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Presenter: W. Matthew Bryant and 2 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Online

Type: USB MP3/Video + PDF Manual

Product Code: 17440

Product Number: 20 USACONC1 7 27 USBP

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This video recording is approximately 4 and a halfhours in length and is available for $179 (including shipping). A PDF manual of the presentation materials are included. Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

How to Use

Streamable/downloadable self-study formats are available approximately 5 weeks after the date of the live event. Please allow up to 4 hours to download the audio file. This time varies greatly depending on internet speed.

The streamable MP4 video self-study package includes a video recording of the presentation as well as a PDF of the manual that was given to attendees. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

You will be required to complete a follow-up quiz with 80% or greater accuracy (multiple attempts allowed) at the conclusion of the presentation if you wish to obtain a certificate of completion for the program. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities vary widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.
The downloadable self-study package includes an MP3 format audio recording of a live seminar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed at the seminar. You will be required to download both the audio recording and the manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

The audio file contains embedded number codes, which you are required to document and return to HalfMoon if you wish to obtain a certificate of completion for the program. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities vary widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

HalfMoon Education guarantees its products. The self-study products are recorded from a live seminar and there are circumstances where an audio recording is not available. HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. If you are not happy with a product you receive, you can return the product for a full refund. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.


Advanced Construction Contracts: Crisis Response,
Risk Management, and Dispute Resolution

Monday, July 27, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM CDT

Handling Construction Contract Issues Related to COVID-19
Jason N. Smith

   Understanding how COVID-19 has impacted the construction industry
   Dealing with delays, work stoppages and other
      performance disruptions
   Defining “excusable delays” in light of COVID-19
   Examining force majeure contract language
   Temporary suspensions of contracts
   Issues with claims and adjustments
   Insurance considerations
   Best practices to manage risk beyond the pandemic

Managing Risk in Construction and Design Contracts
W. Matthew Bryant

   Fundamental risk management concepts
   Contract provisions AEC professionals must know
      • Limitation of liability
      • Indemnification
      • Insurance considerations
      • Waiver of subrogation
      • Jobsite safety
      • Differing site conditions
      • Delay damages clause
      • Warranties
      • Payment provisions
      • Dispute resolution mechanism
      • Termination/breach
   Modifying standard form contracts
   Contract negotiation techniques and strategies
   Preventing unfair or one-sided contracts
   Legal case studies: the law of construction contract interpretation

Resolving Construction Disputes
Michael E. Wagner, Jr.

   Types of disputes and causes of conflicts on construction projects
   Techniques to reduce the possibility of disputes
   Contractual mechanisms for dispute resolution
   Risks and benefits of various dispute resolution forums
      • Negotiation
      • Mediation
      • Arbitration
      • Litigation
      • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
   Best practices to achieve desirable outcomes
   Dispute resolution case studies

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

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W. Matthew Bryant

Partner with Saul, Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr, LLP

Mr. Bryant focuses his practice on construction and commercial litigation. He has represented owners, architects, engineers, contractors, and subcontractors in lawsuits relating to construction defects, mechanics liens, bond claims, delay claims, change order disputes and fraud. Mr. Bryant has represented condominium developers, condominium associations, and unit owners in litigation matters including defense and prosecution of claims alleging violation of state condominium statutes, failure to adequately manage condominium finances, and breach of fiduciary duty claims. He has defended design professionals against claims of professional negligence. Mr. Bryant has also represented businesses in commercial disputes, including issues of corporate ownership and control, breach of fiduciary duty, and non-competition agreements.

Jason N. Smith

Jason N. Smith is a Partner at Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, and is co-chair of the Washington, D.C. Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on the representation of owners, design-builders, design professionals, construction managers, and general contractors in all phases of the construction process. Mr. Smith’s pre-construction experience includes drafting and negotiating construction contracts, construction management, and design agreements. Mr. Smith assists clients with pursing their rights through litigation and alternative dispute resolution. His litigation experience includes all manner of construction and design disputes, including impact and delay claims, construction and design defects, differing site conditions and design negligence. Mr. Smith has substantial experience arbitrating and litigating design and construction claims, with a proven track record of success. He is an advocate for early case assessment and mediation, and he has successfully resolved numerous claims through mediation. Mr. Smith has represented clients in state courts throughout the United States, federal courts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the American Arbitration Association, and in several non-administered arbitrations.

Michael E. Wagner, Jr.

Michael E. Wagner, Jr is an Associate at Seyfarth Shaw, LLP. He regularly drafts and negotiates construction and design contracts on behalf of owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in order to allocate and mitigate risks and avoid disputes and the associated expense. He has drafted customized agreements for clients and also has experience working with form agreements, such as the AIA, DBIA, and ConsensusDocs. Mr. Wagner’s transactional work spans multiple different project delivery methods, including design-bid-build, design-build, EPC, and public-private partnerships (P3). He has participated in all aspects of a construction project—from project conception, design, contract negotiation, and preconstruction—through the stages of project delivery, construction, close-out, and operation. As a result, he has substantial experience in both transactional work and claims and disputes. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Wagner worked for a general contractor, where he was involved in preconstruction and project and risk management for multiple commercial and government construction projects, with a focus on heavy- civil, highways, utilities, and other public infrastructure work.