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Presenter: Jennifer Cave and 4 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Lexington, KY

Courtyard by Marriott Keenland/Airport
3100 Wall Street
Lexington, KY 40513
Phone: 859-224-0460

This seminar is closed or full.


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 - 4:30 pm

Contract Law Primer for Engineers
Stephen Smith

   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
David Trevey

   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
Michael Coblenz

   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 Kentucky Environmental Law
Jennifer Cave

   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 Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection

Engineering Business Law
Mason Miller

   Understanding forms of business organizations
      • Corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, sole proprietorships
  Complying with regulations governing design firms
   Understanding tax issues for business organizations
   Understanding employment law issues

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in Kentucky. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Kentucky.

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.

Attendance will be monitored, and 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.


Jennifer Cave

Attorney with Stites & Harbison’s Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Service Group

Ms. Cave works closely with businesses to ensure compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations. Her experience includes assisting and advising clients on the Clean Air Act and state air pollution laws as well as applying for, negotiating the terms of, and complying with air permits, including Title V and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permits, NPDES wastewater permits, and solid waste landfill permits. She has significant experience defending clients in administrative and civil enforcement actions and citizen suit litigation. Ms. Cave also counsels domestic and international manufacturers on the importation and sale of mobile sources, including non-road engines, vehicles and equipment under the Clean Air Act. Ms. Cave is admitted to practice in Kentucky and Washington.

Michael Coblenz

Michael Coblenz Attorney at Law
Mr. Coblenz has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He worked as an engineer in the Air Force for a few years before becoming an aircraft navigator. Mr. Coblenz went to law school at Gonzaga University after leaving the military. He has worked as a patent attorney for the past 18 years, first in Houston, Texas, and now in Lexington, Kentucky.

Mason L. Miller

Mason L. Miller is managing partner at Miller Edwards Rambicure PLLC. Mr. Miller focuses his practice on business law, both transactional and litigation, and he has extensive experience in construction, minerals, banking, and other commercial matters. His clients include construction companies, developers, professional athletes, municipalities, private equity funds, energy companies, regional and national banks, and other large institutions. Mr. Miller has personally represented over a dozen publicly-traded companies in a wide variety of engagements.

Stephen E. Smith

Stephen E. Smith’s primary areas of practice are construction, public acquisition, and corporate law. Before joining Goldberg Simpson, LLP in 1989, Mr. Smith served the public sector with the United States Army Corps of Engineers for 15 years, serving as a district counsel and as senior legal advisor to the commander. Mr. Smith represents all participants in construction projects, including public and private owners, large general contractors and construction managers, and specialty subcontractors. He is a member of both the American Arbitration Association Panel of Construction Arbitrators and the Panel of Construction Mediators. Mr. Smith is approved as a mediator and arbitrator for all disputes arising under the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors. He has been selected by members of the Louisville Bar as a Louisville Magazine “Top Lawyer” in the areas of “Construction,” “Arbitration and Mediation-Non-Family” for the last four years. He has been selected as a Kentucky “Super Lawyer” annually since 2007. Mr. Smith was selected to The Best Lawyers in America in 2015 and 2016. He earned both his Bachelor of Arts and his law degree from the University of Louisville. He is a frequent lecturer and instructor in the areas of federal acquisition and construction claims administration. Mr. Smith is a member of the Federal, Kentucky, and Louisville Bar Associations and the ABA Forum on The Construction Industry. He is a founding member of the Kentucky Bar Association Construction Practice Section.

David Trevey

Attorney with Kinkead & Stilz, PLLC
Mr. Trevey graduated, cum laude, from the University ofKentucky College of Business with a BBA degree in Finance andManagement in 2000, and he then received his J.D. degree from the University of Kentucky in 2004, the same year that he was admitted to practice in Kentucky. He is also admitted to practicein the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, the Sixth CircuitCourt of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. While attending the University of Kentucky, Mr. Trevey was a member of the Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law, and the Trial Advocacy Board, where he was named best advocateduring the 2003 Kentucky Mock Trial Tournament. He is amember of the Fayette County Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Kentucky Defense Counsel. Since graduation, Mr. Trevey has focused his practice almost entirely on the defense of professionals.He has defended physicians, nurses, dentists, architects, engineers, lawyers, accountants, land surveyors and real estate professionals. He also has experience in large-scale cases such as class actions, increasingly popular multi-district litigation (MDL) cases such as Vioxx, Celebrex and Phen-Fen, as well as large-scale disaster consolidation cases such as the Comair Flight 5191litigation.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

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