If you practice Construction Law, desire to practice Construction Law, or are confronted with matters involving Construction Law, you cannot afford to miss this conference. Learn recent developments in Washington and Federal case law, statutes and regulations. Learn how to protect the rights of your clients when dealing with public contracts, cutting edge contracting delivery methods, insurance, and bankruptcy. Find out from the mediator what strategies and tactics can help you settle your disputes through Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR).
The Construction Law legal terrain is ever changing. Protect your company’s rights to receive payment for its work, and preserve defenses against unmeritorious demands. What you don’t know will hurt you!
Construction industry participants need to have the latest information to navigate the complex construction process in today’s world. Come learn from Washington State’s top construction lawyers. Our format of presenting the latest developments, with practical insights on the issues, has been time tested for over two decades.
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Bruce P. Babbitt, Program Co-Chair, is a founding member of Jameson Babbitt Stites & Lombard PLLC. He represents architects, private owners, public agencies, subcontractors, and general contractors in nearly all aspects of construction law and government contracting.
Paul R. Cressman, Jr., Program Co-Chair, is a founding member of Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC and co-chairs the Construction Industry Practice Group. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, and design professionals in construction projects.
John P. Ahlers is a founding member of Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC. His practice focuses on the resolution of construction disputes. His experience spans from small private projects to complex engineering, building, heavy construction, and insurance matters.
Donald A. Bailey has practiced bankruptcy law in Seattle since 1983. He specializes in business bankruptcy and individual bankruptcies involving substantial legal issues. He represents individual and corporate debtors, trustees, and creditors.
Stanton P. Beck is a shareholder and member of Lane Powell PC with the firm’s Construction Services Group where he devotes his practice to an array of complex contract and litigation matters with a focus on construction and products.
Alan Bornstein is a member of Jameson Babbitt Stites & Lombard PLLC where he has tried cases in state and federal courts, board of contract appeals, and arbitrations. He is a past Chair of the Construction Law Section of the Washington State Bar.
Katie J. Comstock is a shareholder at Levy | von Beck | Comstock | PS. Her practice focuses primarily on construction defect litigation, real estate disputes, commercial collection, and homeowner and condominium association disputes.
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 frequently negotiates and drafts a wide variety of construction agreements.
Todd C. Hayes is a member of Harper|Hayes PLLC, where he represents contractors, developers, and other business owners in insurance coverage disputes, construction defect litigation, and appeals. He frequently lectures on insurance coverage.
Arnold R. Hedeen is a member of Hedeen & Caditz PLLC, where his practice focuses on construction and government contract law. He has more than 30 years’ experience representing clients on procurement, construction and the dispute resolution process.
Matthew W. Lynch is a shareholder with Sebris Busto James. He represents private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor relations, and has negotiated hundreds of collective bargaining agreements, represented management in grievances and labor arbitrations, and handled many cases in front of the NLRB.
James F. Nagle, Of Counsel at Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, is a nationally recognized attorney in government contract law. He is sought after for his counsel as consultant, expert witness or arbitrator/mediator by the government and its contractors.
Garth A. Schlemlein is a founding member of Schlemlein Fick & Scruggs PLLC. His practice focuses on construction law, representing prime contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, fabricators, suppliers, owners, sureties and lending institutions.
Richard H. Skalbania is a partner at Ashbaugh Beal LLP and has been with the firm since its inception in 1987. During his 30-year career, he has successfully represented clients in some of the most high-profile construction disputes in the Pacific Northwest.
Scott R. Sleight has been a partner with Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC since 2007 and has practiced construction law for over twenty years. His practice includes representation of contractors and owners at the front end, during and at project conclusion.
John A. Strait is an Emeritus Professor of Law and Professional Ethics Counsel at Seattle University School of Law. Professor Strait has taught, researched, and written in the field of professional responsibility and legal malpractice since 1976.