Mark Becker presenting Construction Early Dispute Resolution Fundamentals live webinar

We would like to personally invite you to join us at our upcoming Lorman Education Services live webinar Construction Early Dispute Resolution Fundamentals on June 28 at 1 pm ET.

Learn the power of a designed Mediation to resolve complex construction disputes earlier and effectively.

Most construction disputes settle. However, when they settle can have large project economic consequences to your company and the project. Learn how the smartest professionals in the construction industry get earlier and better resolutions of disputes with less legal and expert expense, and often with preserving valuable relationships. To achieve these results, we will give you insights based on our experience as successful mediators and advocates. We know to hire a mediator as early as possible. Clients appreciate having a neutral they can confidentially talk to as soon as possible, to overcome resistance from opponents to the early hire of mediators, to use the mediator’s power of confidentiality to diagnose all the impass causes which often involve brain science as well as legal or factual issues, and a settlement process should be based on impass diagnostics peculiar to the dispute. The process is more than just showing up for mediation. We avoid surprises during negotiations because of what we learn before the start of negotiations. Learn how to find the best mediators beyond reading online resumes and emails in response to the question, Can anyone recommend a good mediator in ______ . Learn best practices in interviewing mediators who may be unfamiliar to you.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to explain to opponents why they should agree to the early hire of a mediator.
  • You will be able to recognize how inefficient litigation can be to cause a change of settlement positions.
  • You will be able to identify the best mediator who is also agreeable to the others.
  • You will be able to recognize means to overcome psychological and organizational political factors which can be just as important as legal and factual factors to overcoming impassed positions.

Join us at the conclusion of the webinar for a live question and answer session.

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We hope to see you there.

Sincerely,

Mark R. Becker
Attorney at Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson P.A

Paul Lurie
Paul M. Lurie is an experienced construction mediator and a member of the AAA Master Panel. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and the American College of Construction Lawyers and a member of their ADR Committee. He is a founder of the Guided Choice Mediation Interest Group.

Can’t Attend the Live Webinar? Recording Available

Three Fabyanske Attorneys Listed as Leading Attorneys by Who’s Who

The 2019 International Who’s Who Legal for Construction Law has recognized Marv Fabyanske, Kyle Hart and Dean Thomson as Minnesota members, the most members of any of the seven Minnesota firms so recognized.

“Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide.  Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed….It is not possible to buy entry into any Who’s Who legal publication.”

Fabyanske_Marv_032 Marvin T. Fabyanske
Hart_Kyle_496 Kyle E. Hart
Thomson_Dean_494 Dean B. Thomson

Dean Thomson and Mark Becker will be presenting a Minnesota CLE Live Webcast Seminar

Dean Thomson and Mark Becker will be presenting a Live Webcast Seminar from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15th.

 

 

Riding the Wave: Early Dispute Resolution Fundamentals

Early dispute resolution, particularly early mediation, is the future of dispute resolution in civil litigation. It’s a no-brainer. Efficiently resolving disputes is valuable because it reduces the time-related expense involved with using the traditional procedures of adjudicative adversarial processes, preserves opportunities for maintaining valuable business relationships, and allows for innovative business ideas to facilitate settlement.

Accordingly, dispute resolution in many industries is moving in new and game-changing directions as industry participants demand earlier and more efficient resolutions. Hear from two local attorneys known for their innovations in early mediation advocacy about the fundamentals of early dispute resolution, and the various tools and best practices used by skilled mediators and advocates to promote and create that alternate route to more speedy and efficient resolution of disputes.

For details and registration information, please visit the Minnesota CLE page here.

Fabyanske Ranked Highest (Band 1) Chambers 2019

Once again, Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A. has been ranked as a Band 1 Construction Law Firm in Minnesota by the well-recognized Chambers professional rating service. Here’s what Chambers has to say about FWHT:

The team is known as “Esteemed for its dedicated construction group, which brings deep industry insight to disputes, contract negotiations and planning issues. Represents diverse participants from the public and private sectors, including design professionals, insurers and subcontractors. Frequently acts on large-scale regional and national projects. Numerous attorneys within the team are well known in the sector, having been appointed to leadership roles at a variety of industry bodies.”

Ranked Lawyers:

Dean Thomson (Band 1 Construction Law)
Kyle Hart (Band 1 Construction Law)
Gregory Spalj (Band 2 Construction Law)
Jesse Orman (Band 3 Construction Law)
Mark Becker (Band 3 Construction Law)

Dean Thomson offers a broad construction law practice covering both contentious and non-contentious matters. He is viewed by market observers as “one of the top construction minds in Minnesota” and a “shining star” of the state construction Bar.

Kyle Hart is consider by sources to be a “tremendous lawyer” with “excellent trial skills.” He enjoys a leading reputation in the Minnesota market, handling construction disputes in all of their forms, including litigations, arbitrations and mediations.

Gregory Spalj has vast experience in the construction arena, offering a broad practice that encompasses contract negotiation, dispute resolution and insurance matters.

Jesse Orman continues to consolidate his reputation in the market, handling contract drafting and negotiations, defect disputes and insurance coverage litigation, among other matters. Interviewees label him an “excellent” attorney and consider him a “rising star” of the Twin Cities Bar.

Mark Becker has a “wealth of construction knowledge” and is “one of the brightest and most creative minds in construction law,” reports one observer. He handles both contentious and transactional construction law matters, including litigations, arbitrations, mediations and contract negotiations.

To view the Chamber’s ranking page click here.

Gary Eidson co-chairing a CLE presentation: Drafting and Reviewing Office and Retail Leases

Eidson_Gary_037Gary Eidson is co-chairing a presentation on: Drafting and Reviewing Office and Retail Leases – What matters Most.  It will be held at the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Conference Center in downtown Minneapolis on May 8th.

For additional information please visit www.minncle.org.  or feel free to contact Gary at 612.359.7621, or email him at geidson@fwhtlaw.com

A Presentation On Known and Unknown Delegated Design & Extended Warranties with Matt Collins

 

Join Matt Collins (Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson P.A.), Paul Longsdorf (Redpath and Company, Ltd) and Bob Bowman (CSDZ) on March 8th  at the Town & Country Club located at 300 N Mississippi River Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55104 at 7:30 a.m. for a joint presentation on best practices for managing extended warranties and delegated design risks (both known and unknown).

This is the first session of a continuing series of advanced discussions on current and persistent topics in the construction industry. Benefit from the legal, accounting, credit and risk management perspectives on a variety of topics!

To register click here.