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...]

Goldleaf Surety Contractor Seminar

Goldleaf Surety Services together with CliftonLarsonAllen is hosting a construction seminar in Rochester, Minnesota on Tuesday, January 19th.  The seminar will be at the Wood Lake Meeting Center, 210 Wood Lake Drive SE in Rochester.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.  Presentations will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with lunch to follow.  This seminar is offered free of charge. The main presenter will be Mark Becker.  Mark is a shareholder in the law firm of Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & … [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...]

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...]

Goldleaf Surety Services Construction Law Seminar

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Goldleaf Surety Services hosted a Contractor's Construction Law Seminar at the Embassy Suites in Omaha, Nebraska. Keynote Speaker was Craig Martin. Craig is a partner in the law firm of Lamson Dugan and Murray, LLP in Omaha. He has a background in all aspects of construction law. He has experience in handling a wide variety of litigation in the commercial and business tort arena. His practice emphasizes construction and employment matters, but he also has … [Read more...]

Minnesota’s New “Responsible Contractor” Act

At the Contractor Seminar held in St. Cloud on January 20th, information on the new Minnesota "Responsible Contractor" Act was presented. As of January 1, 2015, any contractor bidding on public work in Minnesota must certify their compliance with this new law, Minnesota Statutes 16C.285. Historically, Minnesota let contracts to the "lowest, responsive and responsible bidder." "Low" equaled low price (an objective standard) "Responsive" equaled the bid responds to and does not materially … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety Hosts Contractor’s Seminar

On Wednesday, March 12th, Goldleaf Surety Services hosted its annual Contractor's Seminar. This year's seminar was held at Jackpot Junction in Morton, Minnesota. Aaron Dean, a partner in the Construction and Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group of Best & Flanagan was this year's presenter. Aaron is a frequent speaker to Construction Industry Trade Groups on construction issues. His practice focuses on all areas of the construction industry, and his clients include contractors, … [Read more...]