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2018 Webinar: AIA Contract Documents 2017 Updates

April 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Construction Practice Group hosted a webinar titled “AIA Contract Documents 2017 Updates – Time is Running Out” on April 3, 2018.

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About the Webinar:

If you have continued to use the 2007 version of certain AIA contract documents that were updated in April 2017, your time is almost up. As of October 31, 2018, you will no longer be able to finalize these documents in the AIA software. Spend 60 minutes with us to learn about the key changes in the updated contract documents, which include the standard forms of agreement between owner and contractor and owner and architect, as well as the A201 General Conditions.  Now is the time … before it runs out.


Nora Loftus is an attorney at Frantz Ward in Cleveland, Ohio and devotes her practice to the construction industry. From front-end contract review and assisting clients with project documentation in real-time to ensure they are in the best position to defend or prosecute claims, Nora helps clients identify, avoid, and resolve project disputes. Nora has represented owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and sureties, which enables her to spot issues and risks from all sides. Nora has served as both first and second chair for numerous trials and arbitrations throughout the country. Nora received her B.A. from Miami University and her J.D. from Cleveland State University.

K. Brett Marston is the head of the construction law practice group at Gentry Locke in Roanoke, Virginia and a member of the firm’s management committee.  He has extensive experience in contract negotiations and preparation, payment disputes, mechanic’s liens, bond claims, construction defects, delay claims, insurance, and OSHA matters.  He handles significant construction matters in federal and state courts, arbitration, and mediation for general contractors, subcontractors, owners, design professionals, and suppliers.  Brett is a graduate, with honors, from the George Mason University School of Law, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.  Prior to starting with Gentry Locke in 1994, Brett was a law clerk to the Honorable J. Calvit Clarke, Jr., Sr. Judge of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (Norfolk Division).

David Draper is a long-time ALFA Construction Practice Group member with Lewis Thomason in its Knoxville, Tennessee office.  He is a Knoxville native and shareholder in the firm’s construction law practice group. He is an AV-rated trial lawyer with broad experience in civil litigation and ADR.  His practice is concentrated in construction, professional liability defense, commercial disputes and insurance coverage disputes.  His construction clients include owners, designers, industrial, commercial, utility, and residential general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.  He has prosecuted and defended a broad range of construction and professional liability claims involving such issues as design error, construction defect, construction site injury, payment disputes, and delay.  He regularly advises clients in contract formation and contract negotiation.  His insurance coverage practice also maintains a very active insurance coverage practice connected principally with CGL and E&O policies in the construction market.  He also advises clients on OSHA compliance and defends OSHA enforcement cases.  Mr. Draper has extensive arbitration experience and he serves as both an arbitrator and mediator.  He is a Tennessee Supreme Rule 31 listed Civil Mediator.


April 3, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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