Contracting Should be Fun When There are Parties and Provisions
Episode Description: Jeff and Brian are joined by Brian Perlberg – Executive Director and Senior Counsel for ConsensusDocs and in-house attorney for the Associated General Contractors of America – on the 15th anniversary of ConsensusDocs. Brian offers his perspective on the dynamics of contract generation and negotiation and dives into key provisions for any contract. With construction constantly developing through new delivery methods, new challenges, and ever-more complex projects, Brian shares how ConsensusDocs looks to stay ahead of the curve, while also reacting to the realities of a difficult market and uncertain economy.
About the Hosts
Jeffrey Katz is an Executive Vice President of VERTEX who leads the contract claims group. Mr. Katz is a professional engineer who has been involved as a consultant or expert on large files across North America, preparing claims and expert reports related to delay and schedule impacts, productivity claims, project completion costs, unforeseen conditions, design issues, overpayment, construction defects, and more. In 2018, Mr. Katz was selected as one of Civil + Structural Engineer magazine’s Rising Stars.
Brian Padove joined Watt Tieder in 2018 after spending three years working as a litigation associate at a national insurance defense firm.
Brian focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, construction law, and suretyship while representing a wide variety of clients including contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and owners. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin as well as multiple federal district courts.