LIVE WEB ISBA – Single-Family Residential Construction: The Owner’s Perspective – Part 1

January 16, 2024

Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Construction Law Section

Live Webcast
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
2:00 – 4:25 p.m.

2.25 hours MCLE credit

Investing in the construction of a new home or remodeling an existing home may be one of the largest financial investments that a client may make. Moreover, securing the home of “their dreams” is also an emotional investment by the client. Don’t miss this two-part online program that gives you an overview of the various construction law issues from the owner’s perspective, which will allow you to better protect your clients from construction and payment disputes with their contractors and guide them to a smoother journey to obtain their dream home. Part 1 topics include:
The importance of a written contract, plans and specifications, and change orders
The applicable laws and statutes that are designed to help your client;
The restrictions and limitations in recorded documents; and
The various insurance coverage you should require of contractors, including commercial liability insurance, builder’s risk insurance, and worker’s compensation insurance.

Program Coordinator/Moderator:
Stanley N. Wasser , Feldman Wasser, Springfield

2:00 – 2:05 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

2:05 – 2:50 p.m. The Importance of the Written Contract, Written Plans and Specifications, and Written Change Orders
Join us for an in-depth discussion of why having good paper trail will always help your client protect their construction interests. Topics include the importance of written contracts, why having construction plans and specification in writing helps makes sure all involved parties understand the expectations, and when to make sure change orders are submitted in writing.
Howard W. Feldman, Feldman Wasser, Springfield
Mark B. Grzymala, Grzymala Law Offices, P.C., Skokie

2:50 – 3:35 p.m. Applicable Laws
This presentation examines the applicable laws that are designed to help your client, including the Home Repair Fraud Act, Home Repair and Remodeling Act, Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act, Illinois Commercial Code, Illinois Plumbing Code, and Illinois Residential Building Code Act. Permitting ordinances and restrictions/limitations in recorded documents are also discussed.
David T. Arena, Arena Law Office, LLC, Park Ridge
Cornelius F. Riordan , Hahn Loeser, Chicago

3:35 – 4:20 p.m. Having a Legitimate, Insured, and Licensed Contractor
Choosing an insured and licensed contractor is important to the overall financial safety of your client’s construction project. This segment examines various insurance options to be aware (as well as what each type covers), including commercial liability insurance, builder’s risk insurance, and workers’ compensation insurance.
Justin L. Weisberg, Robbins, DiMonte, Ltd. Chicago
Stanley N. Wasser, Feldman Wasser, Springfield

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Program Information
ISBA Member – $68
ISBA sponsoring section members get a $10 registration discount (which is automatically calculated in your cart when you log in to register).
Non-Member – $113
New Attorney Member (within the first five years of practice) – $25
Law Student Members – Free
Special pricing is available for Legal Service Attorneys.
If you cannot attend the live web event, a full refund is available, if you cancel your registration up to the start of the live web event on the program page in your “My CLE Account”.
Please Note: MCLE credit is available to registrants only on the day of this live event – and you must attend the entire program to earn MCLE credit. All registrants will receive access to a recording of the event a few days after the program, but credit is NOT available for the recording.

Save the Date!
Single-Family Residential Construction: The Owner’s Perspective – Part 2
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 | 2:00 – 4:25 p.m.