In this episode, Jeff and Brian provide their thoughts and guidance on the steps contractors and subcontractors should take if they receive a notice of default. Since notices of default are often the precursor to a termination, contractors cannot take them lightly, and should work with company leadership, counsel, and consultants / experts to understand the risks they face and the ways to respond fully, promptly, and appropriately.
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.