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Presenter: Melissa Baeza and 4 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: San Antonio, TX

Norris Conference Center
618 NW Loop 410 Suite 207
San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: 210-738-0040

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:00 pm

Construction Contract Interpretation and Risks 
M. Baeza, J. Feuille

  Consequential damages 
   Contractual notice provisions
   Payment terms
   Change orders
   Breach of contract
   Election of remedies

OSHA Issues 
H. Paoli

   Citations and defense of citations
   Administrative hearings
   Handling employee issues

Issues with Bids 
R. Feuille, A. Velazquez

   Bid bonds 
   Preferences in governmental bids
   Mistakes in bidding
   Bid protests

Claims and Contract Disputes 
H. Paoli

   Liquidated damages
   Delay claims
   Changed conditions
   Handling payment claims and final payments 
   Resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, litigation
   Understanding contractual and statutory warranties

Issues Involving Design Professionals 
R. Feuille, A. Velazquez

   Certificates of merit 
   Errors and omissions insurance
   Liability of design professionals
   Standard of care
   Statutes of limitations and repose
   Managing “green” expectations

Liens and Bond Claims 
M. Baeza

   Asserting liens
   Lien releases and waivers
   Payment bond claims

Comparing Standardized Construction 
Documents and Texas Law 
J. Feuille, A. Velazquez

   American Institute of Architects
   Standard forms v. customized documents

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.0 PDHs

     6.0 HSW CEPHs/CE Hours
     6.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours (CEPHs) to architects in most states, including Texas. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Texas.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

Engineers and architects 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 seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval.

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.


Melissa Baeza

Attorney and Shareholder with ScottHulse in El Paso

Ms. Baeza is an attorney in ScottHulse’s Construction Law practice group. She has advised and represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors and engineers in all phases of public and private construction, including with pre-litigation matters and litigation matters. Ms. Baeza has experience drafting and interpreting construction contracts for owners, general contractors and subcontractors. Ms. Baeza also practices in the area of commercial litigation with experience in various types of disputes, including breach of fiduciary duty claims, professional liability claims, breach of contract claims, fraud claims, and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry and the Texas State Bar’s Construction Law Section. Ms. Baeza is also an active member in the National Association of Women in Construction, El Paso Chapter 248.

James M. H. Feuille

Associate Attorney with ScottHulse in El Paso

Mr. Feuille practices in the areas of commercial litigation, construction law, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, and labor and employment law. He is licensed to practice law in both Texas and New Mexico and in several federal courts. Mr. Feuille has represented owners, contractors, and subcontractors in various disputes, including litigation, mediation, lien disputes and contract negotiation and drafting. As a commercial litigator, he has successfully first-chaired two jury trials and one bench-trial. Mr. Feuille is a graduate of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership El Paso Class XXXVII, and he is a member of the El Paso Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the El Paso Young Lawyers Association. Additionally, he is a graduate of the 2016 Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC) Trial Academy.

Robert R. Feuille

Attorney and Shareholder with ScottHulse in El Paso

Mr. Feuille is primarily involved in the construction law, litigation, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy & restructuring practice groups. He has successfully tried cases in federal court, bankruptcy court, and state court. As a leading El Paso construction attorney and a founding member of ScottHulse’s Construction Law practice group, Mr. Feuille represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, construction managers, architects, engineers and sureties in a variety of contexts, both in and out of court, including litigation, arbitration, mediation, appeals, bid contests, lien disputes, claims, contract negotiations and contract drafting. As a member of the firm’s Litigation practice group, he handles a variety of litigation, including construction litigation, bid contests, partnership disputes, shareholder litigation, real estate litigation, condemnation and land use litigation, boundary and easement disputes, property rights, property tax litigation, annexation appeals, fraud, deceptive trade practices, fiduciary litigation, accounting malpractice, contract disputes, insurance litigation, will contests and probate litigation.

Henry Paoli

Attorney and Shareholder with ScottHulse in El Paso

Mr. Paoli is a litigation attorney who practices in the areas of commercial litigation and healthcare litigation, as well as appeals and appellate law. In addition to chairing the Firm’s Litigation and Appellate Law sections, he is also a construction lawyer with experience in all aspects of construction law. In the commercial litigation area, his experience includes the defense and prosecution of breach of contract claims, fraud claims, and business disputes. As a member of the firm’s Construction Law practice group, Mr. Paoli has advised and represented construction companies, contractors and real estate professionals. He also regularly represents clients in the defense of OSHA citations, filing and enforcing mechanic’s liens, and enforcing claims in connection with payment or performance bonds for construction projects. Mr. Paoli has presented numerous seminars to contractors in the construction industry. He is an active member of the El Paso Chapter of the Associated General Contractors.

Andrew Velazquez

Associate Attorney with ScottHulse in El Paso

Mr. Velazquez’s practice focuses on general commercial litigation, labor and employment and business disputes. He has participated in the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic at UT Law, where he provided legal assistance to a small, Austin-based LLC by drafting a business venture agreement with a large foreign corporation. Mr. Velazquez additionally helped a local non-profit by drafting independent contractor agreements and by providing asset building strategies.

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.