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Construction Law


Discover the importance of and best practice in construction escrow, lien waivers, and sworn statements with this one-hour online presentation on September 20, 2017. Construction law attorneys and real estate practitioners with intermediate practice experience who attend this seminar will learn: the proper payment system of the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act (know and follow it or pay twice for the same work); what to look for from a sworn contractor’s statement; and lien waivers and their accompanying statutory affidavits.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Construction Law Section and qualifies for 1.0 hour MCLE credit.

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Learn about the unique structure and components of construction contracting with this full-day seminar! Construction law attorneys, general practitioners, and real estate lawyers with basic practice experience who attend this seminar in Chicago on April 7, 2017 will learn: the different delivery methods for construction contract documents; which parties should be listed in a construction project; different compensation models for construction projects; why shop drawings are not considered contract documents; which statutory issues can arise during both a public project and a private project; which obligations belong to the owner, contractor, architect and engineer; which insurance provisions are needed; understanding the rules for communication between all involved parties; protecting the project through the payment process; the different ways a project can come to a close; understanding the process for adjusting the scope, time, and price on a construction contract; and understanding claims processes involved in a construction project.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Construction Law Section and qualifies for 6.50 hours MCLE credit.

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Join the American Bar Association for their Fall 2016 Meeting, I Should Have Known Better - Construction & Design Defects & Project Delays, October 5-7 at the Swissotel, 323 E Wacker Dr Chicago, IL 60601.

Whether you are a transactional lawyer or litigator, you face projects gone wrong.  Don't miss these valuable sessions:

  1. Cutting-edge "Consecutive" Plenaries that will explain how best to navigate and prevent a project facing delays and defects.
  2. Insurance: Learn about new developments in insurance products and coverage disputes.
  3. Technology: Navigating wearable technology, new FAA paperwork, and your client's document management system.
  4. A View from the Bench: Gain insights on how to best get your point across from a panel of distinguished judges.
  5. Getting Better with Delays: Sharpen your pencil and learn about the latest legal developments and best practices for presenting your delay claim.
  6. Beyond the Shades of Grey: Join a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and top Chicago litigator and learn the fine ethical line between preparing a witness and putting words in their mouth.

Join us in Lombard on May 13, 2016 for a comprehensive look at how to handle complicated lien priority and construction escrow matters involving new construction with this informative full-day seminar that uses a fact pattern scenario (based on an actual case) as the backdrop for each presentation! Real estate attorneys, construction law practitioners, and lawyers working in the commercial banking/collections/bankruptcy areas who attend this seminar will better understand: the issues and concerns that can arise with the original development contracts and general real estate purchase contracts; the requirements involved in financing a construction project; the red flags to look for in construction, escrow procedures and disbursements, and related title insurance matters; how mechanics’ liens affect the developer, builder, lender, real estate purchaser, and subcontractor; how mechanics’ lien foreclosure and builder’s bankruptcy impacts a construction project; and changes in the law that substantially affect construction-related issues. The seminar is presented by the ISBA Real Estate Law Section and co-sponsored by the ISBA Construction Law Section and ISBA Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy Section. It qualifies for 6.25 hours MCLE credit.

As a professional working in the construction law arena, it is important that you understand how public private partnerships are used to finance public improvements, as well as the public regulations and laws impacting the use of P3s. Construction and real estate law practitioners, local government attorneys, and other professionals working in the public construction field, including public procurement and public contract administrators, officials, and directors who attend this seminar in Chicago on May 1, 2015 will better understand: how public private partnerships have become a funding option for public improvements; how a conventional public private partnership is defined; the historical challenges faced by government entities using public private partnerships to fund infrastructure improvements; the use of public funds for traditionally private development; the alternative delivery methods of public private partnerships; how the Engineers Joint Contract Document Committee's new contract form assists in the development of P3 projects; and the various statutes and regulations applicable to public private partnerships.

The program qualifies for 6.25 hours MCLE credit and is presented by the ISBA Construction Law Section and co-sponsored by the ISBA Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy Section, ISBA Real Estate Law Section, LitCon Group, LLC, American Council of Engineering Companies-IL, Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association, American Society of Civil Engineers-IL Section, Chicago Building Congress, and the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys.


Visit with general counsel of four leading Chicago construction firms. Hear firsthand what they expect from their attorneys. Find out from the clients who hire you how you can best serve them. Also, discover what they look for in construction attorneys to do work for their companies.


Visit with general counsel of four leading Chicago construction firms. Hear firsthand what they expect from their attorneys. Find out from the clients who hire you how you can best serve them. Also, discover what they look for in construction attorneys to do work for their companies.

Join us in DeKalb on Friday, Oct. 24 for a look at the common construction contact terms that require close attention to detail, as well as the often-recurring construction issues that can have significant consequences. Construction law practitioners, real estate lawyers, and attorneys providing legal advice to project owners, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and contractors – with basic to intermediate practice experience – who attend this seminar will better understand: the various issues that can arise during the performance of a construction contract, including warranty, insurance, and changed conditions; the implications of terminating a contractor or subcontractor; the common damage provisions of construction projects; the importance of paying attention to the details when making compensation claims; change order provisions and the issues that can arise; the contract provisions found in public construction contracts; and how to make your disputed contracts easier to understand and enforce.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Construction Law Section and co-sponsored by the ISBA Commercial Banking, Collections and Bankruptcy Section and the ISBA Real Estate Law Section. It qualifies for 6.0 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Are you an attorney, architect, engineer, contractor, or professional working in the construction field? Then don’t miss this informative, full-day seminar in Chicago on October 11th that’s designed to help you better represent your client’s increasingly complex construction projects! Attendees with basic practice experience who join us for this seminar will better understand: the different types of risks associated with construction projects; the insurance policy coverages and exclusions that apply to construction defect cases; the common commercial general liability insuring issues for personal injury claims; Builders Risk policies; using wrap-up insurance products for construction projects; the insurance requirements and issues for design professionals, including architects and engineers; the concept and enforcement of performance and payment bonds on private and public construction projects; and recognizing the ethical issues and concerns that may arise throughout your construction law practice.

The program qualifies for 6.5 hours MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval) and is presented by the ISBA Commercial Banking, Collections & Bankruptcy Section, the ISBA Construction Law Section, and the ISBA Insurance Law Section.