LIVE WEBINAR – ISBA – Single-Family Residential Construction: The Owner’s Perspective – Part 2

January 18, 2024

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

Live Webcast
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
2:00 – 4:25 p.m.

2.0 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 2 topics include:
Payment processes;
Lien waivers;
The Illinois Mechanics Lien Act provisions bearing on residential construction;
Warranties applicable to residential construction;
Understanding the concepts of substantial and final completion and the certificate of occupancy; and
Much more.

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

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

2:05 – 2:35 p.m. Understanding the Payment Process
Learn how to help your clients navigate the payment process with this informative presentation.
Topics include: pay applications, escrow disbursements, punch lists, and lien waivers.
Samuel H. Levine, Downey & Lenkov LLC, Chicago
David T. Arena , Arena Law Office, LLC, Park Ridge

2:35 – 3:05 p.m. Understanding Illinois Mechanics Lien Act
Don’t miss this comprehensive overview of the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act as it applies to residential construction.
Mark B. Gryzmala, Grzymala Law Offices, P.C., Skokie
Adam Whiteman, Whiteman Law, Chicago

3:05 – 3:20 p.m. Break

3:20 – 3:50 p.m. Understanding Warranties and the Right to Cure
Get the information you need about warranties and the right to cure construction defects, including implied workmanship warranty, UCC warranties, contractual call back warranties, and statutes of limitations.
Justin L. Weisberg, Robbins, DiMonte, Ltd. Chicago
Adam Whiteman, Whiteman Law, Chicago

3:50 – 4:20 p.m. Understanding the Concept of Occupancy
Learn the difference between substantial and final completions, certificates of occupancy and their implications for warranty coverage and insurance issues.
Samuel H. Levine, Downey & Lenkov LLC, Chicago
Cornelius F. Riordan , Hahn Loeser, Chicago

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Program Information
ISBA Member – $60
ISBA sponsoring section members get a $10 registration discount (which is automatically calculated in your cart when you log in to register).
Non-Member – $100
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.