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What Comes Next? Legal & Practical Considerations of COVID-Related Impacts on California Construction Projects
So what comes next? Shailendra (Shay) Kulkarni of Sullivan Hill and Roger Nelson of Spire Consulting Group will answer that question as they discuss how COVID-19 is impacting ongoing and future construction projects, including potential claims, and how you can prepare yourself if you have been impacted.

We’ll cover:
1. Legal questions raised by “force majeure” events under California law
2. Relevant contract provisions implicated by COVID in standard AIA, ConsensusDocs, and DBIA contract forms
3. Best practices for preserving rights and proving claims in pandemic scenarios
4. Evaluation and documentation of COVID-related impacts

May 28, 2020 02:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Shay Kulkarni, Esq.
Shareholder @Sullivan Hill Rez & Engel, APLC
Shailendra (Shay) Kulkarni is a Shareholder at Sullivan Hill and member of the Construction Law practice group. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of construction litigation, construction-industry contracts, and complex civil litigation. He has tried cases before civil courts and arbitration panels and is experienced at facilitating the resolution of construction claims at all stages of a dispute. He is the former two-time Chairman of the Construction Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association and currently serves on the Steering Committee of Division 13 (Gov’t Construction) of the ABA Forum on Construction Law. He has been named a Top Lawyer in the field of Construction Law by San Diego Magazine and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. He proudly serves as an Advisory Board Member and Mentoring Program Co-chair for the Crawford Academy of Law program, and as a member of the Build and Serve Committee of the SD Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America.
Roger Nelson, PE, PSP
Managing Consultant @Spire Consulting Group
Mr. Roger Nelson is the Managing Consultant at Spire with more than 15 yrs. of experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry for both public and private sector clients. He specializes in resolving construction-related disputes for complex projects including gov’t facilities, infrastructure and light-rail projects, high-rise office buildings, industrial facilities, and multi-family residential buildings. He provides forensic services by analyzing, developing, and preparing claim evaluations, and supports clients in mediation, arbitration, and litigation. He also delivers construction and program management services by performing contract risk analysis, changed work analysis, schedule oversight, and cost management throughout the lifecycle of a project. He is a certified Professional Engineer registered in California, a certified Planning and Scheduling Professional with AACE International, and a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council.