The International Society of Primerus Law Firms Presents a Webinar

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"Increase Your Bottom Line: Avoiding and Minimizing Construction Defect Claims" webinar scheduled for Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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The International Society of Primerus Law Firms is pleased to present a free webinar Tuesday, October 15th, 2013. The webinar, hosted by the Primerus Construction Law Practice Group is entitled "Increase Your Bottom Line: Avoiding and Minimizing Construction Defect Claims”.

Webinar Details: There is no cost to register for this webinar.
Title: "Increase Your Bottom Line: Avoiding and Minimizing Construction Defect Claims" (CLICK TO REGISTER)
Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Time: 10:00 am PT/11:00 am MT/12:00 pm CT/1:00 pm ET
*For further details about this webinar please contact Chris Dawe via email or by phone at 616.454.9939

Who Should Attend?
Builders, claims supervisors, attorneys and allied professionals will find this webinar invaluable. The distinguished panel of construction attorneys, construction experts and industry leaders will discuss the most effective methods to avoid and minimize construction defect claims at various stages of the construction process, from development planning, through sell out and post-sale. Learn how to avoid or minimize these costly claims through the use of construction contract clauses, including indemnity agreements, quality control, purchase-agreement language and post-sale customer relations.

David Frenznick - Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney, LLP (Sacramento, CA)
Mr. Frenznick has extensive and broad experience in the areas of complex civil litigation, with particular emphasis on the representation of residential and commercial property owners in construction-related disputes. Mr. Frenznick represents homeowners, homeowner associations, developers and contractors in real estate cases, as well as complex construction defect claims involving multiple single-family residences and multi-unit developments. Frenznick also is the firm's primary probate and trust litigator. Mr. Frenznick recently represented over 100 homeowners in a mass construction defect action. The case ended during trial when the developer paid what is thought to be one of the largest settlements of its type in Sacramento County.

John Hanebrink - Mateer & Harbert, P.A. (Orlando, FL)
John Hanebrink, a shareholder at the Orlando, Florida law firm of Mateer & Harbert, P.A., focuses his practice on construction and commercial transactions and litigation, and renewable energy project development. