Design Professional Liability in Construction: Minimizing Risk Through Contract Terms
Defining Scope of Liability, Evaluating Risks of Project Delivery Models, and Leveraging Additional Insured Endorsements
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide counsel with a review of recent court decisions addressing the scope of design professional liability, discuss the impact of the latest project delivery models on liability, and outline proactive approaches to minimize the risk of liability, including effective contract provisions.
Design professional's obligations
Modern project delivery methods
- Effective project documentation
- Recent significant cases
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- How have project delivery models that integrate design professionals into the construction process impacted the scope of design professional liability?
- What trends are developing from the recent court cases that address design liability?
- How can design liability for construction claims be minimized through strategic project documentation?
- What are the important practical considerations for counsel representing design professionals?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
David M. Adelstein
Mr. Adelstein is Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar. He represents general contractors,... | Read More
Mr. Adelstein is Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, developers, associations, suppliers, sureties, and owners in a myriad of construction/design defect claims, schedule-based claims, bid protests, payment disputes, lien and bond claims, liability and property insurance issues, and a host of other issues that affect the construction industry.Close
John D. Broghammer
Greve Clifford Wengel & Paras
Mr. Broghammer specializes in insurance coverage disputes and the representation of design professionals. His practice... | Read More
Mr. Broghammer specializes in insurance coverage disputes and the representation of design professionals. His practice area has focused on civil litigation with emphasis on the representation of architects and engineers in construction defect litigation and the defense of public entities and corporations in landslide and flood claims. He advises and counsels design professionals in all aspects of contract preparation, risk allocation and insurance issues.Close
William E. Kelley
Drewry Simmons Vornehm
Mr. Kelley focuses his practice on construction and real estate matters, including construction and real estate... | Read More
Mr. Kelley focuses his practice on construction and real estate matters, including construction and real estate litigation, professional liability, real estate acquisitions, sales, leasing and development, title insurance, and green building and sustainability. He represents design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, developers, owners and insurers for construction law and real estate matters, and is an LEED accredited professional.Close