Drafting Construction Joint Check Agreements: Contractor Liability, Supplier Payment and Lien Rights
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will advise construction counsel on best practices when drafting and enforcing a joint check agreement. The panel will discuss the issues regarding written consent and agreement of all parties and what constitutes valid consideration, particularly when a dispute arises with a supplier. The panel will address contractor liability under these agreements and how joint check agreements impact supplier payment and lien rights.
- Joint check agreements
- Contractor liability
- Payment rights
- Lien rights
- Best practices and provisions
The panel will review these and other relevant topics:
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a joint check agreement?
- How can a joint check agreement increase a contractor's liability to a supplier?
- How does a joint check agreement affect a supplier's payment and lien rights?
- What are best practices for drafting a joint check agreement for a construction project?
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Ms. Davis brings more than 20 years of experience, determination, compassion, and innovation to her practice. She... | Read More
Ms. Davis brings more than 20 years of experience, determination, compassion, and innovation to her practice. She represents clients from all segments of the construction industry in all types of construction disputes, including delay and labor impact claims, defective work claims, performance and payment bond, breach of contract, breach of warranty, and mechanic’s and materialman’s lien foreclosure claims. Ms. Davis also assists her clients by handling corporate formation and other corporate issues, reviewing and drafting contracts for their businesses, and perfecting lien and bond rights. She is a frequent speaker to professionals on construction law topics.Close
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Mr. McNamara’s practice areas include construction law, employment law, suretyship, trial practice and insurance defense. He has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts before juries and judges and has argued before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts, and the United States Courts of Appeal. The Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory has awarded Mr. McNamara an AV Rating, the highest rating for legal ability and professional ethics. He has also been named a New England Super Lawyer by Law & Politics and Boston Magazine; this designation is limited to the top 5% of attorneys in New England. Mr. McNamara has been an invited speaker at the Construction Industries in Massachusetts, Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Electrical Contractors Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.Close