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Implied Obligations in Construction Contracts

Don't be caught off-guard by implied contract obligations that you did not even know existed.

Owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and others in the construction industry are frequently reminded to get their deals in writing. Construction contracts are some of the most negotiated, complex, comprehensive contracts used today. But is getting the deal in writing enough? No. When a dispute arises, parties to construction contracts are often surprised to learn that they are bound to implied contract obligations that they did not know existed. This topic will help those who frequently or infrequently negotiate, administer, and manage construction contracts identify, analyze, and apply some of the more commonly recognized implied contract obligations to better protect their rights, avoid liabilities, and resolve disputes. This material also explains the requirements and best practices for waiving or modifying implied contract obligations. Failing to recognize and understand the applicability of implied contract obligations to your construction contracts can lead to bad decisions, loss of rights, inadvertent breaches, improper claims, and meritless defenses. This information is critical to those who need to know and understand their rights and obligations under their construction contracts.

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Overview

Origins of Implied Contract Obligations

  • Historical Context
  • Common Law
  • Statutory Law
  • Relationship to Express Contract Terms

Implied Contract Obligations

  • Good Faith and Fair Dealing
  • Information
  • Access
  • Performance
  • Warranty

Modifying Implied Obligations

  • Use of Avoidance Clauses
  • Best Practices

Conclusion

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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

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Scott Cahalan

Scott Cahalan

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

  • Partner in the construction law section of Smith, Gambrell and Russell, LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm
  • Adjunct professor of design and construction law at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • General counsel to the Georgia Utility Contractor’s Association
  • Practice includes all aspects of design and construction law from drafting and negotiating prime contracts, subcontracts, and purchase orders to mediating, arbitrating, and litigating construction disputes
  • Drafted form construction contracts for a national owner organization, a large university, and a fortune 50 company
  • Recognized by Chambers USA and Georgia Super Lawyers
  • Frequent author and lecturer on construction law
  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia, Northern District of Georgia, and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • J.D. degree, with honors, University of Georgia; B.S. degree in construction engineering, Iowa State University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected], [email protected], or 404-815-3711
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Product ID: 406617
Published 2019
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