Negotiating Construction Law Disputes is an authoritative, insider's perspective on best practices for understanding and resolving the common issues that arise in construction disputes. Featuring partners and chairs from some of the nation's leading law firms, these experts guide the reader through developing a client strategy, drafting contracts, and minimizing risks. From analyzing contract language to understanding the relationships of various parties involved, these leaders offer expertise on evaluating the scope of a contract, understanding a contractor's performance obligations, analyzing contract provisions, and identifying the source of project delays. These top experts offer a clear understanding of the various local, state, and federal laws involved that surround issues such as building codes, ordinances, zoning, and the environment. Additionally, these top lawyers give tips on evaluating insurance and indemnification, maximizing mediation and arbitration, and forecasting current trends. Finally, these experts evaluate the role of the owner and design professional, general contractor, subcontractors, government agencies, and the lawyer. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts around the keys to navigating an increasingly-enforced and ever-changing area of law. Inside the Minds provides readers with proven business intelligence from C-Level executives (Chairman, CEO, CFO, CMO, Partner) from the world's most respected companies nationwide, rather than third-party accounts from unknown authors and analysts. Each chapter is comparable to an essay/thought leadership piece and is a future-oriented look at where an industry, profession, or topic is headed and the most important issues for the future. Through an exhaustive selection process, each author was hand-picked by the Inside the Minds editorial board to author a chapter for this book. Chapters Include: 1. Luis Prats, Shareholder, Carlton Fields "Resolving Conflicts in Construction Law Disputes" 2. Randall F. Hafer, Partner; Chair, Construction & Infrastructure Projects; Chair, Firm Executive Committee, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP "Principal Causes of Construction Disputes" 3. Linda A. Klein, Atlanta Office Co-Managing Shareholder, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC "Negotiation Strategies for Handling Disputes in Construction" 4. Ralph A. Finizio, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP "Issues Leading to Disputes in Construction Matters" 5. Gregory Harwell, Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP "Achieving Successful Resolutions in Construction Disputes" 6. Kathleen E. Hegen, Esq., Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP "Issues and Trends in Construction Litigation" 7. Bruce L. Maas, Member, Harris Beach PLLC "Analyzing and Strategizing Construction Disputes" 8. Derrick Carson, Partner, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP - "This Isn t Rocket Science: A Practical, Commonsense Approach to Understanding and Resolving Construction Disputes" 9. Sherman A. Botts, Member, Lathrop & Gage LC "Assessing and Settling Construction Project and Contract Disputes" 10. Victor P. Stabile, Partner, Dilworth Paxson LLP "Evaluating and Negotiating a Construction Claim" 11. Robert C. Epstein, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP "Negotiating and Resolving Construction Disputes" 12. David C. Olson, Member, Frost Brown Todd LLC "Analyzing and Negotiating Construction Disputes"