This curated bundle of 8 hours of in-depth webcast programming paired with MCLE’s time-tested ebook gives you a solid foundation in the many facets of construction law. Set your own schedule, expand your skill set, and advance your practice with confidence.
Negotiating a Construction Contract: Context of construction contract provisions and selecting between different types of contracts; Completing construction projects on time and on budget; Payment of contractor, subcontractors, and materialmen; Project close-out processes; Labor harmony; Construction contract dispute resolution options
Understanding & Negotiating Commercial Construction Contracts: Types of contracts and basic elements: AIA, consensus docs, public/government project forms, cost delivery clauses (lump sum / cost-plus with GMP), force majeure clauses, change order provisions, insurance requirements and general conditions; Common “claims” provisions: termination for cause v. convenience, dispute resolution: arbitration v. litigation, damages and delay provisions (liquidated damages, waiver of consequential damages, no damages for delay, loss productivity claim protection, initial decision makers); Statutory impact on construction contracts: Prompt Payment Act, Retainage Act, anti-indemnity statutes; Contractual negotiation strategies: provisions most important to owner v. contractor, impact on third parties (architect, lender)
Construction Claims, Disputes & Litigation: Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act; No damage for delay; Mechanic’s liens; Trends in ADR
Mechanic’s Liens: Who can claim a mechanic’s lien; Deadlines for perfecting; Removing or dissolving; Priority; Pending disbursements and date down endorsements to loan policies; Lien bonds, dissolutions, indemnities, affidavits, partial waiver, and subordination of lien documents; Forced funding and its effect on construction loans; Prompt Pay Law
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