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Mark C. Friedlander

  • Co-Chair, Construction Law Group, Construction Law
  • Schiff Hardin LLP
  • 233 South Wacker Drive
    Suite 6600
  • Chicago, Illinois 60606-6473
  • Email: mfriedla@schiffhardin.com
  • Phone: (312) 258-5546
  • Cell: (847) 565-0628
  • Company Phone: (312) 258-5500
  • Fax: (312) 258-5600

Education

  • Undergraduate: B. A. Magna Cum Laude University of Michigan, 1978
  • Law School: Harvard Law School

Career History

Attorney

Schiff Hardin LLP, 1989-Present

Neal Gerber Eisenberg & Lurie, 1987-89 (Partner)

Lurie Sklar & Simon, Ltd. 1981-1987

Admitted to Illinois and Federal Bar – 1982

Areas of Concentration:

  • Law of Architecture and Construction
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Professional Activities

Chair, SOICA Chicago 2016 Olympics Task Force, 2007-Present

Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers, 1998-Present

Board of Governors, 2005-08

Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys, 2005-Present

President, 2005-07

Adjunct Professor 1985-86, 1993-2014

University of Illinois School of Architecture

Lecturer 1987-89

IIT School of Civil Engineering

 

Assistant Director 1983-86

IIT/Chicago Kent Law School

Construction Law Institute

Instructor 1988, 1990

University of Wisconsin – Madison College ofEngineering

Chairman, Professional Practices and Contracts Committee,

Design Build Institute of America, 1996

Legal Advisor to the Testimony Review Subcommitteeof the American Consulting Engineers Council 1988-92

Member

  • Construction Arbitration Advisory Panel,

    American Arbitration Association

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • ABA Forum Committee on Construction Law
  • Editorial Advisory Board, CPA Construction Niche Builderr
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Construction Accounting & Taxation

Board of Directors, General Counsel 1992-94

Newhouse Architectural Foundation

Member, Committee on Outsourcing of Design and Construction ManagementServices for Federal Facilities, National Research Council, Commission onEngineering and Technical Systems, Board on InfraStructure and the Constructed Environment, National Academy of Science and Engineering, 1997

Chair, Education Subcommittee of the Construction Law Committee of the United States Law Firm Group, 2002

HONORS/AWARDS

Leading Lawyer – Construction, Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – (2006 – )

Named Super Lawyer – Construction/Surety, Illinois Super Lawyers – (2006 – )

Named Leading Lawyer – Construction, Illinois Leading Lawyers Network – (2006 – )

AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell – (2006 – )

Named in Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America – (2006 – )

Named in Who’s Who Legal – Construction – (2006 – )

Named in Best Lawyers in America – (2006 – )

 

ABA Committee on Dispute Resolution, ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators, American Institute of Architects

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

“Examining Studies Used to Support Expert Opinions:Does the Study Make the Grade? An Illustrative Test for Suitability” American College of Construction Lawyers Journal, Winter, 2011

“Proposal for a New Performance Bond for Designer-Led Design-Build” Construction Accounting and Taxation, May/June, 2010

“Design-Build Teaming Agreements: Fostering the Relationship” Construction Accounting and Taxation, November/December, 2009

“Ch. 5 – A Practical Guide to New and Controversial Issues in AIA B101 – 2007” (Co-Author, Heidi H. Rowe) Risk Management for Design Professionals in a World of Change (Ardent Publications), November, 2009

“Design-Build Teaming Agreements: Sharing Risks and Providing Services” Construction Accounting and Taxation, September/October, 2009

“Design-Build Teaming Agreements: Structuring the Team” Construction Accounting and Taxation, July/August, 2009

“Become a Design-Builder: Multiply Your Profits” Licensed Architect – Vol 13 No. 2, Summer, 2009

“Representing Architects (Chapter 2 of “Pre-Construction Issues”)” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), June 11, 2009 “Play the Lead: Design-Build Works Well When Architects Are Out Front”Chicago Architect, March/April, 2009

“A Practical Guide to New and Controversial Issues in AIA B101 – 2007” American Bar Association Forum, Mid-Winter, 2008

“Drafting and Negotiating Tomorrow’s Construction Contracts Today” Practicing Law Institute, February, 2008

“Changes and Controversial Issues In AIA’s New Owner-Architect Agreement”Construction Accounting and Taxation, January/February, 2008

“Designer-Led Design-Build: Returning to the Concept of Master Builder” (Co-Authored by A. Ray Pentecost III, DrPH, AIA, ACHA) Rice University, Winter, 2007

“A New Solution for Public Construction Projects: Sequential Designer-led Design-Build” (Co-Authored by Ruth Krugly)Construction Accounting and Taxation, March-April, 2007

