Roles of Experts in Resolution of Claims, New York

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Title:
Roles of Experts in Resolution of Claims

Date:
February 4, 2010

Description:
In this Roundtable, we discussed the role of the expert witness as a consultant to an attorney and as a provider of technical testimony on behalf of the client. We discussed the expectations an attorney may have for his/her experts and how these play out in mediation, arbitration and litigation.The common work of an expert witness,

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Roles of Experts in Resolution of Claims, Boston

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Title:
Roles of Experts in Resolution of Claims

Date
January 14, 2010

Description:
In this Roundtable, Donovan Hatem LLP partner, Jack Connarton, discussed the role of the expert witness as a consultant to an attorney and as a provider of technical testimony on behalf of the client. Jack discussed the expectations an attorney may have for his/her experts and how these play out in mediation,

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Liability Issues in LEED (New York)

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Title:
Liability Issues in LEED

Date:
October 29, 2009

Description:
Donovan Hatem LLP attorneys Sue Yoakum, AIA, Esq. andStephen Kesselman, Esq. led this discussion focusing on managing risks associated with LEED projects, contractual terms and conditions in LEED agreements as well as what to avoid and consider for LEED contracts. Sue and Steve also discussed the professional liability risks associated with green design and LEED,

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Liability Issues in LEED (Boston)

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Title:
Liability Issues in LEED

Date:
October 22, 2009

Description:
Donovan Hatem LLP attorneys Amanda Sirk, Esq. and Stephen Kesselman, Esq. led this discussion with a focus on managing risks associated with LEED projects, contractual terms and conditions in LEED agreements as well as what to avoid and consider for LEED contracts. Amanda and Steve also discussed the professional liability risks associated with green design and LEED,

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Roles and Responsibilities, Risk Allocation and Professional Liability Exposure in the Collaborative World of BIM and Integrated Project Delivery: Business as Usual or Fundamental Change? (New York)

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Title:
Roles and Responsibilities, Risk Allocation and Professional Liability Exposure in the Collaborative World of BIM and Integrated Project Delivery: Business as Usual or Fundamental Change?

Date:
September 24, 2009

Description:
In recent years, Owners have been investigating and implementing new and innovative ways to reduce costs, improve productivity, and reduce conflict and adversity in the design and construction process. They are more frequently looking to new methods of delivering A/E/C services,

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Mock Mediation

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Title:
Mock Mediation

Date:
September 23, 2009

Description:
The Donovan Hatem LLP Professional Practices Group and DH Consulting Group LLC, a subsidiary of Donovan Hatem, presented “A Mock Mediation: Owner vs. Design Professional, Part 2.” The first Mock Mediation was presented at a Donovan Hatem LLP Design Professional Roundtable in June 2008, at which the mediation objective was to sort out the responsibilities and damages.

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Global Design Practices: Risks and Liabilities (New York)

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Title:
Global Design Practices: Risks and Liabilities

Date:
June 25, 2009

Description:
Last year and to date, there has been an increase in the number of design firms marketing and providing design services on projects outside of the United States. We discussed risks and liabilities associated with providing design services outside the United States, how to manage these risks and liabilities, including standard form of agreements available for overseas work.

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Bridge, Tunnel, Dam, and Levee Inspections: Opportunties and Risks for Engineering Consultants (Boston)

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Title:
Bridge, Tunnel, Dam, and Levee Inspections: Opportunities and Risks for Engineering Consultants

Date:
January 15, 2009

Description:
Given the sad state of the nation’s public infrastructure and the growing trend of public entities outsourcing their infrastructure inspection needs, there is a heightened demand for inspection services by civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering firms. The opportunities that coincide with this demand are coupled with exposure to huge risks associated with a catastrophic failure of the inspected facility.

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Roles and Responsibilities, Risk Allocation and Professional Liability Exposure in the Collaborative World of BIM and Integrated Project Delivery: Business as Usual or Fundamental Change?

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Title:
Roles and Responsibilities, Risk Allocation and Professional Liability Exposure in the Collaborative World of BIM and Integrated Project Delivery: Business as Usual or Fundamental Change?

