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Addressing Risks and Legal Issues Associated with Drafting, Negotiating and Administering Contracts

Live Webcast Date: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)
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Online CLE Contract Claims

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Contract Claims Webinar. The recent economy has grown significantly complex over the years, thus, adding more complications to the traditional systems and processes, especially with respect to drafting, negotiating and administering contracts. With the risks associated to it, negotiating and administering contracts have always been a challenge faced by almost all organizations for the past years.

Therefore, it is vital for businesses to have a full and deep understanding of the fundamentals, as well as the relevant perils and penalties, to successfully handle contract negotiation and administration.

In this Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of this significant topic. Speakers will present key strategies and practical tips to minimize risks associated with negotiating and administering contracts. 

Key topics include:

  • Assessing risks associated with particular types of contracts
  • Allocating risk among the parties
  • Identifying and negotiating risk shifting contract clauses
  • Perfecting contract claims

Who Should Attend

  • In-house Counsel
  • Top Level Management
  • Corporate Lawyers
  • Corporate Legal Departments
  • Contract Administrators
  • Claims Managers and Business Audit Officers
  • Contract Strategists
  • Project Managers
  • General Managers involved in contract negotiation and disputes


Online CLE Contract Claims
Devon E. Hewitt
Protorae Law PLLC
Online CLE Contract Claims
Steven Nudelman
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP
Online CLE Contract Claims
Gary M. Stein
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

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Online CLE Contract Claims

Devon E. Hewitt, Member
Protorae Law PLLC
  • Why contracts are important
    • Memorializing business deal which includes the following examples:
      • Scope of work
      • Period of Performance
      • Payment and Invoicing
      • Deliverables
    • Allocation of risk associated with business deal such as:
      • Delay
      • Third party claims (Indemnification
      • Warranties
      • Changes/Modification
      • Insurance
  • Most important drivers in contract negotiation
    • Leverage
      • Supply/Demand
    • Urgency
      • Need for immediate performance
  • Best practices to minimize risk
    • Detailed written agreement
      • Reliance on counsel
    • Understanding most important issues relative to position as Buyer/Seller
      • Knowing what to fight for and what to let go
    • Knowledge of both business and legal obligations/risks
  • Exclusivity/Nonsolicitation/Noncompete
  • Assignment
    • Need for consent
    • Exceptions to consent (M&A)

Steven Nudelman, Partner
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP

Negotiating and Drafting Contracts /Prior to contract execution

  • Buyer concerns
    • Timely delivery of products/services
      • Delay/Liquidated Damages clause
    • Quality of products and services
      • Warranties
      • Correction of deficiencies provision
    • Indemnification for Third-Party Claims
    • Managing costs
  • Seller concerns
    • Timely Payment by Buyer
      • Paid when Paid
      • Set off/Withholding
      • Early payment discounts
      • Interest on late payments
    • Limitation of Liability
      • Direct v. Consequential Damages
      • Narrow indemnification obligation
      • Narrow Warranty obligation
      • Force Majeure

Issues affecting both parties/post contract execution

  • Changes in requirements/scope
  • Confidentiality
  • Disputes
    • How will disputes be resolved?
    • What law will apply?
    • Remedies

Gary M. Stein, Partner
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
  • Termination Rights 
    • Mutual upon notice
    • Upon default
      • Opportunity to cure
    • Obligations upon termination
      • Surviving obligations
      • Delivery of work in progress
      • Return of work/confidential information
  • Managing Claims / Claim Perfection
    • Process . Procedure
    • Time
    • Notice

Online CLE Contract Claims

Online CLE Contract Claims

Devon E. HewittMemberProtorae Law PLLC

Devon Hewitt, a partner at Protorae Law, has over 25 years’ experience in the field of Government Contracts and represents, emerging, small, mid-size and large government contractors located across the United States and abroad.  Ms. Hewitt is best known as a bid protest attorney, having participated in well over 100 bid protests lodged at various federal agencies, including the Small Business Administration and the Government Accountability Office.  She also has participated in bid protests filed at the United States Court of Federal Claims and is one of the few bid protest attorneys that has argued bid protest decisions on appeal at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

