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Update Construction Contracts, Cut Clients' Risk

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Philadelphia Bar Reporter - September 2016

On August 10, 2016, Cohen Seglias Partner Jonathan Cass taught the CLE, "So, Have You Updated Your Construction Contract Forms?" for the Philadelphia Bar Association. His CLE was summarized by Brian P. Libes in the September 2016 edition of the Philadelphia Bar Reporter, the quarterly publication of the Philadelphia Bar Association. The full article is available on the Philadelphia Bar Reporter website

By: Brian P. Libes

A contract can read more like a foreign language than English to the average person. The difference in word choice may seem more trivial than substantive. However, protecting clients is of utmost importance for every attorney, especially in the construction business where projects are dangerous, people get hurt and valuable objects break. Whether you represent owners/ developers, contractors or subcontractors, it is important to know whether the language included in a contract will properly safeguard your client and be upheld by a court.

At an Aug. 10 Philadelphia Bar Association CLE titled “So, Have You Updated Your Construction Contract Forms?,” Jonathan A. Cass, partner at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, discussed the importance of understanding the meaning behind indemnification provisions and insurance requirements within a construction contract, and how it impacts negotiations. Continue Reading