Please join John E. Osborn P.C. for Construction Contracts, Dispute Resolution and the Ethics of Settlement: A Strategic Primer for the Institutional Owner from 8:00A.M. to 10:00A.M. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The program will feature interactive presentations by John E. (“Jack”) Osborn, Esq. and Daniel Crow, Esq., partners at the 10 lawyer construction and environmental law firm, John E. Osborn, P.C. Attendance at the program provides 1.5 CLE credits and is free of charge.
The program provides strategies for institutional owners, design professionals, construction managers and their counsel to follow when: (1) drafting and negotiating construction contracts; (2) providing project troubleshooting; and (3) effectively and creatively resolving construction disputes. The program will also take a look at the ethical constraints which govern lawyers who negotiate contracts and settlements.
It is essential to remember that an owner has a tremendous advantage when it comes to successful completion of a construction or renovation project, in that the owner can often dictate the terms of the contract. There are basic requirements upon which the owner needs to insist to get the project off to a smooth and orderly start, while there are other contract clauses which allow the owner to “get back on track” if the project begins to fail.
Our goal is for the program to provide practical advice which can be used on a project from the outset. It has been our experience that when the project contracts have been carefully planned and negotiated from the beginning, fewer disputes will arise. At the same time, it is worthwhile to carefully weigh which dispute resolution method is best, in case a dispute does occur: litigation, arbitration, mediation or dispute resolution boards.
The program will begin with a continental breakfast at 8 A.M. and will be followed by the interactive presentation from 8:30 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. After the program concludes, the presenters will hold a question and answer session from 10:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.