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Ethical Issues in Construction Law

Gain an understanding of ethical standards, challenges, and obligations commonly encountered while representing clients in the construction industry.

Construction projects involve numerous parties from owners, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals. Moreover, labor unions, government entities and other interested parties are also involved. Attorneys often face ethical questions when they represent one or more of these parties. What ethical obligations must be considered when deciding to represent a client on a construction dispute? What further ethical obligations must be considered when a litigation proceeds to include additional parties and one of these additional parties is a current or former client? What responsibilities does an attorney have in connection with the False Claims Act, verifying mechanic's liens and other construction related documents for a client? This topic will present guidelines for this often intricate and challenging field of law. The rules of professional conduct have their own unique application to common issues involving construction law. Additionally, professional conflicts can arise in unsuspecting ways in the construction setting. This material is designed to provide an overview of ethical standards and obligations commonly encountered while engaged in representing clients in the construction industry.

Runtime: 93 minutes
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Agenda

Conflicts of Interest

  • Conflicts in Multi-Party Representation
  • Conflicts Between Current Clients
  • Conflicts With Former Clients
  • Conflicts Between the Attorney and Client
  • Conflicts With Prospective Clients
  • Conflicts Representing Contractor and Surety Under Tender of Defense Obligation

Obligations of Confidentiality

  • Ethical Rule of Confidentiality
  • Attorney - Client Privilege

Obligations of Honesty and Truthfulness

  • False Claims Act
  • Obligations of Truthfulness
  • Conflicts of Duty of Truthfulness With Confidentiality
  • Verification of Documentation and Claims
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on August 8, 2018.

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  • CA MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit, of which includes 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Michael D. Ganz

Michael D. Ganz

Tunstead & Schechter

  • Partner at Tunstead & Schechter, Jericho, New York
  • Practice consists of general construction litigation and transactional matters, representing contractors, subcontractors, owners, architects, engineers and sureties
  • American Arbitration Association – Construction Panelist
  • Past chairman of New York County Lawyer’s Association – Construction Law Committee
  • Legal counsel to Regional Electrical Contractors Association
  • Lecturer on construction law issues to attorneys, design professionals and contractors
  • Former project engineer for both public and private construction projects with a degree in mechanical engineering representing both owners and contractors
  • J.D. degree, Brooklyn Law School; B.S. degree, mechanical engineering, SUNY at Buffalo
  • Can be contacted at (516) 822-4400 or [email protected]
Jason L. Rothman

Jason L. Rothman

Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP

  • Partner at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP, Uniondale, New York
  • Practice concentrated in representing owners, contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, design professionals and suppliers in all manner of disputes, litigation and transactional matters
  • Regular lecturer on construction law issues and topics
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, St. John’s University School of Law
  • Can be contacted at (516) 248-1700 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 403867
Published 2018
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