In partnership with BizWest, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP brings you the “Builders Bootcamp.” This boot camp is a four-part series focused on project collaboration, contract negotiations, risk mitigation, and strategies for the arbitration hearing room. The curriculum is built for owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, designers, and engineers.
Builders Bootcamp: At-A-Glance
Session 1: Collaborating to Minimize Risk
Session 2: Negotiating Fair Contracts for All Parties
Session 3: What to do When a Project Goes Bad
Session 4: War Stories from the Arbitration Hearing Room
Venue: TPC Colorado, 2375 Tpc Pkwy, Berthoud, CO 80513
Thursday, September 14, 2023 | TPC Colorado
One-sided construction contracts have become the norm, frequently leading to disputes instead of identifying and shifting risk while simultaneously facilitating a successful project.
In this session, we will review the key provisions in every construction contract (including scope of work, flow-down, change orders, forced account, notice provisions, payment, pay-if-paid, inspection rights, audit rights, warranty, indemnity, limitations of liability, LDs, confidentiality, protection of IP, and differing site conditions) and discuss ways to effectively manage risk across the project stakeholders while protecting your rights at the same time.
Projects can fall apart due to numerous issues, but the main reason is a lack of proper and timely communication and a lack of collaboration.
In this session, you will hear about ways to protect yourself if the project starts having issues, including preparing proper notices, maintaining accurate job cost reports that include claim-related cost codes, preparing proper project reports (including minutes, schedule narratives, daily reports, timesheets, notes, etc.), and what to say – and not say – in emails, reports and text messages (yes, text messages are discoverable).
This session will provide lessons learned from arbitration professionals, including arbitrators, counsel, experts, and project executives, on how to successfully prepare for and win your arbitration proceeding.
In this session, you will hear about strategies for effectively presenting evidence that matters to arbitrators and trial courts and what to avoid when presenting your case.
Thursday, July 6, 2023 | 8 – 10:30 a.m. | TPC Colorado
During the execution of a project, parties can become entrenched in the process of sending notices and protecting contract rights, often leading to a dysfunctional construction team.
In this session, you will hear about ways owners, general contractors, subcontractors, designers, and engineers, can partner in a collaborative environment to maintain project timelines and effectively mitigate risk and potential litigation while protecting individual contract rights.
Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP is committed to you and the work and impact you have on our region. That’s why all proceeds made from our Builders Bootcamp will go directly to Colorado State University, Department of Construction Management. We’ve made a pledge to the future of construction and are proud to contribute to the scholarship fund and the students working through one of the Nation’s most reputable construction management programs.
FOUNDING & MANAGING PARTNER
Giovanni M. Ruscitti is one of the founding members of Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP and currently serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. Nationally recognized for his robust construction law practice, Mr. Ruscitti routinely speaks on collaboration and risk management, as well as, best practices for arbitration and litigation related to construction law.
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Ms. Piskun is a litigator who began her trial practice in Houston, Texas. In 2004, Ms. Piskun moved to Colorado and focused her practice on civil litigation and trial work – with an emphasis in construction law.
As part of Ms.Piskun’s construction law practice, she assists owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in connection with a wide variety of projects, with a special emphasis on EPC contracts and MSAs.
Ms. Piskun is an equity partner at the firm and chairs the firms Women’s Leadership Committee.
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Jack Storti is an equity partner at Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti, where he practices extensively in the construction law practice. He has advised contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, developers, and design professionals with drafting and negotiating contracts for a variety of projects and delivery models, including EPC, Design-Build, CMAR, and Design-Bid-Build. To name a few, Mr. Storti has structured, drafted, and negotiated contracts on EPC projects up to $2.2B in value; owner-architect agreements, prime contracts, subcontracts, supply agreements and purchase orders, master services agreements, and joint venture agreements.
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A partnership deeply rooted in service and commitment to the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP is so proud to present Builders Bootcamp in partnership with BizWest.
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