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Monday, November 14, 2022
11:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT


Presented by
Adam E. Richards

How to Resolve Non-Payment Disputes for Construction Projects
Common causes of non-payment disputes
What evidence is needed to prove non-payment?
Document retention policies
Reviewing payment clauses and drafting considerations
Contingent payment clauses
Requisite language for enforcement
Potential remedies for non-payment
Liens, stop payment notices, surety payment bonds, etc.
Resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, and litigation
Practical tips for dispute resolution and protecting payment from the outset


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Adam E. Richards

Adam E. Richards is a member of Berger Singerman LLP’s Dispute Resolution Team and co-leads the firm’s Construction Law practice team. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law by The Florida Bar and focuses his practice on construction, providing transactional, project consultation, and dispute resolution/litigation services to Florida’s construction industry, including national and international general contractors, owners/developers, associations, local builders/trades, and design professionals in the public and private sectors. Mr. Richards is resident in the firm’s Miami office.

He has dealt with a wide range of construction projects throughout the state, including hotels, courthouses, treatment plants, residential/commercial buildings including one of the tallest in the country, restaurants, a major expressway in Miami as well as other road improvements, and luxury homes.

Mr. Richards began his legal career in the construction defect group of a regional law firm, where he became intimately familiar with the role of insurance in construction, recovery, as well as defending claims and lawsuits. He then worked at a boutique law firm routinely drafting and revising AIA Construction Agreements in connection with a multitude of construction projects. Notably, his experience also includes a role as General Counsel and Vice President of Operations for the largest residential roofing contractor in South Florida, where he was responsible for all phases of the business from training, contract negotiations, preconstruction, management, closeout, to dispute resolution efforts with customers, trade partners, suppliers and municipalities.

Following his time in-house, Mr. Richards joined a large, Orlando-based law firm where he lead the construction practice for the firm’s Miami office, and most recently, he litigated multi-million dollar disputes on behalf of national and international general contractors.

Mr. Richard’s complex construction experience includes contract disputes, delays, non-payment, lien/bond claims, defects, insurance/loss events, property damage, catastrophic injury/death, inverse condemnation, subrogation, and risk transfer/indemnity in both the state and federal courts throughout Florida.

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AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: How to Resolve Non-Payment Disputes for Construction Projects

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This two-hour course is intended to assist design professionals in understanding and resolving non-payment disputes. The course identifies remedies for non-payment as well as dispute resolution methods. The course also shares practical tips on protecting payment from the outset and reviewing contract clauses and enforcement.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the common causes of non-payment disputes and the necessary evidence to prove non-payment.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to review payment clauses and drafting considerations, including contingent payment clauses and requisite language for enforcement.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to consider potential remedies for non-payment, including liens, stop payment notices, surety payment bonds, etc.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to utilize mediation, arbitration and litigation to resolve disputes and discuss practical tips for protecting payment from the outset.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with construction contracts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 

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USB MP4/PDF Price: $119.00


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