Date:
June 11, 2009

Description:
In recent years, Owners have been investigating and implementing new and innovative ways to reduce costs, improve productivity, and reduce conflict and adversity in the design and construction process. They are more frequently looking to new methods of delivering A/E/C services,

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Comparison of AIA Documents and ConsensusDOCS

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Title:
Comparison of AIA Documents and ConsensusDOCS

Date:
May 21, 2009

Description:
Design professionals have traditionally favored the AIA form agreements, which first splashed onto the scene in 1888. Modified through the years, the AIA has produced many versions of contract documents that design professionals continue to utilize for a variety of reasons. In September 2007, a new document called the ConsensusDOCS was launched.

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Public-Private Partnerships: Opportunities and Risks for Engineers (New York)

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Title:
Public-Private Partnerships: Opportunities and Risks for Engineers

Date:
May 14, 2009

Description:
David J. Hatem, PC led a discussion focusing on the risks for design professionals associated with the public-private approach. Public-Private Partnerships operate by definition, only in the Public Sector construction project context, and primarily utilizes the Design-Build Delivery Method. To date, Public-Private Partnerships have been legislatively authorized by 23 states.

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Public-Private Partnerships:Opportunities and Risks for Engineers

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Title:
Public-Private Partnerships:Opportunities and Risks for Engineers

Date:
April 23, 2009

Description:
David J. Hatem, PC led a discussion focusing on the risks for design professionals associated with the public-private approach. Public-Private Partnerships operate by definition, only in the Public Sector construction project context, and primarily utilizes the Design-Build Delivery Method. To date, Public-Private Partnerships have been legislatively authorized by 23 states.

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Global Design Practice: Risks and Liabilities

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Title:
Global Design Practice: Risks and Liabilities

Date:
April 15, 2009

Description:
Last year and to date, there has been an increase in the number of design firms marketing and providing design services on projects outside of the United States. At our April 15th roundtable, we discussed risks and liabilities associated with providing design services outside the United States, how to manage these risks and liabilities,

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Risk Management Precautions for Design Professionals in Down and Uncertain Economic Times (New York)

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Title:
Risk Management Precautions for Design Professionals in Down and Uncertain Economic Times

Date:
March 26, 2009

Description:
The current economy is posing significant challenges for A/E firms trying to do business in this recessionary climate. Understanding how these business issues are impacting the pulse of the design professional community, David J. Hatem, P.C. will lead this relevant roundtable presentation focusing on how to prevent and manage exposure in the midst of today’s economic challenges.

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Risk Management Precautions for Design Professionals in Down and Uncertain Economic Times

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Title:
Risk Management Precautions for Design Professionals in Down and Uncertain Economic Times

Date:
March 5, 2009

Description:
The current economy is posing significant challenges for A/E firms trying to do business in this recessionary climate. Understanding how these business issues are impacting the pulse of the design professional community, David J. Hatem, P.C. led this relevant roundtable presentation focusing on how to prevent and manage exposure in the midst of today’s economic challenges.

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The Prime Consultant and Subconsultant Relationship—Sensitive Issues

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Title:
The Prime Consultant and Subconsultant Relationship—Sensitive Issues

Date:
February 5, 2009

Description:
Eric Howard and Matthew Tuller of Donovan Hatem LLPfocused this roundtable on the relationship between the Prime consultant and its subconsultants—including an overview of contract provisions to include in the Prime/subconsultant agreement regarding coordination of scope of services, budget, schedule and quality control. They provided a contract overview involving a discussion of payment provisions,

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Bridge, Tunnel, Dam, and Levee Inspections: Opportunities and Risks for Engineering Consultants (New York)

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Title:
Bridge, Tunnel, Dam, and Levee Inspections: Opportunties and Risks for Engineering Consultants

Date:
January 29, 2009

Description:
Given the sad state of the nation’s public infrastructure and the growing trend of public entities outsourcing their infrastructure inspection needs, there is a heightened demand for inspection services by civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering firms. The opportunities that coincide with this demand are coupled with exposure to huge risks associated with a catastrophic failure of the inspected facility.

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