Thank you for taking the time to learn more about out our 2019 Construction Law Boot Camp Seminar.  Please read below to learn more about the details of the programs.  If you have any questions, please contact Francisco García at or 770-886-5890.

Date:  March 14, 2019

Time:  Registration begins at 7:45; program starts at 8:20 and continues until 11:45

Place:  Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, 3570 Breckinridge Boulevard, Duluth, Georgia 30096

Breakfast:  Free for Attendees

Register:  Email Francisco at

Topics to be Presented:

I.  10 Free Things to Improve Your Construction Contracts

presenter:  Mark A. Cobb

Construction Contracts can always be improved, but we can show you how to correct some of the most common errors yourself through careful reading and proper organization.

II.  Common Problems Areas in Contracts (and How to Fix Them!)

presenter:  Stephanie Dodson Dougherty

We will survey some of the most common drafting problems plaguing construction contracts such as paid-if-paid, damages-for-delays, and payment issues.  In addition to noting red flags, we will discuss the exact language to change to avoid pitfalls during and after the project to make the project more successful for all of the parties.

III.  Due Diligence: How to Prevent Problems Before they Occur

presenter:  Robby Stubley

One of the most common questions we receive is from clients after a project has been derailed; they want to know, “What could I have done to avoid this situation?”  In this presentation, we will discuss taking the offensive by applying legal and common-sense knowledge including:

  • Party research: Know your friends well lest they become your enemies.
  • Proper licensing
  • Registration with SOS
  • Insurance
  • Reputation-even a simple Google search has value
  • Pending actions/liens/etc.

In addition, Robby will share how to strengthen your defenses including:

  • Know the contractual terms and don’t deviate from them
  • Maintain proper licensing/Registration/etc.
  • Contractors
  • Foreign entities-registration with GA Dept. of Revenue [obtain proper bond]
  • Get everything in writing/document everything

IV.  Building Business Value in a Closely-Held Construction Company” – Keys to Long-Term Success

Presenter:  Barry Selvidge

By understanding key drivers that increase the value of your construction company, you can become better prepared to raise capital to accelerate growth, recapitalize the business, or even successfully exit if the right opportunity presents itself. We’ll guide you through the top steps to begin taking now to boost your marketplace value.

V.  Litigation: the Good, the Bad, and the Inevitable

Presenter:  C. Adam Carvin

No one wants to be involved in litigation, but in this litigious society, contractors increasingly find themselves in court-room situations.  Client preparation and participation is vital to a successful experience so we’ll discuss ways that your employees and your documentation can best aid in the process and be prepared to respond to the opposing side.  In addition, it’s important to have an understanding of the process, the opportunities for settlement and alternative dispute resolution options, which will also be discussed.

VI.  Understanding Georgia’s Materialmen’s Liens

Presenter:  Mark A. Cobb

This overview will emphasize the important role liens play in making sure you get paid; it will include an explanation of Georgia’s Statutory Notice Construction Scheme, Lien Waivers, and filing Materialmen’s Liens