Subcontractors and Suppliers:
Special Issue and Concerns
Chris Brasco, Attorney, Watt Tieder
Learn best practices for dealing with risk-shifting provisions & other concerns related to contractors and subcontractors.
Very well conducted webinar.
My company is in the middle of a merit claim and found the information helpful to avoid the next time.
Naples , FL
Subcontractors and suppliers face many risks that can erode anticipated profit margins and even expose them to substantial liability in the event of delays or cost overruns. Further risks arise under their subcontracts, which typically include one-sided provisions and risk-shifting clauses imposed by the general contractor. On many projects, onerous contract terms fl ow down through the owner’s contract with the general contractor.
General contractors are also at risk in managing subcontracts. Despite performance bonds and other protections, subcontractor default is the most serious issue. Other risks abound, such as improper coordination of subcontractors and failure to timely submit subcontractor change requests to the owner.
Attorney Chris Anzidei explains how contract language plus varying rulings from state-to-state play a role in the risks and concerns for those providing or furnishing labor, material and equipment on a project as a subcontractor or supplier, including:
- Proprietary specifications
- Severin Doctrine, liquidating agreements and pass-through claims
- Pay-if-paid and pay-when-paid provisions
- Mechanic’s liens, Miller Act and other remedies for unpaid subcontractors
- Mediation and arbitration of subcontractor disputes
- And much, much more!
Listen to this informative session to learn various considerations for contract language plus varying rulings from state-to-state to avoid risks, minimize concerns and steer your project to success!
Who Will Benefit?
This presentation is a must if you’re a public or private owner, construction manager, contractor, subcontractor, consultant, architect, engineer or attorney.
This event features key insights from our knowledgeable construction experts:
Christopher Anzidei has more than a dozen years of experience in the construction industry. He has litigated complex disputes for clients both small and large in a wide variety of surety, construction, and government contracts matters. He has also drafted and negotiated contracts, counseled clients on contract administration and compliance, and successfully litigated myriad cases ranging from bond and indemnity claims to breach of contract and termination actions. Mr. Anzidei is a frequent author and presenter on issues pertaining to construction, surety and government contracts law and is actively involved in presenting seminars to industry trade groups and organizations.
Chris Brasco’s experience includes all facets of the construction process from contract formation through administration and the disputes process. His legal credentials are complemented by hands-on experience that includes the job site administration of a U.S. Corps of Engineer housing project in Germany, which was rescued from imminent default and successfully managed through final completion and large claim recovery.