Modifying AIA Contract Documents: Advanced Strategies for Owners, Developers, and Contractors
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide construction counsel with advanced strategies for amending and modifying standard AIA contract documents. The panel will outline how counsel for owners, developers, and contractors can best modify these standard construction agreements--including drafting global riders to ensure consistency--to enhance project profitability and protect client interests.
- Overview of AIA documents and the 2017 revisions
- Common AIA contract issues and gaps
- Advanced drafting strategies
- Revising existing provisions
- Inserting additional clauses
- Incorporation by reference of additional documents
- Global riders
- Owner and contractor friendly modifications to avoid COVID-19 related risks
- Final considerations
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the most common problems with the AIA standard contracts?
- What is missing in the AIA documents?
- What are best practices for modifying and amending these forms?
- In what ways are AIA documents incomplete?
- How can counsel incorporate RFPs and LOIs?
- How can global riders be drafted to modify the standard AIA contracts?
- What are best practices for ensuring project-wide consistency?
- What modifications should owners and contractors make to address COVID-19 related risks?
- What practical drafting strategies will reduce the likelihood of disputes and offer significant advantages if disputes arise?
Sharon M. Lewonski
Ms. Lewonski is Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, where she primarily focuses her practice on... | Read More
Ms. Lewonski is Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, where she primarily focuses her practice on assisting clients on matters concerning the financing, acquisition, development, marketing, management, and disposition of income-generating real estate assets. Ms. Lewonski has represented lenders, investors, owners and developers throughout every aspect of the real estate cycle and has closed deals on all sides of the negotiating table. Her extensive experience includes retail, industrial and office leasing, zoning and land use entitlements, master-planned, mixed-use, and resort community development, golf course and private club formation and management, and state and federal sales and marketing regulatory compliance, such as registration under The Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act. With over a decade of experience as a seasoned litigator, Ms. Lewonski adds value to every transaction negotiated.Close
Anthony J. (Tony) Manhart
Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios
Mr. Manhart is a partner in the Construction Law Group at Preti Flaherty, and assists clients in contract and... | Read More
Mr. Manhart is a partner in the Construction Law Group at Preti Flaherty, and assists clients in contract and collections issues. He also focuses on bankruptcy and creditors' and debtors' rights, representation of Chapter 7 trustees, and various parties in formal insolvency and collection proceedings and out-of-court workouts.Close
Kenneth E. (Ken) Rubinstein
Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios
Mr. Rubinstein is Co-Chair of the firm's Construction Law group, and a member of the firm's Litigation and... | Read More
Mr. Rubinstein is Co-Chair of the firm's Construction Law group, and a member of the firm's Litigation and Professional Liability groups. He regularly represents public and private clients, as well as insurance companies and their insureds, in complex commercial disputes, with an emphasis on matters involving construction issues and financial professionals. Mr. Rubenstein has practical industry experience in both the construction and financial services industries, having worked at a Manhattan construction management firm and at "Big 6" accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, LLP, before beginning his practice as a civil trial lawyer.Close