LEED Contracting: Latest Developments
Minimizing Liability Through Effective Green Building Contracts and Insurance Coverage
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will prepare counsel for architects, contractors and building owners to identify and minimize LEED certification litigation risks. The panel will provide best practices to mitigate risk during construction contract negotiation and drafting—and when evaluating insurance coverage.
- For developers
- For contractors and design professionals
- Risks of designing to LEED standards without certification v. pursuing LEED certification
Contract drafting strategies for counsel to owners, contractors, architects and engineers
- Designate which party is responsible for designing and building to LEED standards
- Specify which party is responsible for LEED reporting and documentation with USGBC
- Specify how damages will be determined
- Addressing consequences of decertification and certification expiration
- Consider using new AIA Documents and Consensus Documents that address green building
- Green building insurance coverage and other related coverages
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the specific litigation risks surrounding building construction projects under LEED certification standards?
- How can construction counsel use contract language and insurance coverage to mitigate the risks of LEED litigation?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Bruce W. Merwin
Haynes and Boone
He has 35 years of experience working on complex real estate transactions, with a particular emphasis in... | Read More
He has 35 years of experience working on complex real estate transactions, with a particular emphasis in construction-related transactions (including those involving LEED certification), office building, apartment and condominium development, industrial projects, leasing, land development projects and the purchase and sale of property. He is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law in Texas.Close
Moore Thompson and Lee
His diverse practice has provided him with extensive experience representing businesses, insurers, trade associations... | Read More
His diverse practice has provided him with extensive experience representing businesses, insurers, trade associations and individuals in a wide range of areas including commercial litigation, construction litigation, professional liability, products liability, environmental, toxic tort, premise liability, fraud and insurance litigation.Close