Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Midwinter Meeting

Sue Yoakum, AIA and Dan Klancnik will be presenting Building Information Modeling (BIM) – Risks and Legal Concerns at the upcoming Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Midwinter meeting on January 22 from 1:30-2:15. This presentation will commence with a state-of-the-art BIM presentation by Dan Klancnik and follow with a timely presentation by Sue Yoakum on past, present and future risks associated with the use of BIM on a construction project. They will also address various legal concerns involving the use of BIM, identify “noise” relating to the use of BIM, and provide guidance regarding the handling and avoidance of BIM claims.

Read More

December 11 Roundtable at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Please join us on December 11 for our last roundtable of 2014! Cheryl Waterhouse, Esq., and Dan Poteet, Esq. will present Practice Requirements for A/E Firms. This roundtable will address various states’ statutory and regulatory provisions that impact the practice of architectural and engineering services through corporate entities. Breakfast and registration starts at 7:30 am in the Wharf Room, we hope to see you there!

Read More

ABX 2014

David J. Hatem, P.C., and Sue Yoakum, AIA will be presenting Fiduciary Duty and Liability of Design Professionals (session A31) at the upcoming ABX conference on October 28 from 10-11:30. This presentation explores the difference between fiduciary duty and standard of care and how to avoid, manage and separate fiduciary duty and standard of care risks. If you are attending ABX we would love to see you at our session!

Read More

November 6 Roundtable at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Please join us on November 6 as David Hatem, P.C. presents Varying Risk and Responsibility for Design Adequacy in Alternative Project Delivery Methods at the Boston Harbor Hotel. This program will address how risk and responsibility for design adequacy is impacted in the context of project delivery approaches, between project participants in direct contractual relationships and between design professionals and third parties with whom the design professional has no direct contractual relationship. Registration and continental breakfast is at 7:30 am in the Wharf Room, the presentation will begin at 8am.

Read More

October 1 Roundtable at the Westin New York at Times Square

Is Perfection Possible? Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design and Construction.

Please join us on October 1 as Stephen Jones, Senior Director with McGraw Hill Construction and Sue Yoakum lead a discussion on Is Perfection Possible? McGraw Hill has been selected to study this issue, Phases 1 and 2 are complete and will be published this fall. Join us as we discuss and learn about the study results. Registration and continental breakfast begins at 9 am in the Palace Room of the Westin New York at Times Square.

Read More

September 17 Roundtable at the Boston Harbor Hotel

A Study of Two Lean Projects – What is Lean Project Delivery and why is this a Good Project Delivery Method?

Please join us on Wednesday, September 17 for a panel discussion on Terminal B Improvements Project (Massport) and the Chicopee Women’s Correctional Facility Project (DCAMM) covering the good, the interesting and the successful aspects of Lean Project Delivery.

Read More

AIG Construction Symposium

David Hatem, Esq. will be presenting “Project-Specific Professional Liability Insurance and Alternative Project Delivery Methods: Risk Allocation Considerations and Functional Alignment” at the 2014 AIG Construction Industry Practice Group Symposium on September 10.

Read More

June 18 Roundtable at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Standard of Care – Is it changing?

Eric Howard and Kristen Ragosta will lead a discussion on the Standard of Care. Standard of Care is an issue in every lawsuit or claim against an Architect or Engineer. This roundtable will discuss the recent developments surrounding this important topic. We look forward to seeing you at the Boston Harbor Hotel on June 18. Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30 am.

Read More

May 8 Roundtable at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Alternative Project Delivery Methods: What is driving the interest, do they solve the perceived problems with Design-Bid-Build, and what are the risks and other issues for design professionals.

David Hatem will lead the discussion addressing the reasons motivating project owners to consider and select project delivery methods alternative to traditional Design-Bid-Build. We look forward to seeing you on May 8 at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Registration begins at 7:30.

Read More

UNH Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Conference

Eric Howard, Esq. and David J. Hatem, PC will be presenting “Being an Expert Witness” on May 1 from 1:30-2:45. This session will take alumni Tony Coviello and Eric Olsen through a mock expert witness case to demonstrate a deposition and trial. Eric and David will demonstrate mistakes expert witnesses make and how to avoid them.

