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Presenter: David A. Anderson and 3 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Portland, OR

Doubletree Hotel Portland
1000 N.E. Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-281-6111

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 4:30 pm

Construction Contracting Basics
L. Wagner

   Examining contract terminology:
      • Parties, consideration, term, performance, substantial performance, breach, remedies, damages
   Understanding types of design and construction contracts:
      • Lump sum
      • Cost plus fee
      • Design build
      • Construction management
   Understanding roles and relationships of project participants:
      • Owners, architects/engineers, construction managers, constructors, subs and suppliers
   Contract negotiation and drafting
   Exploring the law of construction contract interpretation
   Key contract terms

ConsensusDocs 200* Agreement and General Conditions
A. Burns

   General provisions
   Constructor’s responsibilities
   Owner’s responsibilities

ConsensusDocs 200* Agreement and General Conditions
D. Anderson

   Indemnity, insurance and bonds

ConsensusDocs 200* Agreement and General Conditions
A. Gibson

   Suspension, notice to cure and terminations
   Dispute mitigation and resolution
   Contract documents

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     6.5 HSW CE Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 Commercial CE Hours
     6.5 Residential Elective CE Hours

Oregon Attorneys
     6.5 MCLE Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states, excluding Florida architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Oregon.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved architect continuing education sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This seminar offers 6.5 continuing education hours to Oregon commercial contractors, 6.5 CE hours (elective) to residential contractors. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval.

The Oregon State Bar MCLE Committee has approved this course for 6.5 general MCLE hours for attorneys.

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.


David A. Anderson

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, PC, Portland
Mr. Anderson is a creative problem solver with experience in all levels of the dispute litigation cycle. He has resolved and assisted in the resolution of cases in the mediation stage to the trial stage and on to appellate and Supreme Court review. Mr. Anderson’s substantive experience covers commercial litigation and construction litigation, and it includes representing financial institutions, general contractors, and land owners in the commercial context. Prior to joining Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Mr. Anderson served a term as a clerk to the Hon. Robert Wollheim of the Oregon Court of Appeals. In doing so, he gained experience behind the scenes assisting a judge in deciding cases before the court.

Andrew T. Burns

Cosgrave Vergeer Kester, LLP, Portland
Mr. Burns is a member of the Construction Practice Group for Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP. He represents contractors, developers, architects and engineers in all types of construction litigation and in the prevention of disputes through project management, contract negotiation and risk transfer. He also has significant experience in defending personal injury, products liability, and premises liability litigation. Mr. Burns earned a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Oregon and a J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law, Lewis & Clark College. He is admitted to practice before the Oregon and Washington state bars and the U.S. District Court for Oregon. Mr. Burns is a memberof the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, the Multnomah Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Portland Homebuilders Association. He serves on the American Law Firm Association’s Construction Practice Group Steering Committee.

C. Andrew Gibson

Stoel Rives LLP, Portland
Mr. Gibson is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Real Estate, Construction, and Design Practice, and he is experienced in drafting and negotiating all forms of project documents, from the design phase through construction, and he regularly assists clients with navigating the typical tricks and traps of contracting and insurance coverage issues. Mr. Gibson helps his clients build successful projects and negotiate and resolve disputes. Licensed in California, Oregon and Washington, he is also a veteran of a variety of legal proceedings and has successfully pursued construction defect claims, insurance and bond claims, bid protests, stop payment notices, mechanic’s liens, real estate disputes, and collection actions through mediation, arbitration, and litigation.

Lawrence A. Wagner

Stewart Sokol & Larkin, LLC, Portland
Mr. Wagner’s practice emphasizes design and construction law, business law, real estate law, commercial litigation, insurance law, and surety law. Among others, he represents business owners, property owners, developers, contractors, design professionals, appraisers, material suppliers, insurers and sureties. Mr. Wagner handles all areas of development, design and construction disputes including lien claims, bond claims, and design and defect claims, as well as all aspects of commercial litigation. He also represents individuals and entities in various business and real estate matters. In addition to helping clients resolve disputes, Mr. Wagner assists his clients to negotiate and close commercial, design/construction, and real property transactions; helps corporate clients to efficiently maintain and operate their businesses; and advises clients regarding various insurance matters. Mr. Wagner was selected by his peers for inclusion in The BestLawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

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.