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Pennsylvania Construction Law From Start to Finish LIVE Virtual Training

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Pennsylvania Construction Law From Start to Finish

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Walk Through the Basics of Construction Law

Whether you are new to the construction practice or are looking for a comprehensive refresher, this online seminar will cover multiple issues that must be taken into consideration in the realm of construction law. Join our experienced faculty as they cover a broad, basic overview of the construction process; the fundamentals of construction contracts and key provisions; the basics of insurance; and the impact changes and delays can have on a construction project. Don't miss this opportunity to build your skills in construction law - register today!

  • Learn the roles of all parties involved in the construction process.
  • Discuss the critical elements that need to be included in comprehensive construction contracts.
  • Discuss how mechanic's liens work and how to properly file a lien.
  • Walk through the fundamentals of insurance and its importance in construction.
  • Learn how delays can impact a construction project and how to work through them if they arise.
  • Run through the claims process in construction cases.


All times are shown in Eastern time.

  1. Overview of the Construction Process
    9:00 - 9:30, Jeffrey T. Morris
    1. Applicable Law, Regulations, and Statutes
    2. Different Types of Project Delivery Systems and Responsibilities
    3. Roles of Parties and How They Interact
  2. Construction Contracts
    9:30 - 10:15, Matthew A. Foley
    1. Overview of Contract Terms and Language
    2. AIA Contracts
    3. ConsensusDocs and Other Standard Contracts
    4. Allocating Risk Within Your Contract
    5. Drafting Basics
    6. Contract Clauses and Key Provisions You Need to Know
      1. Payment
      2. Scope of Work
      3. Substantial Completion
      4. Other Essential Clauses
  3. Understanding Subcontract Terms and Flow-Through Clauses
    10:30 - 11:15, Matthew A. Foley
  4. Mechanic's/Construction Liens and Payment Issues
    11:15 - 12:00, Brandon B. Rothey
    1. How Liens Work
    2. Preliminary Lien Requirements
    3. Filing a Lien
    4. Understanding Public vs. Private
    5. Bonds and Surety Claims
    6. Enforcement
  5. Insurance Basics for the Construction Attorney
    1:00 - 1:45, Louis C. Long
    1. Risk Allocation
    2. Workplace Accidents and Injuries
    3. "Trigger of Coverage" Basics
    4. What is (and is not) Covered Under CGL Policies
    5. Additional Insurance Considerations
  6. Changes and Delays in Construction Projects
    1:45 - 2:30, Jeffrey T. Morris
    1. Handling Change Orders
    2. Documenting Changes and Extra Work
    3. Excusable, Concurrent, or Inexcusable
    4. Deficient Plans or Specifications: Design vs. Performance
    5. Damages
  7. Ethics for Construction Attorneys
    2:45 - 3:45, Sunu M. Pillai
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Conflicts of Interest
    3. Confidentiality
    4. Attorney Fees
    5. Avoiding Malpractice
  8. Construction Lawsuit Basics
    3:45 - 4:30, Brandon B. Rothey
    1. Types of Claims
    2. Time Requirements
    3. Documentation Requirements
    4. Dispute Resolution-Arbitration/Mediation

Who Should Attend

This basic level online seminar is designed for:

  • Attorneys
  • Construction Professionals
  • Paralegals


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