Contract for Construction: Significant Considerations from the Perspective of Owners and Contractors
Getting the contract right is a fundamental part of any procurement activity.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will help project owners and contractors understand significant considerations for their Contract for Construction. Speakers will also offer best practices in preparing and implementing a Contract for Construction.
Melissa T. Billig
Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP
andMr. Ariel Shaeps Esq.
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
- Initial Considerations: What form of contract should be used (lump sum, cost plus a fee or guaranteed maximum price)?
- Scope of Work: Defining the Scope from Project Documents and Other Contract Documents and Change Orders.
- Schedule: Identifying Deadlines, Excusable Delays and Delay Damages (Liquidated Damages and Early Completion Bonus).
- Payments: Timing of Payments, Deposits, Retention and Withholdings.
- Risk Mitigation: Insurance, Indemnification and Limitations of Liability.
- Disputes: Continuing Work, Suspension, Termination and Dispute Resolution.
Who Should Attend:
- Contractors and Subcontractors
- Construction Industry Professionals
- Owners of Construction Projects
- Risk Managers
- Construction Lawyers
- Insurance Lawyers
- Other interested/related professionals
Melissa T. Billig is a partner with Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP. Melissa represents owners (commercial and residential), developers, architects, engineers, construction managers and contractors in the design and construction process. She drafts and negotiates design and construction agreements, as well as license (access) agreements. Melissa litigates multi-party contract disputes and defective design and construction claims. She has extensive experience in the resolution of construction disputes, both prior to and during litigation and alternate dispute resolution, and in counseling clients regarding all legal aspects of their businesses.
Melissa T. Billig is a partner with Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP. Melissa represents owners (commercial and residential), …
Ariel Shaeps is an attorney in the Century City office of Allen Matkins. He has experience in a broad range of construction, real estate, and commercial issues, including the review, analysis, and preparation of documents associated with construction, financing, acquisition, and leasing transactions. Ari has also assisted clients through all facets of litigation. Ari speaks conversational Spanish. He received his J.D. cum laude from Loyola Law School and his B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Ariel Shaeps is an attorney in the Century City office of Allen Matkins. He has experience in a broad range …
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About Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP
Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti LLP is a general practice law firm located in New York City, providing a variety of legal services to clients in five key areas: Construction & Design, Commercial Real Estate, Landlord & Tenant, Corporate & Business and Commercial Litigation. Ingram’s Construction & Design group provides sophisticated legal services and business counsel to real estate owners (commercial and residential), developers, design professionals (architects, engineers and consultants), construction managers and contractors in all aspects of construction and design. Ingram tailors the services to meet the individual or corporate needs of local, national and international clients. In addition to having an active and extensive transactional and litigation practice, Ingram also provides risk management, project management and business counseling. With a deep understanding of the construction and design industries, as well as experience in representing all parties in the construction and design processes, Ingram advices clients on best practices, focusing on the critical factors and long-term strategies for anticipating and avoiding conflict.
About Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Allen Matkins is a California-based law firm with 200 attorneys in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco and San Diego practicing in real estate, construction, land use, environmental and natural resources; labor, employment and OSHA; bankruptcy, restructurings and creditor’s rights; corporate and securities; joint ventures and tax; real estate and commercial finance; and trials, litigation, risk management and alternative dispute resolution in all of these areas.
Allen Matkins attorneys have vast experience handling transactional aspects of major private and public construction projects, and resolving disputes arising from the construction process. The firm serves clients in the construction industry on projects with budgets ranging from hundreds of thousands to hundreds of millions of dollars. The attorneys work on design and construction of public works projects, publicly financed projects, and private development projects. Allen Matkins handles all aspects of major public and private construction projects, from initial bidding and contracting through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation of disputes.