News

March 2015

EVENT

April 15-18, 2015 - Use of Drones and Unmanned Aircraft on Construction Projects
Location: Boca Raton Resort and Club, in Boca Raton, Florida

Ralf R. Rodriguez will be speaking at the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law 2015 Annual Meeting on April 15 – 18, 2015 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Rodriguez will speak on the topic titled "Use of Drones and Unmanned Aircraft on Construction Projects". The presentation will focus on recent legal issues and decisions regarding the use of drones for commercial use and policy considerations for contractors who are using or plan to use drones on construction projects.
Learn More (shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=169461063)

with:
Ralf R. Rodriguez


EVENT

March 27th - Effective Discovery in Construction Arbitration – What is really necessary?
Location: Doubletree Guest Suites in Santa Monica, California

Steven M. Seeger will be speaking at the American Arbitration Association 2015 Construction Conference: Keeping Arbitration Lean on March 27, 2015 at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Santa Monica, California. Mr. Seeger will participate in the afternoon plenary session titled "Effective Discovery in Construction Arbitration – What is really necessary?"

with:
Stephen M. Seeger


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March 19th - Chapter 558 Process
Location: Hollywood Dave & Busters in Hollywood, Florida

K. Stefan Chin will be speaking at an South Florida Associated General Contractors Young Construction Forum event on March 19, 2015 from 6:30 – 9:30pm at Hollywood Dave & Busters in Hollywood, Florida. Mr. Chin will participate as part of a panel that will discuss the Chapter 558 process from the perspective of the owner/developer, general contractor, and subcontractor, and a boots-on-the-ground point of view. Mr. Chin will focus his portion of the presentation on the Chapter 558 process from the perspective of the general contractor, including the general contractor’s rights and responsibilities under Chapter 558, the goals of the contractor in the Chapter 558 process, and the practical and logistical issues that the contractor should be aware of and take into consideration.

with:
K. Stefan Chin


EVENT

March 12-14, 2015 - 2015 8th Annual Advanced Construction Law Certification Review Course
Location: JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes

Gary M. Stein, Ralf R. Rodriguez, Melinda S. Gentile and Monique S. Cardenas will be speaking at the 2015 8th Annual Advanced Construction Law Certification Review Course on March 12-14, 2015 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes. Mr. Stein will be speaking at a plenary session on Friday, March 13, 2015 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 related to "Construction Lending", which includes an analysis of case law interpreting lender agreements and lender liability for construction projects. Ms. Gentile and Ms. Cardenas will be speaking on the topic of Ethics. During the Ethics portion of the course, participants will learn how the ethical obligations imposed by the Florida Bar impact the construction lawyer in every day practice. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing ethical issues as they arise in typical construction law disputes and making sure that strict adherence to ethical obligations is never compromised.
Learn More (www.floridabar.org/FBWEB/CLEReg.nsf/0/7548d83fe52b5c6c85257d9b0072608c/$FILE/1850-RP-15.pdf)

with:
Gary M. Stein
Melinda S. Gentile
Ralf R. Rodriguez
Monique S. Cardenas


EVENT

March 12-14, 2015 - Insurer and Surety Insolvency and Its Effect on Claims
Location: JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes

Adam P. Handfinger will be speaking at the 2015 8th Annual Construction Law Institute on March 12-14, 2015 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes. Mr. Handfinger along with Ty Thompson, Esq. and Guy Harrison, Esq. will speak on the topic titled "Insurer and Surety Insolvency and Its Effect on Claims". The presentation explores the impact on unresolved policy or bond claims when an insurer or surety becomes insolvent. The seminar and accompanying article discusses the legal authority governing insurer and surety insolvency in Florida and its impact on pending claims.
Learn More (www.floridabar.org/FBWEB/CLEReg.nsf/0/859e1eb6e2f15c7285257d72006dbcef/$FILE/1849-RP-15.pdf)

with:
Adam P. Handfinger