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Managing Construction Contracts under COVID-19: A Force Majeure Event

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         In this 60 minute session on "Managing Construction Contracts under COVID-19: A Force Majeure Event" Mr. Brian Perlberg will speak about how - Your legal responsibility will likely depend on your contract and actions you take now. Beyond reviewing your contracts for force majeure clauses and giving prompt notice, you should evaluate other key provisions such project financial information, emergency and safety, key personnel requirements, changes in law, termination, and other risk management steps to meet performance obligations and mitigate delay impacts.

         This presentation will provide practical tools and contract language to address coronavirus risk proactively on new and existing contracts. Learn about potential obstacles as well as opportunities regarding possible insurance claims. You will also learn actions subcontractors may take even if their contracts do not specifically address force majeure events.

         Hear from Brian Perlberg who is counsel to a coalition effort called ConsensusDocs which includes the endorsement of 40+ leading design and construction associations to draft best practice contracts that get better construction project results. He was recently recognized by ENR magazine as a leading legal voice and featured in Whose Who Legal for construction.

Why should you Attend?

         This webinar will cover COVID-19 Construction Contract Essentials: Addressing Coronavirus impacts. Learn what you must look for in your existing contracts and what you proactively need to put in your contracts going forward that will determine if there is an excusable delay and if there are any adjustments for money through such express and implied provisions addressing emergencies, suspensions, terminations, delay, and acceleration claims, and infeasible performance.

Areas Covered:

  • Analyze your contracts concerning delays caused by acts beyond your control.
  • Gain techniques to give prompt written notice for delays that do not preclude adjustments for rapidly evolving facts.
  • Understand factors that help demonstrate that delays and disruptions are a force majeure event that make performance impractical, impossible, or infeasible.
  • Learn how the AIA and ConsensusDocs standard contracts as well as the applicable federal acquisition regulations (FAR) handle force majeure events.
  • Understand how express provisions addressing emergencies, suspensions, termination and implied remedies addressing for impossible or impractical performance may apply.

Who will benefit?

This webcast will be of a valuable assistance to the below audience.

  • Contractors
  • Sub Contractors
  • Lawyers
  • Insurance and Surety Professionals as well as Engineers
  • Architects
  • Owners
  • Construction Managers
  • Design-Builders
  • General Contractors
  • All Stakeholders to the Construction Process

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Construction Contract Clauses, Fail Projects and Litigation, Construction Industry, Exculpatory Contracts, Neutralize Killer Clause, Contracts with fair Risk Allocation, Construction Process, Surety and Bonding

Speaker Details

Brian  Perlberg

Brian Perlberg

Construction Law

Brian Perlberg serves on the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Steering Committee for the Contract Documents, National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee (NCDRC) of the Arbitration Association of America (AAA), the Advisory Board to Construction SuperConference, and WPL Publishing.

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