Goldleaf Surety to Host 3rd Construction Law Seminar

Goldleaf Surety Services will be hosting a Construction Law Seminar on Thursday, March 14th.  This seminar will be held at the Crow River Winery, Hutchinson, Minnesota.  The seminar will begin with registration at 8:00 am and will end with a free lunch at 12:30 pm. This year’s key note speakers will be Jason Tarasek and Patrick Lee-O’Halloran, attorneys with Thompson Tarasek Lee-O’Halloran law firm out of Edina. Mr. Tarasek and Mr. Lee-O’Halloran will discuss the following topics at this … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety to Host 2nd Construction Law Seminar

Goldleaf Surety Services will be hosting a Construction Law Seminar on Wednesday, March 13th.  This seminar will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, La Vista, Nebraska.  The seminar will begin with registration at 8:00 am and will end with a free lunch at 12:30 pm. This year’s key note speakers at our Construction Law Seminar will be Bonnie Boryca, Rich Gilloon and Nick Sullivan, attorneys with Erickson Sederstrom law firm out of Omaha. Ms. Boryca, Mr. Gilloon and … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety To Host Construction Law Seminar

Goldleaf Surety Services will be hosting a Construction Law Seminar on Thursday, March 7th.  This seminar will be held at the Best Western Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center in Neenah, Wisconsin.  The seminar will begin with registration at 8:00 am and will end with a free lunch at 12:30 pm. This year’s key note speakers will be Terence Bouressa and Steve Frassetto.  Both Mr. Bouressa and Mr. Frassetto are with the Menn Law Firm and have extensive legal experience. Mr. … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety to Host Construction Law Seminar

Goldleaf Surety Services will be hosting a Construction Law Seminar on Tuesday, March 13th.  This seminar will be held at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha, Wisconsin. This year’s key note speaker will be William E. McCardell.  Mr. McCardell is a partner in the law firm of DeWitt Ross & Stevens in Madison. He focuses his practice on two distinct areas of law (1) representing management interests in labor and employment law; (2) representing the construction industry in contract … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety to Host Construction Law Seminar

Goldleaf Surety Services will be hosting a Construction Law Seminar on Wednesday, February 28th.  This seminar will be held at Embassy Suites & Courtyard, 12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista, Nebraska. This year’s key note speaker will be Sean Minahan.  Sean is a partner in the law firm of Lamson Dugan and Murray, LLP in Omaha and a member of its Litigation Department.  Mr. Minahan has represented a broad range of clients in corporate litigation.  He has a specific interest in representing … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety Hosts Contractor Seminar

On Tuesday, January 19th, Goldleaf Surety Services and CliftonLarsonAllen hosted a Contractor's Seminar at the Wood Lake Meeting Center in Rochester, Minnesota. Keynote Speaker was Attorney Mark R. Becker.  Mark is a shareholder in the law firm of Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson in Minneapolis.  Mark's practice areas include construction; commercial litigation; public bidding and procurement; and arbitration and mediation.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, Forum on the … [Read more...]

Troublesome Contract Clauses: Change in Terms

The final troublesome contract clause we will look at in this series is the Changes in the Work clause. A contract change occurs when an event or condition modifies the work as defined in the contract documents. Changes may include: Additions to or deletions from the work to be completed Changes in the materials specified Corrections in the specifications or drawings Acts or omissions of other contractors or trades Departures from the contract schedule Changes affecting the … [Read more...]

Troublesome Contract Clauses: Indemnity Clause

We continue our look at troublesome contract clauses with the Indemnity clause. Craig Martin, Attorney with Lamson, Dugan & Murray explains that indemnity is the shifting of loss from one party to another. Every state recognizes this legal right. The duty to indemnify can arise due to a statute, common law, or by contract. Common law and statutory indemnities may transfer liability from a party that has little or no responsibility for a loss to the party that has more or all of the … [Read more...]

Troublesome Contract Clauses: Flow-Down Clause

Craig Martin, Attorney with Lamson, Dugan & Murray, discussed several troublesome contract clauses that contractors need to be aware of during his presentation at the Construction Law Seminar held March 10th. A second clause discussed was the Flow-Down clause. These clauses are sometimes referred to as "incorporation by reference clauses," "conduit clauses," or "flow-through clauses." These clauses pass through to a contracting party those risks and obligations assumed by its contracting … [Read more...]

Tips for Managing an OSHA Inspection

One of the topics covered at the March 10th Construction Law Seminar by presenter Craig Martin, Attorney with Lamson, Dugan & Murray, was how to manage an OSHA Inspection. The threat of an OSHA safety inspection is very real. In 2014, OSHA and the various states with their own OSHA programs, performed over 83,000 inspections. And given that two of the top three most frequently cited violations, fall protection and scaffolding, involve construction standards, the threat is even more real … [Read more...]