This seminar is intended for design professionals, architects, engineers and attorneys, and will address the topics of construction law, as applied in Montana.
It is important for design professionals, as well as attorneys called upon to assist them, to understand their rights, duties and obligations.
You will receive information on the following topics:
• Construction Contracting For Design Professionals
• Insurance Issues For Design Professionals
• Employment Law Concerns
• Entity Formation Options And Tax Implications
• How To Perfect A Design Professionals Lien On Private Work
• Dispute Resolution: How To Resolve Your Claim
• Recent Montana Supreme Court Decisions In The Construction
• Copyright Protection For Architectural And Engineering Works
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. Construction Contracting For Design Professionals
A. Standard Form Agreements
B. Deal Breaker Clauses
C. Red Flags
D. Scope Of Services
E. Project Documentation
III. Insurance Issues For Design Professionals
A. Declining Balance Insurance Policies
B. Public Safety Issues
C. Personal Liability Exposure
D. General v. Professional Liability Policies
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
IV. Recent Montana Supreme Court Decisions In The Construction Law Field
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
V. Employment Law Basics
A. Anti-Harassment In The Work Place
B. Employment Interview
C. Employee Or Independent Contractor?
D. Wrongful Discharge Act
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
VI. Entity Formation Options And Tax Implications
A. Succession Planning And Tax Consequences
B. Entity Selection Options And Dissolution And Consequences
C. Mergers And Acquisitions
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
VII. Copyright Protection For Architectural And Engineering Works
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
VIII. How To Perfect A Design Professionals Lien On Private Work Projects
A. Understanding Montana’s Lien Laws
B. Lien Fundamentals
C. Completion Of Projects
D. Foreclosing A Lien Claim
E. Assignments, Priority And Waivers Of Lien Rights
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
IX. Doing Business In Indiana Country