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CLE - Negotiating and Drafting Construction Contracts

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Wednesday, March 30, 2011
2:30 - 5:00 p.m.


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Current trends and forecasts point toward a thaw in the commercial construction market. If true, construction lawyers will need to re-focus on the transactional aspects of their practices and revisit the contract forms and negotiation skills which they have not utilized as frequently over the past few years. In addition, the recent changes to the Mechanics’ Lien Act providing lien rights to design professionals and the introduction of the Prompt Pay Law will impact the contracts governing construction projects.

This program will provide information and strategies in negotiating and drafting the most commonly used construction contract forms. Our expert panel will review drafting techniques, with special attention paid to contract provisions addressing the recent changes to the Mechanics Lien Act and the Prompt Pay Act. Next, the panelists will engage in mock negotiations regarding common provisions on behalf of Owners, General Contractors, and Subcontractors. Topics will include: Arbitration v. Litigation; Payment/Performance Bond Requirements; Liquidated Damages. Finally, the panel will explain the differences between the ConsensusDocs form and the traditional AIA documents.

Specific Topics:

I. Drafting Techniques: Which Forms to Use and When to Use Them

II. Negotiation Tactics: Concessions, Demands, and How to Make the Best Deal for Your Client

III. ConsensusDocs: Are they Right for my Project?

Program Chairs & Moderators:
Bradley L. Croft, Esq., Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, P.C.
Hugh J. Gorman III, Esq., Prince Lobel Glovsky and Tye LLP

Registration Categories*
BBA Member:  $125.00
Non-Member:  $160.00
BBA Member (Legal Services / Government Lawyer):  $70.00
Law Student:  $30.00

*Tuition Assistance: If the cost of this seminar would preclude you from attending,
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Katherine Elmore


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