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Presenter: Andrew J. Carlowicz, Jr. and 5 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Secaucus, NJ

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 15847

Product Number: 19 NJENGLWE 4 2 CDMN MB

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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

Contract Law Primer for Engineers
G. Strong

   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
A. Carlowicz 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

Understanding Business Insurance Coverage and Policies
M. Vespole

   General liability vs. professional liability policies
   Claims made vs. occurrence policies
   Admitted insurers vs. surplus lines insurers
   Understanding requirements of business contracts and
      their impact on insurance coverage
   Additional insured coverage
   Contractual indemnification coverage
   Responding to claims
   Tendering the defense of a claim or lawsuit
   Dealing with insurance brokers and insurance companies

Complying with Rules of Professional Conduct
D. Cohen

   Sealing of documents
   Standards for responsible charge of engineering work
   Unauthorized practice of engineering
   National Society of Professional Engineers’ Code of Ethics

Handling Ethical Issues in Professional Engineering Practice
M. Gardella

   Promoting health and welfare vs. managing risk:
      complementary or conflicting duties?
   Protecting the environment: meeting or exceeding legal requirements
   Watching the bottom line: identifying and balancing economic pressures
      in design and construction

Developments in Federal and New Jersey Environmental Law
S. Humphreys

   Reviewing recent changes to and enforcement of:
      • Emerging contaminants and natural resource damages
      • Water quality enforcement
      • Stormwater permitting
   Reviewing recent and anticipated developments at the US EPA and the
   New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection


Andrew J. Carlowicz, Jr.

Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP - New Brunswick, NJ

Mr. Carlowicz serves as co-chair of his firm’s Construction Law Department, and he is a member of the firm’s management committee. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Scranton and a J.D. degree from the Catholic University of America. He is corporate counsel for numerous design professional firms and construction contractors throughout New Jersey, and he frequently provides both litigation representation, as well as contract review and non-litigation counsel to his clients. Mr. Carlowicz is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Construction Industry Section, and he has lectured at NJIT, Princeton’s School of Architecture, and the New Jersey Superior Court “Judicial College”. He is on the panel of both arbitrators and mediators for construction industry disputes brought before the American Arbitration Association, and the New Jersey Superior Court panel of construction claim mediators.

Danielle E. Cohen

Tesser & Cohen - Hackensack, NJ

Ms. Cohen focuses her practice on construction litigation and condominium association law. She has represented a diverse range of construction clients, including owners, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers. Ms. Cohen has been involved in both prosecuting and defending claims on private and public projects in New Jersey and New York, including delay claims, construction lien and mechanic’s lien foreclosure actions, defective work claims, bond claims, prompt payment act claims and trust fund issues. She has also represented condominium associations in the prosecution of construction defect claims, as well as assisted condominium associations with general condominium matters. Ms. Cohen is co-secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Construction Law Section.

Michael J. Gardella

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP- Parsipanny, NJ
Michael J. Gardella Kelley Drye & Warren LLP- Parsipanny , NJMr. Gardella is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate practice group. He previously was a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas M. Moore, J.S.C. in the New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery Division, where he worked on commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract actions, mortgage and tax sale certificate foreclosures, and shareholder disputes.While in law school, Mr. Gardella interned at the Notre Dame Clinical Law Center’s Community Development Clinic, where he advised and drafted legal documents for small businesses and a nonprofit organization.

Steven Humphreys

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP- Parsipanny , NJ

Mr. Humphreys is an attorney with the law firm of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, where he concentrates his practice on all aspects of environmental law and related counseling of businesses. He advises businesses on regulatory compliance and management of environmental risk in matters arising under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); the Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act; and various other federal, state and local environmental laws, as well as the environmental aspects of business transactions.

Gary Strong

Seiger Gfeller Laurie, LLP in Princeton, NJ

Mr. Strong focuses his practice in the areas of construction litigation and professional malpractice defense including representation of design professionals, insurance brokers, real estate agents, lawyers, and accountants in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York. He has represented a variety of clients in the construction arena, including project owners, developers, design professionals, general and prime contractors, and specialty trade contractors, in all phases of construction and commercial litigation. Mr. Strong regularly counsels clients during pre-construction and construction phases on issues including contract negotiations, risk management, and disputes. His representation extends to both public and private projects, and he addresses payment claims, delay, acceleration, design issues, lien law, bond claims, surety issues, defective work, and wrongful termination. He has extensive experience in construction lien foreclosure actions involving the New Jersey construction lien law and New Jersey’s municipal mechanics’ lien law. Mr. Strong was recently appointed to serve on the Young Leadership Committee of the ACEC. He is editor of the Construction Law Newsletter of the Construction Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers Law School-Newark where he was a member of the Rutgers Law Record.

Mark R. Vespole

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker - Florham Park, NJ

Mr. Vespole is a partner based in the New Jersey office of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, an international, full service law firm with 38 offices in the United States. Mr. Vespole focuses his practice on the counseling and representation of financial institutions and corporations and their employees on insurance, corporate raiding, construction accident, products liability and construction defect litigation. He also practices in professional liability of architects, engineers, lawyers, accountants and miscellaneous professionals. Mr. Vespole has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney for the past 30 years and has also been a certified mediator. In addition, he has authored the LEXIS-NEXIS Practice Guide New Jersey Civil Discovery (2007-2018 Editions), co-authored the LEXIS-NEXIS Practice Guide New Jersey Pretrial Practice (2007-2018 Editions), co-authored LEXIS-NEXIS Practice Guide New Jersey Insurance Litigation (2008-2018 Editions), co-authored LEXIS-NEXIS Practice Guide New Jersey Construction Litigation (2016-2018 Editions) and wrote a chapter on expert witnesses for the LEXIS-NEXIS Practice Guide New Jersey Trial, Post-Trial and Appellate Proceedings (2007 Edition). Additionally, Mr. Vespole has been selected for inclusion in the 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 New Jersey Super Lawyers® lists. He regularly writes and speaks on issues relating to securities, insurance, construction, professional liability and trial practice and significant cases pending in Courts around the country, including the United States Supreme Court.