2014 Seminars and Workshops

The attorneys of Porter Law Group, and other attorneys at the firm regularly conduct seminars on legal topics vital to the construction industry. We believe that informed clients are more successful clients. We encourage you to expand your knowledge about the legal issues that affect your business. If you would like to attend a seminar, please contact us for signup information.

Construction Collections

Apr. 3
3 – 5 pm
Aug. 12 3 – 5 pm
Sept. 4 9 – 11 am (NOTE: this class held at ABC in Livermore. See below for details)
Dec. 9 3 – 5 pm

This is a basic two-hour course on the fundamentals you need to know about how the construction collection process works. The discussion identifies the proper documents to use, the timelines in which to use them, and to whom the documents must be provided in order to successfully pursue construction claim rights. Specific topics include the Preliminary 20 Day Notice, Conditional and Unconditional Waivers and Releases, Notices of Completion, Notices of Cessation, Mechanics’ Liens, Bonded and Unbonded Stop Notices, Payment Bond Claims, Miller Act Claims, Prompt Payment Remedies, the Affidavit-Counteraffidavit Process and the Construction Lawsuit. Important industry forms, deadline diagrams, articles, additional helpful materials and tips from a construction industry legal professional are provided.

Sacramento Builders Exchange
1331 T Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Register online at www.sacregionbx.com
or contact Erin Lynch at 916-442-8991 ext. 105 or erin@sacregionbx.com

September 4th class held at:
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551
Register online here
or contact Anna Deshon at 925-474-1300 or anna@abcnorcal.org


Understanding and Negotiating Your Construction Contract

Feb. 11
3 – 5 pm
June 19
3 – 5 pm
Oct. 16
3 – 5 pm

Whether you’re signing someone else’s contract or drafting your own, you need to understand the meaning of important contractual terms. Otherwise it is impossible to allocate risk or negotiate terms. In this 90-minute seminar, you’ll learn the meaning of important contractual terms, the consequences of those terms and how to revise the terms for your own benefit. Some of the subjects covered include: What exactly are “indemnity,” “defense” and “hold harmless” clauses and how do I revise those terms for my own benefit? Can I be held liable for the work of other contractors and subcontractors on a project? How do I eliminate this liability? Can I be forced to perform work without a written change order? Can I be required to wait for the general contractor to be paid before I get paid? How do I convince the owner or general contractor that my proposed changes should be accepted? What should I do if the owner or general contractor will not accept my proposed changes? Presented by William Porter and Conor McElroy.

Sacramento Builders Exchange
1331 T Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Register online at www.sacregionbx.com
or contact Erin Lynch at 916-442-8991 ext. 105 or erin@sacregionbx.com


Seminar: Managing Construction Projects in California

Oct. 2
 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Thursday, October 2, 2014
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Save 50%! Use discount code R5970050 when registering.

Seminar $349 Register

Seminar + CD $448 Register

Can’t attend?

CD/Manual only $369 Register

Register online at Lorman

By phone: 866-352-9539

Courtyard Sacramento Midtown
4422 Y Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Don’t lose valuable time and money – find out how to improve your project management skills. Make sure your projects are completed on time and within budget – minus costly claims and lawsuits. Staying current on construction issues and trends has never been this important and it’s never been this easy. Attend this seminar and get the critical information and updates you need to succeed on your next project.

Whether you’re new to the profession or very experienced, this seminar is your key to a better managed project – and a better bottom line. You simply can’t afford to miss this opportunity – register today.

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Learning Objectives

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William L. Porter Esq., Porter Law Group, Inc.
Chris A. McCandless Esq., Diepenbrock Elkin LLP
Mark B. Berry, Delta Construction Project Management, Inc.
Bryan Berthiaume, Foundation For Fair Contracting
Mark J. Rice, McNeil, Silveira, Rice & Wiley