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Contractor Licensing Issues: How Invalid Licensure Affects Your Right to Contract and Compensation

Recognize situations which lead to license law violations and the range of penalties which exist.

Contractor licensing laws are complicated and vary by state. Not only do licensing requirements differ by state, the penalties for license law violations also differ greatly. Those penalties can be onerous. This course is intended to provide a practical primer on contractor licensing concepts and pitfalls. Particular emphasis will be given to common situations where contractors violate license laws and the penalties associated with non-licensure or invalid licensure.

90 minutes
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Agenda

The Licensing Laws

  • General Purposes
    • Health and Safety
    • Compliance With Contracting Laws
    • Competence
    • Protect Consumers
  • Governed by State Statutes
    • Review of Sample State Statutes
    • Public Works Require Responsible Bidders

License Types and Requirements

  • Individual License
  • Partnership License
  • Corporate License
    • License Qualifier: Bona Fide Employee, RMO/RME Duties
  • Home Improvement
  • General and Specialty Contractors

Common Licensure Violations

  • Contracting Without a License
    • Substantial Compliance
  • Contracting Outside Scope of License
  • Failure to Replace Disassociated RMO/RME
  • Sham Qualifier/Renting a Qualifier
    • Retroactive Invalidity
  • Failure to Pay Workman's Compensation/Bonding Requirements
  • Failure to Pay Judgment

Consequences of Invalid or No License

  • Bar to Payment (the Shield)
  • Disgorgement of Compensation Paid (the Sword)
  • Suspension/Inability to Work
  • Regulatory Discipline
  • Criminal Liability

Impact on Legal Actions for Compensation

  • Inability to Sue for Payment
  • Reduction of Claim
  • Belated Discovery of Violations
    • Statutes of Limitations

Case Studies

  • Brief Survey of Notable Cases in Various Jurisdictions

Practical Steps to Avoid Licensure Violations

  • Know License Requirements
  • Periodic License Evaluation
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OnDemand Course

Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, 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 September 29, 2020.

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  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • CA MCLE 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.
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

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

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Faculty

Robert G. Campbell

Robert G. Campbell

Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

  • Partner in the California law firm of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
  • Has practiced construction law for 39 years
  • Clients are project owners, EPC and other prime contractors, design professionals, construction managers, construction lenders, subcontractors, and other project participants in disputes ranging broadly in size and sophistication on both public and private works
  • Among the claims categories he resolves are scope of work disputes, design professional liability, delay, acceleration, disruption, productivity, lien and bond enforcement, disputed change orders, defective work, terminations, differing site conditions, licensing, and bid protests
  • Recognized as a leading construction lawyer: Who’s Who Legal: Construction, 2017-2021; Southern California Super Lawyers, 2012-2021; and recommended attorney, real estate - construction, Legal 500 USA, 2017-2021
  • J.D. degree, USC; B.A. degree, UCLA
  • Can be contacted at 310-284-2259 or [email protected]
Trevor B. Potter

Trevor B. Potter

Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

  • Senior associate with the California law firm Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
  • Experienced construction lawyer and civil litigator
  • Construction litigation practice focuses on representing owners, developers and general contractors in disputes involving delay and cost claims, disputed change orders, mechanic’s liens and stop notices, defective work, licensing and design deficiencies
  • Has litigated construction disputes involving luxury hotels, condominiums, roadway infrastructure, mixed-use residential/retail, large industrial buildings, office projects and custom, single-family homes
  • A member of the Legal Advisory Committee of the California Association of General Contractors, the Construction Law section of the Orange County Bar Association, the Orange County chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Was nominated as a Top Young Attorney by the San Diego Daily Transcript in 2014
  • Has written a variety of published articles concerning legal issues impacting the construction industry
  • J.D. degree, Georgetown University; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, UCLA
  • Can be contacted at 949-260-4624 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 407013
Published 2020
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