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The Writing and Rewriting of Subcontracts for Construction Work

September 14

Enhance your drafting skills and increase your understanding of subcontracts.

Waiting until things go wrong before taking a careful look at subcontract terms is all too often what we see in practice. Too bad. No subcontract, no matter how painstakingly put together, can avoid or even anticipate any and all potential problems. There are no magic formulas, but paying attention at the outset is well worth the effort -- to shape or reshape the terms if possible, or at least to understand what you're getting into or even to know when to walk away.

This topic will review some of the essential features of subcontracts in the hope of sharpening drafting skills and enhancing abilities to understand and explain drafts produced by others.

Learning Objectives

- You will be able to identify the essential elements that belong in subcontracts.

- You will be able to describe various ways those elements can be formulated and the implications.

- You will be able to recognize problem areas to be negotiated.

- You will be able to review scope of work problems and how to avoid them.

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Agenda

Some Do's and Don'ts for Subcontracts
  • A Few Suggestions for How to Go About Producing a Subcontract That Is Both Understandable and Workable
Scope of Work Problems and How to Avoid Them
  • Missing Pieces in the Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Incorporation of Drawings and Specifications
  • Specific Inclusions, Specific NICs, Catch-Alls
  • Equipment and Services Ancillary to the Bricks and Mortar Items
Getting Paid and What to Do If You Don't Get Paid
  • Progress Payments, Retainage
  • 'Pay When Paid' Clauses
  • Suspending Work for Nonpayment
  • Liens, Payment Bonds
Changes
  • Owner Changes, Prime-Contractor Changes
  • Pricing Changes
  • Paperwork, Notice and Protest Provisions
Disputes and Claims: Pass-Throughs, ADR
  • Flow-Downs and Pass-Throughs - 'Liquidating Agreements'
  • Arbitration or Court?
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This live webinar is designed for attorneys, construction and project managers, owners, presidents, vice presidents, accountants, accounting professionals, human resource managers, contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers.

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Vincent J. Zichello

Vincent J. Zichello

Zichello & McIntyre, LLP

  • Member of the law firm of Zichello & McIntyre, LLP
  • Extensive experience in dealing with construction contracts -- representing sureties, contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers, project owners, and public contracting agencies
  • Achieved the highest rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Frequent speaker and has written numerous publications
  • Can be contacted at 212-972-5560 or [email protected]
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