Change Orders in Washington

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Learn how to navigate through complex change order procedures – and prevent costly mistakes. As a professional involved in construction projects, you know how important it is for change orders to accurately reflect the intent of all parties. Hastily negotiated and vaguely drafted change orders fail to express the intent of parties and – more often than not – lead to unwanted and unnecessary disputes. Purchase these reference materials and learn about key issues you need to address when negotiating and evaluating change orders. Don’t miss this timely opportunity to get the information you need to help your organization avoid the added time and expense of having to resolve and renegotiate unexpected claims when projects are completed. Order today. Benefits for You •Steer clear of disputes – get a practical approach to handling changes in the contract •Learn strategies for approaching change orders … and avoiding construction claims •Save time and money – minimize the impact of delays and suspensions of work •Get tips on using documentation to prevent construction claims Learning Objectives •You will be able to describe the different types of changes. •You will be able to discuss legal issues involving change orders. •You will be able to review the contractors and owners perspective of change order and claims management. •You will be able to explain time issues resulting from changes in the work.
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Brett M. Hill

Brett M. Hill – Moderator

Ahlers & Cressman, PLLC

  • Partner at Ahlers & Cressman, PLLC
  • Represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and consultants in a wide range of construction disputes and transactional matters
  • Handled construction disputes and claims in mediation, arbitration, trial court litigation and appeals
  • Experienced in drafting and reviewing contracts for construction projects (both public and private projects)
  • Admitted to practice in Washington and Oregon, as well as the United States District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
  • Member of the American, Washington State (Construction Law Section), and King County Bar (Judiciary & Litigation Committee Member) Associations, as well as the National Utility Contractors Association
  • Named Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics/Super Lawyers Magazine from 2010 through 2013
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Seattle University School of Law, where he was on the law review; B.S. degree in economics, with distinction, University of Washington
John P. Ahlers

John P. Ahlers

Ahlers & Cressman, PLLC

  • Partner of Ahlers & Cressman, PLLC
  • Represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners and design professionals in both government and private contracts
  • Experience spans from small private construction to complex engineering, building, heavy construction and insurance matters
  • Fellow American College of Construction Lawyers
  • Past-chair of the Washington State Bar Association Construction Law Section and has served as chair of the Associated General Contractors Legal Affairs Committee
  • Selected Lawyer of the Year for Litigation - Construction (U.S. News and World Report) 2014
  • Top Ten Lawyer in Washington 2012 and 2013 (Super Lawyers)
  • Selected as one of Washington’s Best Lawyers (U.S. News and World Report) 2009 to 2013
  • Super Lawyer in the field of construction from 2001 to 2013
  • Member of the American Arbitration Association and sought after arbitrator with a reputation for serving as an even-handed and effective neutral
  • Practiced in the area of construction law for more than 31 years and regularly speaks at continuing legal education and trade association construction law seminars
Gregory A.V. Clark

Gregory A.V. Clark

Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Serves as the chair of Foster Pepper PLLC's construction practice group
  • Successfully litigated, arbitrated, tried and mediated numerous multimillion dollar construction disputes in state and federal courts
  • 20 years of experience in commercial and residential construction, and managed a firm in California where he was the qualifying manager, general contractor licensee and risk manager
  • Involved with construction education and legislation, and is a frequent speaker on current topics related to construction law
Douglas R. Roach

Douglas R. Roach

Ahlers & Cressman, PLLC

  • Partner of Ahlers & Cressman, PLLC
  • Practicing construction law in the Pacific Northwest since 1991
  • Extensive experience representing contractors, owners, suppliers and others involved in the construction process in state and federal courts, and in mediation and arbitration
  • Chair of the Associated General Contractors Legal Affairs Committee, and a member of its board
  • Named Super Lawyer in construction law by Washington Law and Politics Magazine
  • Frequent speaker at construction law-related conferences
Henry J. Spieker

Henry J. Spieker

Hainline & Associates, Inc.

  • Principal and owner in the firm of Hainline & Associates, Inc., a construction consulting and construction management company located in Seattle, Washington
  • 25 years of experience in the analysis of construction disputes, he provides consulting services to construction project owners, contractors and design professionals in claims involving delay, disruption and cost impacts
  • Provides construction project management, contract administration, change and time extension requests, and project delay analysis services
  • Testified over 20 times on subjects such as construction management, construction claims and issues of entitlement, delay and schedule analysis, contract termination, labor productivity and construction damages
  • Worked on hundreds of projects in various parts of the world which include: commercial and residential buildings; power plants; process plants and factories; refineries; water and waste water treatment plants; airport terminals; shipbuilding; road, highway, rapid transit and bridge construction; tunnels; performing arts facilities; hospitals; schools and university buildings
  • Can be contacted at 206-382-9263
Ryan W. Sternoff

Ryan W. Sternoff

Ahlers & Cressman, PLLC

  • Partner at Ahlers & Cressman, PLLC
  • Represents clients in construction, real estate, and complex commercial disputes in both state and federal courts
  • Experienced in advising clients in all aspects of construction contracting and performance on Washington state public and private projects, and federal public works projects
  • Admitted to practice in Washington, as well as the United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Member of the Washington, American, and King County Bar Associations, as well as the Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Named Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine from 2010 through 2013
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Seattle University School of Law; B.A. degree in political science, with honors, University of San Diego
Vanessa I. Williams

Vanessa I. Williams

Navigant Consulting, Inc.

  • Associate director in the Global Construction Practice at Navigant Consulting, Inc.
  • Certified management accountant
  • Member of the Institute of Management Accountants
  • Experienced on issues related to construction accounting, contract cost auditing, and the review of construction claims for increased costs and economic damages
  • Experienced in analyzing recorded labor rates and hours, reviewing vendor and subcontractor invoices, and determining if markups and labor wage rates are consistent with contract language
  • Participated in mediations and provided deposition and arbitration expert witness testimony
  • B.A. degree in political science and economics, University of Washington
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