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Presenter: Anthony Anzelmo and 4 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Madison, WI

DoubleTree by Hilton Madison
525 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-251-5511

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 - 5:00 pm

Contract Law Primer for Engineers 
J. Levy

   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 
W. Siesennop

   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

Professional and General Liability Insurance for Engineers 
A. Anzelmo

   Understanding business insurance coverage: general liability vs. professional liability policies
   Additional insureds: obtaining certificates of insurance
   Understanding insurance policies:
      • Indemnities 
      • Assignment
      • Insurance availability 
      • Warranties, guarantees and certifications
   Recognizing and responding to claims

Handling Ethical Issues in Professional Engineering Practice 
B. Zimmerman
   Promoting health and welfare vs. managing risk: complementary or conflicting duties?
      Protecting the environment: meeting or exceeding legal requirements
   Watching the bottom line: identifying and balancing economic pressures in design and construction
Integrating new technologies: identifying and balancing the benefits and risks

Complying with Rules of Professional Conduct 
B. Zimmerman

   Complying with WAC Chapter A-E 8.04 rules of professional conduct
   Sealing of documents
   Standards for responsible charge of engineering work
   Unauthorized practice of engineering
   National Society of Professional Engineers’ Code of Ethics

Developments in Federal and Wisconsin Environmental Law 
S. Frye

   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 
   Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers

This seminar offers Wisconsin professional
engineers 7.0 PDHs, including 2.0 professional
conduct and ethics hours.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 professional development hours, including 2.0 professional conduct and ethics hours, to Wisconsin professional engineers. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin engineers with continuing education hours 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 program. 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.

Sean Frye

Attorney at Axley Brynelson

Mr. Frye specializes in construction and environmental law. While in law school, he worked as a legal research assistant through the Water Law and Policy Initiative at Marquette University Law School. Mr. Frye, also a licensed professional engineer, and he has several years of experience as a civil engineer and construction project leader on a variety of transportation projects, giving him a deep understanding of the clients he represents and challenges that they face. His academic background includes B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering. Mr. Frye also served in the US Army as a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (Haz-Mat) operations specialist in the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, TX, which included two long-term deployments to Iraq and Kuwait.

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.

Wayne Siesennop

Partner at Siesennop & Sullivan

Mr. Siesennop’s practice focuses on construction, products liability, professional malpractice and other related areas. Prior to beginning the full-time practice in law, he received his B.S.M.E. degree, with honors, from the University of Missouri-Rolla; and an MSME degree and a PhD degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana. Mr. Siesennop received his J.D. degree from Marquette in 1978. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Wisconsin. The majority of Mr. Siesennop’s work is representing design professionals and contractors in construction related litigation, and as an arbitrator or mediator. He also represents design professionals in matters with the Wisconsin DSPS. Mr. Siesennop has tried or arbitrated over 100 cases, most involving construction matters. He has 16 appellate court decisions.

Brian Zimmerman

Shareholder at Hurtado Zimmerman

Mr. Zimmerman’s practice focuses in the areas of construction and real estate litigation, alternative dispute resolution, commercial and residential real property, including title and survey analysis, and construction contract preparation and negotiation. He often represents contractors, architects, engineers and project owners in disputes regarding construction defects, delay, warranty claims, theft by contractor claims, right to cure and home improvement practices claims, and construction lien foreclosure. A significant portion of Mr. Zimmerman’s practice involves drafting and negotiating construction contracts through custom and model form contracts (AIA, ConsensusDocs, DBIA, and EJCDC). He has worked as an engineering technician for both private and public entities performing design and survey work on various large transportation, municipal and building construction projects throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

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