• 45 minutes

Allowances - How to Avoid Disputes


What are the potential disputes concerning allowances?

Allowances are described in multiple ways including being considered a hedge against uncertainty at the time of the original quote or bid. For construction contracts, an allowance is specified amount stated in the contract for a specific item of work that has details yet to be determined at the time of contracting. This video reviews the different types and uses of allowances, contractual considerations, and allowances with AIA, EJCDC and Consensus documents.

Runtime: 44 minutes



Samuel H. Levine

Samuel H. Levine

Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC

  • Attorney in the Construction Law Group of Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
  • Practice covers a broad spectrum of activities in the areas of construction and real estate litigation including construction disputes, mechanics liens and bond claims, real estate title disputes and bankruptcy matters
  • Represents owners, prime contractors, secondary subcontractors and lenders in construction disputes
  • Illinois Super Lawyer in the area of Construction Litigation 2006; 2010-present
  • Tried and arbitrated construction, foreclosure and real estate related litigation cases
  • Written and spoken extensively on a variety of topics relating to construction law, bankruptcy and other real estate related topics
  • An arbitrator of mechanics lien cases as part of the Cook County, Illinois mechanics liens pilot arbitration program
  • J.D. degree, Chicago-Kent College of Law; B.A. degree, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
Justin L. Weisberg

Justin L. Weisberg

Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C.

  • Partner with Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C.
  • Practice focuses on construction law and commercial litigation
  • Represents private, public, local, and international clients in a variety of construction-related transactions and litigation matters
  • Experience has included contract negotiation and drafting of design, design build, IPD, P3 and construction contracts as well as mediation, arbitration and litigation including both bench and jury trials of numerous disputes involving design, construction and insurance coverage matters
  • Registered professional engineer in both Illinois and Florida allows him to utilize his previous engineering experience in his law practice to provide ongoing project counseling to clients
  • J.D. degree, Chicago Kent College of Law; B.S.E. degree, University of Illinois
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]

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