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Construction and the Uniform Commercial Code

 

Understand how and when the law of sales affect the rights and responsibilities of the parties in a construction project.

Construction contracts are service contracts and sales of personal property contracts are contracts governed by Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. What are the theoretical and practical differences between the two types of contracts? When is the sale of goods simply part of a construction contract, and when does a construction contract become a contract for the sale of goods? How does a general contractor make sure that the personal property components it purchases meets the warranty requirements to the owner? How does the general contractor make sure that its purchase orders with sellers of personal property comply with the requirements of his contract with the owner? How does the seller of personal property protect itself from disproportionate liability? This information will provide answers to these important questions.

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George F. Burns, Esq.

George F. Burns, Esq.

Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A.

  • Shareholder of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A. and member of the firm's Construction and Litigation Practice Groups, and its Dispute Resolution Group
  • Over four decades of experience, focusing on litigating, arbitrating, and mediating business and construction disputes
  • Trial experience ranges from securities claims and partnership disputes, to construction cases involving schools, power plants, and bridges
  • Well-versed in assisting clients in the forest products industry and represents a number of related trade associations
  • Member of the Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association
  • Appointed by the Maine Supreme Court as an arbitrator, mediator, and early neutral evaluator for its Court Alternative Dispute Service (CADRES)
  • Frequently shares his expertise in construction law, as well as related areas like insurance and product liability, in lectures and seminars around the country
  • Co-author with his partner Michael Bosse of the ABA book, Building the Construction Case: A Blueprint for Litigators, 2014
  • J.D. degree, New York University; B.S. degree in international affairs, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
Asha Echeverria

Asha Echeverria

Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A.

  • Shareholder of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A.’s Construction Law and Energy groups
  • Specializes in dispute resolution involving construction, energy, insurance, and banking claims
  • Licensed professional engineer and LEED® Accredited Professional with firsthand experience with the ins and outs of construction, demolition, and green-energy projects
  • Represents energy clients, including power plants from New England to the Caribbean, in long term contract negotiations Successfully litigated coverage issues with insurance companies, including claims under Maine’s Unfair Settlement Practices Act
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, The George Washington University Law School; B.S.E. degree, cum laude, University of Pennsylvania
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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