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Presenter: Anthony Anzelmo and 4 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Milwaukee, WI

Doubletree by Hilton Downtown
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: 414-273-2950

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 - 4:30 pm

Construction Contracts for Different Project                         J. Levy
Delivery Systems

   Design-bid-build: the traditional construction process
   Construction manager: as Owner’s Agent, as CM at risk

The Importance of Accurate and Effective                       A. Anzelmo,
Construction Contracting from Bid to Close Out                   J. Levy

   Forming contracts
   Identifying contract obligations and limitations
   The law governing construction contracts:
      the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and
      applicable state laws
   Subcontract formation and administration

Modifications, Changes and Claims During                         E. Meier
the Construction Process

   The anatomy of changes to the contract and contracted work
      • The contract change clause
      • Types of changes: ordered by owner, contractor and
          changes sought by subcontractors
      • Requirements for making and recognizing changes
   Typical changes during the construction process
      • Concealed conditions                      • Delays
      • Scope disputes                               • Acceleration
   Contract clauses for addressing disputes

Identifying and Resolving Ethical Issues                         L. Gutierrez
in Construction

   Integrity of special classes of contractors:
      DBE, WBE, MBE, etc.
   Ethical issues in bid practices
   Ethical issues created by payments, liens and lien waivers

Protecting the Owner and the Project:                               P. Cranley,
Insurance and Bonding Issues in Construction                     J. Levy

   Types of construction bonds
      • Performance
      • Payment
   Types of insurance
      • Commercial general liability insurance
      • Builder’s risk insurance
      • Errors and omissions insurance
      • Additional/alternative insurance

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs, Including
     1.0 Ethics Hour

Construction Contractors
     Non-Credit CE

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It offers 6.5 HSW contact hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs, including 1.0 ethics hour, to professional engineers in Wisconsin. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Wisconsin.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This program is offered to Wisconsin construction contractors as anon-credit continuing education opportunity. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity with a continuing education requirement.

Attendance will be monitored and reported, as required. Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Anthony Anzelmo

Partner at Husch Blackwell

Mr. Anzelmo specializes in product liability, construction law, insurance issues, and tax disputes. He works closely with product manufacturers and construction companies in assessing and managing claims, contracts, tax issues, liability insurance programs and lawsuits. Mr. Anzelmo represents owners, municipalities and general contractors in various liability and construction disputes, and in insurance coverage risk management. He uses his background of practical and results-oriented insight in risk management to provide a unique way to handle insurance ligation with his clients.

Paul D. Cranley

Partner with Husch Blackwell
Mr. Cranley is a partner with Husch Blackwell in Madison. He concentrates his practice in commercial litigation. Mr. Cranley’s extensive trial experience includes the defense of contractors in cases involving alleged construction defects, personal injury, and construction liens. Before entering private practice, Mr. Cranley worked in the insurance industry for nine years managing professional and general liability claims. As a lawyer, he frequently consults with construction clients regarding how to protect their businesses through insurance, and he has litigated numerous insurance disputes on behalf of contractors and owners. Mr. Cranley regularly lectures on insurance coverage and other construction law topics at the University of Wisconsin. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame (BA, 1988) and his law degree from DePaul University (1997).

Leslie A. Gutierrez

Attorney with Husch Blackwell LLP in Milwaukee
Ms. Gutierrez is a member of the Real Estate, Development and Construction Strategic Business Unit and the Construction and Design Industry Sector Group at Husch Blackwell. She counsels small, mid and large-sized corporations, family-owned businesses, construction companies, and young entrepreneurs in all legal issues related to their business and industry and in preventing and resolving disputes. As a member of the Construction and Design Industry Sector Group, Ms. Gutierrez assists in the representation of the Firm’s construction clients in all types of litigation matters such as design defect claims, delay and inefficiency claims, contract disputes, and mechanics’ liens and bond claims. She also assists in counseling contractors small and large at every stage in a project, including preventing disputes from becoming litigation.

Joshua Levy

Partner at Husch Blackwell

As the Co-Leader of Husch Blackwell’s Construction and Design Group, Mr. Levy specializes in all aspects of construction law. He regularly assists businesses from the onset of planning to the ribbon cutting ceremony. Mr. Levy has represented clients in more than 50 American Arbitration Association hearings, as well as numerous state and federal court and jury trials. He also has served as an arbitrator on the AAA construction industry panel of neutrals for over 10 years. Mr. Levy provides training to design and construction firms and helps his clients navigate the complexities of all types of projects.

Eric J. Meier

Partner with Husch Blackwell in Milwaukee
Mr. Meier is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Construction Industry team. Much of his practice is devoted to construction-related planning, contracting and risk mitigation. Mr. Meier also regularly handles construction-related litigation, including breach of contract claims, defective work, warranty issues and surety bond disputes. He has handled trials, arbitrations, and OSHA violations, and he has appeared before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. Mr. Meier is a multiple time recipient of Wisconsin Super Lawyers’ “Rising Star” distinction and has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America in litigation – construction.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $269.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $269.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $249.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.