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Protect Your Construction Project from the Worst-Case Scenario: A Checklist of Sound Legal Advice to Avoid Disputes and Lawsuits

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Perhaps someday, the construction industry will be known for projects that run like clockwork with design professionals, contractors, owners, developers, and other parties happily celebrating on-time and under budget completion. Until then, it is necessary for all participants to understand how best to avoid the very real potential hazards they face during the building process.


This 90 minute recorded webinar explores real-world examples of the pitfalls lurking on any construction project, and how those challenges (a) were eventually resolved and (b) could have been avoided in the first place. Join us to gain a valuable perspective on:


  • Why proper records are essential for claims and disputes
  • How to use notice requirements to your advantage
  • Lien strategies that could mean the difference between profit and loss
  • Best uses of termination clauses
  • Dispute resolution techniques that will save your organization big bucks
  • And much, much more!


You'll leave with a clear understanding of the types of potential claims you should prepare for, and the preventative actions that could mean the difference between your project¿s success and failure.

Lori Samet Schwarz, Partner
Zetlin & De Chiara

Lori Samet Schwarz, a Partner of Zetlin & De Chiara, focuses her practice on litigation, arbitration and mediation of construction claims in state and federal court, through the American Arbitration Association and through private mediation. Ms. Schwarz regularly consults with clients on risk management and construction contracting issues and has an extensive background in general commercial litigation. She represents architects, engineers, construction managers, sureties and developers in a variety of construction-related matters, including contract disputes, delay claims, design defects, and work-site accidents.

Ms. Schwarz regularly delivers construction-related programs for the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter and other organizations. She served as Supplement Editor (2004 and 2005) for the firm's New York Construction Law, published by Aspen Publishers.



Eric Morgenweck, Associate Principal 
Zetlin & De Chiara

Eric Morgenweck is an Associate Principal with Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, a construction law firm headquartered in New York with offices in New Jersey and Connecticut. Mr. Morgenweck focuses his practice on prosecuting and defending complex construction disputes, involving design errors, delay claims, consequential damage claims, surety bond claims, mechanic's lien and trust fund issues, insurance coverage disputes and general contract matters. He negotiates and drafts construction contracts and corporate agreements for owners, developers, architects, engineers and contractors.

 Mr. Morgenweck is a frequent guest speaker at Columbia University, offering insights during the graduate program Legal Issues in Building Construction. 

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