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While it's true that every construction project is different, effectively negotiated contracts that protect against potentially devastating disputes consistently ensure the best possible outcome for your client, whether they are an owner, a contractor or a subcontractor. This information-packed guide covers some of the most hotly negotiated elements of construction contracts from multiple perspectives. You will not only understand what the other side wants when negotiating a contract, but how to use this knowledge to better represent your clients. Gain the knowledge and practical tools you need to protect your client's interests when creating a construction agreement. Order today!
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This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 6.0 hours of distance learning CLE credit, which includes approval for 1.0 hour of legal ethics CLE credit by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.
SAMUEL B. CAVNAR is an attorney with Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, Ltd. Mr. Cavnar focuses his practice in the area of construction law. He advises clients through design and construction contract negotiation, procurement and bidding requirements, and disputes involving performance and payment. Mr. Cavnar is actively involved in the prosecution and defense of contract, bond, lien, and warranty claims involving defaults, delays, extras, liquidated damages, and design and construction defects. He is also actively involved in the firm’s commercial transaction and real estate development practice groups, where he counsels and represents clients in all aspects of public procurement requirements, bid package preparation, real estate and land use, tort immunity, and risk management. Mr. Cavnar earned his B.A. degree from Michigan State University and his J.D. degree from Wayne State University Law School. He is a member of the Chicago and American bar associations.
KENNETH M. FLOREY is a partner with Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, Ltd. He concentrates his practice on representing public and private clients, including municipalities, school districts, community colleges, private owners, contractors, and design professionals regarding land use, municipal law construction, tax, finance, and litigation. Mr. Florey was the former chair of the DuPage County Bar Association's Local Government Committee for 2001-2002 and 2010-2011. He served as a trustee for the village of Lombard for eight years. Mr. Florey earned his B.A. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. degree form DePaul University College of Law, where he was managing editor of the DePaul Journal of Art and Entertainment Law.
PATRICK LEE-O'HALLORAN is a shareholder with Thompson Tarasek Lee-O'Halloran PLLC. He focuses his practice on complex construction cases and arbitrations, representing contractors, subcontractors, owners, sureties, design professionals, and other businesses. With nearly 20 years of litigation experience, Mr. Lee-O'Halloran has recovered millions of dollars for his clients, and successfully defended against claims valued at many millions more. He drafts and reviews contracts and subcontracts and works with contractors, subcontractors and others on business formation, joint ventures, and teaming agreements. He also has appeared on behalf of his clients on administrative matters involving state and federal DBE qualifications, federal SBA size standards, prevailing wages, and environmental compliance. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota's state and federal courts and has appeared pro hac vice in various state, federal, and bankruptcy courts across the country. Mr. Lee-O'Halloran is a frequent author and lecturer on construction litigation and related issues. He is the past president of the Minnesota Construction Association and is a qualified neutral for mediation and arbitration. Mr. Lee-O'Halloran received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Carleton College; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.
HOWARD A. METZ is a partner with Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, Ltd. Mr. Metz counsels and represents school districts, community colleges, park districts, and municipalities with respect to real estate, commercial transactions, construction law, and land use and zoning matters. He has resolved construction cases involving issues such as disputed architectural fees, construction defects, bidding disputes, and construction delays. Mr. Metz has also litigated issues involving zoning laws and municipal control over school property. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Iowa and his J.D. degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.