Steven Nudelman and Kersten Kortbawi will present the live webinar “Good and Workmanlike Manner in the Construction Industry: Duty, Fact, or Legal Fiction?” on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. The program will be hosted by Lorman Education Services.
Workmanship issues permeate a construction project, from contract negotiation to final completion. This webinar will take a deep dive into these workmanship issues and learn their impact on a project. After covering a general definition and overview of good workmanship, the presentation will turn to the legal sources of workmanship duties, including express duties set forth in the contract documents as well as implied duties as a matter of law. The agenda will also address sources of good workmanship requirements in statutes and regulations and will examine the claims and dispute resolution process involving workmanship. Attendees will gain an understanding of the elements of causes of action for breaches of express and implied duties of good workmanship and will learn about the forum for prosecuting these claims, whether it is arbitration or a court of law.
Mr. Nudelman, a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Real Estate Departments, is Chair of the Construction Contracting & Risk Management Practice Group and a member of the Construction Disputes Practice Group. For over 25 years he has represented members of the construction industry across a broad spectrum of matters. On the transactional side, he works with owners and developers, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors and design professionals to prepare and negotiate contract documents for construction in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. This work helps his clients manage the risk inherent in construction projects so they may adequately protect their interests now to avoid claims and disputes in the future. When claims and disputes are unavoidable, Mr. Nudelman draws upon his wide-ranging experience in construction litigation, representing clients in state and federal courts and in local and international mediations and arbitrations.
Ms. Kortbawi is an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the Construction Disputes Practice Group. She is an experienced commercial litigator who represents plaintiffs and defendants in all forms of civil litigation at both the state and federal level. Ms. Kortbawi frequently handles sensitive, unique, and high-exposure matters, including those related to complex construction disputes, consumer fraud claims, private equity fraud, personal injury actions, and product liability matters. In addition, Ms. Kortbawi provides business counseling, risk management and corporate advisory services to clients. Prior to commencing her legal practice, she served as the chief operating officer of a family-owned wholesale marine supply company for over a decade.
Additional program details and registration on the Lorman website.