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Construction Insurance: Protecting Your Client & Avoiding Common Traps

Learn what insurance policies are available and what kinds of coverage they provide. Our panel will also cover the intricacies of making claims, what triggers coverage, and how to avoid the most common errors made in making claims and enforcing insurance rights and remedies.

 

1 Hour MCLE Credit

There are many ways to approach risk management in construction projects. They include a strategic combination of indemnity agreements and insurance requirements in construction contracts before ground breaking, the right combination of insurance policies, and setting up good risk management protocols during construction. These strategies will enable your clients to be more secure financially, whether they are owners, architects, contractors, or subcontractors.

Learn what insurance policies are available and what kinds of coverage they provide. Our panel will also cover the intricacies of making claims, what triggers coverage, and how to avoid the most common errors made in making claims and enforcing insurance rights and remedies. This program focuses on CGL policies, cyber and real property insurance, and professional liability policies. Highlights include:

  • Types of insurance most commonly purchased for construction projects and what they cover
  • How to review insurance clauses in attorney-drafted construction contracts (or AIA forms) and make sure the required policies will actually fulfill indemnity obligations
  • Learn the factors that trigger coverage, that determine statutes of limitations, and explore how to advise your client on the timing for reporting a claim
  • Find out what are the most common construction defect claims and if they be insured against
  • Hear about traps attorneys fall into regarding contract negotiation, coverage, and claims reporting, and how to avoid them

This is a beginner to intermediate level program. Some prior experience with construction law matters is optimum, but not necessary.

On Demand RE55880-191

Live program recorded on Oct 24, 2018. 

 

 

There are many ways to approach risk management in construction projects. They include a strategic combination of indemnity agreements and insurance requirements in construction contracts before ground breaking, the right combination of insurance policies, and setting up good risk management protocols during construction. These strategies will enable your clients to be more secure financially, whether they are owners, architects, contractors, or subcontractors.

Learn what insurance policies are available and what kinds of coverage they provide. Our panel will also cover the intricacies of making claims, what triggers coverage, and how to avoid the most common errors made in making claims and enforcing insurance rights and remedies. This program focuses on CGL policies, cyber and real property insurance, and professional liability policies. Highlights include:

  • Types of insurance most commonly purchased for construction projects and what they cover
  • How to review insurance clauses in attorney-drafted construction contracts (or AIA forms) and make sure the required policies will actually fulfill indemnity obligations
  • Learn the factors that trigger coverage, that determine statutes of limitations, and explore how to advise your client on the timing for reporting a claim
  • Find out what are the most common construction defect claims and if they be insured against
  • Hear about traps attorneys fall into regarding contract negotiation, coverage, and claims reporting, and how to avoid them

This is a beginner to intermediate level program. Some prior experience with construction law matters is optimum, but not necessary.

TIMOTHY R. SULLIVAN

Timothy R. Sullivan is a partner and the Chair of the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Practice Group at McCormick Barstow in Fresno. His law practice focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith. In addition to over 30 jury trials, Mr. Sullivan has also tried numerous bench trials involving breach of contract and declaratory relief. He was the 2011 president of the Fresno County Bar Association and currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association (CLA). He has also written chapters on property insurance, liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, title insurance and bad faith for six treatises published by CEB, and was the Consulting Editor for CEB’s book on Property Insurance.

GARY A. BARRERA

Gary A. Berrera, a partner at Wendel Rosen Black & Dean in Oakland, is an insurance and risk management authority with more than 15 years in handling and resolving insurance-related disputes as both an attorney and a claims professional. He advises real estate developers and contractors, particularly on negotiating and drafting contractual risk transfer provisions and insurance requirements, verifying the scope of insurance coverage, and creating insurance coverage programs such as owner-controlled (OCIP), commercial general liability, builders’ risk, and property coverage. He has resolved a variety of insurance coverage disputes, including construction defect, professional liability, and errors and omissions.

Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
By Month October 2018
PRACTICE AREA Real Property
Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
By Month October 2018
PRACTICE AREA Real Property