University of Texas School of Law
2004
Construction Law Conference
Houston Oct 21-22, 2004
Conference Concluded
Houston Oct 21-22, 2005
Conference Concluded

UT Law CLE

2004 Construction Law Conference

Program Features
This conference is ideal for beginning and intermediate practitioners, as well as anyone in the construction industry — including engineers, architects, developers, builders, lenders, and real estate agents.

UT Law CLE

2004 Construction Law Conference

9/25/18
Schedule

Day 1 Morning

9:00 am

0.75 hr

Houston Only

Construction Contracting: An Introduction to Construction Contracts and to Project Delivery Systems

An overview of the contractual relationships between members of the construction team, the use (and abuse) of form contracts, and the significance of contracts to construction litigation.

William R. Allensworth, Allensworth And Porter, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

9:45 am

0.75 hr

Houston Only

Understanding the General Contract

Fundamental discussion of the basic issues of the general contract, with particular emphasis on the AIA General Conditions A-201, including scope of work, payment, quality of work/ performance, warranties, schedule and risk allocation. This topic shall also address the bid process and its impact on the General Contract.

Gregory Michael Cokinos, Cokinos Bosien & Young - Houston, TX

10:45 am

0.50 hr

Houston Only

Subcontracts

This session will discuss subcontract drafting considerations, especially identification and analysis of frequently disputed subcontract provisions.

Patrick E. Gaas, Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee, P.C. - Houston, TX

11:15 am

0.75 hr

Houston Only

Architecture and Engineering Contracts

A survey of Texas law governing the relationships and duties of design professionals with guidelines for contract drafting.

Chris S Stacy, DuBois Bryant Campbell & Schwartz - Austin, TX

Day 1 Afternoon

1:15 pm

0.50 hr

Houston Only

Show Me the Money: Payment and Securing Payment

A review of issues arising under mechanic’s lien and bond claims, trust fund theory, contractor’s certificates, pay-when-paid clauses, and other vehicles ensuring (or obstructing) payment for construction work.

Carleton A. Davis, Brown McCarroll LLP - Austin, TX

1:45 pm

0.50 hr

Houston Only

Time Is Money

Schedule and completion issues including delay damages, waivers of delay claims, time extension provisions, concurrent delays and acceleration claims.

Jeffrey A. Ford, Ford, Nassen, & Baldwin PC - Dallas, TX

2:15 pm

1.00 hr

Houston Only

Residential Construction Contracts

The speakers will discuss contrasting views of owners and builders on contract provisions relating to risk shifting, limitations on liability and relationships with third parties.

Bruce W. Merwin, Haynes & Boone LLP - Houston, TX
Stephen Bond Paxson, Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee, P.C. - Houston, TX

3:30 pm

0.25 hr

Houston Only

TRCCA Overview

What a difference a year makes! The TRCC—a year in review.

John R. Krugh, Houston, TX

3:45 pm

1.50 hrs

Houston Only

Texas Residential Construction Commission Act (TRCCA)

A moderated question and answer discussion designed to inform you about how the commission works, practice tips for attorneys, and to allow the audience to ask questions.

Clayton Crockett Cannon, Stumpf Crddock Massey & Pulman - Houston, TX
Patrick H. Cordero Jr., Attorney at Law - Midland, TX
Gregory Alan Harwell, Gardere & Wynne - Dallas, TX
John R. Krugh, Houston, TX
Chris E. Ryman, Coats Rose - Houston, TX

Day 2 Morning

8:30 am

0.50 hr

Houston Only

Warranties and Quality Control

Express and implied warranties in contract documents. Analysis of historical and recent case law.

David D. Peden Jr., Porter & Hedges, LLP - Houston, TX

9:00 am

0.50 hr

Houston Only

Contracting with the Government

Contracting with the State of Texas, its agencies and local governments is full of snap and surprises. We will focus on the most significant, beginning with the State’s immunity from suit.

George C. Baldwin, Lloyd, Gosselink, et al - Austin, TX

9:30 am

0.50 hr

Houston Only

Dispute Resolution Clauses

A survey of dispute resolution provisions prevalent in major segments of the construction industry with an emphasis on those provisions that work and those that are problematic.

