Gordon & Rees to Present a One Day Legal Conference in New York City

On Jan. 22, Gordon & Rees will present a one day legal conference in New York City, addressing 10 different areas of law.  This first annual Gordon & Rees Legal Education Conference will go forward in downtown Manhattan, at the Convene Conference Center, 32 Old Slip, NY.  During the conference, Gordon & Rees construction attorneys Amy Darby, Ernie Isola, and Matt Hawk will present a one hour panel discussion entitled “Risky Business – Shifting the Risk in Construction Contracts.”  The panel will discuss risk shifting devices such as additional insured endorsements, defense and indemnity obligations, and limitation of liability clauses.  This program will focus on the effectiveness of those tools in light of emerging anti-indemnity statutes and new endorsements of general liability insurance. The panelists will discuss the newest trends and case law affecting these risk-shifting methods, how they are being applied and the practical implications of contractual and policy language. Using actual case studies and experience of the Gordon & Rees panelists, the program will provide an in-depth review of the challenges facing those seeking to shift the risk along with insight from the insurance industry regarding how additional insured policies are being interpreted. Finally, the program will deliver strategies for how to effectively shift the risk of liability on construction projects, as well as how to avoid pitfalls in the drafting of construction contracts.

Guests are invited to register for the full-day schedule or individual programs. The day will include a continental breakfast and lunch with keynote speakers Mercedes Colwin, managing partner of the firm’s New York office, and Wm. David Cornwell, Sr., a partner in our Atlanta office with the Sports, Media, and Entertainment Group.  The day will conclude with a hosted cocktail reception. Space is limited, so register today.