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Presenter: Todd Bakal and 3 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Secaucus, NJ

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 15700

Product Number: 19 NJCCWKSP 1 17 CDMN PC

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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 
S. Nudelman

   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

Examining Legal Issues and Contract Disputes 
S. Nudelman

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

Understanding Issues in Contract Administration 
T. Bakal

   Insurance and indemnity issues
   Chain of command issues
   Changes and change orders
   Substantial and final completion
   Breach and pitfalls

Comparing Standardized Construction Documents 
W. Jackowski

   Use of standard forms v. custom contract documents "
   American Institute of Architects (AIA)
   Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC)
   Agreement: How to navigate important contract provisions from
      architect/engineer’s perspective

Reviewing Project Documents 
W. Jackowski

   Consultant’s Agreement
   Insurance considerations for a design professional
   Contract conditions (general and supplementary)
   Specifications (Format, CSI 1995 and 2004)
   Shop drawings
   Contract modifications (change orders, directives, etc.)

Reviewing Bidding Documents 
S. Berkowitz

   Bid form
   Bid bond


Todd Bakal

Law Offices of Todd Bakal, White Plains

Mr. Bakal has helped people with their business and personal legal needs for more than 20 years. During that time, he has focused his practice in the areas of construction, environmental, and general commercial litigation as well as insurance coverage disputes. Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Bakal helps individuals and business owners with real estate, business formation and succession, regulatory work, and trust and estate planning and administration issues. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he double-majored in Philosophy and Computer Science. Mr. Bakal then attended George Washington University Law School. Prior to practicing law, he founded RBI Software, Inc. which specialized in the development of commercial vertical market applications. Mr. Bakal is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Westchester County Bar Association, and the New York City Bar Association. He is admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars.

Steve Berkowitz

Berkowitz & Associates, P.C.

Mr. Berkowitz is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Ratings register of Preeminent Lawyers. The Martindale-Hubbell AV Register is limited to only the most distinguished lawyers. This rating signifies the highest level of legal ability and very high adherences to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence. Mr. Berkowitz is also an arbitrator appointed to the prestigious American Arbitration Association panel of neutrals. He graduated from University of Maryland, College of Engineering, with a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Immediately after graduating, he began working with a Fortune two hundred company, engineering, designing, estimating and selling facility management systems. The clients were, for the most part, contractors, engineers and owners. This gives Mr. Berkowitz a unique perspective when applying legal principles to construction issues.

Wojciech ‘Voytek’ Jackowski

Principal, Offit Kurman P.A., New York, New York

Mr. Jackowski’s practice focuses on commercial and corporate dispute resolution with an emphasis on achieving rational business solutions or cost-effective judicial resolutions of such disputes. In addition to appearing in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels and administrative panels domestically, Mr. Jackowski has experience in international aspects of litigation. He has represented entities and individuals in cases involving trade and contract disputes, property loss claims, bankruptcy proceedings, construction issues, commodities and derivatives matters, whitecollar crime, personal injury, and claims raising questions under federal labor law. He also advises clients on international facets of litigation and dispute resolution. Mr. Jackowski has extensive experience with disputes involving real estate, construction contracts, design and construction defects.

Steven Nudelman

Partner, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

Mr. Nudelman counsels owners, developers, contractors and suppliers in a wide variety of matters involving public as well as private construction projects in New Jersey. He regularly handles matters in state and federal courts, in both New Jersey and New York, as well as construction and commercial arbitrations, mediations and disputes before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. Mr. Nudelman also defends clients against building code violations, fire code violations and other claims brought by local construction officials in municipal construction boards of appeals in counties and cities throughout New Jersey. Additionally, he assists clients with contract negotiation and drafting, with an emphasis on efficiency and practical results. In addition to his construction and commercial practices, Mr. Nudelman has represented insured owners and lenders prosecuting and defending title insurance claims on behalf of national underwriters. Mr. Nudelman has prosecuted and defended claims involving trespass, easements, adverse possession, limited liability company fraud, boundary disputes, equitable subrogation and title defects.