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Change Order Basics and Best Practices in California

Understand how to best implement and administer changes and claims to preserve rights and mitigate exposure.This statewide California topic is intended to provide you with unbiased information regarding change orders. The topic will briefly introduce you to change order basics: what is a change order, what types of changes are most often seen in the construction context, when is a change order properly sought, typical change order disputes and how to price change orders. The content's focus will then shift to an examination of ways to mitigate risk through appropriate contract drafting and review. We will discuss the Spearin Doctrine and the realities of unforeseen and differing site conditions. The topic will then explain and highlight the important distinctions between private and public works. The content will also examine how to best implement and administrate changes and claims to preserve rights and mitigate exposure. The topic will conclude with an examination of the potential risks and pitfalls involved in change order disputes and the means and methods for resolving commercial disputes.


Runtime: 85 minutes
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Agenda

Types of Changes Actual, Constructive and Cardinal/Material

The Six P's of Change Orders Prospecting, Preparing, Pricing, Presenting, Performing and Payment

  • Typical Change Order Disputes
  • How to Price Change Orders

Risk Mitigation Through Contract Drafting and Review

  • Clear, Complete and Appropriate Contract Documents
  • Both Parties Stand to Gain by Careful Drafting and Reviewing and Contract Administration
  • Structured Change Order Initiation/Request/Proposal Process
  • Contract Will Generally Include Notice Provision and Time Bars on Change Order Claims

The Spearin Doctrine

  • Unforeseen and Differing Site Conditions
  • Public Design Bid/Build Owner Bears Greater Risk Than Private Work of Improvement
  • Differing Site Conditions

Implementation and Administration of Changes and Claims to Preserve Rights and Mitigate Exposure

Potential Risks, Pitfalls and Resolving Commercial Disputes

  • Common Pitfalls and Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Even Without Change Order Being Issued, Claims May Be Brought for Work Outside the Contract
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  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     

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  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.
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John Darling, Esq.

John Darling, Esq.

Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc.

  • Shareholder of Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling and Mah, Inc., a top-tier construction and commercial litigation firm in Pasadena
  • Tried over 100 cases throughout California and the United States, and is equally adept at alternative dispute resolution proceedings
  • Experience in the construction industry allows him to help clients assess damage and manage risk while crafting a path forward
  • Listed as a "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics magazine and a "Best Lawyer" by Woodward/White, Inc.
  • Regularly keynotes seminars and lectures on construction law topics and has written numerous publications
  • J.D. degree, McGeorge School of Law at the University of The Pacific; B.A. degree, University of New Mexico
  • Can be contacted at 626-440-5200 or darling@huntortmann.com
Paul Rogoff

Paul Rogoff

Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc.

  • Trial lawyer of Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling and Mah, Inc.
  • Focuses practice on the handling of complex construction, commercial and business litigation disputes, in addition to his extensive trial experience
  • Practice also includes motion practice, appellate drafting, oral argument, costs and fees litigation, discovery and pretrial investigation
  • J.D. and M.B.A. degrees, University of Texas at Austin; B.A. degree, Washing University
  • Can be contacted at 626-440-5200 or rogoff@huntortmann.com
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Product ID: 399908
Published 2017
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