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Fundamentals of Construction Contracts in Louisiana: Understanding the Issues

Learn the essentials of contract law and risk management. In today’s economy, you can’t afford not to. Keep your risks to a minimum and your profits to a maximum. Construction contracts can help you do this and much more. Purchase these reference materials and get a working understanding of contracts to minimize your risk of devastating financial loss in today’s uncertain economic climate. Improve your contract know-how so you can have an advantage in your next contract negotiation. A strong knowledge of contract terms and conditions will help you save money and avoid disputes – so start building that knowledge now. Order today. Benefits for You •Minimize heavy losses by incorporating key insurance provisions in your contract •Avoid arguments during the project by addressing key issues in your contracts and subcontracts •Maximize efficiency by skillfully maneuvering through the entire process of contract development •Find out exactly what you’re responsible for before you sign Learning Objectives •You will be able to describe licensing requirements. •You will be able to discuss suretyship and insurance. •You will be able to explain how to identify and evaluate a claim. •You will be able to review ethics in construction contracts.
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Agenda

This seminar will be presented by Michael S. Blackwell, Jessica R. Derenbecker, Elizabeth L Gordon and Andrew G. Vicknair
The Parties in the Construction Process
  • The Owner and Design Professionals
  • The General Contractor
  • Subcontractors
  • Suppliers and Laborers
Licensing Requirements
  • General Requirements
  • Who Needs a License
  • Violations
Contract Interpretation, Negotiation and Modification: Issues and Options
  • General Contract Rules
  • Change Orders
  • Payment Clauses
  • Termination Clauses
  • No Damage for Delay Clauses
  • Warranties
Ethics
  • The Roots of Ethical Considerations in Business and Law
  • Ethics in Construction and the Practice of Construction Law
  • ABA Opinions on Ethical Matters
Suretyship and Insurance
  • Suretyship Defined
  • Payment and Performance Bonds
  • Louisiana Private and Public Works Act Bond Provisions
  • Commercial General Liability Insurance
  • Builder's Risk Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance
Construction Lien Law
  • Private Works Act
  • Public Works Act
Identifying and Evaluating a Claim
  • Can the Claim Be Proven
  • Properly Document the Claim
  • Claim Strategy and Tactics
Claims Against Design Professionals
  • Does a Claim Exist?
  • Theory of Claim - Negligence/Breach of Contract
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Michael S. Blackwell

Michael S. Blackwell

Shields | Mott LLP

  • Senior associate at Shields | Mott L.L.P.
  • Practice focuses primarily on the areas of construction litigation, surety law, commercial industry contracts and litigation, insurance defense, property litigation, and complex civil litigation
  • Frequent presenter and lecturer on in seminars and workshops addressing a variety of construction law topics
  • Listed 2015 Super Lawyers – Rising Star
  • J.D. degree, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law; B.A. degree, in University of South Alabama
  • Can be contacted at 504-581-4445 or msb@shieldsmott.com
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Jessica R. Derenbecker

Shields | Mott LLP

  • Attorney with the New Orleans law firm of Shields Mott Lund L.L.P.
  • Practice areas include commercial litigation; construction litigation; surety law (construction contract bond issues); construction defect claims; payment claims; claims of general contractors, subcontractors and owners; contract litigation; construction industry contract issues and review; and general litigation, including appeals
  • Represents clients in federal and state courts in judge trials and jury trials, on district and appellate levels, and in arbitrations and mediations
  • Named a Rising Star in Louisiana Super Lawyers in 2014 in the field of construction law
  • Admitted to practice before all federal and state courts in Louisiana
  • J.D. degree, Tulane Law School; B.S. degree, Louisiana State University
  • Can be contacted at 504-581-4445 or jrderenbecker@shieldsmott.com
Elizabeth L. Gordon

Elizabeth L. Gordon

Shields | Mott LLP

  • Partner with the New Orleans law firm of Shields|Mott L.L.P.
  • Practice areas include commercial litigation; construction litigation; surety law (construction contract bond issues); construction defect claims; payment claims; claims of general contractors, subcontractors and owners; contract litigation; construction industry contract issues and review; insurance defense, including architects’ and engineers’ errors and omissions coverage; toxic mold litigation; environmental litigation; products liability and mass tort litigation; and general litigation, including appeals
  • Represents clients in federal and state courts in judge trials and jury trials, on district and appellate levels, and in mediations and arbitrations
  • Admitted to practice before all federal and state courts in Louisiana and in the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Named a Super Lawyer in Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2013, in the field of construction/surety
  • J.D. degree, Loyola Law School; B.S. degree, Tulane University
  • Can be contacted at 504-581-4445 or ELG@shieldsmott.com
Andrew G. Vicknair

Andrew G. Vicknair

Shields | Mott LLP

  • Partner with Shields Mott LLP in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practices Construction and Surety Litigation.
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous topics including construction law, discovery in construction litigation, lien law, liability claims against engineers, and patent and trademarks.
  • Author of several publications related to the areas of Construction Law
  • J.D. degree, Loyola Law School; B.S. degree, Louisiana Tech University
  • Member of numerous professional and civic organizations
  • Can be contacted at 504-581-4445 or agvicknair@shieldsmott.com
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Product ID: 393453
Published 2014
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