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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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Agenda

Contract Formation

  • Written Contracts
  • Oral Contracts
  • Implied Contracts
  • RFPs
  • Competitive Bids

Breach of Contract

  • Excused Performance
  • Inexcusable Breach

Damages and Remedies

  • Specific Performance
  • Restitution
  • Money Damages

Special Construction Issues

  • Contract Interpretation
  • Practical Construction
  • No Damages for Delay
  • Contract Modifications
  • Termination for Convenience
  • Prompt Payment
  • Pay When Paid
  • Mechanics' Liens
  • Trust Funds
  • Bid Protests

Other Material Issues

  • Good Faith
  • Fair Dealing
  • Mistake
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This course was last revised on March 23, 2021.

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  • NALA 1.58
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.58 hour(s).
     

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

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Faculty

Carol A. Sigmond

Carol A. Sigmond

Greenspoon Marder

  • A seasoned legal professional with over 30 years of experience, she brings significant knowledge to her practice which concentrates on construction industry matters
  • She has extensive experience litigating construction disputes for public works and buildings in both the public and private sectors, as well as preparing contract documents including design-build, construction management, guaranteed maximum price, and fixed-price contracts
  • Recognized thought leader in the construction law community in New York
  • Current vice president of the New York State Bar Association and the former president of the New York County Lawyers Association
  • Frequent speaker and author on topics relating to construction law and publishes “The Co-Op Condo Help Line” appearing monthly in various Mann Report publications
  • Member of Law360‘s 2020 Construction Editorial Advisory Board
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Product ID: 407171
Published 2021
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