Lectures, Papers and Publications

Bad Plans and Specifications: A Contractor’s Perspective
Lorman, New Orleans (January and July, 2015; January, 2016)
Construction Disputes: Effective (and Practical) Legal Negotiation Strategies
National Business Institute, Lafayette (December, 2014)Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations in Louisiana
Lorman, Lafayette (November, 2014)

Construction Law in Louisiana
National Business Institute, New Orleans (June and December, 2014)

Construction Lien Law in Louisiana
Lorman, New Orleans (August, 2014)Managing Construction Projects in Louisiana
Lorman, New Orleans (June, 2014)Fundamentals of Construction Contracts in Louisiana: Understanding the Issues
Lorman, Baton Rouge (June, 2014)

Living With Lumbermans
Surety Claims Institute, Asheville, North Carolina (June, 2014)

2013
Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations
Lorman, New Orleans (March, 2013)5th Annual Critical Issues Summit
Louisiana AGC, AIA Louisiana, ACEC Louisiana and LAPA, panel discussion (January, 2013)
2012
Construction Defects Liability in Louisiana
National Business Institute, Baton Rouge (November, 2012)BP Settlement
(September, 2012)

Zoning and Land Use
Lorman, New Orleans (May, 2012)

Top Property Insurance Bad Faith Claims
National Business Institute, New Orleans (March, 2012)

E&O Claims Against Design Professionals
Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Mid-Winter Program, TIPS Section, American Bar Association, New York City (January, 2012)

2011
Construction Lien Law
New Orleans Bar Association (December, 2011)

Construction Lien Law
Lorman, New Orleans (September, 2011)

What to Do When Construction Projects Go Bad in Louisiana
Lorman, New Orleans (May, 2011)

2010

Louisiana Lien Law
Associated Builders and Contractors, articleou Chapter, New Orleans (December, 2010)

Facade Inspections, Energy Conservation, and Bedbugs in New York City – Laws You Need to Know
Emerald Guild Society of New York City, New York City (November, 2010)

Public Contracts and Competitive Public Bidding
Lorman, New Orleans (October, 2010)

How Owners and Contractors Can Control Project Risk
Associated Owners & Developers Conference, Atlanta (September, 2010) and New Orleans (October, 2010)

Ten Things You Need to Know About Being a Construction Professional in Louisiana
Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), New Orleans (August, 2010)

Arbitration Hearings
New Orleans Bar Association, Construction Law Committee, New Orleans (June, 2010)

Construction Lien Law
Lorman, New Orleans (March, 2010)

Construction Lien Law in Louisiana
Lorman,  New Orleans (March, 2010)

The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues
Lorman, New Orleans (May, 2010)

2009
Written Discovery in Construction Litigation
New Orleans Bar Association, New Orleans  (December, 2009)

Construction Law for Non-Lawyers
Urban League (December, 2009)

Ten Things You Need To Know About Louisiana Construction Law
Construction Financial Management Association, New Orleans (October, 2009)

Ten Things You Need To Know About Being A Construction Professional In Louisiana
Associated Builders and Contractors Annual Meeting, Destin, Florida (July, 2009)

Louisiana Lien Law & Bankruptcy: How the Two Interplay
New Orleans Bar Association (June, 2009)

The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues
Lorman, New Orleans (May, 2009)

2008
Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction Projects
National Business Institute, New Orleans (December, 2008)

What to Do When Construction Projects Go Bad
Lorman, New Orleans (November, 2008)

Construction and Other Claims Under CGL Policies
Insurance Law Seminar,  Louisiana State University Law School CLE Series, Baton Rouge (November, 2008)

Managing Construction Projects in Louisiana
Lorman, New Orleans (October, 2008)

Construction Lien Law in Louisiana
Lorman, New Orleans (August, 2008)

2007
Mechanics’ and Suppliers’ Lien Law
Tulane Law School CLE Series, New Orleans (December, 2007)

Managing Construction Projects in Louisiana
Lorman, New Orleans (October 2007)

