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Spring Education Workshop


Come join us for our spring education 1/2 Day Contracts program! We will be reviewing insurance, retainage, and hosting a panel discussion on contracts clauses.

12:00 Check-in and Lunch


Presented by:  Mary Cave, Cobb Strecker Dunphy, Zimmermann

This presentation will cover:  What insurance language is in contracts that you are signing, your risk when something goes bad, what risk is being pushed down the line to you, and what risk can you push down to your subs.


1:15 – 2:00:  RETAINAGE – WHAT & WHY 

Presenter: Jennifer Thompson, Thompson, Tarasek, Lee-O’Halloran

One word that has become divisive in the industry and threatens to pit owner against general, and general against sub.  But knowledge is power.  This segment will explain the basics of retainage, provide you an update on current legislative activities relating to retainage, and talk through ways to control for risk when retainage is involved.


2:15 – 4:00 Contracts Panel Presentation

Panelists: Caryn Boisen, Larson King; Tim Gillen, Bolander; and Eric Olsen, RJM Construction Moderator Laura Karow, Gunnar Electric

This panel presentation will discuss contract clauses from both a legal and practical perspective, including clauses affecting submittals, indemnification, lien and bond rights, liquidated damages, and dispute resolution.  You will learn why these contract clauses are important and whether and how you can negotiate with an owner or prime contractor to mitigate your risk and make your project a success.

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Start Time

12:00 pm

May 15, 2019

Finish Time

4:00 pm

May 15, 2019


Sunrise Bank: 2525 Wabash Ave, St Paul, MN 55114