Special Half Day Business Symposium
|Special Half Day Business Symposium
|June 16, 2010
8:00 am – 12:30 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendance certificates will be available upon request.
|Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
|Please join us in Boston for our upcoming special half dayBusiness Symposium for Design Professional Firms on June 16. This program will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and will cover a broad spectrum of business and practice related issues design professional firms may encounter in managing their businesses. Our panelists will be available for Q&A to discuss other business practice issues of concern. Presentations will include:Green and Sustainable Design: Professional Liability Risk and Insurability Issues for Design Professionals, by David J. Hatem, Donovan Hatem LLP (1.0 HSW AIA credits)
This presentation will review the reasons for significant professional liability risk exposure in connection with green/sustainable design projects. David will describe how to better understand and anticipate the types of claims and damages that may be asserted against design professionals arising out of green/sustainable design. The presentation will also cover how to recognize the need for contractual and risk management precautions to address those risks.Complying with Changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Professional Liability Exposure Relating to ADA, by Sarah Willey and Sue Yoakum, Donovan Hatem LLP
The ADA Amendments Act of 2008, effective January 1, 2009, revised the definition of “disability.” Sarah will review the first year under the new law and the impact the amendment has had on accommodating a disabled employee. Sue will then lead a discussion relating to the design professional’s exposure arising from ADA and FHA and how this exposure is different than designing to applicable codes.
Immigration Considerations for Your Business Practice, by Gwen Weisberg, Donovan Hatem LLP
Your Banking Relationship, by Harry Aue, Citibank
Legal Implications of the Use of Social Media in Business,by Damian LaPlaca, Donovan Hatem LLP