Gary M. Stein, Adam P. Handfinger, Melinda S. Gentile and K. Stefan Chin, of Peckar & Abramson’s Miami office, will be speaking at the 2018 Advanced Construction Law Institute and Certification Review Course.
Ms. Gentile and Mr. Chin’s presentation is titled, “Ethics Issues in the Construction Law Practice.” During this session, issues specific to the practice of construction law will be explored and the Ethical Standards of Conduct proscribed by the Florida Bar will be applied. Topics to be covered include 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. This presentation will take place on Friday, March 9th from 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM.
Mr. Stein’s presentation entitled, “Suretyship: Florida Statute 255.05, Miller Act, and Other Bonds,” will discuss the different types of surety bonds in Florida, including performance bonds, payment bonds and bid bonds. He will focus his discussion on a general overview of the surety law and a more detailed discussion of the current law on surety bonds. This presentation will take place on Friday, March 9th from 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM.
Mr. Handfinger will participate in a panel discussion titled, “Open Mic – Discussion on current, pending and potential changes to Chapter 558 Florida Statute.” During this session, he will discuss Chapter 558 of the Florida Statutes.
About the 2018 Advanced Construction Law Institute and Certification Review Course
The purpose of the Advanced Construction Law Institute is to gather leading, experienced and established construction law practitioners, contractors and other industry professionals for a two-day seminar focused on in-depth, leading edge construction issues.
The Construction Law Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar annually sponsors the Advanced Construction Law & Certification Review Course. The course is intended to assist those who have applied to take the certification exam in preparing for the exam or those thinking about taking the exam in the future. The course is developed and conducted without any involvement or endorsement by the BLSE and/or Certification committees. Candidates for certification who take this course should not assume that the course material will cover all topics on the examination or that the examination will cover all topics in the course material.
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