Construction Contracts, Dispute Resolution and the Ethics of Settlement: A Strategic Primer for the Institutional Owner
Continuing Legal Education Course, March 1, 2016
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq. and Daniel H. Crow, Esq.

“Construction Audit Seminar: Making Integrity Pay: How the New York City Real Estate Industry Can Protect Itself”
Executive Briefing, August 24, 2010
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq, and Robert Hellman, Managing Director, DLA

“School Construction Projects and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”
Webinar sponsored by The New York State Association of School Business Officials, September 2009
Presented by John E. Osborn Esq., Ernest A. Conrad, P.E., Landmark Facilities Group Inc., Janet Duggan, Janet Duggan & Associates,  and Geoffrey Doban, Gruzen Sampton

“Protecting Yourself During the Economic Downturn: The Lenders’ and Borrowers’ Perspective on Distressed Real Estate and Failed or Troubled Construction Projects”
Executive Briefing, August 2009
Presented by John E. Osborn Esq., Michael McCarthy, Director Real Estate, Gaming and Leisure, The Bank of Nova Scotia, and Russell Schildkraut, Principal, The Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group LLC

“School Construction Projects and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009:A Roundtable Discussion”
Industry Roundtable, May 2009
Presented by John E. Osborn Esq., Ernest A. Conrad, P.E., Landmark Facilities Group Inc., Janet Duggan, Janet Duggan & Associates,  and Geoffrey Doban, Gruzen Sampton

“Financing Real Estate Development and Construction: the Lender’s Perspective”
Executive Briefing, May 7, 2009
Moderator: James H. Friend, Esq., Of Counsel, John E. Osborn P.C.
Panelists: Deborah Schiavo, Former Managing Director, Commercial Mortgage Group, Bear, Stearns & Co.; Thomas Kosonen, R.A., Former Managing Director, Commercial Mortgage Group, Bear, Stearns & Co.

“Getting a Failed or Troubled Construction Project Back On Track: Strategic and Practical Solutions”
Industry Roundtable, February 26, 2009
Roundtable Discussion Led by John E. Osborn, Esq.

“Effective Administration of Construction Contracts”
New York University, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, July 2008
presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., Paul Adamo and William Reece, School Construction Consultants, Joel Sciascia, Esq. General Counsel Pavarini McGovern, and Mark Pennington, Esq., Of Counsel, John E. Osborn P.C.

“New York Construction Law”
Pratt Institute School of Architecture, April 17 & 18, 2008
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., Christopher McCabe, Esq., Partner, Quinn McCabe LLP, Michael Salgo, Esq., Joel Sciascia, Esq., General Counsel Pavarini McGovern, and Mark Pennington, Esq., Of Counsel, John E. Osborn P.C.

“Integrity Pays: How The New York City Real Estate Industry Can Protect Itself Against Corruption”
Greater New York Construction User Council, January 30, 2008
Moderated by John E. Osborn, Esq. with panelists Joseph DeLuca, Thacher Associates, George Fink, FAI Construction Consultants, Bert Oberlander, Esq., Gonzalez & Oberlander LLP, and Charles Sciascia, Pavarini McGovern

“School Construction Projects: How to Avoid the 10 Most Deadly Construction Sins”
Industry Briefing, February 13, 2007
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., and Kieran Holohan, Esq.

“Project Advocates for the Construction Industry: Latest ADR Techniques”
Executive Briefing, October 26, 2001,
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., Robert C. McCue, P.E., President, MOC Systems, Inc., Frank Miller, P.E., President, Metro Mediation Services, Inc., and and Richard A. Coughlin, P.E. President, Coughlin Consultation Services

“Real Estate and Construction: Strategies to Identify and Minimize Fraud”
Executive Briefing, June 12, 2001,
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., Blake A. Coppotelli, Managing Director, Kroll, Louis J. Coletti, Chairman & CEO, Building Trades Employers’ association, Raymond G. McGuire, Esq., Kauff, McClain & McGuire, and Thomas J. Murphy, Executive Director, The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.

“Getting Back On Track: Turning Around the Construction Project Heading South”
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, June 5, 2001,
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., Program Chair, Michael E. Banahan, Staff Legal Councel, Zurich N.A., M. Stephen Dennis, Managing Principal and General Counsel, The Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc., Michael G. Di Paolo, Associate General Council, AMEC Construction Management, Inc., Charles B. Katzenstein, General Counsel, Rockrose Development Corp., and James E. Raved, Associate Director and Assistant General Counsel, Bear Stearns & Company, Inc.

