Continuing Education for Professionals


6th Annual Construction Law Summit

Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel Birmingham, Alabama

December 5 2019


Construction Law Section of the Alabama State Bar


  • Continental Breakfast

  • Welcome and Introduction

    Charles A. Ray IV (Charles Ray PC)

  • Construction Acceleration and Delay Claims: Owners’ vs. Contractors’ Perspectives

    Dennis R. Jasinski (Berkeley Research Group)

  • Dealing With Environmental Issues on Construction Projects

    William S. Cox III (Bradley Arant Boult Cummings)

    Daniel Gossett (Terracon Consultants)

    Craig Tucker (Jefferson County Department of Health)

    Brent Watson (Alabama Department of Environmental Management)

    John B. D. Milledge, Moderator (Terracon Consultants)

  • Break (15 Minutes)

  • Negotiating Important Construction Contract Terms: A Mock Negotiation Featuring Counsel for the Owner, Contractor, and Architect

    Charles A. Burkhart (Balch & Bingham)

    Donald J. Nettles (Baker Donelson)

    Roger Guilian (Volkert, Inc.)

  • Lunch (Provided on-site at no extra charge)

  • Multi-State Survey and Comparison of Key Construction Law Issues

    Josh Bell (Balch & Bingham)

    Joseph Leavens (Balch & Bingham)

  • Preparing and Presenting Construction Delay Claims: A Mock Arbitration Featuring Counsel for the Owner and Contractor, an Arbitrator, and a Court Reporter

    Matthew R. Griffith (Burr & Forman)

    Larry Logsdon (Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt)

    William A. Ratliff (Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt)

    Cornelia Baker (Baker Realtime Worldwide Court Reporting & Video)

  • Break

  • False Claims Act Update: Pitfalls for Government Contractors

    Don Long (United States Attorney’s Office)

    Brad Robertson (Bradley Arant Boult Cummings)

  • Ethics From the General Counsel

    Roman Shaul (General Counsel, Alabama State Bar)

  • Adjourn


MCLE Credit: This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for a maximum of 6.8 hours’ credit, including 1 hour of ethics.


The Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel

1000 Riverchase Galleria,

Birmingham, AL 35244

Registration Form:

2019 Summit Sponsors:

Baker Realtime Worldwide Court Reporting & Video
Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt
Alabama Court Reporting
Balch & Bingham
Burr & Forman
Capell & Howard
EPIC/Edgewood Partners Insurance Center
Pearson Management Group
Veritext Legal Solutions
Wiss Janney Elstner Associates
Baker Donelson
Berkeley Research Group
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Brasfield & Gorrie
McAbee Construction
Rimkus Consulting Group
Terracon Consultants
Upchurch Watson White & Max
Volkert Inc.
Warren Averett
Alabama Associated General Contractors
Charles Ray PC
R. Scott Williams & Associates

Bios and Power Points