The Top 10 Horrible No Good Mistakes Construction Lawyers Make

David K. Taylor
David K. Taylor | Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

David K. Taylor is a partner in the Nashville office of Bradley Arant and chairs his office’s construction and ADR groups. A graduate of Davidson College and the University of Alabama School of Law, David has a national construction practice representing all participants in the construction industry.

Live Video-Broadcast: August 8, 2024
The Top 10 Horrible No Good Mistakes Construction Lawyers Make

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

This presentation will focus on some of the key mistakes he has seen construction lawyers make in his career, how to avoid them, and practical suggestions to help ensure that both young and old construction lawyers learn from his mistakes to be the best possible construction lawyer for your clients and your firm. This CLE will be presented by David Taylor who has been a practicing construction lawyer for 40 years and has seen good and bad construction lawyering.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • It’s all about the facts, the facts and the facts in construction law
  • Not properly vetting potential mediators and arbitrators
  • Consequences of failing to withdraw bad claims and defenses
  • Don’t be a jerk to your opposing counsel: Can come back to bite you in the end and can impact your practice
  • Failing to educate clients on the pros and cons of binding arbitration
  • Preparing clients and yourself for mediation
  • Not treating your arbitrator like Santa

Date / Time: August 8, 2024

  • 1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Eastern
  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Central
  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Mountain
  • 10:00 am – 12:10 pm Pacific

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

David K. Taylor_MyLawCLEDavid K. Taylor | Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

David K. Taylor is a partner in the Nashville office of Bradley Arant and chairs his office’s construction and ADR groups. A graduate of Davidson College and the University of Alabama School of Law, David has a national construction practice representing all participants in the construction industry.

David also has a national practice as a mediator and arbitrator and is a national trainer for the American Arbitration Association. Since 2003, David has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in the area of Construction Law, and has multi-year listings for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, and Mediation. Best Lawyers also named him “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville for Arbitration in 2016 and 2020 and for Mediation in 2015.

In addition, David has been listed multiple times in Mid-South Super Lawyers for Construction Litigation. His law firm’s construction group has been named by The Best Lawyers in America® as the top group in the country in both 2023 and 2024, and Construction Executive Magazine just named his group the best in the country for 2024. David is a prolific writer and lecturer for multiple legal and business groups and has authored a series of highly successful blogs on his firm’s construction group blog.

Agenda

I. It’s all about the facts, the facts and the facts in construction law | 1:00pm – 1:15pm

II. Not properly vetting potential mediators and arbitrators | 1:15pm – 1:30pm

III. Consequences of failing to withdraw bad claims and defenses | 1:30pm – 1:45pm

IV. Don’t be a jerk to your opposing counsel: can come back to bite you in the end and can impact your practice | 1:45pm – 2:00pm

Break | 2:00pm – 2:10pm

V. Failing to educate clients on the pros and cons of binding arbitration | 2:10pm – 2:30pm

VI. Preparing clients and yourself for mediation | 2:30pm – 2:50pm

VII. Not treating your arbitrator like Santa | 2:50pm – 3:10pm