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Alternate Dispute Resolution: Your Key to Staying Out of Court

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Alternative Dispute Resolution
Presented by:
Adam Bult, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP • Dave Halligan, Navigant Consulting, Inc. • Jonathan Pray, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP • Jim Zack, Navigant Construction ForumTM

Learn best practices and key strategies for staying out of court.

Excellent! As a young attorney, I learned a great deal about helpful, pre-litigation ADR methods.

Annonymous Participant
Kansas City, MO

This webinar is the best I have listened to so far in this series.

Anonymous Participant
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Construction industry disputes are common, and the amounts in dispute are frequently quite high. Additionally, disputes in the construction industry are often quite complex, thus making it difficult to present issues clearly to non-­ technical triers of fact. Until the late 1980s, the traditional dispute resolution process involved negotiation and some form of administrative appeal, possibly mediation, followed by either arbitration or litigation. As a result, the construction industry has developed a number alternative means of resolving disputes.

And in the past two decades, settlement of disputes has come a long way from litigation and arbitration. Alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) has become common in construction.

This session discusses over 40 alternate methods for resolving disputes when they cannot be negotiated by the parties. The intent of these methods is to promote a decrease in expensive litigation or arbitration costs through the increased use of mediation, partnering, dispute resolution boards and other methods, by being able to:

  • Identify the basic types of ADR — pre-dispute, facilitative, recommendation, final & enforceable decision
  • Learn how the methods work
  • Consider factors such as cost, timeliness and confidentiality
  • Evaluate the success rates of different methods
  • And much, much more!

ADR procedures, on the other hand, provide viable alternatives to costly litigation and help projects get back on track quickly and productively. Attend this informative session to learn about alternate dispute resolution options that could help you cut litigation and arbitration costs and help your project succeed!

 Who Will Benefit?

This recorded webinar 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:

Adam Bult, Shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, has extensive experience litigating complex business and construction disputes in state and federal courts throughout Nevada.

Dr. David Halligan, an Associate Director in the Global Construction Practice of Navigant Consulting Inc., has 22 years of experience providing clients with schedule delay analyses, construction management, project controls, and claims resolution assistance on a wide variety of heavy civil and facilities projects.

Jonathan G. Pray, Shareholder and Deputy General Counsel with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, regularly advises clients on the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts for public and private projects and provides advice to project participants over the course of construction — all with the goal of helping his clients resolve disputes and avoid litigation altogether.

James G. Zack is Executive Director, Navigant Construction ForumTM — the construction industry’s global resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. A Fellow of AACE and RICS, Mr. Zack is a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant, a Certified Construction Manager and a Project Management Professional.

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