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Balancing Legal Risk in Contracts and Practice

April 22, 2018

Thursday, July 19
5:30-7:30PM | AIA Portland
Free | 1 HSW


Happy Hour Event – Refreshments will be served!
From simple remodels to complex construction, your design contract contains many complex provisions with potentially far-reaching consequences in the wrong situation. This seminar will prepare you to navigate the legal landmines and effectively mitigate your risk on your next design project. You will learn:
·         The meaning of key contract provisions;
·         How to negotiate key contract provisions; and
·         How to mitigate design liability to ensure your project runs smoothly and profitably.
In this presentation participants will be able to understand:
1) The issues presented by key contract provisions;
2) How to address the client’s concerns in negotiating allocation of risk;
3) What to look for when negotiating liability limitations, indemnity, and risk allocation; and
4) Practice management tips to avoid claims/disputes

Justin Monahan, Attorney, Otak
Justin Monahan, attorney with Otak, has advised property owners and architects in Oregon for several years on construction logistics, contracts, liability, and insurance, and will explain why an holistic approach to project evaluation supports your process from negotiation to delivery.
Jacob Zahniser, Construction Law & Litigation Attorney, Jordan Ramis PC
As a construction lawyer, Jacob has represented a wide variety of construction industry clients ranging from contractors, suppliers, and insurance policy holders and assignees, to commercial property owners, landlords, and homeowners associations. Jacob is experienced in all forms of construction litigation, including payment disputes and lien claims, insurance coverage, leases, purchase and sale agreements, development rights, adverse possession, property lines and easements, and development disputes. He is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Oregon State Bar Construction Section.