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Construction Law for the General Practitioner


CLE Hours: 6 including 6 General, 0 Ethics, 0 Professionalism, 1 Trial Practice

Location:
State Bar of Georgia - Atlanta, Georgia

Dates


Description

Please Note: Speakers, session times and credit hours are subject to change.

 

PRESIDING:

 

Henry M. Quillian III, Program Chair; Taylor English Duma LLP, Atlanta, GA

 

 

8:00

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

 

 

8:35

WELCOME AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 

Henry M. Quillian III

 

 

8:45

FILING AND PERFECTING MECHANICS LIENS (Trial Practice)

 

Jeffrey P. Lutz, Culhane Meadows PLLC, St. Simons, GA

 

 

10:15

BONDING REQUIREMENTS, BONDS, BOND CLAIMS AND THE PROMPT PAYMENT ACT

 

Mark B. Carter, Taylor English Duma LLP, Atlanta, GA

 

 

11:15

BREAK 

 

 

11:25

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT CLAUSES EVERY GENERAL PRACTITIONER SHOULD KNOW

 

William E. Burnett, Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP, Atlanta, GA

 

 

12:25

LUNCH

 

 

1:10 

CHANGED ORDERS: HOW HAS A NEW ADMINISTRATION AND THE GREAT RESIGNATION AFFECTED THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY AND WHAT CAN CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS EXPECT IN 2023

 

Glianny Fagundo, Thompson Hine LLP, Atlanta, GA

 

 

2:10

ISSUES TO CONSIDER IN CONNECTION WITH ARBITRATING DISPUTES AND PRACTICAL TIPS FOR PRESENTING ARBITRATIONS

 

Gautam Y. Reddy, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Atlanta, GA

 

Jeffrey P. Lutz

 

Henry M. Quillian III

 

 

3:10

BREAK

 

 

3:25

GEORGIA’S RIGHT TO REPAIR ACT AND WHAT IT MEANS TO YOUR CLIENTS

 

Mark B. Carter

 

Henry M. Quillian III

 

 

4:25

ADJOURN

 

 

 

Colette Reed

 

Program Coordinator

Postscript:

After the program, please be sure to complete the evaluation survey: Your input will help us improve. 

The "Evaluation Survey" is under the “Certificate” button for this program. 


Handouts

Speaker


Mr. Jeffrey Paul Lutz's Profile

Mr. Jeffrey Paul Lutz Related seminars and products

Culhane Meadows PLLC


JEFFREY PAUL LUTZ is a partner and past litigation chair for Culhane Meadows, PLLC, where he practices out of their
Atlanta, Georgia office. Mr. Lutz resides in St. Simons Island, Georgia and maintains a local office there, as well. His
practice focuses on the representation of developers, contractors and design professionals in a myriad of constructionrelated
disputes, as well as commercial and corporate representation occurring in and around this dynamic.
Mr. Lutz is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and spent six years as a board member for the Atlanta Bar Association’s
Construction Law section. He is licensed to practice in the state and superior courts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of
Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of
Georgia and Northern Districts of Florida and Alabama, as well as the U.S. District Court for the 11th Circuit.
For his many accomplishments, Mr. Lutz has repeatedly been named a Georgia Super Lawyer® “Rising Star” (under 40)
and Georgia Super Lawyer® (over 40) in Construction Law. He has also achieved a preeminent "AV" rating in ethics and
legal competency from his peers and Martindale-Hubbell®.
Mr. Lutz received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Georgia Southern University, and his law degree from the
Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He is a proud 12-year veteran of the U.S. Army (1st Ranger
Battalion) and the Georgia Army National Guard.



Mr. William Emanuel Burnett's Profile

Mr. William Emanuel Burnett Related seminars and products

Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP


William E. Burnett is an associate in the construction law group of Smith, Gambrell, & Russell, LLP in their Atlanta office.

Mr. Burnett advises clients in the planning, design, and construction of industrial, energy, residential, and commercial projects throughout the country. Mr. Burnett assists clients in the review and negotiation of construction agreements. He prepares contract documents which are tailored to his client’s specific industry and requirements. He regularly drafts, reviews, and negotiates standard industry and custom prime contracts, subcontracts, construction and project management agreements, design agreements, and supplier agreements.

