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Seven Legal Issues Unique to Design-Build

American Council of Engineering Companies

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Understanding the General Conditions of a Construction Contract

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

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Engineer-Led Design Build: Simple, Safe & Profitable

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Fall Conference

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Orlando, Fla.
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Using AIA’s Digital Practice Documents to Manage the Risks of BIM and Digital Data

ABA Forum on Construction Law (Division 3/Design), “Hot Topics” Webinar

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AIA Chicago Presentation

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Chicago, Ill.
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Construction Early Dispute Resolution Fundamentals

Lorman Education Services

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Construction Risk Shifting in Illinois

ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee and Self-Insurers & Risk Managers Committee

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Chicago, Ill.
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Design Professional Liability Exposure

Construction Litigation Dispute Resolution, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE)

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Chicago, Ill.
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Engineer-Led Design Build: Simple, Safe, & Profitable

American Council of Engineering Companies

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Managing Legal Risks

Construction Specifications Institute Academy: Risk Management

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Chicago, Ill.
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Navigating Contracts

Black Spectacles: ARE Live

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Professional Liability Law: Engineering Law

Halfmoon Education

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Lombard, Ill.
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Professional Liability Law: Managing Engineering Liability and Risk

Halfmoon Education

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Lombard, Ill.
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The New Role of the AIA’s BIM and Digital Practice Documents

American Council of Engineering Companies Annual Convention and Legislative Summit

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Washington, D.C.
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Understanding AIA Document A201-2017 General Conditions of Construction Contract

Private Event for Prominent Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Company

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Using AIA’s Digital Practice Documents to Manage the Risks of BIM and Digital Data

American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law – “Hot Topics” Webinar

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What’s New: Updates to the American Institute of Architects Contract Documents

Illinois State Bar Association, Construction Law Section

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An Evening with GLUCK+

Boston Society of Architects

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Boston, Mass.
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#TogetherChangeComes – How Men and Women Create Change

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Women in Law Summit

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Chicago, Ill.
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25 Schiff Hardin Attorneys, 7 Practice Areas Ranked by Chambers USA 2016

Twenty-five Schiff Hardin attorneys and seven practice areas received leading rankings in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

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Eight Schiff Hardin practice areas earned a National Tier 1 ranking on the 2017 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list

The firm also earned 30 Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings across its Ann Arbor, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. offices.

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Schiff Hardin Grants Annual Award to University of Illinois at Chicago Student

Devon Morris, a graduate student in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will receive 2016’s Schiff Hardin Construction Law Group Award.

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Schiff Hardin Practice Groups Earn Several U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Tier 1 Rankings (2016)

Eight Schiff Hardin practice areas earned a National Tier 1 ranking on the 2016 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" list.

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The Legal 500 Spotlights Three Schiff Hardin Practice Groups, Eight Attorneys

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three practice groups and eight attorneys have been recognized in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500.

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Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes 20 Schiff Hardin Attorneys and 4 Practice Areas

Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys and four practice areas were recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA, a leading legal industry ranking.

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The Legal 500 Recognizes Three Schiff Hardin Practice Groups

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three of its practice groups have been recognized in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 United States.

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Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Four Practice Areas and 22 Attorneys

Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that four practice areas and 22 attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA, a leading legal industry ranking.

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Hanahan Appointed ISBA Construction Law Section Council Chair

Partner Michael Hanahan has been appointed as chair of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Construction Law Section Council for the 2018-2019 term.

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Roberts and Kolton Named Construction Lawyers Society of America Fellows

Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that Construction Practice Group Leader Kenneth Roberts and Construction Practice Group Deputy Leader Kevin Kolton have been selected as Fellows of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA).

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Schiff Hardin Earns 38 Top-Tier Rankings by U.S. News – Best Lawyers

Schiff Hardin announced today that the firm earned top recognition for its marquee practices nationally and in key markets in the 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”

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Schiff Hardin Named “Innovation Builder” by BTI

Schiff Hardin LLP has been singled out by corporate counsel as one of only 28 percent of law firms clients view as a BTI “Innovation Builder,” which recognizes firms that bring change to the legal market through new technology, services, strategies, or structures.

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Schiff Hardin Recognized for Excellence in Construction Law

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) with a 2018 CLSA Law Firm Award in recognition of its excellence in construction law.

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Schiff Hardin Recognized with 40 Top-Tier Rankings in U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Report

Schiff Hardin announced today that the firm has received 40 top-tier rankings and national recognition for its premier practices in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”

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The Legal 500 Recognizes Three Schiff Hardin Practices for the Third Time in a Row

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three of its practice groups have been recognized for the third consecutive year by The Legal 500 United States 2018 guide, a nationwide analysis of law firms with input from more than 300,000 corporate counsel on which firms provide the most cutting-edge and innovative advice.

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Thirteen Attorneys Named New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys have been recognized on the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list and two have been named Rising Stars.

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Chambers USA 2019 Ranks 23 Attorneys, Four Practice Areas

Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that four practice areas and 23 attorneys have been recognized in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA, a leading legal industry ranking.

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Schiff Hardin Receives Law360 “Practice Group of the Year” Award for Construction

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce the firm’s Construction Practice Group has been named a 2018 “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360 for the group’s significant contributions to the construction industry.

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Construction Arbitration Clauses Can Save Time and Money

Limiting arbitrators’ authority through the terms of an arbitration agreement can be an effective strategy for controlling the potential scope, duration and cost of arbitration.

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Cost-Effective Dispute Resolution

Limiting arbitrators’ authority through the terms of an arbitration agreement can be an effective strategy for controlling the potential scope, duration and cost of arbitration.

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Expensive Discovery an Unfortunate Consequence of a Provision Intended to Prevent Costly Litigation

To avoid ambiguity (and costly litigation!), parties should use a clearly-defined term or contract Milestone to describe the sunset date for the waiver of subrogation provision.

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City of New York Confirms Willingness to Pay Delay Damages

On March 17, 2017, the City of New York issued important revisions to its standard construction contract—including changes to the City’s much-litigated contract provisions on whether contractors will be entitled to recover damages for project delay.

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Termination for Cause: Beware These Common Missteps

Few industries have more legal landmines related to terminating commercial contracts for cause than the construction industry.

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Arbitrator-Directed Arbitration: A Proposal to Improve Construction Arbitration

Arbitration was once the darling of the construction industry, with parties intentionally sacrificing the safeguards of litigation, and its expensive and inefficient procedures, in favour of fair, quick, and cost-efficient dispute resolution.