“Getting Back On Track: Turning Around the Construction Project Heading South”
American Corporate Council Association, Greater New York Chapter, May 16, 2000
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., and Charles B. Katzenstein, Esq. Rockrose Development Corporation.

“Getting Back On Track: Turning Around the Construction Project Heading South”
Greater New York Construction User Council, March 2, 2000
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., James Marino, Manager PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Brennan Beer Gorman Monk/ Interiors, and Bruce Bloch, Director, Corporate Real Estate Services Duetsche Bank.

“Preventing and Controlling Professional Liability Claims: Legal and Risk Management Advice for Architects”
Society of American Registered Architects(“SARA”), NY Chapter, February 29, 2000
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., Timothy P. Esler, CPCU, Principal, Fenner & Esler Insurance, Thomas J. Beyer, Senior Vice President, Claims/ Risk Management, Kemper Professional Insurance and Richard C. Bonsignore, ARA, President, Bonsignore Design.

“Integrity Pays: How the New York City Real Estate Industry Can Protect Itself Against Corruption: The Dilemmas of Large Property Owners Undertaking Construction and Renovation”
Building Owners’ and Managers’ Association of Greater New York, December 8, 1999 Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., Blake Coppotelli, Chief, Libon Racketeering Unit and Construction Industry Strike force, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and Thomas D. “Toby” Thacher II, President, Thacher Associates, LLC, New York City.

“Litigation Strategies In Construction Disputes: Being Cost Effective and Winning”
Executive Briefing, November 16, 1999
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., Eric L. Guhring, Esq., and Steven Milewicz, Esq., Atlantic-Heydt Corporation

“Architect Empowerment: Providing Value and Solving Problems: A Good Idea for the Owner and Architect”
Society of American Registered Architects (“SARA”) New York Chapter,
October 21, 1999
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq.

“Use of Non-Binding ADR In Environmental and Construction Projects through Teamwork with Outside Council”
American Corporate Counsel Association (“ACCA”), Greater New York Chapter, September 15, 1999
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., Christopher J. Platt, Esq. and General Cousel, ATC Association, Inc.,

“Risk Management for the Design Professional”
Executive Briefing, June 17, 1999,
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., Thomas G. Coghlan, President, Design Insurance, Inc., Daniel A. Cuoco, P.E., Ira N. Pierce, P.E., and President, DiGeronimo-Pierce, Engineers, & Architects

“What Corporate Counsel Needs to Know About Construction and Renovation: Pitfalls, Strategies, and Solutions”
American Corporate Counsel Association, Greater New York Chapter, June 10, 1999
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., and M. Steve Dennis, Esq., The LZA Group, Inc.

“Adapting to the AIA 1997 Contract Documents: Practical Strategies for the Owner and Architect”
Executive Briefing, June 10, 1999
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., Dale Ellickson, FAIA, Esq., American Institute of Architects, Thomas Coughlan, President, Design Insurance Agency, Inc., and William Guernier, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

“New York City’s New Local Law 11: A Pratical Guide to Compliance with the New Façade Laws”
Executive Briefing, May 25, 1999
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., and Alan Epstein, P.E., MSCE, Esq., Epstein Engineering, P.C.

“Architects: Successful Financial Management”
Executive briefing, November 17, 1998,
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., Joseph R. Piasecki, Business Manager, Atkinson Koven Feinberg Engineers, LLP, A. Rajagopal, Principal, ProMediators, Inc., and James Greenberg, AIA, Principal, Hillier Group New York.

“Doing Quality Work and Getting Paid For It”
Executive Briefing, September 17, 1998,
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., Joseph R. Piasecki, Business Manager, Atkinson Koven Fienberg Engineers, LLP, A. Rajagopal, Principal, ProMediators, Inc., and Louis J. Lalli, P.E., Senior Partner, Lehr Associates

“Design Build: An Overview”
presented to Anchin, Block & Anchin, January 6, 1998
By John E. Osborn, Esq.

“The 1997 AIA Documents, A Guide For the Owner: Breaking New Ground While Protecting Your Turf”
Executive Briefing, June 18, 1997
Presented by John E. Osborn, Esq., Richard Kruter, Highland Associates, William Guernier, Coopers & Lybrand LLP, Thomas Coghlan, Design Insurance Agency, Inc., and Henry Celestino, Newmark & Company Real Estate, Inc.

“Rebuilding New York: A Practical Guide to Public Sector Construction”
New York University, Real Estate Institute, November 7, 1990
Conference Chair, John E. Osborn, Esq.