Dickinson Wright Construction Law Expert John G. Cameron, Jr. to Lead Webcast

Construction Law Expert John G. Cameron, Jr. to Lead Webcast

10/10/2007
Dickinson Wright PLLC attorney John G. Cameron, Jr. will conduct a webcast titled "Construction Defects in a Time of Financial Crisis: When the Water Runs in, the Warranty Runs Out!", from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 23, 2007. The presentation will address a number of factors that make the law of construction defects and their "ripple effects" more important than ever before: - Financial crisis leads to creditors' actions, and lenders must deal with defective construction - Investors today seek ways to rescind contracts; construction defects are being argued - Modern, complex construction techniques can create a greater risk of error - Designs today are more creative, therefore more difficult to construct In just 90 minutes, a trio of nationally recognized real estate lawyers will describe and define defective construction, and discuss who bears responsibility for what part of the project. Breach of warranty, owner remedies and defenses to claims will be examined, as well as the distinction between building and design defects. The faculty will also address types of construction defects and their causes, as well as remedies, defenses, and peculiarities of state and local laws. Cameron is the planning chair. Other speakers are Lynn R. Axelroth, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Stanley P. Sklar, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP, Chicago, Illinois. John G. Cameron, Jr. is a nationally recognized expert in real estate transactions and construction law. He has provided counsel to clients involved in virtually all aspects of the real estate development process. He is active in national real estate organizations, including as an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of Advisors to the ALI-ABA and previously was a member of the National Board of Editors of The Practical Real Estate Lawyer. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1996 and was named a Top 100 Super Lawyer in the 2006 and 2007 editions of Michigan Super Lawyers. He holds a B.A. degree from Albion College and a J.D. degree, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School. He is a member of the State Bars of Michigan, Illinois, North Carolina and Colorado, and is a frequent speaker and author on real estate and construction law issues. His authorship of Michigan Real Property Law: Principles and Commentary (Michigan ICLE) (1st Edition 1985, 2nd Edition 1993 and 3rd Edition 2005), commonly known as "Cameron on Real Estate," contributed to his standing as one of Michigan's best-known real estate lawyers. Mr. Cameron also wrote the definitive three-volume treatise on Michigan real estate transactions entitled Michigan Real Estate: Forms and Practice (LexisNexis, 1988) and the 50-state treatise on construction law, A Practitioner's Guide to Construction Law (ALI-ABA 2000). For more information, or to register for the webcast, please visit www.ali-aba.org or phone 215.243.1600. About Dickinson Wright PLLC Dickinson Wright PLLC, founded in 1878, has more than 240 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright is a full-service law firm with over 40 practice areas. For more information, visit www.dickinsonwright.com.
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