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September 2014
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Joanne Linley co-authored an article in the American Bar Association's September/October 2014 (Volume 28/Number 5) issue of Probate & Property, titled "Critical Construction Contract Clauses - Owner, Contractor and Subcontractor Perspectives". The article focuses on the overarching goal in contract negotiations to create a contract that clearly expresses the parties' intentions based on reasonable and realistic expectations and incorporates incentives for cooperation and performance. This article will offer strategic insights and practical tips on negotiating a fair contract and allocating risk.


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EVENT

International Arbitration Options for Global Commercial Transactions

October 28th

Location: Bogota, Colombia

Jerry P. Brodsky will be a presenter at the Third International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) & Chamber of Commerce Bogota (CCB) Joint International Arbitration and Mediation Conference: International Arbitration Options for Global Commercial Transactions on October 28, 2014 in Bogota, Colombia. This year's focus will be on international construction and infrastructure dispute resolution processes. Additional panels will discuss the risks and challenges facing international arbitration users, providing practical advice on how to avoid potential problems to enhance the probability of a successful resolution of international disputes. The ICDR, the international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the CCB bring together international arbitration and mediation experts to explore the latest developments and conflict-management options for today's complex global commercial transactions.

with:
Jerry P. Brodsky


EVENT

ADR/Mediating Complex Construction Disputes

October 23-24, 2014

Location: Hampton Inn & Suites – Brickell Downtown in Miami, Florida

Melinda S. Gentile will be speaking at the 3rd Construction Law in Florida conference at the Hampton Inn & Suites – Brickell Downtown in Miami, Florida, October 23 & 24, 2014. Ms. Gentile will be speaking on a panel titled, "ADR/Mediating Complex Construction Disputes: A Panel Discussion which will focus on effective Advocacy in Construction Mediation to Settle Your Case as well as an introduction to Dispute Resolution Boards. In addition, on Friday, October 24, 2014, Ms. Gentile will be speaking on the topic titled, "Understanding CGL Policy Implications In Construction Disputes – Ten Myths about Your Insurance Coverage.

with:
Melinda S. Gentile


EVENT

The Perfect Pair … or The Odd Couple?  Challenges of Teaming Arrangements

October 16-17, 2014

Location: Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Stephen H. Reisman will be speaking at the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry Fall Meeting, October 16 – 17, 2014 at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Reisman will speak on a panel on October 16, 2014 in the morning Plenary 3 session titled, "The Perfect Pair … or The Odd Couple? Challenges of Teaming Arrangements". This session will evaluate key issues related to Teaming Arrangements – contracts, internal disputes and strategies to eliminate or resolve claims. Event Link

with:
Stephen H. Reisman


EVENT

Examining the Changing and Challenging Role of Attorneys in the Dispute Board Process

October 23-24, 2014

Location: Sheraton Centre Hotel, in Toronto, Canada

Jerry P. Brodsky will be presenting at the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) 18th Annual Meeting & Conference at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, in Toronto, Canada on October 23-24, 2014. Mr. Brodsky will be speaking on the topic titled "Examining the Changing and Challenging Role of Attorneys in the Dispute Board Process". The program will focus on how the Dispute Board's function, the roles of the parties and key elements integral to a successful process.

with:
Jerry P. Brodsky