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May 8, 2018 12-1 PM EDT
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Session 2 of a 14-part Webinar Series, Construction Contracts and Risk Management

EARN CLE/CPE CREDITS IF YOU ATTEND THE LIVE SESSION

Understanding the notice requirements associated with express changes, constructive changes, differing site conditions and claims using the USG and private contract clauses is vital to the perfection, administration and the defense of construction contract claims. Course coverage includes an advanced discussion of the legal and practical aspects including recovery where a formal notice is lacking, potential savings theories such as the lack of prejudice and constructive or actual notice, and the authority of those with whom we deal. Also, the program offers a review of risk management issues involved in notice requirements in the chain of privity from the owner to general contractor to subcontractor.

Construction Contracts and Risk Management - Series Description
This 14-part webinar series is a deep dive into construction contracts, claims and risk management as it presents and analyzes the risks that arise on construction projects, the contract clauses and drafting considerations in allocating those risks, and the claims and disputes methods and procedures used in documenting, presenting, mediating, arbitrating or litigating the claims when they arise. 

Along the way, the course presents and analyzes those topics from the perspective of the owner, general contractor and subcontractors operating on public or private construction projects. The topics are presented from both a legal and practical standpoint and the program discusses the substantive and administrative aspects of the key clauses, risks and claims prevalent on public and private construction projects.

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About Our Presenter ...
James Newland, Partner
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP

James Newland is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, a licensed architect, and his law practice focuses on major construction and public works projects and includes a mix of non-contentious and contentious matters.  He is ranked by Chambers USA which describes him as “very well versed in construction law and construction related issues.” He began practice in 1998.

 In his practice, James drafts and negotiates construction contracts and procurement documents and helps clients resolve major complex claims involving construction and design issues on domestic and international projects. He represents national and international contractors and project owners in transactional work, mediation, arbitration and litigation.  He has significant experience in vertical construction, power and heavy civil contracting and claims, as well as in design-build, P3, alliance contracting and traditional design-bid build delivery formats.  Government construction contracting is a major focus of his work.

Prior to practicing law, James practiced architecture and worked as a project manager on development projects.  Given this experience, James is frequently called upon to counsel clients on risk management and allocation, advising on troubled projects during the construction phase, project work-outs and project closeout strategies.  James received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and earned his JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.