Deep Dive into Project Documents and Contract Disputes
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Friday, January 29, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 pm CST
Presented by Dean W. Farley
Reviewing project documents
• Use of standard forms or custom documents
• Performance bonds
• Payment bonds
• Contract conditions (general and supplementary)
• Specifications (Format, CSI 1995 and 2004)
• Shop drawings
• Contract modifications (change orders, directives, etc.)
Examining legal issues and contract disputes
• Changed conditions
• Delays, acceleration
• Handling payment claims and final payments
• Resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, litigation
• Understanding contractual and statutory warranties
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.2 CEUs (Administration)
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Dean W Farley
Dean W. Farley Special Counsel at Much Shelist, P.C.
Mr. Farley is an experienced transactional attorney and litigator who helps a broad array of construction, real estate, manufacturing and other companies identify, pursue and achieve their strategic business objectives. He advises developers, investors, owners, tenants, investment funds, contractors and subcontractors, privately held and family-owned companies, and mid-sized corporations on matters ranging from construction financing, contracts and agreements to lease negotiations and real property acquisitions and sales. A skilled trial and appellate attorney, he also represents parties in American Arbitration Association proceedings, as well as mediation and settlement negotiations.
In his transactional practice, Mr. Farley has drafted, reviewed and modified a wide range of entity- and fund-formation, acquisition, financing and related documents involving commercial and multifamily properties ranging in value from $500,000 to $30 million. He regularly drafts and edits commercial leases and contracts, including settlement agreements, indemnifications and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings, as well as construction documents in accordance with AIA standards. Mr. Farley also manages eminent domain transactions on behalf of municipal entities.
Mr. Farley has extensive experience managing and handling complex litigation, including disputes involving real estate fraud, foreclosures, mechanics’ liens, restructurings and workouts of multi-property funds and related special purpose entities, lease terminations and evictions. He guides clients at every step, from conducting initial discovery, taking depositions, preparing witnesses and drafting pre-trial motions to presenting arguments at trial and filing appellate briefs.
Before earning his law degree, Mr. Farley was co-owner of a company specializing in HVAC systems and controls. He has also served as owner and manager of several special purpose entities holding investment real estate, and was a futures trader on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
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Course Title: Small Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Energy Systems
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines how to review project documents, legal issues in construction contracting, and resolving contract disputes.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the use of standard forms or custom documents.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the use of contract agreements, performance bonds, payment bonds, contract conditions (general and supplementary), specifications (Format, CSI 1995 and 2004), shop drawings, and contract modifications.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss contract legal issues, including changed conditions, delays, acceleration, payment claims and final payments, and contractual and statutory warranties.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss how to resolve disputes through mediation, arbitration, and litigation.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with construction contracting
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 11/27/2023
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