University of Texas School of Law
2005
Construction Law Conference
Grapevine Oct 12-13, 2005
Conference Concluded
Video Replay: Houston Jan 26-27, 2006 Hilton Houston Post Oak
Conference Concluded

UT Law CLE

2005 Construction Law Conference

Program Features
The Residential Development and Construction Law Conference will blend construction law, land use development and real estate finance issues.

UT Law CLE

2005 Construction Law Conference

9/25/18
Schedule

Day 1 Morning

Presiding Officer:
In Grapevine: William R. Allensworth, Allensworth and Porter, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

9:00 am

0.50 hr

Grapevine Only

Construction Law Update

A review of recent cases and legislation affecting residential construction.

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

9:30 am

0.75 hr

Grapevine Only

Land Use Planning

A municipal attorney’s overview of land use issues from a city’s perspective. Topics will include zoning, subdivisions and platting, impact fees and a variety of other issues that face builders and developers who deal with Texas cities. The presentation will conclude with practical tips for dealing with Texas local governments.

Terrence S. Welch, Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P. - Richardson, TX

10:30 am

0.50 hr

Grapevine Only

Warehouse Financing 101: A Guide for Homebuilders

Many homebuilders have made the transition from mortgage broker to mortgage banker—or are considering such a move—to gain more control over closings, reduce disclosure and compliance burdens, generate higher fees and increase profitability. Warehouse financing provides small and medium-sized builders the liquidity and working capital to close and hold loans—and thus gain the benefits available to mortgage bankers. This session covers the benefits of residential loan warehouse financing, attributes and sources of funding, and best practices relating to collateral and risk management.

James Dunkerley, FirstFunding, Inc - Dallas, TX

11:00 am

0.32 hr

Grapevine Only

Home Contracts I

An analysis and explanation of the new contracts developed by the Texas Association of Builders to comply with recent legislative changes including fixed price and cost plus mechanic’s lien contracts, new construction contract, spec home contract, remodeling contracts and subcontractor agreements.

Robert L. R. Bush, Bush & Motes, P.C. - Arlington, TX

11:20 am

1.00 hr

Grapevine Only

Home Contracts II—Custom Home Contracts and More

Preparing and negotiating custom home contracts considering owner’s and contractor’s perspectives.

Bruce W. Merwin, Haynes & Boone LLP - Houston, TX

Day 1 Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
In Grapevine: Michael B. Gerstle, Gerstle, Minissale & Snelson, L.L.P. - Dallas, TX

12:30 pm

1.00 hr

Grapevine Only

Lunch Presentation: The Successful and Ethical Practice of Construction Law

The requirements of the State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct as they relate to the everyday issues faced by the construction lawyer, and some basic concepts to follow.

William J. Chriss, Law Office of Willam J. Chriss, P.C. of counsel to Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

1:45 pm

0.75 hr

Grapevine Only

The Importance of Subcontracts in Residential Construction

The use of appropriate subcontracts can greatly limit the risk of liability for your general contractor client. This session includes a discussion of best practices including sample forms and provisions.

John D. Sloan Jr., Gardere Wynne Sewell PC - Dallas, TX

2:30 pm

0.67 hr

Grapevine Only

Special Issues Arising in Vertical and High-Rise Development

Residential development of high-rise buildings involves a blend of residential and commercial legal and development issues. This session outlines common pitfalls and risks involved in vertical construction; in particular condominiums; and covers the use and types of insurance needed and warranties available. Presenters will offer solutions, best practices, and model provisions and forms to deal with these risks.

Dale E. Butler, Winstead Sechrest & Minick PC - Dallas, TX
Edward A. Peterson, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C. - Dallas, TX

3:25 pm

1.75 hrs

Grapevine Only

Insuring the Project—End-to-End

A discussion of the various insurance products and the ongoing struggle between policyholders and insurers for defective construction claims.

Michael W. Huddleston, Shannon Gracey Ratliff & Miller LLP - Dallas, TX
Lee H. Shidlofsky, Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack - Austin, TX

Day 2 Morning

Presiding Officer:
In Grapevine: C. A.(Joe) Davis, Brown McCarroll, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

9:00 am

0.50 hr

Grapevine Only

Storm Water Compliance: Avoiding Pitfalls and Penalties

Reviewing the various types of stormwater rules that apply to different development approaches. Discussion of common pitfalls and interpretive mistakes related to stormwater rules. Identification of enforcement trends.

James B. Harris, Thompson & Knight - Dallas, TX

9:30 am

0.50 hr

Grapevine Only

Payments and Liens

An overview of issues regarding payment, enforcement of liens, and collection of retainage in residential construction contracts.

Daniel K. Craddock, Stumpf Craddock Massey & Farrimond - Austin, TX

10:00 am

0.50 hr

Grapevine Only

Labor Law: Identifying and Handling the Tough Issues

A primer addressing the common labor problems faced by the building and construction industry.

Edward M. "Ted" Smith, Cornell Smith & Mierl, LLP - Austin, TX

10:45 am

0.50 hr

Grapevine Only

Contract Administration/Inspections—Engineers and Dealing with Them

How to maximize benefit and reduce risk in the delivery and receipt of professional services for contract administration.

Richard E. Schellhammer, Goins, Underkofler, Crawford & Langdon, L.L.P. - Dallas, TX

11:15 am

0.50 hr

Grapevine Only

Closings, Sales, Bundling and RESPA—What Builders Need to Know to Stay out of Trouble

This session discusses key pitfalls and liability exposures to builders engaged in the increasingly common practice of bundling services under RESPA.

