(PRWEB) September 16, 2005
This seminar will provide you with a working knowledge of the AIA family of documents.
These documents are commonly used to administer a construction project from inception through completion. By being familiar with the entire family of documents, you will understand how the terms and conditions of the other project participants contracts impact you. Depending upon your role in the project, the seminar will make you aware of what your obligations, rights and risks are when you sign an AIA document, and what you need to do to satisfy your obligations, protect your rights and manage your risks. The speakers will also discuss what modifications you should make to these documents to better reflect your interests and needs, and how to tailor the documents to the type of project you are working on.
Ralph L. Arnsdorf is a principal of the law firm of Franklin & Prokopik, where his practice emphasizes civil trial work, including intentional torts, premises liability, property and casualty, accident cases involving health and disability, automobile and admiralty, insurance coverage disputes (including declaratory judgments to existence of coverage), bad faith claims and fidelity claims. In the construction field, he has represented architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, owners and suppliers in the full range of cases from construction site accidents to delay and disruption of schedule claims. Mr. Arnsdorf received his B.S. degree from Cornell University and his J.D. degree from the University of California at Davis. Mr. Arnsdorf is admitted to the Maryland State Bar, the Maryland Federal Bar, the California State Bar, the California Federal Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, the Court of Appeals for D.C., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Federal Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the California State Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Baltimore City Bar Association, the Baltimore County Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute, Inc. He is also an American Arbitration Association panel arbitrator for construction claims. Mr. Arnsdorf has lectured and published extensively on issues of law and procedure involving litigation practice, insurance defense, and coverage and construction law issues.
Kenneth K. Sorteberg, Esq., is a partner with the construction law firm of Huddles & Jones, P.C. He is both a civil engineer and an attorney. He received a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland, a Master of Engineering Administration degree in construction management from The George
Washington University and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University Of Maryland School Of Law. He formerly managed construction projects for The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company from 1985 to 1991, and he served with the Maryland Stadium Authority in 1991 and 1992 during the construction of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mr. Sorteberg remains involved in the construction community, particularly with the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Building Congress and Exchange, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is an active writer and speaker. His articles are published from time to time in construction industry journals, and he conducts construction law seminars and lobbies for legislative change on behalf of the contracting community. Mr. Sorteberg has entirely devoted his law practice to construction and government contract law, as well as mediation and arbitration. He has represented contractors, subcontractors, owners, architects, sureties and insurance companies in every conceivable type of construction dispute.
Paul S. Sugar is a principal with Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver. Mr. Sugars practice focuses on construction dispute resolution (government and private), and the representation of owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in all matters related to the construction process. His dispute resolution experience includes jury, non-jury, arbitration and administrative trials and mediations. Mr. Sugar has substantial experience in handling construction claims (commercial and industrial), mechanics liens, design negligence and surety disputes. He has served as both a neutral and party arbitrator in domestic and international construction disputes, and has acted as a mediator. His extensive general counsel work includes drafting and negotiation of design and construction contracts, including design-build and construction management, furnishing project advice and negotiating project disputes. He is a past member of the Construction Panel of Neutral Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Sugar received his J.D. degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law and his B.A. degree from Washington & Lee University.
This seminar is designed for attorneys, presidents, vice presidents, owners, project managers, architects, engineers, controllers, accountants, contract managers, property and facilities managers, principals and real estate developers.
To register for this event please click http://www.lorman.com/info/357794 or please call 866-352-9539 to speak with a Lorman Education customer service representative. Reference number for this event is 18189.