Litigating Construction Project Disputes – 201

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm



Program Chair
Robert C. Angelillo

Arkin Solbakken, LLP








  • Parties to a construction-project dispute have unique and particular enforcement remedies (and defenses). This program explores: enforcing and securing payment for work on construction projects, illuminating different aspects of the Lien Law and available defensive options; methods of calculating damages, including whether the “critical path method” is still relevant; proving and defending against construction contract causes of action, including performance/payment bond lawsuits; the different types of applicable insurance coverage; managing disputes without judicial intervention; and ethical considerations under the ABA Model Rules and the NY Rules of Professional Conduct.

    Live Program: $299 Member | $329 Nonmember
    Small Law Firm: $119

  • Todd A. Bakal
    Law Office of Todd A. Bakal

    Thomas M. Donohue
    Baldon Group

    Jeffrey R. Escobar
    Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

    Joseph P. Hogan
    Vice President- Building Services
    Associated General Contractors of New York State, LLC

    Wojciech Jackowski
    Menaker & Herrmann LLP

    Anna M. Piazza
    DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP

    Barrett Richards, CEP, CCC, PSP
    Managing Consultant

    Virginia Trunkes
    DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP


  • 6:00 pm – 6:10 pm Introduction & Program Overview 
    Robert C. Angelillo
    6:10 pm – 6:35 pm Enforcing & Securing Payment for Work Under the New York Lien Law 
    Jeffrey R. Escobar & Ginger Trunkes
    6:35 pm – 7:00 pm Methods of Calculating Damages, Including Whether the “Critical Path Method” is Still Relevant  
    Barrett Richards
    7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Proving & Defending Against Construction Contract Causes of Action, Including Payment Bond & Performance Bond Claims & Lawsuits 
    Todd A.Bakal & Wojciech ‘Voytek’ Jackowski
    7:30 pm – 7:45 pm Break
    7:45 pm – 8:10 pm Construction Insurance Converges
    Thomas M. Donahue & Tracy J. Weinstein
    8:10 pm – 8:35 pm Resolving Construction Disputes without Judicial Intervention
    Wojciech ‘Voytek’ Jackowski & Barrett Richards
    8:35 pm – 8:55 pm Ethical Consideration under the ABA Model Rules & the NY Rules of Professional Conduct
    Todd A. Bakal
    8:55 pm – 9:00 pm Q & A 

  • NY: 3.0 total: 2.0 skills, 0.5 professional practice & 0.5 ethics
    NJ: 3.4 general
    CA: 3.0 total: 2.5 general & 0.5 ethics
    PA: 2.5 total: 2.0 general & 0.5 ethics

  • Sponsoring Association Committee: 
    Construction Law Committee | Virginia K. Trunkes | Chair
    Litigation | Barbara L. Seniawski, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Maricela Alfonso| Membership and CLE Relations Associate | (212) 382-6608 |