Chris A. Peirson, Peirson Patterson, LLP - Dallas, TX

11:45 am

1.50 hrs

Grapevine Only

Lunch Presentation: Regional Visioning in Central Texas

Join members of the Urban Land Institute and other planning and law professionals for a discussion on emerging land use trends and issues in Central Texas. Presented by the Urban Land Institute and Texas Association of Builders.

Sally Campbell, Envision Central Texas - Austin, TX
Donald Gatzke, University of Texas at Arlington - Arlington, TX
Jeff Taebel, Houston-Galveston Area Council - Houston, TX
Karen Walz, Vision North Texas - Dallas, TX

Day 2 Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
In Grapevine: Chris E. Ryman, Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee PC - Houston, TX

1:45 pm

0.50 hr

Grapevine Only

Construction Warranties

A comprehensive discussion of the scope, limitations, defenses, and remedies for express and implied warranties that may apply to commercial and residential projects.

Ian P. Faria, Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee, P.C. - Houston, TX

2:15 pm

2.00 hrs

Grapevine Only

Texas Residential Construction Liability Act (RCLA) and Texas Residential Construction Commission Act (TRCCA)

A presentation of the homeowner’s and the builder’s views on the RCLA and TRCCA and practice tips for representing homeowners and builders in construction defect cases. There will be a moderated question-and-answer-discussion designed to update you on how the TRCCA is working, the adoption of the construction standards and new and anticipated developments at the Commission. There will be a significant amount of time for you to ask the panel the questions you want answered. Audience participation is encouraged.

Clayton C. Cannon, Stumpf Crddock Massey & Pulman - Houston, TX
Gregory A. Harwell, Gardere & Wynne - Dallas, TX
John R. Krugh, Houston, TX
Chris E. Ryman, Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee PC - Houston, TX

UT Law CLE

2005 Construction Law Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

William R. Allensworth
Allensworth and Porter, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Robert L. R. Bush
Bush & Motes, P.C.
Arlington, TX
Dale E. Butler
Winstead Sechrest & Minick PC
Dallas, TX
Sally Campbell
Envision Central Texas
Austin, TX
Clayton C. Cannon
Stumpf Crddock Massey & Pulman
Houston, TX
William J. Chriss
Law Office of Willam J. Chriss, P.C. of counsel to Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Daniel K. Craddock
Stumpf Craddock Massey & Farrimond
Austin, TX
James Dunkerley
FirstFunding, Inc
Dallas, TX
Ian P. Faria
Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee, P.C.
Houston, TX
Donald Gatzke
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX
James B. Harris
Thompson & Knight
Dallas, TX
Gregory A. Harwell
Gardere & Wynne
Dallas, TX
Michael W. Huddleston
Shannon Gracey Ratliff & Miller LLP
Dallas, TX
John R. Krugh
Houston, TX
Bruce W. Merwin
Haynes & Boone LLP
Houston, TX
Chris A. Peirson
Peirson Patterson, LLP
Dallas, TX
Edward A. Peterson
Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.
Dallas, TX
Chris E. Ryman
Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee PC
Houston, TX
Richard E. Schellhammer
Goins, Underkofler, Crawford & Langdon, L.L.P.
Dallas, TX
Lee H. Shidlofsky
Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack
Austin, TX
John D. Sloan Jr.
Gardere Wynne Sewell PC
Dallas, TX
Edward M. "Ted" Smith
Cornell Smith & Mierl, LLP
Austin, TX
Jeff Taebel
Houston-Galveston Area Council
Houston, TX
Karen Walz
Vision North Texas
Dallas, TX
Terrence S. Welch
Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P.
Richardson, TX

Planning Committee

William R. Allensworth
Allensworth and Porter, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Cindy L. Becker
Birch & Becker, LLP
Austin, TX
Daniel K. Craddock
Stumpf Craddock Massey & Farrimond
Austin, TX
C. A.(Joe) Davis
Brown McCarroll, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
James Dunkerley
FirstFunding, Inc
Dallas, TX
Michael B. Gerstle
Gerstle, Minissale & Snelson, L.L.P.
Dallas, TX
Renea Hicks
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Michael W. Huddleston
Shannon Gracey Ratliff & Miller LLP
Dallas, TX
Chris A. Peirson
Peirson Patterson, LLP
Dallas, TX
Robert M. Reed Jr.
Meritage Homes Corporation
Plano, TX
Chris E. Ryman
Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee PC
Houston, TX
Richard E. Schellhammer
Goins, Underkofler, Crawford & Langdon, L.L.P.
Dallas, TX
Lee H. Shidlofsky
Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack
Austin, TX
John D. Sloan Jr.
Gardere Wynne Sewell PC
Dallas, TX
Edward M. "Ted" Smith
Cornell Smith & Mierl, LLP
Austin, TX
Kristi Sutterfield
Texas Association of Builders
Austin, TX
Terrence S. Welch
Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P.
Richardson, TX
Donald R. Westfall Jr.
Centex Homes
Dallas, TX

UT Law CLE

2005 Construction Law Conference

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
13.75 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
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
13.75 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
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

2005 Construction Law Conference

Key Dates

Grapevine

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Oct 5, 2005
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 7, 2005
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Oct 10, 2005
    $50 processing fee applied

Houston

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Dec 31, 1970
    Add $-295 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Jan 20, 2006
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Jan 23, 2006
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2005 Construction Law Conference

Hotel / Venue

UT Law CLE

2005 Construction Law Conference

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