Mr. Burnett also counsels and supports clients with contract administration during the construction phase to ensure that projects finish on time, on budget, and with claims and disputes kept to a minimum. If disputes are unavoidable, he assists clients in their prompt resolution and is experienced in the mediation, arbitration, and litigation of complex construction matters involving multiple parties. Mr. Burnett has represented clients on disputes involving breach of contract claims, construction and design defects, delays and disruptions, bid protests, and construction securities.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Burnett spent nearly a decade at one of the country’s largest construction management firms, where he worked as a construction accounting professional on large, complex commercial and industrial projects. While there, he also gained experience in construction risk management, which he continues to apply today for the benefit of his clients.

Mr. Burnett received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Georgia State University, and received his Juris Doctor from the Georgia State University College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law, the State Bar of Georgia’s Construction Section, and the Atlanta Bar Association’s Construction Section, where he is a current Member-at-Large.


Ms. Glianny Fagundo's Profile

Ms. Glianny Fagundo Related seminars and products

Thompson Hine LLP


Glianny is a partner in the Labor & Employment practice group. She focuses her practice on partnering with clients to
design and implement workplace policies and practices that are not just compliant with the law, but that further
business goals and protect a company’s culture. Her experience as a high-stakes employment and business litigator
have given her a full appreciation of the value, and cost, of human capital. As a result, Glianny’s employment law
advice is carefully designed to maximize returns and decrease risks.
Glianny routinely counsels national employers on a multitude of workplace issues, including wage and hour, worker
classification, religious and disability accommodations, joint employer/single enterprise, discipline, terminations,
reductions in force, executive employment agreements and background checks. She also defends companies in
significant cases including claims for restrictive covenants violations, discrimination, collective FLSA/wage,
contractual breaches, fraud, consumer disputes, professional liability and products liability. Some of the industries in
which Glianny has extensive experience include health care, restaurants and hospitality, retail, professional services,
transportation and logistics, and media/entertainment. With her engaging personality and knack for public speaking,
Glianny frequently provides training and addresses management and trade groups on policies and legal
developments. Glianny is also a contributing author of BLR’s annual publication 50 Employment Laws in 50
States and Georgia Employment Law Letter.
In addition to practicing law, Glianny is a business and community leader in the state of Georgia. She was one of the
forces behind the incorporation of the City of Brookhaven and has worked with numerous nonprofits serving various
industries. Glianny was a founder of the National Latina Business Women Association-Atlanta, has served as
president and chairperson of the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association and has served on the boards of CredAbility Inc.
and the Latin American Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves on the Latin American Association’s Advocacy
Committee and the State of Georgia’s Personnel Board. Glianny also regularly speaks at community events and
contributes to newspapers and television shows to counsel the Hispanic community about its legal rights and duties.


Mr. Gautam Yeruva Reddy's Profile

Mr. Gautam Yeruva Reddy Related seminars and products

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP


Gautam Reddy is a partner in the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.  He focuses his practice on construction and infrastructure projects and government contracting. He has represented a wide variety of clients in the construction industry, including owners, EPC contractors, general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals, both in the U.S. and internationally. His practice includes front-end contract drafting and negotiation, counseling clients during projects, and litigating cases in a variety of forums, including state and federal courts, domestic arbitration, international ICC arbitration, and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.

Mr. Reddy’s project experience has included large industrial mills and processing facilities, airports, hospitals, transportation infrastructure, pipelines, commercial developments, university facilities, and mining projects.

Mr. Reddy was recognized in 2021, 2022 and 2023 as one of the "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" for Construction Law and Construction Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America®. He was listed as an "Associate to Watch" for Construction Law in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Mr. Reddy was recommended by Legal 500 US in 2021 and 2022 for Construction and he was also named a "Rising Star" by Legal 500 US in 2021 and 2022 for Construction.

Mr. Reddy is also active in the community. He currently serves as the President of the South Asian Bar Association of Georgia and serves on the Board of Directors of the Construction Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.

Mr. Reddy received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and his law degree from the Emory University School of Law. 


Location

State Bar of Georgia

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104 Marietta St. NW, 3rd Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, United States
(404) 527-8700
www.gabar.org

Important Information

Please be advised that your credit will not be reported to the State Bar of Georgia CLE Regulation Department until after you have completed the steps necessary to earn credit for that program. 

Self reporting is required for all other jurisdictions.

The information presented is solely for educational purposes. The opinions expressed by the faculty in their materials and presentations are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the State Bar of Georgia, its officers, directors and/or employees. The faculty is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional advice and these presentations and publications are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. All publications and presentations were created to serve the continuing legal education needs of practicing attorneys.

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