Top Issues Owners and Contractors Face in Commercial and Residential Projects (Including 1 hr. Ethics – live and learn, costly ethics mistakes you can avoid)

Brian J. Pezzillo
Brian J. Pezzillo
Howard & Howard, PLLC

Brian Pezzillo is a member of Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC, where he practices in the areas of construction law, privacy and cybersecurity, administrative law, commercial and business law.

Hope A. Comisky
Hope A. Comisky
Griesing Law, LLC

Hope A. Comisky is a Member of Griesing Law, LLC and Chair of the Firm’s Employment and Ethics & Professional Responsibility practice groups. She also serves as General Counsel for the Firm, handling professional responsibility matters and risk management initiatives.

On-Demand: September 22, 2022
Top Issues Owners and Contractors Face in Commercial and Residential Projects (Including 1 hr. Ethics – live and learn, costly ethics mistakes you can avoid)

$245.00 3 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Session l - Top Issues Owners and Contractors Face in Commercial and Residential Projects - Brian J. Pezzillo

This program will discuss top issues facing owners and contractors on both commercial and residential construction projects. Key terms in construction contracts will be discussed as well as common sources of disputes such as change orders, billing issues and bid documents. Additionally, the proper use of construction documents to avoid conflicts and to resolve conflicts when they do arise.

This program will benefit attorneys of all levels as well as paralegals and other support staff who are involved in legal research, client communication and advice as well as those involved in contract negotiation. The topics discussed will have broad applicability to a variety of practice areas.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Identify key terms contained in a construction contract including items related to payment
  • Identify documents governing changes made to a construction contract once construction has already commenced
  • Key aspects of construction lending documents
  • Identify common pitfalls and common sources of disputes and ways to resolve them

Session II - Live and Learn: Costly ethics mistakes you can avoid – Hope Comisky

All lawyers must comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct. As reported cases demonstrate, however, that is easier said than done in every circumstance. Representations to the court can be misunderstood. Busy lawyers can take unfortunate short cuts. Confidential information can be inadvertently disclosed. This program will focus on mistakes – recent and recurring – addressed in court cases and discuss the ways those mistakes can be avoided.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Missing an appeal deadline.
  • Disclosing confidential information which leads to insider trading.
  • Inadvertently producing electronic discovery which contains privileged information.
  • Appearing in litigation when a former client conflict exists.

Date: September 22, 2022

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Brian-J.-Pezzillo_Howard-&-Howard-PLLC_myLawCLEBrian J. Pezzillo | Howard & Howard, PLLC

Brian Pezzillo is a member of Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC, where he practices in the areas of construction law, privacy and cybersecurity, administrative law, commercial and business law. Mr. Pezzillo has practiced construction law for 26 years advising owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers of all sizes. Mr. Pezzillo authored the Construction Law for Nevada handbook (HLK Publishers). Mr. Pezzillo also advises clients with regard to data privacy compliance on international, national and state laws including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA). Mr. Pezzillo regularly prepares privacy policies for clients and assists with development of internal privacy programs.

Mr. Pezzillo earned his B.B.A. degree from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and his J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in Albuquerque, New Mexico and a Graduate Certificate in Privacy and Cybersecurity from Drexel University. He is admitted to practice in New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota (inactive), Arizona, Colorado and before the U.S. District Court, districts of Nevada and New Mexico; and U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th and 11th circuits.

Mr. Pezzillo is a member of State Bar of Nevada (Construction Law Section), as well as the State Bars of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and the American Bar Association (Construction Industry Forum, Alternative Dispute Resolution Group, and Business Law Section) and Clark County Bar Association. He serves as an arbitrator and mediator on the American Arbitration Association’s Construction and Large-Complex Construction panels as well as the Commercial and Consumer panels. He is also accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). He is also a Founding Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) and is listed as a Mountain States Super Lawyer, Best Lawyer in America and holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.

 

Hope-A.-Comisky_Griesing-Law,-LLC_myLawCLEHope A. Comisky | Griesing Law, LLC

Hope A. Comisky is a Member of Griesing Law, LLC and Chair of the Firm’s Employment and Ethics & Professional Responsibility practice groups. She also serves as General Counsel for the Firm, handling professional responsibility matters and risk management initiatives. Hope is a top-ranked employment attorney and an experienced arbiter with over thirty-five years of employment and litigation experience. She counsels clients on employment issues, provides training to managers and staff, and offers strategic advice on employment litigation matters.

She also counsels lawyers and law firms on professional responsibility matters and risk management initiatives.

Agenda

Session l – Top Issues Owners and Contractors Face in Commercial and Residential Projects | 11:00am – 1:10pm

  • Identify key terms contained in a construction contract including items related to payment | 11:00am – 11:30am
  • Identify documents governing changes made to a construction contract once construction has already commenced | 11:30am – 12:00pm

Break | 12:00pm – 12:10pm

  • Key aspects of construction lending documents | 12:10pm – 12:40pm
  • Identify common pitfalls and common sources of disputes and ways to resolve them | 12:40pm – 1:10pm

Break | 1:10pm – 1:20pm

Session II – Live and Learn: Costly ethics mistakes you can avoid | 1:20pm – 2:20pm

  • Missing an appeal deadline | 1:20pm – 1:35pm
  • Disclosing confidential information which leads to insider trading | 1:35pm – 1:50pm
  • Inadvertently producing electronic discovery which contains privileged information | 1:50pm – 2:05pm
  • Appearing in litigation when a former client conflict exists | 2:05pm – 2:20pm