Every Lawyer’s Complete
Guide to Construction and Surety Law
Sponsored by the Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law (TICL) Section of the New York State Bar Association.
Friday, April 17 | NYC
Tuesday, April 21 | Rochester
Tuesday, May 5 | Long Island
Tuesday, May 12 | Albany & Webcast
*9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at all locations
7.0 MCLE Credits: 3.5 Areas of Professional Practice; 3.5 Skills
NYSBA Member: $175 | Non-Member: $275
Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law (TICL) Section Member: $150
This program will present legal issues and practical considerations involving contractual disputes and construction and surety law—including understanding critical provisions in construction contracts and surety bonds, claims and defenses in construction disputes, dispute resolution, as well as a primer in mechanic's liens, trust funds and new home building and home improvement contracts. Issues will be discussed from the perspective of general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, public and private owners and sureties. A seasoned panel of speakers will present basic skills, while also delving into more complex issues and strategic considerations. This program is designed to benefit practitioners of all levels of experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain knowledge and insights on a wide spectrum of contractual issues in construction and surety law.
Who Should Attend
Attorneys involved in negotiating and drafting construction contracts and surety bonds, or representing financial institutions and insurance carriers. Personal injury attorneys, both plaintiff and defense, attorneys representing developers, builders, contractors, and those looking to expand their practice to include construction and surety law.
Learn more about the Fundamentals of Construction Contracts and Surety Bonds CLE program.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration | Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Construction Contract Provisions–Express and Implied (Perils and Pitfalls) | 0.5 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice, 0.5 MCLE Credit in Skills
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Claims/Damages in Construction Disputes | 0.5 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice, 0.5 MCLE Credit in Skills
10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Causes of Action in Construction Disputes | 0.5 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice, 0.5 MCLE Credit in Skills
11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
12:50 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Contract Surety | Performance and Payment Bonds | 0.5 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice, 0.5 MCLE Credit in Skills
1:40 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mechanics Liens | 0.5 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice, 0.5 MCLE Credit in Skills
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Break
2:40 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Trust Funds | Lien Law Article 3-A | 0.5 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice, 0.5 MCLE Credit in Skills
3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Home Building and Remodeling Contracts | 0.5
MCLE Credit in Professional Practice, 0.5 MCLE Credit in Skills
4:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Q&As
4:30 p.m. - Adjourn
Overall Planning Co-Chairs:
C. Allan Reeve, Esq. | Reeve Brown PLLC | Rochester
Patricia A. Rooney, Esq. | Patricia Rooney, PC | Lindenhurst
Assistance: Any New York attorney who has a
genuine financial hardship may apply for tuition assistance for a CLE program.
Learn more at www.nysba.org/TuitionAssistance.
Newly Admitted Attorneys: This program is transitional. For more information
about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.
Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit
by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education
Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey. If you require MCLE credit in other states,
we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
Partial Credit for Program Segments Not
Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing
Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs
cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of
which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the
entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any
portion of the program WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
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If you have any questions about this program,
please contact Simone Smith, CLE Program Manager, or Bridget Donlon, CLE Program Coordinator.