Perrin Conferences to Deliver Outstanding Agenda at Leading National Construction Defect Conference

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On November 16-18, 2016 Perrin Conferences will host its National Construction Defect Conference at The Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, FL. As the leading provider of joint plaintiff and defense national conferences, Perrin will deliver a comprehensive agenda assembled to provide the audience with construction defect litigation updates and perspectives valuable to anyone practicing in the industry, which can be viewed at

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In cohesion with the conference chairs and board of directors, Perrin Conferences has assembled an agenda not-to-be-missed at the upcoming National Construction Defect Conference. Speakers will consist of plaintiff and defense attorneys, construction company in-house counsel, construction defect claims managers and directors, judges from various U.S. states, forensic consulting specialists, and other related professionals.

The conference will be chaired by Gary F. Baumann, Esq., Baumann, Gant & Keeley, P.A., Wilson Townsend, Vice President Claims, The RiverStone Group and Luke Ryan, Shinnick & Ryan LLP.

Featured Panelists Include:

Paul Amirata, Vice President, CD/CGL Claims, Cranmore, St. Petersburg, FL
Susie Ferguson, Senior Claim Consultant-Technical Claims Manager, American Contractors Insurance Group, Richardson, TX
Thomas Gesner, Claims Manager, Construction Defect Group, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Dover, NH
Len Geraci, Director, Construction Defect and Surety Claims, Crum & Forster, Morristown, NJ
Cathy Hendrickson, Assistant Vice President, D.R. Horton, Inc., Dallas, TX
Henrietta Hinojosa, AIC, Vice President, National Claim Services Inc., Atlanta, GA
Michael A. Hinojosa, Senior Vice President, Chief Claim Office, National Claims Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Guy Hollingsworth, Architects and Engineers Professional Liability Claims, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
John J. Kelley, AIC, Sr. Technical Claims Specialist II, Conference Defect Group, Commercial Insurance – Special Liability, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Orange, CA
Steve Lokus, Assistant Vice President, Claims Manager, Navigators, Los Angeles, CA
Carolyn Luken, Manager, Construction Defect, Environmental & Surety Claims, Crum & Forster, Morristown, NJ
Phyllis Modlin, Claims Manager, Markel Corporation, Walnut Creek, CA
Jeffrey Price, CPCU, AIC, SCLA, Corporate Claims Technical Director, The Main Street America Group, Jacksonville, FL
Mary Rowe, Claims Manager Construction Defect, Markel Corporation, Red Bank, NJ
Deana Smyth, AIC, CRIS, Claims Manager-Standard Claims, Vela Insurance Services, Omaha, NE
Wilson Townsend, Vice President Claims, The RiverStone Group, Manchester, NH
Stacy Van Pelt, Senior Claims Examiner, Markel Corporation, Red Bank, NJ

Some of the highlighted conference panelists listed above will discuss an array of topics such as What Kept You Up At Night? An Update on Complex Construction Cases, Jurisdictional Update: The Hot Spots and Under the Radar Jurisdictions, The Judicial Perspective, Coverage Wars: The Risks and Benefits of Insurers Allocating Defense and Indemnity to Others, Right to Repair Act, How to Best Economically Defend Construction Defect Cases and The Professional (Architect & Engineer) Part in Construction Defect Claims.

The conference offers CLE accreditation for qualified candidates. There will also be an hour-long session on Ethical Duties in Construction Defect Litigation for ethics credit. CE Adjuster Credit applications have been submitted in select states for approval. For more information about the agenda and registration, please visit

In addition to the educational benefits received from attending, the conference agenda will offer numerous opportunities to network and meet with potential clients and peers.


About Perrin Conferences
As the leading national provider of joint plaintiff/defendant litigation conferences, Perrin Conferences offers comprehensive and specialized continuing legal education (CE/CLE) in an atmosphere of learning, networking and sharing. The company’s conferences attract influential leaders and foremost talent in the legal industry to discuss current topics in litigation through mock trials, presentations and webinars, setting the standard in professional litigation education and networking.

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Bethany Corio
Perrin Conferences
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