Save the Date: ABA 2020 Forum on Construction Law Annual Meeting

October 21, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The American Bar Association’s annual Forum on Construction Law Meeting will be held in Seattle, Washington next April: “The Forum’s mission is to serve the construction industry through education and leadership while Building the Best Construction Lawyers.”

April 23rd-25th, 2020
Sheraton Grand Seattle
1400 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101-2318

2020 ABC Convention

October 15, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Next year’s annual Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) convention will be in Nashville, Tennessee. This four-day event includes speakers, education sessions, networking opportunities and opening and closing night celebrations.

March 23rd-27th, 2020
Music City Center
201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

AGC's Surety Bonding And Construction Risk Management Conference

October 7, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This annual Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) conference will include “four plenary sessions and twenty breakout sessions on a total of sixteen topics (some breakouts will repeat). Also included in the schedule of events are two receptions, two breakfasts, one lunch and a total of six breaks.” The seminar is relevant for the following attendees: “the senior executives of the construction companies in the AGC family and particularly the in-house lawyers and risk managers for those companies. In addition, it includes the sureties, bond producers, insurance carriers, insurance brokers, lawyers and other professionals on whom such executives continue to depend for advice and assistance.”

January 27th-29th, 2020
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa
5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Webinar Replay: Conducting and Evaluating Environmental Due Diligence for Real Estate Transactions

September 30, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day webinar “will review the environmental laws’ liability scheme, programs such as the California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act (CLRRA) and Prospective Purchasers Agreements that can help shield purchasers from environmental liabilities, the necessary components of a properly prepared Phase I and its shortfalls, and also discuss considerations for sellers of contaminated properties.”

December 4th, 2019

2019 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite

September 23, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The California Lawyers Association presents their annual Environmental Law Conference during the third week of October. Topics covered include Water, Air and Climate Change, CEQA, NEPA, and Land Use, Waste and Chemicals, Energy, and General Interest.

October 17th-20th, 2019
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
1122 CA-41
Fish Camp, CA 93623

NAHB International Builders Show

September 16, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The annual National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Business Show features educational sessions, master workshops, parties, exhibits, concerts, building showcases, and much more.

January 21st-23rd, 2020
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Construction Defects & HOAs Seminar

September 10, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day seminar will cover topics such as Claims and Damages, Defenses and Key Statues, Insurance, Condominium Claims, and Alternative Dispute Resolutions. Attendees will include Architects, Attorneys, Contractors, Engineers, Government Employees, Insurance Professionals, and Municipal Employees.

December 17th, 2019
Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

CLSA North American Construction Law Symposium III

September 4, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Attendees of this event will have the opportunity of speaking before and learning from peers in a small group setting. With only 14 speaker slots, the seminar is designed to allow for personal interaction and discussion on all of the presentations, as well as 14 additional slots for observers/contributors. Observers/contributors will participate in the discussions but will not present a topic of their own. A private dinner will be open to attendees and guests on the night preceding the symposium, on December 4th, which will coincide with the 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting.

December 5th, 2019
The Harvard Club of New York City
35 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036

CSLA 2019 International Conference and Induction of Fellows

August 26, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Participants of this three-day conference “will be provided with advanced tools for continued success and expertise in construction law, trial techniques, evidence presentation, courtroom technology, case evaluations and marketing, as well as negotiations and alternative dispute resolution. New Fellows of the CLSA will be formally inducted into the society during the black tie Induction of Fellows Gala on Thursday, September 12, 2019. The conference will also give Fellows the opportunity to network with other distinguished construction attorneys from across North America, earn CLE credit, and enjoy the beauty and splendor of Colorado Springs.”

September 11th-13th, 2019
The Broadmoor
1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906

ABC Leadership Institute 2019

August 20, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This four-day Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) conference “brings together ABC volunteer leaders to hone leadership, communication and collaboration skills, as well as network with peers. Chapter chairs and chairs-elect are invited to participate in education sessions and the exchange of best practices, all in a collaborative, solutions-orientation environment.”

November 10th-14th, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
9800 Hyatt Resort Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78251

ABA 2019 Fall Meeting - Building a Better Construction Industry through Inclusion, Diversity, & Professionalism

August 13, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The American Bar Association (ABA) presents a three-day seminar “focused on understanding the business implications of inclusion, diversity, and professionalism across the construction industry.” It “includes advice for litigators and transactional lawyers alike, as well as in-house and outside counsel. Leaders from the ABA, ACEC, AGC, and AIA will forecast cultural and demographic shifts and provide their assessments of the industry as a whole.”

October 23rd-26th, 2019
Philadelphia Marriott Hotel
1201 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107-2897

Pacific Northwest Insurance Law Seminar

August 6, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This two-day seminar “is designed to provide practitioners and insurance professionals with an update on new developments affecting the insurance industry.” Topics covered include Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bad Faith, Ethics, Insurance, and Litigation. This seminar is relevant for Attorneys, and Insurance Professionals.

November 14th-15th, 2019
Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

San Francisco Partner Steven Cvitanovic Speaking during PLI’s 21st Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute on November 8, 2019

July 30, 2019
Steven M. Cvitanovic - Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP

Partner Steven Cvitanovic is speaking during the Practising Law Institute’s 21st Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute. He is presenting, “Ethical Issues Facing Real Estate Attorneys” on November 8, 2019.

