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
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


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 roposed 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


AIA Contracts

Get ready - the AIA document revisions are here,
and they are going to affect your practices.

June 5
 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Thursday, June 5, 2014
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Seminar $349
Bring a colleague
$249 per additional registrant

Register online at: Lorman

By phone: (866) 352-9539

Crowne Plaza Sacramento
5321 Date Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 338-5800

Help is available for understanding complex AIA contract provisions - get it now, before you wind up with costly delays or time-consuming lawsuits. Join us for this seminar and get a solid understanding of commonly used AIA documents and how to use them to minimize your liability.

Discover how to protect your company and avoid pitfalls such as delays, cost issues, payment disputes and much more. Know exactly what will happen if things go wrong - and how AIA contracts can help you avoid these disasters by addressing the issues upfront. Register today to get the insight you need to sign your next contract with your eyes wide open.

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Jonathan J. Sweet Esq., Law Offices of Jonathan J. Sweet
William L. Porter Esq., Porter Law Group, Inc.
V. Blair Shahbazian, Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP