January 02, 2019 It’s Lonely At The Top: Building a Successful Team with the Owner

2018 ABA Forum on Construction Law Fall Meeting

October 4-5, 2018

PLENARY SESSION 1

Getting Started: Selecting the Right Delivery Method for Your Project

Howard W. Ashcraft, Jr., | Hanson Bridgett LLP | San Francisco, CA

Daniel S. Brennan | Laurie & Brennan, LLP | Chicago, IL

A. Elizabeth (Lizz) Patrick | Patrick Law Group, LLC | Atlanta, GA


PLENARY SESSION 2

Finding Win-Win Solutions: Successfully Anticipating and Allocating Risks in the Owner Agreements

Moderator:
Lynn R. Axelroth |Ballard Spahr, LLP | Philadelphia, PA

Kristin M. Rectenwald | Senior Assistant City Attorney, | City of Atlanta -Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport | Atlanta, GA

Neale T. Johnson | Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP | Charlotte, NC


WORKSHOP A

Before You Even Begin: The Lawyer’s Role in Helping the Owner Finance the Project

Katherine Rowe | Freehold Capital Management, LLC | Boston, MA

David G. Drumm | Carrington Coleman | Dallas, TX


WORKSHOP B

Controlled Insurance Programs: Opportunities and Problems

Mark A. Boyle | Boyle & Leonard, P.A. | Fort Myers, FL

Gary L. Smith | Insurance Offices of America | Tallahassee, FL


PLENARY SESSION 3

A Wrinkle in Time: Recovery Plans, Change Orders, Liquidated Damages and the Owner’s Implied Obligations. Who is responsible when the schedule slips?

Neil S. Lowenstein | Vandeventer Black LLP | Norfolk, VA

John S. Vento
| Trenam Law | Tampa, FL


Shannon R. Onook | Senior Legal Counsel at TransCanada Corporation | Calgary, Alberta, Canada


WORKSHOP C

Looking Through Different Lenses: Tactical and Technical Concerns When Representing the Owner or the Contractor

Stephen V. O’Neal | Jones Day | San Francisco, CA

Matthew R. Alter | Cassels Brock | Toronto, Ontario, Canada


WORKSHOP D

P3s – Where we are, where we are going and what you need to know

Joseph Seliga | Mayer Brown LLP | Chicago, IL|

Trey Moye | Corporate Counsel – Skanska USA Building, Inc. | Atlanta, GA


PLENARY SESSION 4

The Art of Living Together: How Owners Can Improve Their Chances for a Successful Project

Moderator:
Jennifer W. Fletcher | Jennifer Wheatley Fletcher PC | Atlanta, GA

George J. Meyer | Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL

Adrian L. Bastianelli | Peckar & Abramson | Washington, DC

Susanna S. Fodor | Scarola Zubatov Schaffzin, PLLC | New York, NY

Jose M. Pienknagura | Executive Vice President, Chief Counsel, Risk Manager for AECOM/Hunt


PLENARY SESSION 5

A Conversation With Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin


PLENARY SESSION 6

Ethics session: Tackling Crime and Corruption in the Construction Industry

Moderator:
William M. Hill | Mintz Levin | Boston, MA

Martine Valois | University of Montréal | Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Sylvain Lussier | Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Olivier F. Kott | Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP | Montréal, Quebec, Canada

M. Hamilton (Tony) Whitman, Jr., | Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, P.C. | Baltimore, MD

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