Continuing Legal Education

Insurance and Surety Bond Issues for Construction Projects – Fall 2013

October 11, 2013
8:25 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
6.50 MCLE hours, including 1.00 approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours
Presented by Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, Construction Law and Insurance Law

Chicago
ISBA Chicago Regional Office
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
(map and directions)

Are you an attorney, architect, engineer, contractor, or professional working in the construction field? Then don’t miss this informative, full-day seminar that’s designed to help you better represent your client’s increasingly complex construction projects! Attendees with basic practice experience who join us for this seminar will better understand:  

  • The different types of risks associated with construction projects;
  • The insurance policy coverages and exclusions that apply to construction defect cases;
  • The common commercial general liability insuring issues for personal injury claims;
  • Builders Risk policies;
  • Using wrap-up insurance products for construction projects;
  • The insurance requirements and issues for design professionals, including architects and engineers;
  • The concept and enforcement of performance and payment bonds on private and public construction projects; and
  • Recognizing the ethical issues and concerns that may arise throughout your construction law practice.
Please Note: Prior to the program, you will receive a weblink via email allowing you to access the course materials prior to the program. You will also receive a copy of the course materials (for no additional charge) when you arrive at the program, but will need to check the appropriate box on the registration page letting us know if you prefer a flash drive or printed course book.

 

Program Coordinators:
Bruce S. Bonczyk
, Bruce S Bonczyk Ltd, Springfield
Samuel H. Levine, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago
Bruce H. Schoumacher, Querrey & Harrow Ltd., Chicago
Stanley N. Wasser, Feldman, Wasser, Draper & Cox, Springfield

Program Moderator:
Bruce H. Schoumacher
, Querrey & Harrow Ltd., Chicago

Bring a Non-Lawyer Guest For $50!
ISBA members are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to develop their practice and educate their clients by inviting contractors, architects, engineers, and property owners to the seminar. Lunch and a flash drive containing the program’s materials are included in the $50 Guest Fee.
To register your guest, please call the ISBA CLE Department at 800-252-8908.
(This unique opportunity is available for this program only and is being offered on a trial basis.)

Agenda

8:25 – 8:30 a.m.  Opening Remarks: Welcome and Introduction
Bruce S. Bonczyk
, Bruce S Bonczyk Ltd, Springfield
Bruce H. Schoumacher, Querrey & Harrow Ltd., Chicago

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.  Insurance Coverages for Construction Projects
Join us for a look at the different types of risks associated with construction projects, as well as the required insurance coverages to cover these risks.
Bruce H. Schoumacher, Querrey & Harrow Ltd., Chicago

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.  Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects
This segment examines the insurance policy coverages and exclusions that apply in construction defect cases.
Nathan B. Hinch, Mueller, Reece & Hinch, LLC, Bloomington

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.  Insurance Coverage for Personal Injuries
Don’t miss this in-depth discussion on workers’ compensation insurance and how it applies to personal injury cases on Illinois construction projects.
Andrew M. Fernandez, Jr., Knell & O’Connor, P.C., Chicago

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.  Break (beverages provided)

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.  General Liability Coverages
This presentation addresses common commercial general liability insuring issues applicable to personal injury claims. Topics include: targeted tenders, contribution, and coverage for additional insureds.
Aleen R. Tiffany, Aleen R. Tiffany, P.C., Crystal Lake

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Coverage for Work: Builders Risk Insurance
Get the information you need on Builders Risk policies, including events triggering the policy, policy exclusions/exceptions, and waivers of subrogation.
John C. Tuisl, Aon Risk Solutions, Chicago

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.  Lunch (provided)

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.  Wrap-Up Insurance and OCIP/CCIP Programs
This segment discusses the use of wrap-up insurance products for construction projects, including owner controlled insurance programs (OCIP) and contractor controlled insurance programs (CCIP).
Michael G. Alberico, Assurance Agency, Ltd., Schaumburg

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.  Design Professional Coverage
Help your architect and engineer clients by updating your knowledge on the insurance requirements and issues involved in construction projects!
Karen D. Erger, Lockton Companies, Kansas City, Missouri

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.  Performance and Payment Bonds
In this segment, our speakers discuss the concept and enforcement of performance and payment bonds on private and public construction projects, including the statutory performance bond requirements for Illinois public projects and the differences in bond forms.
T. Scott Leo, Leo & Weber, Chicago
Samuel H. Levine, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Ethical Issues with Insurance and Surety Coverage*
Enhance your awareness of the ethical issues and concerns that can arise throughout your construction law practice with this informative presentation.
Karen D. Erger, Lockton Companies, Kansas City, Missouri
T. Scott Leo, Leo & Weber, Chicago
Samuel H. Levine, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago
Stanley N. Wasser, Feldman, Wasser, Draper & Cox, Springfield