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Construction Contracts & Lien Law

Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Venue: Online—live virtual format. Class and book access provided prior to start of class.     Get Directions
Your Price: $0.00

$250 for members
$350 for nonmembers

Instructor: David Linville, Linville Law Firm PLLC

Course Qualifies for:
6 CE for NAHB Designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, and MIRM
6 AIBD CEU Legal Continuing Education Credit (through Linville Law Firm)

Bring a copy of your contract to be reviewed in class and learn important terms you need to address to minimize the occurrence and magnitude of problems that inevitably arise with customers or other contractors.

Then, learn how to write an improved contract that contains the required legal notices, limits your exposure to claims and liabilities, provides for economical resolution of a dispute, establishes a practical method of handling change orders, gives the customer a limited warranty, and precludes your customer from firing you and hiring somebody else to fix or complete your work. All good things you need in your standard contract.

This seminar also explains the significant terms of the standard commercial subcontract and how these terms can present unwanted risk to the subcontractor. You will learn that these terms should be negotiated rather than blindly accepted.

The lien section of the class will teach you how to prepare, record, and foreclose a lien on either a commercial or residential project. The seminar will also teach you how to prepare, file, and foreclose your lien against a payment bond or a retainage on any federal, state, county, or city public works project. Both liens and public works claims generally require a preliminary notice

The contracts seminar comes complete with a 238-page course book, while the lien seminar comes with a 343-page course book that includes all necessary forms. The course books are excellent reference guides, designed for practical application. Both come in a durable three-ring binder and are totally current, accurate, and explanatory. Visit to view the complete table of contents for these books.

Registration deadline is one week prior to class date. Click on the button below to register online through BIAW or contact BIAW, 360.352.7800 x106 or, with any issues.