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    Drafting Airtight AIA Contracts: Proven Strategies For Complex Projects

    Date & Time

    Tuesday, March 10th 10:00 am – 11:30 am


    Choosing the most effective blend of AIA forms for your client’s construction project can be challenging with so many documents to pick from. When faced with the potential for problems to the project plan, change orders, and delays to completion, selecting the proper balance of forms to protect your client is essential in the completion of any successful project. Join us for our live, 90-minute CLE webinar, where our expert speaker, John Darling, will address:

    • Drafting methods for AIA Contracts: Standard forms that protect your client
    • Critical indemnification & risk allocation provisions: Reduce liability
    • Key drafting strategies to address change orders & delays-to-completion
    • Strategies to recognize & overcome the pitfalls of using standard forms

    Program Benefits

    This live, interactive, 90-minute webinar will provide you with the strategies for properly drafting and negotiating AIA forms that effectively mitigate risk within your client’s construction project.

    Program Highlights

    • Key Provisions to Address Damaging Construction Project Problems
      • Keys for properly drafting and utilizing AIA Document A201
      • Indemnification essentials: How to use AIA forms to mitigate risk
      • How to effectively apply consequential & liquidated damage provisions
    • Change Orders: Apply the Proper Balance of AIA Contract Provisions
      • What to look for when negotiating liability limitations
      • Best practices for addressing contingencies in IPD agreements
      • AIA Contracts: Use the right forms for owners, contractors & architects
    • Overcoming Delays-to-Completion & Other Common Construction Faux Pas
      • Proven methods to apply the Spearin Doctrine to your client’s contract
      • AIA forms vs. ConsensusDocs: Key provisions to protect your client
      • Clauses and provisions that shield your client from incomplete projects
    • Q&A Session: Have Your AIA Questions Answered Live!


    John D. Darling, a Shareholder of Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves 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 serves as lead counsel on every case and manages a talented and well-respected team of up-and-coming attorneys who tirelessly support his efforts.
    • Mr. Darling is a frequent speaker on a variety of legal construction issues, is often cited or interviewed for legal trades, and has also authored several articles including “Delay of Game” The Construction Lawyer Volume 26 Number 2, Spring 2006 and Los Angeles Lawyer, January 2005.

    For more information and to register, please visit the National Constitution Conferences Website.