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2018 “Clauses: They may not be contract killers, but they can leave a mark” by ConsensusDocs webinar
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2018 “Clauses: They may not be contract killers, but they can leave a mark” by ConsensusDocs webinar

Please join us on Tuesday, August 21st at 2pm ET for an NAEP webinar titled "“Clauses: They may not be contract killers, but they can leave a mark” presented by John J. (Jack) Mumma, Construction Contract Administrator, Michigan State University, John M. Sier, Principal, Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & SherbrookJohn Sier and Brian M. Perlberg, Esq., Executive Director, ConsensusDocs

When: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
2:00 PM
Where: GoToWebinar
8840 Stanford Blvd., Suite 2000 Columbia, MD 21045
Columbia, Maryland  21045
United States
Contact: Sarah Woods

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NAEP Webinar Sponsored by  ConsensusDocs

" Clauses: They may not be contract killers, but they can leave a mark"

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 |  2:00 PM ET


Complimentary Registration


Studies indicate that the 5 most egregious clauses can increase projects up to 20%. Identify the contract clauses you should avoid and contract negotiation strategies to neutralize them. Hear from an attorney on how industry standards differ in various areas and how to neutralize contract killer clauses that do not allocate risk and reward fairly among the parties. Discover how educational institutions contract administrators and construction project managers choose project delivery methods to manage and mitigate the risk with industry best practices. If you work in procurement, facilities or construction this webinar is for you!

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about common contract clauses and the impact on the project success
  2. Understand what boilerplate or the “ignored” clauses are and how they can be important
  3. Discover how reducing transactional costs in claims and contract negotiations benefits project results
  4. Learn contract industry best practices for a variety of project deliver methods from the coalition of construction organizations called ConsensusDocs
  5. See a brief overview of ConsensusDocs’ strategy for how universities can used standardize contracts to manage and mitigate risk


John J. (Jack) Mumma
Construction Contract Administrator
Michigan State University

Jack Mumma is Construction Contract Administrator at Michigan State University.  Mr. Mumma is responsible for procurement and contract administration for almost all major capital construction projects at MSU.  He was the project executive for implementation of the university’s project management software and is part of the leadership that works to improve the process of delivering design and construction to MSU. Mr. Mumma lead MSU’s efforts to implement an Integrated Project Delivery agreement, which was the first IPD project at public university. 


John M. Sier
Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook

John Sier heads the firm's commercial litigation practice. With more than two decades of experience, Mr. Sier concentrates his practice on dispute avoidance and resolution of commercial, healthcare and construction contract issues. Mr. Sier is licensed to practice law in Michigan, Iowa, the U.S. District Courts of Eastern and Western Michigan, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Brian M. Perlberg, Esq.
Executive Director 

Brian Perlberg is Senior Counsel for Construction Law & Contracts for AGC of America, where he handles construction law and contract matters. Mr. Perlberg also serves as the Executive Director & Senior Counsel for ConsensusDocs, a coalition of 40 leading construction organizations.



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Participants who attend this webcast will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit. This time may be applied toward ISM’s CPSM/CPSD certification or C.P.M. recertification and/or A.P.P. re-accreditation, or UPPCC’s CPPO/CPPB certification or recertification program requirements.


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