Construction and design defects are the scourge of the construction industry and can cause building damage and result in significant expenses for owners, designers, contractors, material suppliers and insurers. Defect claims can plague our court and arbitration systems, resulting in insurance claims and loss of productivity for the owners, designers, and contractors while the litigation proceeds. Some companies are changing how (and whether) they build condominiums. The standard assumptions related to risk transfer and insurance coverage no longer apply. Instead, companies are continually adjusting their practices in response to changes in market conditions, insurance availability, and the law.
This seminar will focus on strategies and tactics employed to address and avoid construction defect problems. The speakers at this seminar have a vast amount of experience with construction defect claims and are among the leaders in their trades. Attending this seminar will help keep you on the cutting edge of the ever-changing world of construction defects.
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Holly S. Harvey, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at Clyde & Co. She focuses her practice on insurance coverage and bad faith. She has more than 23 years of practice serving as coverage counsel in hundreds of high-risk claims, including construction defect cases, catastrophic losses and mass disasters, environmental claims and class actions. She has also served as an expert witness on multiple occasions.
Gary M. Stein, Program Co-Chair, is co-managing partner of Peckar & Abramson PC’s Miami office. He also currently serves as general counsel for the South Florida Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America. His primary area of practice is construction law, he is certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist, and has authored numerous articles on construction-related topics.
Denise M. Anderson is a partner at Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP and Chairperson of the Construction Litigation Practice Group. She practices primarily in the fields of Construction Defect and Product Liability. In her legal career she has handled a large variety of insurance related disputes involving coverage and subrogation. She represents general contractors, developers, and designers.
Kimberly A. Ashby is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. She represents developers, contractors, and governmental entities on a range of complex litigation matters, including lenders and special servicers in CMBS foreclosures and workouts. She has handled more than 100 appeals and is a frequent lecturer and author on topics relating to appellate practice, construction, and business litigation.
Mark A. Boyle is the managing shareholder of Boyle Leonard & Anderson PA. His current areas of practice include civil litigation, with a concentration in first and third-party insurance disputes, including extra-contractual and bad faith matters. Mr. Boyle represents corporate and individual policyholders in insurance and risk management counseling, claims presentation, and litigation.
Barry L. Davis is a partner at Clyde & Co. He has more than 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer in high exposure, complex litigation. He has acted as lead counsel in more than 50 trials and handled thousands of high-profile civil litigation matters. Among them are product liability cases across a broad range of sectors, as well as cases involving construction, insurance bad faith, IP and fraud.
Susan L. Domanski, CGC, AIA, LEED, is a consultant with Construction Disputes Consultants LLC. She has over 20 years’ experience in the architecture and construction industry and over 10 years working in construction dispute resolution consulting. She has a wide variety of project experience, including a $490 million Convention Center, extensive building envelope design, construction and failure analysis.
Christine A. Gudaitis is a shareholder in the law firm of Ver Ploeg & Marino PA, with offices in Miami and Orlando. She concentrates her practice in the area of complex insurance coverage litigation, representing corporate policyholders in state and federal courts in Florida and nationwide.
Alexander A. Hockman, PE, a licensed engineer with over 30 years of consulting experience, is the President and Chief Operating Officer of NV5, Inc. NV5 provides engineering and consulting services to public and private sectors, delivering solutions through five business verticals: Construction Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, Energy, Program Management, and Environmental.
Neal I. Sklar is a partner at Peckar & Abramson PC. He represents general contractors, construction managers and infrastructure contractors in a variety of construction related matters, including providing counsel on state and federal government projects as well as Public Private Partnerships (P3s) involving transportation, commercial, heavy and social infrastructure, energy and multifamily residential projects.
Stuart Sobel is a shareholder of Siegfried Rivera Hyman Lerner De La Torre Mars & Sobel PA and a Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Lawyer. He has been trying and arbitrating construction disputes all over the country for 40 years. He has been privileged to participate in the resolution of disputes arising out of the most recognizable, most challenging construction projects in the U.S.
This seminar is approved for the following credits:
This course has been approved by The Florida Bar for 7.5 general CLER credits. 7.5 credits apply to Civil Trial certification and Construction Law certification.
This course has been approved by the Florida Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation Construction Industry Licensing Board for 7.5 general hours.
If you are purchasing only certain portions of the seminar then the full credit amount does not apply.
If you do not complete the full seminar you may not earn full credit. If you need assistance calculating your
credit please call our office at 206-463-4400 or 800-574-4852.
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