The Seminar Group has assembled a diverse group of top Construction Law Professionals who practice in and understand the issues of complex public and private construction in the Pacific Northwest region and nationally. This seminar will cover critical-path schedule and delay concepts and principles essential for understanding and presenting project delay issues and claims, as well as advanced technical and legal concepts and strategies for addressing schedule delay, disruption, and acceleration claims.
Our panel of expert speakers will address the most challenging issues that arise in managing project schedules and delays and will present cutting-edge techniques for documenting, analyzing, and presenting project schedule delay events, providing guidance on how to avoid, negotiate, and resolve these disputes.
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Tymon L. Berger, Program Co-Chair, is an attorney at PNW Construction Law who represents builders and owners with construction disputes. His construction experience spans 24 years, beginning in the field managing work for three of the largest contractors in the U.S. He serves on the legal & legislative affairs committee for the AGC of Washington.
Brendan J. Peters, AIA, Program Co-Chairs, is a partner with Perkins Coie LLP in the firm’s Litigation practice. He focuses on construction litigation, construction transactions, and complex commercial litigation. He has over 15 years of combined experience in the legal and construction fields. Before becoming an attorney, he was an architect.
William Berkowitz is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, Inc. and is based in the New York City area. Since 1988, he has been a professional consultant specializing in construction dispute resolution. He has prepared and presented claims on behalf of general contractors, construction managers and specialty contractors.
Richard L. Best has been the Director of Seattle Public School’s Capital Projects and Planning department since 2014. He provides oversight and direction for the district’s multi-million-dollar capital levies. Under his leadership, the district has opened 22 new or renovated schools, and two capital levies have been approved to fund those projects.
Evan A. Brown, an attorney at Groff Murphy PLLC, serves as counsel to construction industry and government contracts clients. He has experience with complex litigation and dispute resolution arising from public and private construction projects, including trial and appellate practice, mediation, and arbitration.
Katharyn Getchell, CCP, PSP, is a Project Controls Manager for OAC Services, Inc. She has more than 30 years’ experience in program and project planning, scheduling, budget development and cost controls. She has worked as a scheduling consultant for both owners and contractors and knows the value of a well-developed construction schedule.
Kevin Gibson is a Senior Director at Ankura Consulting Group LLC, a management consulting firm. He supports domestic and international clients who are involved in construction disputes and litigation. He has expertise in forensic schedule and delay analysis with additional experience in loss of productivity and cost damages.
Michael P. Grace practices construction law with Groff Murphy PLLC where he provides counsel and litigation services to general contractors, owners, sureties and insurers. He negotiates and drafts a wide variety of construction industry agreements. He also has extensive experience resolving different types of construction claims and disputes.
James Hansen is the Emeritus Director of Construction & Planning for the Bethel School District, the 15th largest school district in the State of Washington. He has 40 years of experience in public school construction and planning. He is a leader in developing green building standards for public schools in WA State, and is a nationally recognized speaker.
Christopher Heger, Assoc. DBIA, LSSBB, is the Chief Innovation Officer and a Senior Associate with OAC Services, Inc. He is a respected builder with more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, biopharmaceutical, and complex office projects. He utilizes business science and strong leadership skills to unify teams and build a learning culture.
Jeffery L. Ottesen, PhD, PE, PSP, CFCC, is a principal of Alta Cascade, Inc. He has over 30 years’ professional experience in civil engineering, planning, CPM scheduling, construction management and ADR services. In the last 20 years, he has been involved extensively in dispute resolution and EPC contractor management process improvements.
John Palewicz, AIA, is the former Director of Strategic Programs for the University of Washington’s Capital Projects Office. He has worked with Sound Transit on design and construction issues pertaining to the University Link and North Link. He has also managed the WSDOT/ST/UW Montlake Triangle Project, and led project execution with ICA.
John Rewolinski is a Project Manager at Hainline with more than 17 years of experience in the Construction industry. He is an expert in project scheduling and is highly skilled in the application of multiple scheduling platforms including Primavera P6, MS Project, as well as VR applications for construction and 4D scheduling.