This presentation covers common construction contract pitfalls and Gotchas, discusses the importance of various construction contract clauses, and how to contractually allocate risk, avoid disputes and increase profits. Also tips and suggestions are offered related to drafting and negotiating
1. Understand the laws & requirements related to contractors licensing.
2. Hear how licensing issues impact a contractors ability to get paid.
3. Learn to avoid costly mistakes
As the founding partner of Construction Law Inc, attorney Milene Apanian assists contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, sureties, and owners to prevent and resolve disputes on all types of public and private construction projects. She counsels clients throughout the construction process, starting with contract drafting and review. She represents clients in administrative hearings, including Contractors’ State License Board disciplinary actions and complaints, labor code violations (prevailing wage), public agency bid disputes and challenges, contractor “responsibility” and bid “responsiveness” issues, subcontractor “listing law” issues and substitutions, “sole-sourcing,” “or-equal” approvals, and petitions for writ of mandate/prohibition. She negotiates and litigates business transactions and disputes, breach of contract/termination lawsuits, mechanic’s lien and stop notice actions, change orders, delay, disruption, acceleration, extra work, and changed conditions claims. She routinely handles mediations, arbitrations, and litigation from inception to settlement or trial.
Prior to practicing law, Ms. Apanian worked for local architectural firms and construction companies, and gained valuable knowledge and experience regarding the construction industry. Before launching Construction law Inc, she was a partner at Abdulaziz, Grossbart, & Rudman, worked at Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Lubka Darling Mah, Inc. and Kamine Ungerer, LLP and externed at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Community Redevelopment Agency and at the Public Works Litigation Department. Ms. Apanian served as mediator on the Los Angeles Superior Court panel. She is a frequent guest speaker for various construction trade associations and authors/publishes construction law related articles. Ms. Apanian is a lecturer at law at USC Gould School of Law where she teaches Contracts, and an adjunct professor at Southwestern University School of Law, where she teaches construction law. Ms. Apanian can be reached at email@example.com (626)988-6913 www.Construcitonlawinc.com