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Webinar: Construction Law Update and Year in Review
June 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
1.5 Hours MCLE
This course will address new case law and recent statutory revisions which promise to affect the practice of construction law in California in the years to come. Join noted construction law practitioners Shailendra (Shay) Kulkarni, Esq. of Sullivan Hill Rez & Engel, APLC and Benjamin J. Morris, Esq. of Foley & Lardner LLP as they review notable substantive and procedural changes in California construction law and provide pointers and “best practices” in light of such changes.
Speaker: Shailendra Kulkarni and Benjamin J. Morris.
Shailendra (Shay) Kulkarni is a Shareholder at Sullivan Hill and member of the Construction Law practice group. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of construction litigation, construction-industry contracts, and complex civil litigation. He has tried cases before civil courts and arbitration panels and is experienced at facilitating the resolution of construction claims at all stages of a dispute.
Mr. Kulkarni is the former two-time Chairman of the Construction Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. He currently serves on the Steering Committee of Division 13 (Government Construction) of the ABA Forum on Construction Law. Mr. Kulkarni has been named a Top Lawyer in the field of Construction Law by San Diego Magazine for the past two years, as well as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the past six years. He was also named to SD Metro Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” list in 2019. Mr. Kulkarni proudly serves the San Diego community as an Advisory Board Member and Mentoring Program Co-chair for the Crawford Academy of Law program, and as a member of the Build and Serve Committee of the San Diego Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America.
Benjamin Morris is a partner and construction lawyer whose practice focuses on advising and counseling owners, developers, contractors, engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers throughout all phases of complex construction projects and construction litigation. Benjamin guides clients through contract drafting and negotiation, risk management analysis, delay analysis, lien filing and defense, and claim enforcement on both private and public projects. During his career, Benjamin has worked on various projects ranging from large commercial and industrial facilities, mixed-use residential and commercial buildings, highways and railways, and large data centers. Benjamin also handles business and complex litigation, including defense of trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, unfair competition, and consumer class action claims. Benjamin is a Barrister in the Hon. William B. Enright Chapter of the American Inns of Court, an active member of the ABA Forum on Construction Law, and serves on the Build & Serve Committee of the San Diego Chapters of the Associated General Contractors of America.