“Responsibilities and Liabilities of Architects and Engineers for Construction Failures” (Chapter 2) Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2006 Edition

“Arbitrator-Directed Arbitration: A Different Approach to ADR” The International Construction Law Review, July, 2006

“Arbitrator-Directed Arbitration: A Modest Proposal”Construction Accounting and Taxation, May-June, 2006

“Arbitrator-Directed Arbitration” American College of Construction Lawyers, February, 2006

“The New AIA Design-Build Documents” Construction Accounting and Taxation, July-August, 2005

“The New AIA Design-Build Documents” Real Estate Finance Journal, Summer, 2005

“The New AIA Design-Build Documents” The Project Manager(Association for Project Managers), Summer, 2005

“Construction Law in Illinois” Chapter 19 – Construction Defects, 2004 Edition, February, 2004

“Claims Against Architects and Engineers” – Chapter 6A – Illinois Construction Law, 2004 Supplement

“Plan Review Liability: Risks and Liabilities for Architects,”Licensed Architect, 2nd Quarter, 2003

“Plan Review Liability: Risks and Liabilities for Architects,”LicensedArchitect, 2nd Quarter, 2003

“Why Privatization Plan for Building Permit Review Won’t Work,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, March 26, 2003

“Legal Issues Unique to Design-Build,”Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation, September/October, 2002

“Designer-Led Design-Build: Part I,” Contractor Marketing, July/August, 2001

“Most Common Designer-Led D-B Misconceptions,”Design-Build Magazine, April, 2001

“Designer-Led Design-Build: More Flexibility for the Owner,”Design-Build Magazine, April, 2001

“Laws Needed to Limit Scaffolding Act Liability,”American Consulting Engineer

“Penalty Clauses,” ContractorMarketing, January/February, 2001

“Questioning Project Web Sites,” Consulting-Specifying Engineer, December, 2000

“Project Web Sites,” Contractor Marketing, November/December, 2000

“Design-Build Speed Limits: Don’t Proceed Too Fast and Make Sure WorkScope and Costs are Defined,”Design-Build Magazine, October, 2000

“Engineer-Led Design/Build,” Structure, Fall, 2000

“Liability of Design Professionals in Design-Build Projects,” Paper Written forthe American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, October 12, 2000

“Ownership Transition Q&A,” Law & Practice Column forContractor Marketing, September/October, 2000

“Risk Allocation in Design-Build Construction Projects,” Paper Written for thePublic Contracts Section of the American Bar Association, August 23, 2000

“Just Say “No” To Bad Contracts,” Law & Practice Column forContractor Marketing, July/August, 2000

“The New DBIA Model Contract Documents,” Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation, July/August 2000

“The DBIA Model Contract Documents,” Law & Practice Column forContractor Marketing, May/June, 2000

“AIA’s New Waiver of Consequential Damages,” Contractor Marketing,March/April, 2000

“Designer-Led Design-Build: Why It Works for Contractors,”Construction Lawyer, January, 2000

“Balancing Risks and Rewards in Design-Build Teaming Agreements,” Chapter 2 of book entitled Design-Build Contracting Claims, by Barry B. Bramble and Joseph D. West (Aspen Law & Business 1999)

“AIA’s New Waiver of Consequential Damages,” Law & Practice Column forContractor Marketing, November/December, 1999

“Designer-Led Design-Build: Why it Works for Contractors,”Design/Build Intelligence, October 15, 1999

“Don’t Proceed Too Fast For Conditions,” Design/Build Intelligence, October 15, 1999

“Modernizing Design-Build Licensing Laws,” Law & Practice Column forContractor Marketing, September/October, 1999

“The Proposal Contract,” Law & Practice Column forContractor Marketing, June/July, 1999

“Ownership Transition,” Law & Practice Column forContractor Marketing, March/April, 1999

“Design-Build Speed Limits,” Law & Practice Column forContractor Marketing, November/December, 1998

“Design/Build Solutions,” Journal of Management in Engineering, November/December, 1998

“Malpractice and the MoormanDoctrine’s “Exception of the Month,”Illinois Bar Journal, November, 1998

“Design-Build Checklist,” CPA Construction Niche Builder, October, 1998

“The AIA’s New Waiver of Consequential Damages,”CPA Construction Niche Builder, September, 1998

“The New A201 General Conditions,” Law & Practice Column forContractor Marketing, August/September, 1998

“Provisions for Design-Build Contracts,” CPA Construction Niche Builder, July, 1998

“Seven Legal Issues Unique to Design-Build,” Law & Practice Column forContractor Marketing, June/July, 1998

“Realizing Engineer-Led Design/Build,” Civil Engineering, April, 1998

“How Architects Can Multiply Their Profits as Design-Builders,”PSMJ Project Delivery, March, 1998

“Authority of the Marketing Executive,” Law & Practice Column forContractor Marketing, February/March, 1998

“Using the New Contract Documents,” Focus, February, 1998

“Architect-Led Design Build In The Public Sector,”Architext, January/February, 1998

“Checklist for Design/Build Teams,” Law & Practice Column forContractor Marketing, December/January, 1997/98

“A Complete Blueprint for Engineer-Led Design-Build” Paper Written for the American Consulting Engineers Council on October 3, 1997

“Legal Issues Unique to Design-Build” Paper Written for the American Society of Civil Engineers on October 7, 1997

“Engineer-Led Design-Build: Overcoming the Obstacles” Paper Written for the American Society of Civil Engineers on October 8, 1997

“Licensing Issues in Design-Build,” CPA Construction NicheBuilder, October, 1997

“Design-build provides an opportunity for architects to return to the status of master builders,”Architectural Record, September, 1997

“Designer-Led Design-Build Teams” Construction Briefings No. 97-9, August, 1997

“Entering a Design-Build Agreement? A Plan of Action,”Consulting/Specifying Engineer, August, 1997

“Designer-Led Design-Build: Return of the Masterbuilder,”Inland Architect, March-July, 1997

“Design-Build: Legal Obstacles and Solutions (Part I and Part II),” Engineers at the Bar, Consulting/Specifying Engineer, April and May, 1997

“New Design-Build Opportunities for Contractors,”CPA Construction Niche Builder, April, 1997

“Sequential’ Design-Build,” Design-Build Strategies, March, 1997

“Contractual Alternatives For Your Designer-Led Design-Build Project,”Design-Build Strategies, February, 1997

“Multiply Your Profits as a Design-Builder,” Focus, February, 1997

“The Single Entity Option,” Independent Energy Magazine, January/February, 1997

“Designer-Led Design-Build: Overcoming the Obstacles,”Design-Build DatelineDesign-Build Institute of America, Volume III, Number 6, November-December, 1996

“Blueprint Lays Out Designer-Led Design-Build,”Engineering NewsRecord, December 2, 1996

“New Construction Industry Arbitration Rules,”CPA Construction Niche Builder, September, 1996

“Ask the Lawyers,” Consulting/Specifying Engineer – March, 1996

“How A/Es Can Take the Lead in Design-Build,”Design-Build Strategies, in two parts, December, 1995 and January, 1996

“Contract Provisions That Improve Cash Flow,”CPA Construction Niche Builder, April, 1995

“Repeal of the Structural Work Act,” LETTERS,Structural Engineers Association of Illinois Bulletin, April, 1995

“Structuring Design-Build Joint Ventures,” Design-Build DatelineDesign-Build Institute of America, March-April, 1995

“Alternative Business Structures for Design-Build Ventures,”Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation, Spring 1995

“Alternative Business Structures for Design-Build Ventures,”Design-Build Strategies, March, 1995

“Choosing a Business Structure for a Design/Build Joint Venture,”CPA Construction Niche Builder, February, 1995

“Three Legal Issues Unique to Design/Build,” Communique, Winter 1995

“An Introduction to Design/Build,” CPA Construction Niche Builder, January, 1995

“Design-Build: One-Stop Construction Delivery Gains In Popularity,” Engineers at the Bar,Consulting/Specifying Engineer- January, 1995

“Construction Warranties,” Construction Briefings, December, 1994

“Legal Issues Unique to Design-Build,” Consulting-Specifying Engineer, November, 1994

“Seven Legal Issues Unique to Design-Build,” Design-Build Dateline Design-Build Institute of America, September-October, 1994

“Contract Clauses That Improve Cash Flow,” The Construction Industry Advisor, Fall 1994

“Industrial Design-Build Construction Contracts: An In-Depth Evaluation,”Focus, September 1994

“Alternative Dispute Resolution In A Nutshell,”The Construction Industry Advisor, Spring 1994

“A Primer on Industrial Design/Build Construction Contracts,”The Construction Lawyer, April 1994

“Ask the Lawyers: Collecting Receivables,” Consulting/Specifying Engineer – March, 1994

“Ask the Lawyers: Exploring the Design/Build Relationship,”Consulting/ Specifying Engineer- December, 1993

“Title III of ADA: Liability or Opportunity,” Engineers at the Bar,Consulting/ Specifying Engineer – August, 1993

“Ask the Lawyers: Substitution Liability and the Standard of Care,”Consulting/ Specifying Engineer- August, 1993

“Ask the Lawyers: Who Should Bend?”Consulting/Specifying Engineer- May, 1993

“Ask the Lawyers,” Consulting/Specifying Engineer – January, 1993; April, 1993

“Strengthening Your Specifications,” Consulting/Specifying Engineer- November, 1992

“Winning and Preventing Fee Disputes with Strong Contract,” Engineers at the Bar,Consulting/Specifying Engineer- January, 1992

“Design Professional’s Rights and Remedies When Owner Breaches Contract,” Chapter 24 of Design Professional’s Handbook of Business and Law (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991)

“Starting Your Own Practice,” Consulting/Specifying Engineer – November, 1990

“A Radical Proposal to Stem the Professional Liability Crisis,”Consulting/ Specifying Engineer – June, 1990

“A Legislative Agenda to Curb Liability Lawsuits,”Consulting/Specifying Engineer – March, 1990

“Responsibilities and Liabilities of Architects and Engineers for Construction Failures,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education – 1990

“Practical Illinois Construction Law,” Federal Publications, Inc. – 1989-1996

“The Indemnity Dilemma” CCAIA Focus – September, 1989

“Undesirable Projects and Clients” SMPS, Volume 14, Issue 9 – September, 1989

“The Impact of Moormanand Its Progeny on Construction Litigation” Illinois Bar Journal, Volume 77 Number 22 – August, 1989

“End Construction Suit Abuses” Crains Chicago Business – June 12-18, 1989

“The Design Professions: Let’s Regulate Expert Witnesses” Civil Engineering – April, 1989

“A Possible Solution to the Professional Liability Crisis” Illinois Engineer – February/March, 1989

“Reform Needed In Resolving Construction Disputes” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin – November 29, 1988

“Responsibilities and Liabilities of Architects and Engineers for Construction Failures,” Construction Litigation Supplement, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (1987)

“A Blueprint for the Duties and Liabilities of Design Professionals after Moorman.” 60 Chicago Kent L. Rev. 1 (1984)

“Design Professionals’ Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees When Falsely Sued,” Construction Law Adviser (July, 1984)

“Cutting the Cost of Litigation Through Court-Annexed Compulsory Arbitration,” Construction Law Newsletter (Winter, 1984)

“The Duties and Liability of Brokers to Buyers,” Real Estate Magazine (Nov. – Dec. 1984)

SPEECHES AND SEMINARS

 

Aon Panel Discussion entitled “Risk Management, Liability and Insurance on Sustainable Projects”, Greenbuild 2010, Chicago, Illinois (November 18, 2010)

Willis Webinar entitled “Tool Kit Series – Risk Management”, Chicago, Illinois (November 16, 2010)

Wills Webinar entitled “AIA Took Kit Series Contract Review”, Chicago, Illinois (November 9, 2010)

Willis Webinar entitled “AIA Tool Kit Series The Business of Architecture”, Chicago, Illinois (November 2, 2010)

AIA (Minnesota Chapter) entitled “Architect-Led Integrated Project Delivery”, Minneapolis, Minnesota (November 3, 2010)

Willis Webinar entitled “A/E-Led Integrated Project Delivery”, Chicago (August 9, 2010)

With Willis USA, entitled “Visiting the Jobsite: It’s Not Like Visiting Grandma’s House”, Chicago (Webinar), January 11, 2010

University of Illinois, School of Architecture, entitled “How Architects Can Expand Their Roles Into the World of Design-Build”, Urbana-Champaign Campus, November 5, 2009

Illinois State Bar Association, moderator or program entitled “Residential Construction: Avoiding and Resolving Construction Disputes”, Chicago, Illinois, June 18, 2009

Practicing Law Institute, entitled “Drafting an Effective Design Agreement: The New AIA Owner-Architect Agreements”, New York, New York, May 7, 2009

AIA National Convention, entitled “Architect-Led Design-Build: Integrated project Delivery With the Architect in Charge”, San Francisco, California, April 30, 2009

International Conference and Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design and Construction entitled “Project Delivery Methods: Understanding and Capturing the Promise of Integrated Project Delivery”, Phoenix, Arizona, March 8, 2009 (in conjunction with ASHE/PDC)

The A&E Group of Willis HRH (Online Seminar), entitled “Design-Build Projects”, March 16, 2009

Consulting Engineers Council of Illinois, entitled “Integrated Project Delivery: Stripping Away the Myths and Focusing on the Substance”, Chicago, Illinois, February 12, 2009

Condominium Task Force, entitled “Restoring Sanity to the Condominium Construction Industry”, Chicago, IL, September 18, 2008

AIA Summer Leadership Conference, entitled “Integrated Project Delivery in the Health Care Industry”, Chicago, IL, July 18-19, 2008

Law Seminars International, entitled “The New AIA Documents: What You Need to Know to Continuing Honing Your Skills”, Chicago, IL, July 10, 2008

Architects & Engineers 2008 Loss Prevention/Risk Management Seminar, (Holmes Murphy & Assoc.), entitled “A practical Guide to New and Controversial Issues in AIA B101 – 2007”, Rockford, IL, June 4, 2008

American Bar Association (Real Property Section), entitled “The New AIA Documents”, Washington, D.C., May 2, 2008

Practicing Law Institute, entitled “Drafting and Negotiating Tomorrow’s Construction Contracts Today”, New York, February 29, 2008

HRH/AVA Insurance Brokerage Webinar, entitled “Negotiating the New 2007 AIA Documents”, Chicago, Illinois, February 11, 2008

American Bar Association, entitled “AIA Documents: New Forms, New Issues, New Strategies”, San Antonio, Texas, February 7, 2008

American Bar Association, entitled “AIA Documents: New Forms, New Issues, New Strategies”, New York, New York, January 31, 2008

Society of Illinois Construction Lawyers, entitled “Condominium Defect Litigation: Contractual Protections”, Chicago, Illinois – November 20, 2007

In-House Seminar for Architects, Schiff Hardin, entitled “The 2007 AIA Documents”, Chicago, Illinois (with Paul M. Lurie) – November 20, 2007

Association of Licensed Architects – Illinois entitled “Architect-Led Design-Build: A Practical Business Plan for Architects to Lead Their Own Design-Build Team”, Rolling Meadows, Illinois – May 16, 2007

National Convention of American Institute of Architects entitled “Architect-led Design-Build: A Practical Business Plan”, San Antonio, Texas – May 4, 2007

DeVry University entitled “Construction Contracts and Projects”, Oak Brook, Illinois – January 31, 2007

National Convention of American Institute of Architects entitled “Architect-Led Design-Build, Return of the Master Builder”, Los Angeles, California – June 8, 2006

Presentation at Half Moon Seminar at Illinois Institute of Technology – Rice Campus entitled “Legal Issues for Illinois Architects”, Wheaton, Illinois – May 24, 2006

Presentation at HRH/AVA Seminar at AIA-Chicago entitled “Condominium Design Risk Management”, Chicago – May 17, 2006

Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association entitled “Arbitrator-Led Arbitration”, Chicago – April 25, 2006

Half Moon, LLC seminar entitled “Public Safety Laws and Issues for Illinois Architects, Engineers and Construction Professionals”, speech regarding “Construction Site Safety Issues”, Wheaton, Illinois – October 28, 2005

Presentation to Design Professionals  by Liberty International entitled “A Case Study”, Arizona – September, 2005

National Convention of American  Institute of Architects entitled “Architect-Led Design-Build, Return of the Master Builder”, Las Vegas – May 20, 2005

University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, Architects Registration Examination Preparation Class – Lecturer, 2005

Construction Superconference, Member of Panel Discussion entitled “A New Project Risk Assessment Tool for Owners, Contractors, A/Es and Their Lawyers”, San Francisco – December 10, 2004

Contracts PIA of Chicago Chapter of AmericanInstitute of Architects – “How Architects Can be Design-Builders” – October 27, 2004

American Arbitration Association2004 – Case Management/ Construction Roundtable – September, 2004

Presentation for University of Illinois at Chicago Seminar – “Build What You Design:  A New-Old Approach to Architecture and Construction” – March 10, 2004

Presentation for Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys -“The Law & Business of Design-Build” – January 20, 2004

Presentation for Association of Licensed Architects – “Legal Issues for Design-Build” – October 14, 2003

Presentation for American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry – “Value Based Contracting – It’s Not Just Price Anymore:Allocating Risk in Design-Build Projects” – October 2-3, 2003

Presentation for Design/Build Associates, LLC Seminar – “Legal and BusinessDifferences – Design/Build vs. Traditional Construction – December 12-13, 2002 and January 30-31, 2003

Presentation to the Illinois CPA Society and Foundation – “Construction Project Delivery Systems: What They Really Mean and How They Really Work” – October 30-31, 2002

Presentation to the American Association of Cost Engineers – “Alternative Project Delivery Systems” – May 3, 2002

Speech sponsored by Women’s Architectural League entitled, “The Law and Business of Design Build,” March 8, 2001

Speech to Corporate Architects PIA of the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects entitled, “Design Build for Corporate Projects” – November 15, 2000

Continuing Arbitrator Education on Warranties and Case Management Issues — “Overview of the Law of Construction Warranties” – November 10, 2000

“Design Build Exposure for Design Professionals:Construction Evaluation, Design Delegation and Professional Licensing,” Speech at the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Scottsdale, Arizona — October 12-13, 2000

Panel Discussion, “Shop Drawing Approval,” Construction Industry Roundtable,

– September 20, 2000

Speech at the Jones Lang LaSalle Best Practices on Project and DevelopmentManagement Conference entitled, “The ABC’s of Design-Build” – September 14, 2000

Speech to Chicago Chapter AIA Design Build PIA entitled, “Business Planning for Architect Led Design-Build” – August 23, 2000

Presentation, “Risk-Shifting in Government Design-Build Construction Contracts,” Meeting of the American Bar Association Public Contracts Section, – July 9, 2000

Presentation, “The Business and Legal Issues of Design-Build,” at the Construction Specifications Institute’s 2000 Convention, Atlanta, Georgia – June 23, 2000

Host, “The Design Professional’s Role in Design-Build Projects,” a Symposiumfor Design Professionals and Design-Builders presented by University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts, School of Architecture, Chicago, Illinois – April 14, 2000

Video Conference Presentation, “Design-Build Options for the Public Sector” with various Michigan municipalities — February 17, 2000

Presentation, “The Law and Basics of Design-Build,” at the Construction Specifications Institute’s 43rd Annual Convention and Exhibit, Los Angeles, California – June 23, 1999

Presentation, “The Law and Basics of Design-Build,” at the Construction Specifications Institute’s 43rd Annual Convention and Exhibit, Los Angeles, California – June 23, 1999

Presentation, “Arbitration and Mediation for Engineers,” Northwestern University Engineering School – May 20, 1999

Presentation, “Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry,”Northwestern University Engineering School – May 3, 1999

Lecturer, Engineer-Led Design-Build Teams, at Structural Engineers Association of Illinois Lecture Series, Engineering Into the 21st Century,  March 24, 1999

Presentation, “Analysis of the DBIA Model Contract Documents,” at the Tenth Annual Meeting of the American College of Construction Lawyers, Tucson, Arizona – February 19-21, 1999

Lecturer, Change Orders and Construction Damages, American Arbitration Association Training Seminar for Arbitrators in house seminar at Schiff Hardin & Waite, Chicago, Illinois – November 20, 1998

Presentation, “Seven Legal Issues Unique to Design-Build,” at American Institute for Professional Training and Development, Inc., Chicago, Illinois — October 15, 1998

Presentation, “Architect-Led Design-Build: How and Why To Do It,” at AIA Chicago 1998 Professional Development Conference, Chicago, Illinois – October 2, 1998

Presentation, “Legal Issues of Design-Build,” at Construction Specifications Institute’s [CSI] 42nd Annual Convention and Exhibit, Baltimore, Maryland — June 26, 1998

Presentation, “Design-Build: Implications for Engineers,” at The 1998 CEC/G and GSPE Joint Summer Meeting, Jekyll Island, Georgia — June 12, 1998

Presentation, “Legal and Business Issues Unique to Design Build,” at Clifton Gunderson Marketplace 2000, Itasca, Illinois — June 9, 1998

Presentation, “Protecting Yourself in Design-Build Contracts,” at A/E/C Systems ‘98 and Build USA, McCormick Place in Chicago — June 6, 1998

Presentation, “Precasting: The Future of Design/Build,” at LEAP Associates International, Inc., Tampa, Florida — June 5, 1998

Presentation, “Design-Build with the A/E as Prime” at Consulting Engineers Council of Missouri (CECMo), Osage Beach, MO — May 29, 1998

“Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry,” Speech at Northwestern University’s Graduate Engineering School — May 4, 1998

“Modern Construction Contracts and Popular Variations,” In-House Seminar at International Contractors, Inc. — April 30, 1998

Presentation, “Design-Build for Electrical Engineers & Contractors” at Electric West ‘98 Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada — February 8-11, 1998

Presentation, “Structuring the Design-Build Team” at Conference sponsored by McGraw Hill and the Construction Specifications Institute entitled “Succeeding in Design-Build,” Chicago, Illinois – October 16-17, 1997

“Engineer-Led Design-Build: As A Risk Management Device” Presentation to the American Society of Civil Engineers Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota October 8, 1997

“Design Build: Legal Obstacles and Solutions” Presentation to the American Society of Civil Engineers Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota — October 7, 1997

“Engineer-Led Design-Build” Presentation to the American Consulting Engineers Council Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah — October 3, 1997

Presentation, “Structuring the Design-Build Team” at Conference sponsored by McGraw Hill and the Construction Specifications Institute entitled “Succeeding in Design-Build,” San Francisco, California — September 25-26, 1997

Presentation, “Structuring the Design-Build Team” at Conference sponsored by McGraw Hill and the Construction Specifications Institute entitled “Succeeding in Design-Build,” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — September 18-19, 1997

“Design-Build Project Delivery Methods Under the New Texas Statute,” Seminar at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas — September 10, 1997

“Risk Management for Civil Engineers,” In-House Seminar at Manhard Consulting Engineers — July 15, 1997

“Successful Design-Build Project Delivery,” Seminar at Palmer House in Chicago for Iowa State School of Construction Engineering — June 26-27, 1997

