Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 – 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 – 5:00 pm

Public Procurement Law Applicable to Construction Contracting         M. Mendoza

   Procurement laws for counties, municipalities, andother local government entities

   Traditional vs. alternative delivery methods

   Public/private partnerships

Environmental Issues in Government Construction         S. Doran

   Cost-effective and timely environmental due diligence

   Stream and wetlands permitting

   Stormwater permitting and management

   Impact on threatened and endangered species

   Demolition and reconstruction

   Redevelopment of brownfields properties and governmental incentives

   Environmental risk allocation

Resolving Disputes in Government Construction Law         J. Hutson




Contracting and Project Delivery Methods in Public Projects         B.Buzby, R. Sherman

   Project delivery methods on public projects

      • Design professional project service delivery

      • Construction management project service delivery

      • Integrated project delivery methods

      • Contracting with public agencies

   Construction contracts – understanding key provisions

      • Contract forms

      • Implied and express contract provisions

      • Key contract provisions

      • Contract interpretation and enforcement

      • Design service contract provisions

      • Construction management contract provisions

Bond Claims, Contractor Claims, and Subcontractor Issues         D. Shevelow

   Bond claims for owners, prime contractors, and subcontractors

      • Payment bonds

      • Performance bonds

      • Bid bonds

   Contractor claims

      • Common claims

      • Important statutory and case law

      • Damages

   Subcontracting on public projects

      • Best practices for subcontractors, prime contractors, and owners


     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Construction Contractors
     Voluntary Continuing Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information

This live lecture presentation is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in Ohio. Educators and courses are not subject topreapproval in Ohio.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in otherstates will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility. Due to Ohio-specific course content, this course is not eligible for New York and Indiana continuing education credit.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Brian Buzby

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, ColumbusMr. Buzby is a trial attorney with more than 40 years of experience representing clients in court, arbitration, and mediation on a wide range of business disputes. His trial practice emphasizes construction, representing project owners, contractors, and design and engineering professionals on construction projects. Mr. Buzby counsels clients in the areas of real estate, energy, and general business counseling and litigation. He has experience throughout the construction industry in the negotiation and preparation of construction contracts, project performance and the resolution of construction claims and disputes.

Scott Doran

Director, Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter, LPA

Director, Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter, LPAMr. Doran is a director of the firm. He assists individuals, small businesses and industry clients in managing federal, state and local environmental issues, facility siting and natural resource utilization. This experience provides a strong foundation for offering effective short-term and long-term strategic advice and perspective. He has assisted clients with the resolution of federal and state environmental enforcement actions, governmental and private-party cost recovery actions, toxic tort claims and citizen suits. Mr. Doran has facilitated state and federal permitting associated with industrial, commercial and residential site development, oil and gas production and transmission, and natural resource mitigation banking. He is active in a number of industry associations.

Jeffrey Hutson

Lane Alton

Partner, Lane AltonMr. Hutson has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He is the past chair of the Construction Law Committee of the Columbus Bar Association and a member of its ADR Committee. He serves by assignment as a referee in the Ohio Court of Claims. Mr. Hutson is a member of the American Bar Association and its Forum Committee on the Construction Industry. He is a member of the Commercial and Construction panels of the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Hutson has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer in Construction Law by Law & Politics Media Inc. (current) and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in personal injury litigation.

Matt Mendoza

Partner, Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP

Partner, Calfee Halter & Griswold LLPMr. Mendoza is an experienced business litigation attorney anda partner in the firm’s litigation group. His practice is focused in the areas of construction law, insurance coverage, productsliability, toxic tort litigation, and general business litigation.He has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, and herepresents clients regularly in state and federal courts, as well asin negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations. In addition to hisdispute resolution work, Mr. Mendoza also counsels clients inconnection with matters and transactions involving constructionand/or insurance-coverage issues. He also speaks regularly atseminars and other public forums concerning construction,insurance, and product liability issues. Mr. Mendoza is a 2016 Super Lawyer and he has previously been listed among the Top 50 Cleveland Attorneys and Top 100 Ohio Attorneys by SuperLawyers.

Ryan P. Sherman

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP, Columbus, OH

Mr. Sherman is a partner in Porter Wright’s litigation department and co-chairs the firm’s construction practice group. He concentrates his practice on complex commercial disputes, with a particular focus on construction matters. Mr. Sherman regularly represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and architects/engineers in contract matters, disputes, and litigation. He has been recognized by Chambers USA as a “Leader in the Field” for general commercial litigation, which described him as “one of the next generation of leading Ohio litigators.” Mr. Sherman has also been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2009. He received a B.A. degree from The Ohio State University and a J.D. degree from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. Mr. Sherman is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law, the Columbus Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee, and the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio.

Douglas Shevelow


Partner, Brickler & Eckler, LLPMr. Shevelow is a partner practicing in the firm’s Construction group and the Energy, Public Utilities & Environmental group. His practice focuses on litigation and transactional law pertaining to heavy/highway and other construction issues for owners and contractors such as differing site conditions, implied warranty of plans and specifications and underground utility protection and bid disputes. He has prepared and negotiated numerous design/bid/build and design/build construction contracts for contractors and public and private owners for projects ranging from $400,000 skate park construction to $28 million wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation.