Steven Nudelman, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department and Construction Practice Group, will present a live webinar on “COVID-19 and Construction Contracts” on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 2:00pm (ET). The program will be hosted by PHCPPros, a national trade association covering all aspects of the plumbing, heating, cooling and piping industry for 100,000 professional engineers, distributors and contractors.
Mr. Nudelman's webinar will help contractors, subcontractors and design professionals understand the various types of contract and common law claims stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak. He will focus on the concept of force majeure, its format, meaning and purpose in construction contracts, including a discussion of different kinds of force majeure clauses and their impact on the contracting parties.
In the realm of common law claims, the presentation will review the topics of impossibility of performance, frustration of purpose and commercial impracticality. Although these extra-contractual claims are all treated differently across jurisdictions, they have the same purpose as force majeure: to seek relief for excused performance.
In addition to contract and common law claims, Mr. Nudelman will discuss the important concept of notice, including the form, content and mechanics of the “notice letter” for a claim based on COVID-19.
Mr. Nudelman concentrates his practice in construction law and the representation of members of the construction industry across a broad spectrum of matters. His clients include owners, contractors, design professionals, subcontractors and suppliers involved in public and private construction projects throughout New Jersey. He also represents community associations, unit owners and developers in lawsuits involving construction defects, budgeting and financing issues, and condominium governance.
Additional details and registration at: COVID-19 and Construction Contracts