Presentation, “Structuring the Design-Build Team” at Conference sponsored by McGraw Hill and the Construction Specifications Institute entitled “Succeeding in Design-Build,” Orlando, Florida — June 24-25, 1997

Speech to Eastern New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, “Architect-Led Design-Build” — June 19, 1997

Northwestern Engineering Law Class on “Alternative Dispute Resolution” – May 22, 1997

Management Express Luncheon on “Designer-Led Design-Build” sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers at the Chicago Bar Association — May 22, 1997

Presentation, “Structuring the Design-Build Team” at Conference sponsored by McGraw Hill and the Construction Specifications Institute entitled “Succeeding in Design-Build,” Houston, Texas — May 8-9, 1997

“A Practical Business Plan for A/E Prime Design-Build,” Design-Build America ‘97 Conference hosted by Professional Services Management Association – March 13, 1997

“Professional Liability in Designer-Led Design-Build,” Seminar for AVA Insurance and DPIC — February 4, 1997

“Innovative Financial Instruments to Facilitate Designer-Led Design-Build,” Seminar for DPIC Companies and the Orion Group — January 22, 1997

“Successful Design-Build Projects: Design Build Fundamentals: Features & Strategies for Today’s Managers,” Seminar at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia – December 12-13, 1996

“Step by Step: Architects as Design-Builders, Prime to the Owner” Project Delivery Focus & Forum, 1996 – AIA Kentucky Convention — November 15-16, 1996

“Model or Custom Design-Build Contracts: What’s Best for You?” The October 11, 1996 Professional Design-Build Conference

Moderator, “Outside the Fishbowl: How Other Countries Use Design-Build” The October 10, 1996 Professional Design-Build Conference “Construction Law for Engineers,” Seminar at Doyen and Associates, Incorporated –  June 26, 1996

“Successful Design-Build Projects,” Seminar at Georgia Institute of Technology – May 16-17, 1996

“Civil and Not-So-Civil Engineering,” Seminar for Manhard Consulting, Limited – April 30, 1996

“Avoiding Professional Liability,” Seminar for Anthony Belluschi Architects, Ltd. – April 16, 1996

“Professional Liability in Road Construction Projects,” Seminar for Homer L. Chastain & Associates, LLP — April 10, 1996

“How To Do Design-Build Joint Ventures” and “Re-Engineering Design Firms for Design-Build,” two workshops as part of the Design-Build America ’96 Conference and Exhibition hosted by Professional Services Management Journal — March 8, 1996

“Professional Liability in Environmental Self-Audits,” Speech to the Regional Meeting of the Federation of Environmental Technologists in Milwaukee, Wisconsin — March 5, 1996

“The New A-201 General Conditions,” Seminar sponsored by The American Institute of Architects — December 12, 1995

“Design-Build Construction and Strategies Alliances,” Speech to Chicago Chapter of Construction Financial Management Assoc. — November 29, 1995

“Mediation: You Can Only Do It Once, So You Better Get It Right!” Seminar to Chicago Bar Association — October 16, 1995

“The Associated General Contractors of America Design-Build Family of Contract Documents,” Speech to Design-Build Institute of America and Stanford Engineering School (San Francisco, CA) — October 6, 1995

“Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Construction Law But Were Afraid To Ask,” Speech to American Institute of Architects — Young Architects Division — May 10, 1995

“Professional Liability Issues for Engineering Firms,” Seminar for Clark Engineers MW, Inc. (Peoria) — April 26, 1995

“Professional Liability,” Seminar for Pollock Holzrichter Nicholas, Ltd. — April 5, 1995

“Legal Issues Unique to Design-Build Construction,” Seminar to Chicago Bar Association, Real Property Division — March 22, 1995

“Avoiding Jobsite Liability,” Seminar for DLK Architecture, Inc. — February 17, 1995

“Liability at the Jobsite,” Seminar for Cowhey, Gudmundson, Leder, Ltd. — January 31, 1995

“The New Illinois Real Estate Brokerage Laws,” Seminar for The Kahn Realty Companies — January 9, 12, 1995

“Avoiding Structural Work Act Claims,” Seminar for Primera Engineers, Limited – December 14, 1994

“Issues in Professional Liability,” Seminar for Phillips Swager Associates, Inc. – December 15, 1994

“Avoiding Structural Work Act Claims,” Seminar for Primera Engineers, Limited – December 14, 1994

“Professional Liability for Architects in Commercial Construction,” Seminar for Anthony Belluschi Architects, Ltd. — November 22, 1994

“Design-Build Entities,” Design Professionals Risk Control Group 5th Annual Loss Prevention Convocation — November 3-5, 1994, Monterey, California

