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|Wednesday, 13 June 2012 11:16|
Insurance Risk Transfer & Lien Law Seminar
Friday, June 27, 2012
10:00 am - 2:30 pm in Pine Room
Hilton Garden Inn
William C. Last, Jr.
Bio: Bio: William C. Last, Jr. has been a construction law attorney for over 33 years. His practice primarily emphasizes litigation, arbitration, and mediation on behalf of companies and individuals involved in the construction industry. Mr. Last has represented developers, lenders, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in a wide range of matters relating to mechanics' liens, stop notices, construction failures, latent defects, general contract and bidding disputes, and professional liability, as well as in disputes concerning delays, acceleration, disruption, and payment. Mr. Last is holds a California "A" and "B" contractor's license. He is active in a number of construction industry trade associations. He is a frequent presenter at construction industry seminars.
He is a Contributing Editor to the California Real Property Reporter, (Matthew Bender) and has authored numerous construction industry related published articles. Mr. Last worked closely with the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association, Bay Area Chapter to see SB 474 through to signature by the Governor. He was involved in reviewing and commenting on the bills draft and language and he testified before legislators in Sacramento in support of the bill.
Practical ways to reduce your liability
• How to avoid assuming the liability of others
• The effective technique to negotiate fair Risk Transfer provisions
• The two principal methods of transferring risk
• How Indemnity works & the changes under AB 2738 and SB 474 provisions
• Meaning of key Contract terms & conditions
• How to ensure you comply with necessary Contract Risk Transfer provisions
• How to confirm your Insurance covers these risks
• Recognize Insurance Endorsements that restrict or exclude coverage
• What are the differences between various Additional Insured forms?
• What are the risks and impact of using the wrong forms?
• The NEW Danger of Self Insured Retentions—The Forecast Homes Decision
• Overview of Contractual Liability coverage and Additional Insured coverage’s
Lien Law Updates
12:30 p.m. - Guest Speakers
John D. Darling
Bio: John D. Darling, a Shareholder of Hunt Ortmann Paiffy Nieves Lubka Darling and Mah, Inc., has dedicated the better part of two decades to growing a successful commercial litigation practice. He focuses on the resolution of construction and commercial real estate conflicts and on complex business litigation across numerous industry groups and business sectors nationwide. Mr. Darling has represented large and small business entities, business owners and operators, construction companies and independent contractors and sub-contractors, financial institutions, real estate investors and their affiliates. He has published several articles and given over 75 seminars.
Mr. Darling has tried over one hundred cases throughout California and the United States, developing a keen understanding of what it takes to win at trial, whether in front of a judge or an impaneled jury. Mr. Darling is equally adept at alternative dispute resolution, with a significant portion of his group’s success coming from either mandatory or elective arbitration proceedings.
With the commercial real estate and construction industries currently experiencing unprecedented and devastating losses throughout the country and particularly in Southern California, Mr. Darling’s industry savvy and intuitive business sense have helped clients assess damage and risk while crafting a path forward – benefits only an experienced attorney with a thorough understanding of this down-but-not-out industry sector could provide.
Mr. Darling is listed as a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics Magazine and a “Best Lawyer” by Woodward/White, Inc. As a business owner himself, he possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and aggressive, no-holds-barred pursuit of success that drives his approach to client service.
Presentation: Lien Law Changes, which take effect July 1.
The first rewrite of California Lien Law (SB 189) in decades means
• New Preliminary Notice Rules
• Lien Waiver Forms
• Progress Payment Waivers
• Final Payment Waivers
• New Mechanic’s Lien Rules
• Erroneous Information
• Notice of Completion/Cessation Rules
• Stop Payment Notices
• Prompt Payment Rules