Representing the General Contractor and Its Insurer
Litigating the Multi-Party Construction Defect Case, Louisiana State University Law School CLE Series, Baton Rouge (September, 2007)

Construction Lien Law in Louisiana
Lorman, New Orleans (August, 2007)

Managing Complex Construction Law Issues
National Business Institute, New Orleans (February, 2007)

2006
Louisiana Construction Law Manual
HLK Global Communications, Inc., 2006

A Cynic’s View of Arbitration Versus Litigation
National Bond Claims Association, Pinehurst, North Carolina (October, 2006)

Legal Issues of Louisiana Professional Engineers
Half Moon Seminars, Baton Rouge (September, 2006)

Overview of Contract Law for Engineers
Legal Issues for Louisiana Professional Engineers, Baton Rouge (September, 2006)

Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction Projects
National Business Institute, New Orleans (July, 2006)


What To Do When Construction Projects Go Bad
Lorman, Baton Rouge (May, 2006)

Basic Real Estate Development in Louisiana
Lorman, Baton Rouge (April, 2006)

AIA Contracts
Lorman, Baton Rouge (April, 2006)

Proving Damages Caused by Mold Infestation
National Business Institute, New Orleans (April, 2006)

Managing Construction Projects in Louisiana
Lorman, Baton Rouge (March, 2006)

So Your Client Wants to Work in Louisiana
The Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Dallas (March, 2006)

The Surety’s Right to Assert Pre-Takeover Claims of its Defaulted Principal on Government Contracts
Surety Claims Institute Newsletter (February, 2006)

2005
The Texas Construction Client Doing Business in Louisiana: The General Essentials
The Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Houston (December, 2005)

Mold Issues in Louisiana
Louisiana State University Law School CLE Series, Baton Rouge (November, 2005)

Addressing The Practical and Legal Issues of Water Intrusion and Mold Problems in Louisiana
Lorman, Baton Rouge (November, 2005)

Development, Implementation and Legal Issues of Construction Scheduling in Louisiana
Lorman, New Orleans (May, 2005)

Construction Law, Mechanics’ Liens & Public Works Contracts in Louisiana
Professional Education Systems Institute, New Orleans (May, 2005)

The Role of Insurance in Financing the Repair of Faulty Construction
American Bar Association, Construction Industry Forum, New Orleans (April, 2005)

The ABC’s of Contract Review and Negotiating for Construction Professionals in Louisiana
Lorman, New Orleans (February, 2005)

Construction Delay Claims in Louisiana
Lorman, New Orleans (February, 2005)

2004
Introduction to Louisiana Civil Practice
Louisiana Civil Pretrial Procedure, West Group, 2004 (author, Chapter1)

Mold Litigation
Tulane University Law School CLE Series, New Orleans (December, 2004)

Construction Lien Law in Louisiana
Lorman, New Orleans (December, 2004)

Comprehensive Construction Law
Lorman, New Orleans (November, 2004)

Construction Law in Louisiana
Louisiana State University Law School CLE Series, Baton Rouge (October, 2004)

Project Management & the Law
Project Management Institute, New Orleans (June, 2004)

Louisiana Construction Defect and Mold Litigation
National Business Institute, New Orleans (May, 2004)

Development, Implementation and Legal Issues of Construction Scheduling in Louisiana
Lorman, New Orleans (April, 2004)

Construction Delay Claims in Louisiana
Lorman, New Orleans (February, 2004)

The Mold Challenge in Louisiana
National Business Institute, New Orleans (January, 2004)

2003
Louisiana Construction Law Claims
Associated Builders & Contractors, New Orleans (November, 2003)

Louisiana Construction Law, Mechanics’ Liens & Public Works Contracts
Professional Education Systems Institute, New Orleans (November, 2003)

Louisiana Construction Law
Office of the New Orleans City Attorney (October, 2003)

