February 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Dodging Disaster in the Fine Print

Nobody likes fine print but as every engineer knows, the details really matter. When it comes to professional liability, the details in contract wording can make or break your business on any given project. This important talk will highlight common contractual provisions that can expose you to big liability problems and also explain how your words and conduct can create liability where none would otherwise exist. The talk will delve into:

  •          Flow Down Provisions
  •          Standard of Care
  •          Legal Compliance
  •          Site Observation
  •          Means & Methods
  •          Indemnity
  •          Limitation of Liability
  •          Prevailing Party

 

Attendees will earn 1.0 hour of CEU. CE certificates will be emailed after the event.

About the Speaker

 

Michael G. Welbel, Risk Strategies Company

Mike draws from a broad range of experience in the world of architects and engineers professional liability insurance when helping his a/e clients.  Mike is admitted to the Illinois Bar and Federal Bar, and has authored numerous articles on issues of coverage in connection with professional liability insurance including a chapter in the Design Professionals Handbook of Business and Law (John Wiley & Sons, 1991).  He has assisted in the drafting of a contracts law case book, and has presented papers before numerous national professional societies including the American Institute of Architects, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Professional Engineers in Private Practice, Construction Owners Association of America, American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Professional Liability Underwriting Society and The American Conference Institute.  Mike spends most of his time helping his clients avoid coverage problems and manage their insurance costs. 

Location

Cliff Dwellers Club
200 S. Michigan Ave, 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL  

Menu

  • Caesar Salad
  • Grilled Chicken Picatta
  • Carrot Cake

The evening begins with a cocktail hour at 5:15 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, and the presentation will start shortly thereafter.  

Registration

The registration fee is $45 for members/$65 for non-members through January 18th. After January 18th, prices increase to $55 and $75, respectively.

Cancellation

If you make a reservation and cannot attend, please cancel before Friday, February 1st. If you do not cancel by that time, please send a colleague in your place, as you will be charged.

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Participants

David Petlicki ( Baldridge and Associates )
Michelle Ryland ( Klein & Hoffman )
Stephanie Hautzinger ( CannonDesign )
Sam Mittal ( HORNER AND SHIFRIN )
Daniel Morton ( Burns & McDonnell )
William Colletti ( TranSystems )
Nancy Radler ( SEAOI )
Stephanie Crain ( SEAOI )