“Structural Engineers’ Liability in Construction Projects,” Seminar for Tylk, Gustafson and Associates, Inc. — October 20, 1994

“Controversial Issues in Design-Build Construction,” Speech to Public Contract Subcommittee of Forum Committee on Construction Law, New Orleans ABA Meeting — August 8, 1994

“Warranties in Design-Build Construction Contracts,” Speech to Public Contract Subcommittee of Forum Committee on Construction Law, New Orleans ABA Meeting — August 8, 1994

“Construction Contract and Claims” Seminar for Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC/PENCOR) – (June 13-14, 1994)

“Legal Issues in Civil Engineering” Seminar for Cowhey, Gudmundson, Leder, Ltd.- May 10, 1994

“Liability and Risks for Civil Engineers” Seminar for Kudrna & Associates — April 22, 1994 and April 29, 1994

“Liability Issues for Civil Engineers” Seminar for Hampton, Lenzini & Renwick – April 22, 1994

“Liability and Risks of Interior Designers” Seminar for Lieber Architects – April 13, 1994

“Professional Liability” Seminar for VOA Associates – March 9, 1994

“Scaffold Act Liability for Design Professionals” Seminar for Klein & Hoffman – January 6, 1994

“Partnering: Boon or Boondoggle?” Speech to Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable and Construction Advancement Foundation – September 30, 1993

“Buyer Brokerage in Residential Real Estate” Lecture series to Coldwell Banker, Prudential and Kahn Realty Companies – Summer, 1993

“Total Quality Management for A/E Firms” Lexington Insurance Co. Seminar for Giffels Assoc. – December 9, 1992

“What’s New in Professional Liability” Seminar for Perkins & Will – October 15, 1992

“The AIA General Conditions” Lexington Insurance Co. Seminar for Holabird & Root –  September 29, 1992

Panelist, “Consulting Specifying Engineer” Roundtable on Specifications Drafting – August 8, 1992

“Working With the B141 Document” Seminar sponsored by the Chicago Chapter, American Institute of Architects – May 28, 1992

“The Fair Housing Laws” Speech delivered to combined Kahn Realty Companies – May 4, 1992

“Construction Update” CPA Leasing Conference – April 29, 1992

“Problem Solving and Negotiating for Interior Designers” Seminar to the ASID – April 8, 1992

“Design Firms and the ADA” Seminar – January 21, 1992

“Illinois Construction Law” Seminar for Chicago Housing Authority management personnel – November 21, 1991 and February 25, 1992

“Facts and Figures of Construction Litigation” Speech to the Chicago Committee on Highrise Buildings – August 8, 1991

“Professional Liability and Fee Collections” Seminar for the American Society of Interior Designers and Institute of Business Designers – August 1, 1991

“A Proposal for Monitoring Expert Testimony,” delivered to the Legal Counsels’ Forum of the American Consulting Engineers Council – May 21, 1991

“Understanding Commercial Real Estate Leases” CPA Leasing Conference – January 22, 1991

“Consequential Costs,” Speech to Chicago Chapter of American Institute of Architects – September 27, 1990

“Field Representation Services,” Seminar Sponsored by the Northeast Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Architects – August 10, 1990

“The Law of Design Professional Malpractice,” Speech to Lexington Insurance Professional Liability Claims Department – June 28, 1990

“Unique Aspects of Construction Contracts,” Speech for Illinois Power Company – June 13, 1990

“Mechanic’s Liens,” Speech to Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association – May 3, 1990

“Professional Liability & Expert Witnesses,” Speech to Consulting Engineers Council of Illinois – November 21, 1989

“How Architects Can Solve the Professional Liability Crises,” Speech to the Northeast Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Architects – April 12, 1989

“Design-Build Construction,” Speech to Joint ASHRAE/AIA Northern Illinois Seminar – February 8, 1989

“Practical Illinois Construction Law” Seminar sponsored by Federal Publications – 1989 to 1996, Chicago, Peoria and Springfield, Illinois

“Architects and Engineers: Responsibilities and Liabilities,” delivered to Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education – September 22, 1988

“Transaction Costs: the Incredible Expense of Litigating Construction Claims,” delivered to The Chicago Economic Development Council – August 31, 1988

“Nuts and Bolts of Mechanic’s Liens,” delivered to Roofing Contractors Association – March 16, 1988

“Minitrials as an Alternative Method of Dispute Resolution,” delivered to Building Contractors Association – December 5, 1984

“The New Construction Statute of Limitations in Illinois,” delivered to Professional Managers, Inc. Claims Department – June 20, 1984

“Recovery of Attorney Fees,” delivered to Shand Morahan Professional Liability Claims Department – January 11, 1984

Court Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court, 1982

U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1983

Federal District Court for the Northern District ofIllinois, 1982



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