Advanced Construction Law in Louisiana
National Business Institute, New Orleans (September, 2003)

Louisiana Construction Defect and Mold Litigation
National Business Institute, New Orleans (June, 2003)

2002
Construction Litigation in Louisiana
Lorman Education Services, New Orleans (September, 2002)

Advanced Construction Law in Louisiana
National Business Institute, New Orleans (July, 2002)

2001
Law For Design Professionals in Louisiana
Lorman, New Orleans (October, 2001)

Construction Litigation in Louisiana
Lorman, New Orleans (September, 2001)

Advanced Construction Law in Louisiana
National Business Institute, New Orleans (May, 2001)

Construction Lien Law
Lorman, New Orleans (March, 2001)

2000
The Fundamentals of Construction Law
Louisiana State Bar Association and the Section of Fidelity, Surety and Construction Law, New Orleans (November, 2000)

Law for Design Professionals
Lorman, New Orleans (October, 2000)

What to Do When
National Bond Claims Association, Pinehurst, North Carolina (October, 2000)

The Effects of Job Order Contracting on Bond Claims in the Construction Industry
National Bond Claims Association, Pinehurst, North Carolina (October, 2000)

Extra-Contractual Liabilities of the Surety
Fidelity & Surety Committee Winter Meeting, Tort & Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association, San Francisco (January, 2000)

1999
Construction Payment Remedies in Louisiana
National Business Institute, New Orleans (October, 1999)Louisiana Civil Pre-Trial Procedure
West Group Publication (March, 1999) (co-author with others)
1998
Construction Payment Remedies in Louisiana
National Business Institute, New Orleans (October, 1999)Louisiana Civil Pre-Trial Procedure
West Group Publication (March, 1999) (co-author with others)
1998
Advanced Construction Law in Louisiana
National Business Institute, New Orleans  (December, 1998)

Practical Construction Law: Managing Risks and Claims
The Cambridge Institute, New Orleans (October, 1998)

What is Land Use Law?
Eau Claire, Wisconsin (1998)

1997
Advanced Negotiation Strategies and Tactics for the Advocate
Tulane Law School, New Orleans (December, 1997)

1994
ADR: How You and Your Client Can Put an End to Litigation
New Orleans Propeller Club (December, 1994)

Why You (and Your Clients)Need Mediation
Louisiana State Bar Association annual meeting, Destin, Florida (June, 1994)

ADR: How You and Your Client Can Put an End to Litigation
Society of Louisiana CPA’s, New Orleans (May and June, 1994)

Practical Construction Law in Louisiana
The Cambridge Institute, New Orleans (May, 1993;  May, 1994; November, 1995)

Update on Louisiana Construction Law
Construction Specifications Institute Annual Meeting, New Orleans (March, 1994)

Partnering and Dispute Review Boards – New Dimensions in Dispute Prevention and Resolution for the Construction Industry
American Arbitration Association, New Orleans (February, 1994)

ADR Workshop for the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (Early Neutral Evaluation and Mediation)
American Arbitration Association, San Juan (February, 1994)

Why Mediation Works
Jones Act Mediation Workshop, Offshore Marine Services Association, New Orleans (January, 1994)

1993
Financial Institution Arbitration
Critical Issues in Arbitration, American Bar Association, Co-sponsored by Business Law Section, Dispute Resolution Committee, and Young Lawyers Division, New York (November, 1993)

The CPA’s Role in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and Mediation
Litigation Support Services Workshop, Louisiana Society of CPA’s, New Orleans (November, 1993)

Arbitration as ADR
Louisiana Bar Journal (October, 1993)

Mechanics’ Lien Law
11th Annual Real Estate Institute, Louisiana State University Law School, Baton Rouge (October, 1993)


Mechanics’ Liens and Construction Bonds Under the Louisiana Law
The Cambridge Institute, Baton Rouge and New Orleans (May, 1990; March, 1991; October, 1992; October, 1993)

