California’s top construction lawyers, mediators, judges, and industry professionals have gathered for an advanced Construction Law conference designed to provide practical advice for real situations facing the industry today. This two-day program will cover the latest developments and issues that you need to understand to complete a successful project. Our recognized experts will share with you the nuances that have made them the very best in their chosen fields.
This seminar is essential for contractors, subcontractors, owners (public and private), attorneys, construction managers, bond program managers, surety representatives, architects, and engineers. If you are a stakeholder in the California construction industry, this is the one conference you cannot afford to miss.
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John P. Dacey, Program Co-Chair, is a co-managing senior shareholder of Bergman Dacey Goldsmith PLC. He represents public entities in contract disputes, public works of construction, and surety bonds.
Hector H. Espinosa, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at K&L Gates LLP. He practices in the construction industry, working with clients from the onset of a project & contract formation through claim resolution.
Daniel D. McMillan, Program Co-Chair, is the co-leader of Jones Day’s global construction practice. He represents owners, design professionals, and contractors in large construction disputes.
Michael J. Bayard is a full time neutral at Dispute Resolution Services, focusing on construction disputes. He has resolved small residential projects, as well as high-profile, multi-million dollar, multi-party cases.
George D. Calkins, II, serves as a neutral for JAMS and for Calkins ADR. He is a nationally recognized mediator and arbitrator with more than 35 years of legal experience, including two decades as a neutral.
Jonathan J. Dunn is a partner at SMTD Law LLP. He concentrates his practice in construction law, government and public contracts, creditor’s rights and complex commercial law matters.
Mia Farber is a principal of Jackson Lewis PC. She has extensive experience in all facets of employment litigation. She also provides advice & counsel, conducts trainings, and speaks on employment law issues.
Barbara R. Gadbois, LEED AP, a partner with Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP since 1993, concentrates her practice in the development and management of construction projects.
Armenak Kavcioglu is a partner with Raisin & Kavcioglu. His practice focuses on public works and commercial construction projects. He counsels industry clients, including builders and subcontractors.
Jeffrey B. Kirzner is Of Counsel to Jones Day. He advises clients on public contracting issues for local, state, and federal procurements and in drafting/negotiating contracts for public and private projects.
Monica E. Lukoschek is a partner at U.S. Immigration Law Group LLP. She represents small, mid-sized and large companies, as well as individuals, in matters involving U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law.
Bonnie Martin, DBIA, is a Project Executive & Market Sector Leader for Swinerton Builders, California’s top general contractor with annual revenue over $3 billion. She has over 25 years in construction.
Douglas M. McManamon is Of Counsel to Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson PLC. He counsels his clients in all significant aspects of construction law and litigation. He also has experience as an architect.
Neil W. Miltonberger is the co-founder of Breakwater Forensics LLC in Austin, TX. He specializes in the forensic investigation of financial and project scheduling issues related to the construction industry.
Gregory J. Newman, a partner with Selman Breitman LLP, specializes in handling complex insurance coverage-related matters, with an emphasis in third party property-casualty issues in construction.
Michael Nieto, the director of WRA Inc.’s San Diego Office, has expertise in regulatory issues. He specializes in wetlands/permitting, vegetation mapping, habitat restoration, and agency permit negotiations.
David M. Orbach is a partner at Orbach Huff Suarez & Henderson LLP. He has practiced exclusively in the field of construction litigation since 1984. He has tried numerous cases to judges, juries, and arbitrators.
Kathryn Richter serves exclusively as an independent neutral with Richter ADR LLC. She has more than 30 years’ experience resolving complex, high-stakes, multi-party domestic and international disputes.
Sharon S. Suarez is a partner at Orbach Huff Suarez & Henderson LLP. She represents & counsels public entities with respect to construction, facilities, real estate, purchasing, contracts and related matters.
Nicholas W. Targ is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP. He has over 20 years’ experience assisting clients achieve their land use, environmental and policy goals. He focuses on complex redevelopment projects.
Glenn E. Turner, III, is a partner at Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP. He has more than 30 years' experience litigating construction disputes & is a frequent speaker on construction law topics.
Carolyn A. Woodson, a partner at Jones Day, is an experienced litigator who represents clients in high-stakes litigation in federal/state courts and ADR forums. She advises clients in the construction industry.