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Paralegals Role in Construction Law and Drafting Basics

 

Gain an understanding of common construction document forms and terminology used in construction disputes.

Many paralegals are asked to provide basic services to attorneys and clients in connection with construction contracts and disputes. Unless the paralegal is familiar with industry contract forms and usual and customary solutions to problems, valuable time will be lost. This topic will inform and empower paralegals by providing them with background, biases, strengths, and weakness of the common forms of construction documents; an understanding of common terminology in construction disputes; issue-spotting skills common to these disputes; and familiarity of the basic tools available to assist attorneys and clients.

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Carol A. Sigmond

Carol A. Sigmond

Greenspoon Marder

  • Partner in the New York office of Greenspoon Marder LLP
  • Concentrates her practice on construction industry matters, including contract preparation, mediation, litigation, suretyship, bid protests, appeals, and arbitration
  • Extensive experience in litigation of construction disputes for public works and buildings in both the public and private sectors
  • Experienced mediator and is on the New York County Supreme Court Commercial Division Roster of Volunteer Mediators and the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Construction Industry Arbitrators
  • Former President of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, former Vice President of the New York State Bar Association for the 1st Judicial Department, and member of the New York Building Congress, GCA New York, SCL North America, CLSA, ABA, New York State Bar Association and New York County Lawyers Association
  • Frequent speaker and author on topics relating to Construction Law
  • J.D., The Catholic University of America School of Law; B.A., Grinnell College
  • Can be contacted at Phone: (212) 524-5074 or Email: [email protected]

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