In addition to bid protests, Ms. Hewitt represents government contractors in a wide variety of transactional matters such as the drafting and negotiation of subcontracts and teaming, other transaction, cooperative, nondisclosure, non-compete, operating, joint venture and commercial vendor agreements.  She also advises government contractors on issues related to the Service Contract Act, intellectual property and data rights, suspension and debarment, contract claims, ethics and compliance, Organizational Conflicts of Interest, FOIA requests and reverse FOIA letters, notices of default and terminations, and government investigations, among others. She has significant experience with the Small Business Administration’s small business preferential programs and has twice served as a trial expert on this topic.  Ms. Hewitt is a frequent speaker/panelist on government contracts issues through various organizations.

Online CLE Contract Claims

Steven NudelmanPartnerGreenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP

Steve is a partner in the Litigation Department of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, where he is a member of the Construction Practice Group. The firm has offices in Woodbridge and Roseland, New Jersey and in New York. Steve concentrates his practice in construction law and represents owners, contractors and design professionals in construction-related claims and disputes. He also represents community associations, unit owners and developers in lawsuits regarding construction defects, budgeting and financing issues and condominium governance. Steve maintains an active transactional practice, negotiating and drafting construction contracts for his clients. He frequently lectures industry groups and bar associations on construction law topics and is the legal columnist for two specialty trade publications, Plumbing Engineer and PHC News. Steve is also an author of the New Jersey Construction Q&A chapter of Practical Law, and the New Jersey chapter of CPI LienLaw Online.

Online CLE Contract Claims

Gary M. SteinPartnerPeckar & Abramson, P.C.

Gary M. Stein is the Co-Managing Partner of Peckar & Abramson’s Miami office.  He also currently serves as general counsel for the South Florida Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (South Florida AGC).

Mr. Stein’s primary area of practice is construction law and he is certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist.  His practice includes the representation of general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, owner/developers and other construction professionals in the litigation, arbitration and mediation of construction and design defect claims, contract claims, construction lien claims, delay and impact claims, surety bond claims, insurance claims and related matters on low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise residential, commercial, and municipal projects, on civil infrastructure projects involving roads, bridges and tunnels and on energy infrastructure projects involving power plants.

Mr. Stein has served as an arbitrator through the American Arbitration Association since 1989 and as a mediator in many large complex construction and commercial disputes.

Online CLE Contract Claims

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Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

   General knowledge in contract management

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Total Credits:
    1.5 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Protorae Law is a Northern Virginia based firm that provides strategic legal services to small, mid-tier, and large businesses throughout all stages of a company’s lifecycle.  Designed around the needs of businesses, our practice areas include Government Contracts, Corporate & Business Transactions, Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Employment Law, Commercial Lending, Real Estate, Construction Law, Unfair Business Practices, Business Litigation, and Trusts and Estates.

Website: http://protoraelaw.com/

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis is a multi-practice law firm serving local, regional and national clients. As one of New Jersey’s leading law firms, the firm brings diverse and comprehensive expertise to the representation of both businesses and individuals. For over 100 years, the firm has earned the trust and loyalty of clients by providing sophisticated, creative and cost-effective representation through collaborative teamwork, proactive legal strategies, attention to detail and relationship-oriented service.

Website: https://www.greenbaumlaw.com/

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. maintains offices in New York City, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Oakland, Los Angeles, Austin, Houston, and Dallas, and has affiliations with global firms in Latin America (through its founding membership in CONSTRULEGAL), London, China and India.  In addition to its core construction practice, the firm has affiliated practice groups who counsel contractors on labor and employment matters, corporate and regulatory compliance issues including D/M/WBE compliance and general corporate and real estate matters. The firm’s website can be found at www.pecklaw.com

Website: https://www.pecklaw.com/

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