Read More

David J. Hatem PC will be the Program Moderator for the Alternative Delivery Methods – ACEC/MA Breakfast Program

On January 22, 2014 the ACEC/MA Program Committee and Private Sector Committee will present the Alternative Delivery Methods Breakfast Program Hosted by: CDM Smith. Program Moderator: David Hatem, Esq., Donovan Hatem LLP

Read More

Announcement: Ross Wecker presenting at the Annual Steel Design Conference

Ross Wecker was a speaker at the 32nd Annual Steel Design Conference at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute on June 5, 2013. Ross spoke on the recent developments in the law for consideration by fabricators, engineers, architects and detailers.

Read More

Announcement: Kenneth B. Walton speaking at Boston Bar Association Event

Donovan Hatem LLP Partner, Kenneth B. Walton will be the speaker at the Boston Bar Association’s event on March 22, 2013 – The Trial of a Professional Liability Case. The presentation will focus on the trial of a professional liability case that includes the defense of a malpractice claim and the prosecution of a counterclaim for unpaid fees.

Read More

Roundtable: Boston: Risk Allocation Issues for Design Professionals on Design-Build and Public-Private Partnerships Projects

Risk Allocation Issues for Design Professionals on Design-Build and Public-Private Partnerships Projects

Please join us on Wednesday, December 6th as David Hatem delivers this timely presentation.
Increasingly, Project Owners on major projects are selecting the alternative project delivery approaches of Design-Build and Public-Private Partnerships. In most instances, Project Owners resort to these alternative delivery approaches in an effort to achieve Owner objectives that include costs and time efficiencies, promote team building, develop mutual and common incentives and reduce tension and adversity among key project participants. Increasingly some Project Owner risk allocation decisions in these alternate delivery approaches are out of alignment with the conceptual underpinnings of, and best practices in, those approaches, and will lead to unfairness and the very resultant design and construction dysfunctionality and conflicts, disputes and claims that these approaches seek to avoid. Further, many of those risk allocation decisions create significant disconnects and challenges for the application of traditional liability insurance coverages for project participants (especially, professional liability insurance for Design Professionals).

Read More

Roundtable: New York: In 2012, What Are The Ten Most Common Areas Of Design Professional Liability

In 2012, What Are The Ten Most Common Areas Of Design Professional Liability

Please join us on November 15th as Sue Yoakum and Scott Winikow deliver this timely presentation.

Sue and Scott will be discussing the ten most common areas of exposure for design professionals, including a discussion on managing clients, recognizing risky projects, contracts and awareness of issues during construction that may give rise to a claim. Specifically, this seminar discusses situations, scenarios, and predicaments that often create exposure for design professionals. Mindful of Francis Bacon’s observation that “knowledge is power”, the goal of this presentation is to prepare and provide the necessary tools for design professionals to mitigate and/or eliminate such exposure.

Read More

A Panel Discussion on Claim Scenarios and Efficient Legal Defenses

September 20, 2012
8:00-10:00 amRegistration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Read More

Roundtable: Boston: An Update on the Big Three: Green/LEED, Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery

An Update on the Big Three: Green/LEED, Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery

Please join us on Wednesday, October 24th as Sue Yoakum and Patricia Gary deliver this timely presentation.
Sue and Patricia will lead a discussion on:
1. Sustainability/Green/LEED: How to Manage this Changing Risk?
2. Building Information Modeling (BIM): What Do I Need to Know and Keep It Simple?
3. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD): Are we seeing IPD projects? Why would I want to do an IPD project if my profits are at risk?

Read More

In 2012, What are the Ten Most Common Areas of Design Professional Exposure

00

Title:
In 2012, What are the Ten Most Common Areas of Design Professional Exposure

Date/Time:
June 14, 2012
8:00-10:00 amRegistration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Boston Harbor Hotel
North Atlantic Room
Boston,

Read More

Alternative Project Delivery Approaches, Risk Allocation and Professional Liability Insurance: Moving Forward or Back

00

Title:
Alternative Project Delivery Approaches, Risk Allocation and Professional Liability Insurance: Moving Forward or Back

Date/Time:
May 3, 2012
8:00-10:00 am Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Boston Harbor Hotel
Wharf Room
Boston,

Read More

An Update on the Big Three: Greeen/LEED, Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery

00

Title:
An Update on the Big Three: Green/LEED, Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery

Date/Time:
March 29, 2012
9:30-11:00 amRegistration and continental breakfast begin at 9:00 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 212.244-3333 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Westin New York at Times Square
Plymouth Room
New York,

Read More
Page 3 of 512345