Mediator Training Session
American Arbitration Association, New Orleans (August, September, October and November, 1993; February, April and October, 1994; November, 1995), Jackson, Mississippi (March, 1994)

Louisiana Construction Law Update
Annual Meeting of The Associated Builders & Contractors, Sandestin, Florida (July, 1993)

Effective Use of Mediation
Dispute Resolution Day, American Arbitration Association, New Orleans (June, 1993)

How Attorneys Use ADR and Current Developments in ADR
3rd Annual Conference on Resolving Commercial Disputes Without Trial, University of Texas/Tulane University Law Schools, New Orleans) (May, 1993)

The Use of Mediation in Reorganization Proceedings Including Resolution of Plan Formulation and Confirmation Disputes
Chapter 11 subcommittee luncheon, Spring meeting, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, New Orleans (April, 1993)

Completion of Project, Development of Plans and Specifications
The Construction Process, Change Order Issues, Payment Issues, Various Types of Construction Disputes

Claims of Subcontractors and Suppliers Dispute Resolution and Ethical Considerations in Contract Disputes
Construction Law Seminar, Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans (April, 1993)

Surety Response to Subcontractor Bond Claims
American Subcontractors Association annual meeting, New Orleans (March, 1993)

Effective Use of Mediation
The Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers (March, 1993)

Speaker, Mediator Training Session

American Arbitration Association, New Orleans (February, 1993)

Preparing Clients for Mediation
Planning to Resolve Disputes Through Mediation, Louisiana State Bar Association (January, 1993)

1992
Mediation (Overview talk)
Tulane University School of Law Continuing Legal Education (December, 1992)

Oil & Gas – Alternative Dispute Resolution
Tulane University School of Law Continuing Legal Education Program (November, 1992)

Preparation Pointers and Construction Disputes, Real Estate, Contracts Workshop
Mediation Strategies, American Bar Association National Institute, New Orleans (October, 1992)

Construction Law in Louisiana
National Business Institute, New Orleans and Baton Rouge (August, 1992)

Pay-When-Paid Clauses in Louisiana
Annual Meeting of the Associated Builders & Contractors, Sandestin, Florida (July, 1992)

Construction Claims Under Louisiana Law
The Cambridge Institute, New Orleans (July, 1992)

Mediation Case Preparation and Presentation
Construction Mediation Advocacy, American Arbitration Association, New Orleans (June, 1992)

Different Styles of Mediation

2nd Annual Conference on Resolving Commercial Disputes Without Trial, University of Texas/Tulane University Law Schools, Houston (March, 1992)

1991
The Role of Mandatory Arbitration for Financial Institutions
Article in Arbitration Journal (December, 1991)

Mediator Skills Training Workshop
American Arbitration Association two-day seminar, New Orleans (November, 1991)

Housing Seminar, Coalitioning Home Ownership
New Orleans City Council  (October, 1991)

The Award of an Arbitrator
Introductory Arbitrator Development Seminar, American Arbitration Association, New Orleans (October, 1991)

‘Pay When Paid’ Clauses: Sword or Shield?
National Bond Claims Association, Pinehurst, North Carolina (September, 1991)

Put Your Lawyer Out of Business – Mediate, Don’t Litigate and The First Louisiana Design Conference
First joint meeting of the Louisiana Architects Association, Licensed Interior Designers of Louisiana and Louisiana Licensed Landscape Architects, Biloxi, Mississippi (September, 1991)

In-house teaching presentation on mediation to surety claims section of United States
Fidelity & Guaranty Company home office, Baltimore, Maryland (June, 1991)

The Rights and Obligations of the Construction Surety Under Standard Form Arbitration Clauses
Defense Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois (May, 1991)

Financial Disputes (Banking and Securities)
Resolving Commercial Disputes Without Trial, panel moderator and Speaker, University of Texas at Austin School of Law Continuing Legal Education, New Orleans (May, 1991)

