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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 struggling 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. Register today. Benefits for You •Minimize heavy losses by incorporating key insurance and indemnification provisions in your contract •Keep your company out of costly litigation – properly address claims and dispute resolution in your contract •Find out exactly what you’re responsible for before you sign •Prevent payment problems on the front end by clearly laying out contractor and subcontractor payment remedies Learning Objectives •You will be able to describe the dos and don’ts of construction project recordkeeping. •You will be able to discuss arbitration provision and its enforceability. •You will be able to explain contractor and subcontractor payment remedies. •You will be able to review insurance coverage issues.
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In Anticipation of Litigation: DO's and DON'Ts of Construction Project Record Keeping
— Shailendra U. Kulkarni
  • Preparing for the Inevitable
  • What Is Discovery?
  • What Is Discoverable?
  • What Type of Records Are Relevant?
  • Attorney-Client Privilege
  • Work Product
  • 21st Century Problems: Emails
Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Remedies
— Davis B. "Pepper" Allgood
  • Louisiana Public Works Act
  • Louisiana Private Works Act
  • Miscellaneous Louisiana Statutes
  • Federal Miller Act Claims
  • Pay-If-Paid Clauses and Other Contract Provisions
Arbitration
— Robert A. "Tony" Robertson
  • Arbitration Provision and Its Enforceability
    • Law Governing Arbitration Provisions
    • Parties and Claims Subject to Arbitration Provision
    • Enforceability of the Arbitration Provision
  • Waiving Arbitration
  • Arbitration Procedure
  • Arbitration Awards
    • Enforcement
    • Actions to Vacate or Modify the Award
  • General Overview of the Costs and Benefits to Arbitration
Disputes
— Christopher D. Martin
  • Contractor/Subcontractor Liability
  • Design Professional Liability (Architects and Engineers)
  • Proofs of Claims
  • Contractual and Statutory Limitations Periods
  • Dispute Resolutions – Mediation/Arbitration/Litigation
Indemnification and Insurance Clauses
— Robert A. "Tony" Robertson
Insurance Coverage Issues
— Richard J. Petre, Jr.
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Shailendra U. Kulkarni

Shailendra U. Kulkarni – Moderator

Coats Rose, A Professional Corporation

  • Attorney with Coats|Rose, A Professional Corporation
  • Focuses primarily on construction and surety litigation
  • Legal Affairs Officer, Surety Association of Louisiana
  • Tried cases before civil courts and arbitration panels, and has participated in numerous mediations
  • Serves as legal affairs officer for the Surety Association of Louisiana
  • Successfully argued an appeal before the Louisiana Third Circuit regarding the vesting of indemnity rights in light of Louisiana’s pre-emptive statute governing the construction of buildings and improvements to immovable property
  • J.D. degree, Tulane University Law School; B.A. degree in political science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Can be contacted at 504-299-3070 or [email protected]
Davis B. "Pepper" Allgood

Davis B. "Pepper" Allgood

Jones Walker LLP

  • Senior partner with Jones Walker LLP
  • Practices in the areas of business litigation, construction and administrative law
  • J.D. degree, Order of the Coif, Louisiana State University Law School; B.A. degree, Louisiana State University
  • Can be contacted at 225-248-2038 or [email protected]
Christopher D. Martin

Christopher D. Martin

Jones Walker LLP

  • Partner with the Baton Rouge office of Jones Walker LLP
  • Practice focuses on commercial litigation and includes representation of entities in open meetings law and public records law disputes
  • J.D. degree, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University; B.S. degree in chemical engineering, Louisiana State University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
Richard J. Petre, Jr.

Richard J. Petre, Jr.

Onebane Law Firm

  • Shareholder at Onebane Law Firm
  • Practices in the areas of insurance coverage and insurer bad faith
  • Wrote and published the Louisiana Tort and Insurance Law Newsletters for clients and friends of the Onebane Law Firm; has given client workshops on CGL coverage in Louisiana; and is a contributor to and a state liaison for the monthly newsletter Covered Event published by the DRI Insurance Law Committee
  • Graduate of the University of New Orleans and the LSU Law Center
  • Can be contacted at 337-266-1196 or [email protected]
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Robert A. "Tony" Robertson

Allen & Gooch

  • Associate in the Lafayette office of Allen & Gooch ALC
  • Focuses on commercial litigation, with a focus on commercial and residential construction litigation and general business litigation at both the trial level and the appellate level
  • Represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of collection disputes, contract disputes and related commercial litigation matters
  • Member of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Regent University School of Law; B.S. degree, University of Louisiana at Monroe
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Product ID: 375337
Published 2014
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