HalfMoon Education Inc. Knowledge Gets You There

Presenter: Hissan Anis and 6 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Overland Park, KS

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 15618

Product Number: 18 KSENGLAW 11 28 CDMN MB

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This audio recording is approximately 6.5 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 - 4:30 pm

Contract Law Primer for Engineers

   Reviewing the necessary elements of any contract
   Understanding contract “legalese”
      • Determining performance
      • What constitutes a breach of contract?
      • What are damages and remedies?
      • Liability-shifting contract provisions: warranties, guarantees
           and indemnities
   Making changes to contracts

Professional Liability Law
J. Kennard

   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

Professional and General Liability Insurance for Engineers
J. Hayob

   Understanding business insurance coverage: general
      liability vs. professional liability policies
   Additional insureds: obtaining certificates of insurance
   Understanding insurance policies:
      • Indemnities
      • Assignment
      • Insurance availability
      • Warranties, guarantees and certifications
   Recognizing and responding to claims

Developments in Federal and Kansas Environmental Law
A. Troutwine

   Reviewing recent changes to and enforcement of:
      • Pollution prevention
      • Water quality enforcement
      • Stormwater permitting
      • Watersheds, wetlands, lakes and streams
   Reviewing recent and anticipated developments at the US EPA and
      the Kansas Department of Health and Environment
   New developments impacting construction and real estate development

Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers:
Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets
R. Lambrechts, J.Poplin, H. Anis

   Securing ownership of your designs through patents,
      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


Hissan Anis

Lathrop Gage LLP, Kansas City

Mr. Anis is an experienced intellectual property attorney and provides strategic patent, trademark, copyright, and trad.e secret counseling to a wide range of public and private companies. In patent prosecution, he focuses on mechanical and software applications. Mr. Anis also routinely counsels clients on intellectual property litigation matters, particularly in cases involving infringement, enforcement, and licensing issues. He has substantial experience with AIA post grant proceedings, and has drafted and assisted in the drafting and analysis of briefs in dozens of inter partes reviews. Prior to joining Lathrop Gage, Mr. Anis worked as an electrical engineer in the transmission and distribution group of a large engineering consulting firm.

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.

John Hayob

Brown & Ruprecht PC, Kansas City

Mr. Hayob practices in insurance and coverage litigation and torts. He was selected for inclusion in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers (2008-2013). Mr. Hayob regularly participates in seminars and presentations involving insurance-related issues before professional and industry groups. He is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan and American (Tort and Insurance Practice Section) bar associations; The Missouri Bar; and the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers. Mr. Hayob is a past president of the Kansas City Claims Association. He received an A.B. degree from Rockhurst College and a J.D. degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Mr. Hayob also has a mediation certification from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.

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 Lambrechts

Lathrop Gage LLP, Kansas City

Mr. Lambrechts has filed nearly 600 patent applications in the United States, and over 400 patent applications in foreign jurisdictions. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri at Kansas City’s schools of law and engineering for over 24 years, and in his practice brings knowledge gained through a rich and varied background to help clients develop strategies for maximizing their patent portfolios. Mr. Lambrechts also has a strong environmental law practice and enjoys working with environmental industry clients who seek seasoned guidance on their environmental and intellectual property issues.

Justin Poplin

Lathrop Gage LLP, Kansas City

Mr. Poplin is a registered patent attorney and has been with Lathrop Gage since 2005. He served as the chairman of Lathrop Gage’s Intellectual Property Prosecution & Transactions Department from 2013 to 2016, where he managed a $20M+ patent and trademark practice having more than 50 practitioners. He assists a broad base of clients, from individual inventors to large multinational corporations, over a wide range of technologies. Mr. Poplin has also been the lead patent attorney in litigated matters and has prepared and conducted inter partes reviews, inter partes and ex parte reexaminations, supplemental examinations, and broadening and narrowing reissues.

Adam R. Troutwine

Polsinelli PC, Kansas City

Mr. Troutwine represents corporations, organizations, and individuals confronting environmental issues in transactional, permitting, compliance, and litigation settings. His clients value his common sense and practical approach to identifying environmental issues and assessing environmental risk in the transactional setting. Whether in a corporate or real estate transaction, he evaluates risks and develops strategies to move a deal forward through comprehensive due diligence, drafting language in purchase agreements or negotiating remedies to environmental issues. Mr. Troutwine also regularly represents current owners of contaminated sites to develop and execute remediation strategies while negotiating with government authorities and potentially responsible parties. His experience includes removal and response actions before state agencies and the EPA in jurisdictions across the country. He has extensive experience in the mining and energy industry. He routinely serves as lead environmental and permitting counsel for the development and financing of utility-scale renewable energy projects throughout the United States.