Jerry P. Brodsky will be participating in a panel discussion at the 2016 American Arbitration Association Construction Conference: Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget on April 1, 2016, at the Conrad Hotel in Miami, Florida. Mr. Brodsky's panel discussion titled "Don’t Get Burned – Effectively "Hot-Tubbing" Experts" will discuss how "Hot-Tubbing", when you get a group of experts around a table to solve an issue without lawyers, is an international technique gaining popularity within domestic arbitration. The panel will participate in a role play exercised that demonstrates an effective way to question experts. Event Link
Jerry P. Brodsky
Gary M. Stein, Ralf R. Rodriguez, Melinda S. Gentile and Monique S. Cardenas will be speaking at the 2016 Advanced Construction Law Certification Review Course on March 10-12, 2016 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes. Mr. Stein will be speaking at a plenary session on Friday, March 11, 2016 on the topic of "Suretyship: Florida Statute 255.05, Miller Act, and Other Bonds". The plenary session will discuss the different types of surety bonds, including performance bonds, payment, bonds and bid bonds in Florida. Mr. Stein will focus his discussion on a general overview of the surety law and a more detailed discussion of the current law on surety bonds. Mr. Rodriguez will be speaking on the topic titled "Construction Lending", which will include an analysis of case law interpreting lender agreements and lender liability for construction projects. Ms. Gentile and Ms. Cardenas will be speaking at the plenary session titled "Ethics Issues in the Construction Law Practice". During this ethics-centered seminar, issues specific to the practice of construction law are explored and the Ethical Standards of Conduct proscribed by the Florida Bar are applied. Practice pointers relative to attorney competence, client-lawyer relationship, conflict of interest, prohibited transactions, conducting business transactions with clients, settlement of claims, proper scope of advocacy, duties to prospective clients, advertising limitations and the unlicensed practice of law are specifically analyzed. Event Link
Patrick J. Greene, a partner in the firms New Jersey office, will be speaking at the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation conference, "Yes, You Can Try a Construction Case: Planning and Handling a Construction Trial from Voir Dire to Closing Arguments", March 4, 2016 in New York City. Mr. Greene will participate in a panel discussion titled "Taking Control of the Legal Aspects of a Trial; Trial Motions and Jury Instructions". The panel will focus on construction-focused jury instructions, in limine motions and other trial motions. Event Link
Patrick J. Greene, Jr.
Jeffrey M. Daitz will be speaking at the JKJ University meeting titled Risk Management Excellence for the Senior Living Industry on February 24-25, 2016 at the Lincoln Financial Field & The Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Daitz will speak in an afternoon session on Wednesday, February 24th titled, "Trials and Tribulations of Mediating Employment Practices Claims: What You Don't Know Could Be Costing You $$$$$$$". During this session participants will learn not only what mediation is about but also the varying styles and approaches to successfully mediating a case, whether it is before a state or federal employment practices agency, the court system or private mediation.
Jeffrey M. Daitz
Frank M. Rapoport will be participating in a panel discussion at the 2016 P3 Bulletin's P3 Hub South - The Growth and Management of the Local Municipal and Civic Pipeline on February 17, 2016, at the Conrad Hotel in Miami, Florida. Mr. Rapoport's panel discussion will address the public sector checklist; establishing and cementing relationships at the necessary milestones; and, accepting unsolicited bids and recognizing suitable projects. The second annual P3 Hub South brings together procurers, investors and advisors to bring a southern perspective on the latest trends and challenges in delivering infrastructure through partnership. Event Link
Frank M. Rapoport