Contract disputes are one of the biggest sinkholes that a construction project can encounter in terms of money and time. Even if you win a lawsuit, that's time you could have spent working on projects and growing your firm that you'll never recover.

The good news is, most disputes can be avoided if contractors, owners, and every other project stakeholder took the time to review contracts with their attorneys.

Over 5 weeks, Atty. Wally Zimolong will teach you how to spot language in your contracts that leave you open to risk and prevent you from collecting justified claims. From laying out scope and payment terms, how to deal with change orders, and even up to resolving disputes, you'll learn how to protect your interests and avoid costly litigation in court.

A union adversary once publicly decried Wally as “a destructive force.”  Wally has dedicated his entire legal career to representing developers and contractors in disputes between themselves, unions, and the government.

Wally has been named one of Super Lawyer Magazine’s “rising stars” for 5 consecutive years.  He is a Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) Fellow. The CLSA is an invitation-only international honorary association composed of preeminent lawyers specializing in construction law and related fields.  Fellowship is limited and selective, with lawyers being invited into Fellowship upon a proven record of excellence and accomplishment in construction law at both the trial and appellate levels.

When he is not practicing law, Wally enjoys supply side economics and is a passionate free market conservative who actively supports the Republican Party. His litigation experience includes conservative public interest litigation. He is a member of United States Senator Pat Toomey’s Military Academy Selection Committee. In 2008, he was the elected Republican Candidate for State Representative for the (extremely liberal) 182nd District of Pennsylvania and received more votes than John McCain in the district. In 2008, he also acted as a surrogate speaker for McCain/Palin.

He also enjoys hunting and college football and spending time at home with his wife Shannon and his four children, two humans and two dogs, a black Labrador Retriever named Bubba and a Havenese named Rebel.  Luckily they generally tolerate his political opinions.

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Fohlio is a platform for architects, designers, engineers, and contractors. Our software helps design-build professionals to research, select, and incorporate building products into their projects effortlessly. Fohlio's intelligent web platform streamlines the creation of project schedules, product documents, material cost quotation and estimates, presentation materials, central data library, and integrate them into users' projects more efficiently. It helps teams around the world collaborate, design, organize, order, and track these products for their projects. 

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS 101:
THE TOP 10 CLAUSES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Live webinar series, featuring Wally Zimolong, Esquire: 
April 26th - (TBA)

Learn how to protect your bottomline, hold all stakeholders accountable, and prevent litigation before it happens.

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Phone: 215.665.0842 
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Zimolong LLC is a law firm for the real estate and construction industries.

Zimolong LLC has successfully litigated hundreds of cases and has counseled clients nationwide on developing and constructing highways, multifamily apartment buildings, professional and collegiate sports stadiums, schools, and uniform planned communities. They have tried numerous cases to verdict and boasts an undefeated jury trial record.

They regularly assist clients with investigations brought by the Department of Justice, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections (L&I).

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SCOPE, PRICE, AND TIME

Firms that can't manage cash flow won't stay in business for long. Learn the difference between pay-when-paid vs. pay-if-paid, and which one is best for you.

Site conditions that are unexpected or have changed can result in contractor costs  that can't be recovered. Find out who should be responsible for the differing conditions.

In This Lecture Series, You Will Learn About:

What type of work needs to be done? How much will it cost, and how long will it take? The questions seem basic, but you'd be surprised at how easy they are to overlook.

PAYMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

SITE CONDITIONS

CHANGE ORDERS

Change orders are inevitable, and the reasons are as numerous as the stars in the sky. Make an airtight claim in your contract to make sure your work outside of the specified scope is covered.

Contracts will typically require written notification on claims for compensation. Learn what the notice must include, and how to submit it, in order to validate the claim.

Project delays often force a contractor or owner to spend more time and money on material and manpower than planned. The result? You're unable to devote resources to other projects or potential projects. Find out how to spot "no damage for delay" clauses.

DELAY CLAIMS

NOTICE OF CLAIMS PROVISIONS

TERMINATION

One instance of "termination for convenience" can easily put your firm in financial straits. Make sure your losses are covered.

Many contractors and subcontractors are small businesses with little to no assets. Because of this, it's crucial to know whether your project is covered by commercial general liability.

In case of a defective project, who is responsible? You may be unwittingly agreeing to an obligation that is completely unrelated to your work.

INSURANCE

INDEMNIFICATION

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

When the worst-case scenario does happen and a severe conflict arises, you won't want to immediately file a lawsuit. Your options? Mediation and arbitration: They are often less expensive and more efficient than litigation in court.

Lecture Schedule

Session 1 -- Friday, April 26th 1 PM Eastern: Scope, Price, and Time & Payment Terms and Conditions

Session 2 -- Thursday, May 2nd 1 PM Eastern: Site Conditions & Change Orders

Session 3 -- (Schedule to be announced) : Delay Claims & Notice of Claims Provisions

Session 4 -- (Schedule to be announced) : Termination & Insurance

Session 5 -- (Schedule to be announced) : Indemnification & Dispute Resolution

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