Innovative new approaches to construction defect resolution will be explored at a symposium on July 26 and 27, 2012 at the Westin Key West Resort and Marina. It was just announced by organizers that this sold-out symposium titled "Drawing a Line at the Bottom Line - Strategies for Reducing Construction Defect Litigation Costs" will now be offered online as a webinar.
The symposium consists of four presentations split between two half-day sessions and will provide insurance carriers, developers, general contractors and subcontractors with successful strategies for reducing construction defect litigation costs. Continuing education credits (CLE) are approved for Florida, Texas and California Bar Associations.
The symposium will address many of the tough issues facing litigants today with emphasis on the "value engineered" approach to construction dispute resolution. A variety of litigation cost savings methodologies will be presented by experts that will help attendees and online viewers develop solutions to encourage earlier resolution of construction defect cases.
"Due to unprecedented interest in this symposium, we are pleased to be able to share the sessions with a broader audience via the web," says symposium creator Edward Martinet. "Participants who attend either in person or online will learn new construction defect litigation strategies that use a 'value engineered' approach to dispute resolution."
Renowned panelists from across the country will share alternative dispute resolution strategies. The broad list of presenters and moderators includes insurance and construction professionals, construction defect experts, and legal and judicial leaders with extensive backgrounds in construction and insurance arbitration.
"The universe of construction defect litigation is evolving to meet current market demands. Clients are still interested in a premium result, but now, more than ever, we are faced with the realities of the 'bottom line' and how it impacts our overall defense strategy," says symposium Co-Chair Gary F. Baumann, Esq. "The paradigm has definitely shifted, in part due to the economic environment faced by the construction industry, but also because of enlightened industry leaders who appreciate that there just might be a more efficient way to achieve a favorable result in typically complex matters."
While in-person registration has already reached maximum capacity, the program is available in a webinar format. For registration and event information, visit here.