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📅February 20th

Brown Bag Lunch-and-Learn Lien Law Seminar

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JD Holzheauser, an associate in the firm's Austin office, will be speaking at a webinar on February 20, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:00pm. The webinar titled "Brown Bag Lunch-and-Learn Lien Law Seminar" is sponsored by the Austin AGC Legal Affairs Committee. The seminar will provide an overview of the process for filing lien and bond claims, including notice deadlines and statutory requirements, as well as an overview of the available options when faced with the need to challenge and remove lien claims.

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Justin (JD) D. Holzheauser

📅February 24th

The Intersection of Construction Law & Bankruptcy Law: Resolving the Dilemma

Location: New Jersey Law Center in Brunswick, New Jersey

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Charles F. Kenny and Michael S. Zicherman, partners in the firms New Jersey office, will be speaking at a conference titled "The Intersection of Construction Law & Bankruptcy Law: Resolving the Dilemma" sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Association on February 24, 2017 at the New Jersey Law Center in Brunswick, New Jersey. The conference will discuss the intersection between construction and bankruptcy laws including topics such as: the Construction Lien Law’s Notice of Unpaid Balance (NUB): What is the significance?; the Automatic Stay and Construction Lien Rights; the Trust Fund Act: What is the impact when the trustee/debtor files for bankruptcy? Is there a distinction between a Chapter 11 versus a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for these purposes?; when your General Contractor or Subcontractor files bankruptcy: What are your rights/obligations?; what you should know about competing rights between lien creditors, trust fund claimants and other parties in the bankruptcy process; adequate protection concepts for construction creditors under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code; concepts of lien and claim avoidance, and when are your client's rights are protected in the event of a bankruptcy filing and more.

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Charles F. Kenny
Michael S. Zicherman

📅February 27 - 1, 2017

P3 Risk Transfer: Myth or Reality

Location: Sheraton Hotel in Dallas Texas

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Frank M. Rapoport, a partner in the firm's New York office, will be speaking as a panelist at the P3C Public Private Partnership Conference and Expo 2017, February 27- March 1, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in Dallas Texas. Mr. Rapoport's panel will be held in the afternoon on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The session titled, " P3 Risk Transfer: Myth or Reality" will discuss how the transfer of risk is an important element of a P3, but how much is truly understood about those risks that should be transferred and what should be retained by the owner – and why?

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Frank M. Rapoport

📅February 28th

FCA Violations Insurance Coverage: Hot Buttons for 2017 & Beyond

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Patrick Greene Jr., a partner in the firm’s New Jersey Office, will be participating in a two-hour live webcast for The Knowledge Group entitled "FCA Violations Insurance Coverage: Hot Buttons for 2017 & Beyond". The webcast will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 12noon to 2:00pm. The program will help companies across industries understand the fundamentals of FCA violations insurance coverage and will offer insights on the recent FCA litigation trends and compliance issues. Speakers will also provide the audience with the best practices in ensuring that their insurance coverage will meet regulatory investigation risks. Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are: FCA and Its Complexities, Recent FCA Litigation Trends, Insurance Coverage to Mitigate Risks, Directors & Officers (D&O) and Errors & Omissions (E&O) Policies, Compliance Issues and Best Compliance Practices.

with:
Patrick J. Greene, Jr.

📅March 08th

Contract Killer Clauses and How to Neutralize Them

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

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Michael S. Zisa, a partner in the firm's Washington, DC office, will be speaking at the 98th Annual AGC of America convention, March 7-9, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Zisa along with several members of the legal community will speak in a morning session on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The presentation titled " Contract Killer Clauses and How to Neutralize Them" will discuss how industry standard contracts like the just updated ConsensusDocs and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) can help or hurt you in leveraging industry standard contract documents to protect your bottom line. Attendees will gain insight in the just updates to the 2016 and 2017 ConsensusDocs standard contracts, learn how to Identify contract killer clauses that shift risk to the wrong party and how to effectively negotiating strategies to neutralize the worst contracts provision Key differences between the AGC-endorsed ConsensusDocs and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) standard contract documents.

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Michael C. Zisa

📅March 16th

Making a Superstar: An Associate’s Path to Success and Partnership

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David Scriven-Young, senior counsel in the firm's Chicago office, will be a panelist at the American Bar Association's webinar “Making a Superstar: An Associate’s Path to Success and Partnership” taking place on March 16, 2017 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm, ET. Mr. Scriven-Young along with a partner from a respected area law firm will provide insight and hints on becoming a superstar associate at any firm.

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David J. Scriven-Young