November 8th-9th, 2019
PLI California
685 Market Street, First Floor
San Francisco, CA

Mr. Cvitanovic may be contacted at

The California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting

July 22, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

The annual CLA seminar will be “packed with multiple CLE programming, networking opportunities, interactive sessions with CLA Leadership, keynote speakers, an unforgettable night at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, exhibits” and more.

October 10th-12th, 2019
Monterey Conference Center
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Construction Law & Government Contracting

July 15, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This 8th annual Construction Law and Government Contracting seminar will focus on prosecution and defense of construction related claims as well as bidding upon and successfully performing government contract work. It’s relevant for Architects, Attorneys, Contractors, Engineers, Government Employees and Municipal Employees. Topics include lien, bond, and Little Miller Act claims; general employment, immigration, Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), and prevailing wage concerns for employers; zoning and insurance issues; P3 projects and financing; and a host of government contracting issues

October 8th-9th, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn Midtown / Homewood Suites
97 10th Street NW
(Corner of 10th ST NW and Williams ST NW)
Atlanta, GA 30309

26th Annual Washington Construction Law Seminar

July 9, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Attendees of this two-day seminar will include architects, attorneys, contractors, engineers, government employees, and municipal employees. Sponsored by the firms Jameson Babbitt Stites & Lombard PLLC and Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC, the faculty will cover Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy, Construction, Contracts, Ethics, Government, Insurance, Litigation, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Public Works.

September 19th-20th, 2019
Columbia Tower Club
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Oregon Construction Law Conference

July 1, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 24th annual Oregon Construction Law Conference is “designed to provide practical advice for real situations facing the industry today.” Topics of this two-day seminar include the following:

  • Case Law Updates
  • Tariffs and Downsizing
  • Issues in the Owner/Contractor Relationship
  • Current Bridge, Highway & Post-Office Projects
  • Handling Electronic Records & Ethical Considerations
  • Contracts, Changes, Claims, Defects & Insurance
  • Residential Construction Litigation
  • Tips for Mediation & Arbitration Proceedings

September 12th & 13th, 2019
World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon St
Two World Trade Center Building
Portland, OR 97204

2019 Construction Law Regionals: Sticks & Bricks - Charlotte, NC

June 25, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day seminar is suitable for both new and seasoned construction lawyers, and for owners, contractors, and other construction industry participants. Attendees will learn the key elements of all aspects of construction systems and technology that arise in "vertical" construction projects - from site work and foundations to structural steel; from building enclosures to mechanical systems.

September 9th, 2019
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Center City Division of Academic Affairs
320 E 9th St
Charlotte, NC 28202-2532

The Intersection of Insurance Coverage Issues and Underlying Claims in Construction Mediations: Perspectives from the Mediator and Coverage Counsel

June 18, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day American Bar Association seminar “explores the intersection of coverage issues and underlying claims in the context of construction mediations. The program focuses on the perspectives of the mediator and coverage counsel.”

July 17th, 2019
Live Webinar

AGC 2019 Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Conference

June 10, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The AGC Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Conference includes plenary and breakout sessions that cover these three categories: Managing safety, health, and environmental requirements and risk; Factoring safety, health, and environmental concerns into phases of a project; and Expanding your knowledge and skills.

July 23rd-25th, 2019
Hyatt Regency
808 Howell Street
Seattle, WA 98101

State of the State: Annual Legislative Update

June 3, 2019
David M. McLain – Colorado Construction Litigation

David M. McLain from HHMR will provide a review of updates important to home builders and a recap of this year’s legislative session.

June 12th, 2019
Maggiano’s Little Italy
7401 S. Clinton St
Englewood, CO 80112

Insurance in the Construction Industry

May 27, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ Staff

This 3rd annual Insurance in the Construction Industry seminar will address ethical considerations in a complicated defense, recent case law and legislative updates, coverage issues with respect to CGL, Builder’s Risk, OCIP and Subguard Policies, use of bonds, Additional Insured endorsements, and effective mediation strategies. This seminar is relevant for anyone who is involved in or services the construction industry.

August 13th-14th, 2019
Hampton Inn & Suites – Brickell Downtown
50 SW 12th Street
Miami, FL 33130

Save the Date: PLI’s 21st Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

May 20, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ Staff

The Practicing Law Institute returns with its annual two-day seminar regarding commercial real estate this November. Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP Partner Steven Cvitanovic will be presenting, “Ethical Issues Facing Real Estate Attorneys” on November 8, 2019.

November 8th-9th, 2019
San Francisco, California

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Construction Law and Ethics Seminar

May 13, 2019
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ Staff

This one-day, in-person seminar will cover a variety of topics, including “Facilitating the Project with Effective Construction Contracting,” “Protecting the Project with Bonds and Insurance,” “Making Changes and Resolving Disputes during the Construction Process,” and “Handling Ethical Issues in Construction.” Attendees of the seminar will learn to do the following:

  • Understand project delivery systems and key contract terms.
  • Consider protecting the project with bonds and insurance.
  • Make changes and resolve disputes during the construction process.
  • Avoid ethical issues during the bidding process.
  • Incorporate environmental ethics and sustainability into construction projects.

June 12th, 2019
Holiday Inn Airport SE-Mall Area
2700 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan, MN 55121


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