Introduction to Mediation
American Arbitration  Association, New Orleans (May, 1991)

Cajole and Chuckle at Cantankerous Crass Crude Cutthroat Crusading Counsel Conversing and Conferring Concerning Construction Cases
Associated Builders and Contractors (February, 1991)

1990
Advantages of Using ADR and the Inclusion of Arbitration/Mediation Clauses in Design Contracts
American Society of Interior Designers, Louisiana Chapter, Baton Rouge (November, 1990)

Louisiana Construction Law: What Do You Do When… ?
National Business Institute, Inc., Baton Rouge and New Orleans (October, 1990; September, 1991)

Resolving Contested Claims: A Negotiations Skill Training Workshop” for the  Department of Transportation
State of Oklahoma, panel member of week-long seminar, Oklahoma City (October, 1990)

Mediation Training Workshop, A Skill Development Workshop
Louisiana Chapter, Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc., 1990 State Convention, Destin, Florida (July, 1990)

“The First Construction Industry Night”: A Discussion of Critical Labor Force Issues and Training Strategies In The Construction Industry
Forum co-sponsored by 19 construction industry organizations (May, 1990)

A Discussion of Critical Labor Force Issues and Training Strategies in The Construction Industry”
Co-sponsored by 19 construction industry organizations (May, 1990)

Advanced Arbitrator Training Session
American Arbitration Association, New Orleans (April, 1990)

Mediator Training Session
American Arbitration Association, New Orleans (March, 1990)

It’s the Law (Subject: Construction Law in Louisiana)
Television Series on Cox Channel 8 (February, 1990 and October, 2004)

1989
When To Call a Lawyer
Licensed Interior Designers of Louisiana, Baton Rouge (April, 1989)

Recovery of All Change Order Costs
Engineering News Record Seminar, New Orleans (February, 1988; April, 1989; May, 1990)

Bienville’s Architectural Heritage in New Orleans
France-Amerique De La Louisiane Annual Bienville Memorial Ceremony (April, 1989)

A Light-Speed Review of All You Ever Needed to Know About Negotiation Philosophies and Strategies
SPS&R Attorney Education Session (March, 1989)

1988

A Brief History Of The Lower Garden District
Louisiana Landmark Society (October, 1988)

Louisiana Lien Law
Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans (September, 1988)

Review of Selected Portions of the 1987 AIA A-201 Form
New Orleans Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (June, 1988)

Analysis of Changes to the 1987 Version of the AIA A-201 Form
Louisiana Chapter of the Associated General Contractors, Baton Rouge (April, 1988)

Liability for Failure to Honor Loan Commitment/Failure to Fund and Related Issues
Continuing Legal Education Program for the Louisiana State Bar Association, Lender Liability in Louisiana (March, 1988)

Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Seminar
Legal Secretaries Association (February and September, 1988)

1987
Trends Toward Liberalizing Lien Laws and Payment Bond Coverages
The American Specialty Surety Council, New Orleans (November, 1987)

Louisiana Lien Law
1987 Annual Convention of Louisiana Associated General Contractors, Sandestin, Florida (July, 1987)

1985
Overview of Standard Form Architectural Contract General Conditions
Annual Meeting, American Society of Landscape Architects, Louisiana Chapter, New Orleans (1985)

Do lay fact finders deprive the parties of due process in complex transportation facility negligence litigation and should juries be used if available?
American Bar Association National Institute on Transportation Facility Negligence, Tampa, Florida (February, 1985)

1984
The Construction Claim from the Architect/Engineer’s Viewpoint
Engineering News Record Seminar, New Orleans (1984)

The Architect/Engineer’s Role in the Construction Claim
Engineering News Record Seminar,  New Orleans (1984)

Surety Actions Against Third Parties – Architects, Accountants, Notaries
1984 National Conference on Surety Law, New Orleans

Construction Claims from the Lawyer’s Perspective
Construction Specifications Institute, New Orleans Chapter (1984)