Broadcast Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)


Disputes on the scope of work, defects, and timeliness often arise in construction and over the years, these disputes have evolved into more complex challenges posing greater problems to project owners and contractors. Although often settled through mediation, arbitration, or trial, construction disputes can often be expensive and time-consuming.

To minimize costs and delays brought by construction disputes, project participants should create comprehensive and firm plans where contractors and owners are proactively involved in resolving issues before they lead to disputes. Successfully employing this can also help to effectively prevent such disputes in the long run.

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent trends and developments in construction disputes. Speakers will also present the important issues surrounding this topic while providing helpful tips and practices to prevent construction disputes.

Key topics include:

  • Construction Disputes – Trends and Statistics
  • Construction Project Risks and Issues
  • Construction Project Management
  • Tips and Strategies to Prevent Disputes
  • Outlook


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of construction law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credits:

1.5 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Steven Nudelman, Partner
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP

Steve is a partner in the Litigation and Real Estate Departments of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, where he is also a member of the Construction Practice Group. The firm has offices in Woodbridge,  Roseland and Red Bank, New Jersey as well as in New York City. Steve concentrates his practice in construction law and represents owners, contractors and design professionals in construction-related claims and disputes. He also represents community associations, unit owners and developers in lawsuits regarding construction defects, budgeting and financing issues and condominium governance. Steve maintains an active transactional practice, negotiating and drafting construction contracts for his clients.

Gary Stein, Co-Managing Partner
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Gary’s primary area of practice is construction law and he is certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist. His practice includes the representation of general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, owner/developers and other construction professionals in the litigation, arbitration and mediation of construction and design defect claims, contract claims, construction lien claims, delay and- impact claims, surety bond claims, insurance claims and related matters on low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise residential, commercial and municipal projects. His practice also includes the representation of civil infrastructure contractors on claims involving tunneling, bridges, roads and highways, cruise ship terminals and energy infrastructure contractors on claims involving power plants, including nuclear power plants.

Karlee Starr Blank, Attorney
McGuireWoods LLP

Karlee focuses her practice on federal procurement and construction. She combines her international experience and substantive legal knowledge to help achieve the objectives of transnational clients with compliance and investigation issues, and to help clients prevail in disputes against the federal government. She has a particular interest in litigating complex bid-protest actions, including corrective action decisions. She has experience advising on bid protests and complex litigation involving the Contract Disputes Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, the Miller Act, Fair Labor Standards Act claims, regulatory takings, project financing, as well as public-private-partnerships (P3s).  Her clients include federal contractors in the aerospace and defense industry, private construction firms, and state contracting authorities.  She also has extensive and substantive experience with construction-law matters.  Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Karlee clerked at the United States Court of Federal Claims and was an associate at a boutique construction-law firm.


Segment 1:

Steven NudelmanPartner

Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP

  • Nature of Construction Projects and Risk
  • Key Contract Terms to Negotiate
    • Liquidated Damages / Bonus Provisions
    • Indemnification
    • Insurance
    • Waiver of Consequential Damages
    • Differing Site Conditions
    • No Damages for Delay
    • Force Majeure
    • Dispute Resolution


Segment 2:

Gary SteinCo-Managing Partner

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

  • Key preconstruction strategies.
  • Key owner/contractor and subcontract agreement provisions.
  • Key project administration strategies.


Segment 3:

Karlee Starr Blank, Attorney

McGuireWoods LLP

  • Know the terms and conditions of your payment and performance bonds
  • Know the law of your jurisdiction – what qualifies as “work” under the Miller Act?
  • Know the law of your jurisdiction – what qualifies as “materials” under the Miller Act?
  • Know the Operative Dates for Bringing a Payment- or Performance-Bond Claim (timing for providing an initial notice, if needed; key dates such as substantial completion and final acceptance; punch-list work implications, etc.)

Date & Time:

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Contractors and Subcontractors
  • Construction Law Attorneys
  • Construction Industry Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Owners of Construction Projects
  • Contract Administrators
  • Risk Managers
  • In-House Counsel
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Steven NudelmanPartner
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP
Gary SteinCo-Managing Partner
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Karlee Starr BlankAttorney
McGuireWoods LLP



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