William K. Andrews, Andrews Myers Coulter & Cohen PC - Houston, TX

10:15 am

0.75 hr

Houston Only

Looking for Money in All the Right Places - Risk Allocation Devices in Construction Cases

Including discussions of contractual indemnity, coverage for additional insureds, certificates of insurance, subcontractor and independent contractor exclusions, contractual agreements to procure insurance, wrap-ups, wrap-arounds, subrogation and waiver of subrogation, and allocation or priority of coverage.

Michael Wallace Huddleston, Shannon Gracey Ratliff & Miller LLP - Dallas, TX

11:00 am

0.75 hr

Houston Only

CGL Coverage for Defective Construction: The Saga Continues

This presentation will cover property damage, occurrence, business risk exclusions and performance bond/economic loss arguments.

Lee Howard Shidlofsky, Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack - Austin, TX

Day 2 Afternoon

1:00 pm

0.75 hr

Houston Only

Theories of Liability in Construction Litigation

This topic will cover contract and tort theories of liability, the economic loss rule, risk shifting issues and defenses encountered in construction litigation.

John Alex Huddleston, Strasburger & Price - San Antonio, TX

1:45 pm

1.25 hrs

Houston Only

Handling Construction Claims in Practice: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives on Effective Trial and Settlement Strategies

The panelists will discuss some of the practical aspects of construction litigation, including litigation strategy and theories of liability and defense.

William R. Allensworth, Allensworth And Porter, L.L.P. - Austin, TX
Gregory Michael Cokinos, Cokinos Bosien & Young - Houston, TX
Michael Wallace Huddleston, Shannon Gracey Ratliff & Miller LLP - Dallas, TX
David D. Peden Jr., Porter & Hedges, LLP - Houston, TX

UT Law CLE

2004 Construction Law Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

William R. Allensworth
Allensworth And Porter, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
William K. Andrews
Andrews Myers Coulter & Cohen PC
Houston, TX
George C. Baldwin
Lloyd, Gosselink, et al
Austin, TX
Clayton Crockett Cannon
Stumpf Crddock Massey & Pulman
Houston, TX
Gregory Michael Cokinos
Cokinos Bosien & Young
Houston, TX
Patrick H. Cordero Jr.
Attorney at Law
Midland, TX
Carleton A. Davis
Brown McCarroll LLP
Austin, TX
Jeffrey A. Ford
Ford, Nassen, & Baldwin PC
Dallas, TX
Patrick E. Gaas
Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee, P.C.
Houston, TX
Gregory Alan Harwell
Gardere & Wynne
Dallas, TX
John Alex Huddleston
Strasburger & Price
San Antonio, TX
Michael Wallace Huddleston
Shannon Gracey Ratliff & Miller LLP
Dallas, TX
John R. Krugh
Houston, TX
Bruce W. Merwin
Haynes & Boone LLP
Houston, TX
Stephen Bond Paxson
Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee, P.C.
Houston, TX
David D. Peden Jr.
Porter & Hedges, LLP
Houston, TX
Chris E. Ryman
Coats Rose
Houston, TX
Lee Howard Shidlofsky
Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack
Austin, TX
Chris S Stacy
DuBois Bryant Campbell & Schwartz
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Carleton A. Davis—Co-Chair
Brown McCarroll LLP
Austin, TX
Chris E. Ryman—Co-Chair
Coats Rose
Houston, TX
William R. Allensworth
Allensworth And Porter, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Cindy L. Becker
Birch & Becker, LLP
Austin, TX
Charles Joseph Cain
Van Osselaer Cronin & Buchanan LLP
Austin, TX
Daniel K. Craddock
Stumpf Craddock Massey & Farrimond
West Lake Hills, TX
Michael J. Esposito
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Michael Bernard Gerstle
Gerstle, Minissale & Snelson, L.L.P.
Dallas, TX
Michael Wallace Huddleston
Shannon Gracey Ratliff & Miller LLP
Dallas, TX
Lee Howard Shidlofsky
Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack
Austin, TX
Chris S Stacy
DuBois Bryant Campbell & Schwartz
Austin, TX

UT Law CLE

2004 Construction Law Conference

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
11.50 hrs
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

MCLE Credit

Texas
11.50 hrs
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

UT Law CLE

2004 Construction Law Conference

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Oct 13, 2004
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 15, 2004
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Oct 18, 2004
    $50 processing fee applied

Houston

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 21, 2005
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Feb 6, 2007
    $0 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2004 Construction Law Conference

Hotel / Venue

Houston


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UT Law CLE

2004 Construction Law Conference

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