues
   Subcontracts/Flow down provisions
   Changes and change orders
   Substantial and final completion
   Mechanic’s Liens/Stop Notices

Examining Legal Issues and Contract Disputes
T. Boeck

   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
T. Boeck

   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


Tamara L. Boeck

Partner with Stoel Rives LLP in Sacramento and Boise
Ms. Boeck presently serves as chair of the firm’s Real Estate and Construction Development Group.  She routinely advises owners, developers and general contractors primarily in California, Idaho and Nevada.  Ms. Boeck works with clients on a wide range of projects including commercial, residential and mixed-use projects, as well as construction-related aspects of oil and gas, mining, food processing, solar, wind, geothermal, biofuel, wastewater treatment and other industrial facilities.  In addition to counseling her clients on ways to avoid protracted litigation through thoughtful negotiations and effective contracts, she handles construction disputes from mediation through litigation or arbitration.  With her depth of experience, she is able to assist and protect her clients in arbitration or trial when a pragmatic business resolution is not available.

Patrick McNamara

Shareholder with Porter Law Group, Inc. in Sacramento
Mr. McNamara brings 19 years of experience as an attorney and 29 years of experience in real estate and construction tohis practice.  His construction experience includes field and officeengineer positions with large contractor companies such as BeckCompany, Hensel Phelps Construction and Bechtel Asia.  Mr. McNamara is also a California-licensed real estate broker.  Mr. McNamara’s construction practice includes contract drafting and negotiation and dispute resolution on private and publicsector projects.  His clients consist of general contractors, specialty contractors, design/builders, material suppliers, developers, owners, buyers and sellers.  Types of disputes include contract breach, contractor and owner termination, project changes and delays, payment, design errors and omissions, construction defects, subcontractor disputes, seller disclosure, and insurance matters.  Since2001, Mr. McNamara has taught the construction law course for the Sacramento State Construction Management program.

Michael Middleton

Shareholder with Trainor Fairbrook in Sacramento
Mr. Middleton is a senior construction attorney and shareholderin Trainor Fairbrook’s Construction Litigation Department. His background as an attorney embraces a broad practice of representing clients in the areas of construction, business and employment law.  Mr. Middleton has over two decades of experience in civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and he has successfully participated in numerous jury trials, administrative hearings, binding arbitrations and mediations of construction, employment and contract disputes. His practice emphasizes all aspects of the construction industry, including construction defect actions, the review and resolution of construction claims and construction-related litigation in state and federal courts throughout California.  Mr. Middleton is the 2018 chair of the Construction Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association. He is a Judge Pro Tem for El Dorado County and also acts as a private mediator and arbitrator in a variety of construction and employment matters.

Brittany Rupley Haefele

Shareholder with Porter Law Group, Inc. in Sacramento
Ms. Haefele’s practice focuses primarily on litigation, arbitration and mediation in the areas of construction law, surety, real estate, employment and union disputes.  She also represents her clients inbusiness transactions, entity formation/governance and intellectual property matters.  Ms. Haefel’s prior experience includes the defense of insurance companies, employers and third-party administrators inworkers’ compensation matters.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento Chapter of Associated Subcontractors Alliance and is a member of the legal counsel committee for Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange.  Ms. Haefele also serves on the dispute resolution panel for the Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado, and is a member of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada.

Daniel M. Steinberg

Shareholder with Trainor Fairbrook in Sacramento
Mr. Steinberg is the chair of the firm’s Construction Department.  His practice focuses on construction and real property matters, including negotiation and preparation of construction documents and litigation of contract disputes, construction defect issues, mechanic’s liens, lease disputes, rent actions and ADA defensematters.  Mr. Steinberg has extensive experience in the representation of developers, land owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals who seek guidance on construction projects and the resolution of claims that may arise before, during or after their project.  His extensive construction background, and previous work in the construction industry, has contributed to his successful representation of Sacramento’s most prominent developers.  Mr. Steinberg is the chair of the Sacramento County Bar Association Construction Section.  Mr. Steinberg was the 2017 President of the Construction Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association and is serving as its Secretary for 2018.