Addressing and Managing Risks in Construction Insurance: Best Practices
Recording Available: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Over the years, the construction industry has been one of the centers of global economic and social development. However, with the underlying complexity and range of construction projects, risks and pitfalls have also notably increased. As the industry poses dangers that create various challenges, it is imperative to be aware of the best practices to manage and mitigate risks during the construction process. Obtaining an appropriate insurance coverage that will ensure indemnity must also become one of the key considerations.
In this LIVE Webcast, experienced construction lawyers John D. North (Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis) and Robert Epstein (Greenberg Traurig) will provide and present to the audience an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in Addressing and Managing Risks in Construction Insurance. They will also present the important issues surrounding this significant topic including best practices to mitigate and manage risks in this evolving landscape.
Key topics include:
- The Construction Risk Management Process
- Construction Insurance and Costs
- How to Ensure Construction Risk Insurance
- Potential Construction Risks
- Best Practices
Robert Epstein, Co-Chair, National Construction Law Practice
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- What are construction defects?
- Causes of construction defects
- Owner recourse against designer and professional liability insurance
- Owner recourse against contractor and CGL insurance
- Builder’s risk insurance
John D. North, Partner
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP
- A discussion of the operative provisions of a standard GL policy regarding the availability of coverage for alleged construction defects.
- Provisions and endorsements that may exclude coverage or result in unexpected coverage outcomes.
- The obligation of the carrier to defend claims that fall within the coverage provisions of the policy, regardless of the merit of the underlying claim.
- “Occurrences” or events that trigger coverage for alleged construction defects.
- Allocation of expense and indemnification obligations among carriers when there are multiple policies and carriers involve.
Who Should Attend:
- Construction Project Managers
- Project Officers
- Finance Directors
- Construction Professionals
- Insurance Companies offering Construction Insurance
- Owners of Construction Projects
- Insurance Officers
- Insurance Lawyers
John D. North is chair of the Litigation Department at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP. He focuses his practice in litigation, with an emphasis on trial practice. Mr. North has tried jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts, including over 75 jury cases to verdict. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Mr. North’s practice concentrates in commercial and banking litigation, including matters involving lender liability claims and defenses, negotiable instruments and financial fraud. Mr. North has also represented banks in class actions alleging claims under New Jersey and federal consumer legislation. Mr. North is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is listed in Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA and in four practice areas in Best Lawyers including Banking and Finance Litigation and “Bet-the-Company” Litigation. Mr. North is the author of the evidence treatise A Trial Lawyer’s Strategic Guide to the New Jersey Rules of Evidence, and is the only New Jersey lawyer selected as a principal author of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, contributing the chapter in the treatise devoted to Medical Malpractice.
John D. North is chair of the Litigation Department at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP. He focuses his practice …
Robert C. Epstein co-chairs Greenberg Traurig’s National Construction Law Practice. In 40 years of practice, Mr. Epstein has represented public and private owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, designers, sureties, lenders and other parties involved in major construction projects throughout the country. He has handled numerous complex construction litigations and arbitrations involving claims of construction and design defects, delays, payment claims and other disputes, and is counsel of record in many published decisions in the area of construction law. Mr. Epstein is a frequent author and lecturer on construction law and is recognized as a leading construction lawyer by a variety of publications, including The Legal 500, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers Magazine, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell.
Robert C. Epstein co-chairs Greenberg Traurig’s National Construction Law Practice. In 40 years of practice, Mr. Epstein has represented public …
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Method Of Presentation:
General knowledge of construction risk management
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
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About Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP
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About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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