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Presenter: Nathan Fox and 4 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Fort Washington, PA

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 15817

Product Number: 19 PAENGLWE 3 22 cdmn TC

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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 - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 5:00 pm

Contract Law Primer for Engineers 
N. Fox

   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

A Primer on Engineering Ethics Issues in 
Professional Engineering Practice
A. Potter

   Introduction to engineering ethics
   Promoting health and welfare; conflicting duties; identifying and
      balancing economic pressures in design and construction; integrating
      new technologies and dealing with ethical obligations with incorporating
      new technologies; managing ethical obligations in design and construction
      phase services; identifying and balancing the benefits and risks

Professional Liability Law 
F. Miller Jr.

   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

Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers
Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets
G. Grissett

   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

Developments in Federal and Pennsylvania Environmental Law 
S. Hann

   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
   Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection


Nathan Fox

Nathan Fox of Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law is a real estate, construction, and business lawyer. He represents developers, homebuilders, property owners, business owners, and construction clients in transactions and zoning and land development proceedings. He brings uniquely practical experience from his time as a project manager for two luxury homebuilders to zoning, land development, and construction matters. He has successfully represented and appeared on behalf of clients in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as before various municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley, and New Jersey. Mr. Fox also represents financial institutions in commercial loan documentation. He works to bring a practical business-minded approach to all transactions on behalf of his clients. In addition to his private clients, Mr. Fox has served as the solicitor for Perkasie Borough, Chalfont Borough, and the Quakertown Borough Zoning Hearing Board, and has represented several other public entities. He has spoken to business groups and taught continuing education sessions in the construction industry.

Gregory Grissett

Gregory Grissett helps businesses navigate complex intellectual property issues related to product development, marketing and capital investment, with experience spanning the apparel, textile, sporting goods, medical device, oil and gas, automotive, furniture, and consumer products industries. He has a rare combination of experience in the international and business aspects of intellectual property (IP). Mr. Grissett’s international perspective and practical experience help companies proactively manage IP development and enforcement issues unique to complex business operations.

Steven A. Hann

Steven A. Hann is a principal at the Pennsylvania law firm of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, where he focuses his practice on environmental and municipal law and chairs the firm’s Environmental Law Department. He handles all aspects of environmental litigation with government agencies and private parties. He also advises clients on regulatory and compliance issues, environmental permitting, environmental issues arising in business and real estate transactions, the land development process, and land use and zoning issues. Mr. Hann also provides clients with experienced counseling on environmental legislative and regulatory developments at the federal and state levels. As a complement to his environmental law practice, he has also developed a practice in the area of municipal law, where he represents and advises municipalities and municipal authorities on a wide array of issues unique to these entities.

Franklin Miller, Jr.

Franklin Miller, Jr., of Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law focuses his practice on the defense and representation of professionals in the design and construction industry. Mr. Miller has been involved in a wide variety of cases, including the defense of architects against serious personal injury/wrongful death claims arising from construction projects, the defense of design professionals from suits brought by property owners alleging design and construction defects and the defense of engineers related to their designs and calculations for integrated building systems such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire suppression. Mr. Miller graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2005 with a B.A. degree in Philosophy and a minor in Biology. Mr. Miller attended the Villanova University School of Law, where he received his J.D. degree in 2008. After law school, Mr. Miller was the law clerk to the Honorable Bernard A. Moore, of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. Over that time he assisted in both civil and criminal trials and appeals. Mr. Miller practiced for over four years in a Philadelphia-based defense litigation firm. In that time he represented clients in a broad assortment of tort and contract disputes, both in court and in arbitration hearings. Mr. Miller is licensed to practice in the state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Anthony Potter

Anthony Potter focuses his practice on representation of design professionals in all phases of the construction process including contracting, risk allocation, pre-claim resolution, mediation, arbitration, and construction litigation. He provides counsel and representation to architects, engineers, and others on administrative law questions including professional licensing matters. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Civil Engineering and Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology Programs at Penn State Harrisburg. Mr. Potter is frequently called upon to provide seminars for design professionals and architectural and engineering students on loss prevention, standard form construction contract documents, construction litigation, professional licensing and professional ethics. He has represented clients before administrative agencies, the Commonwealth Court, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Previously, Mr. Potter was assistant general counsel to Governor Tom Ridge.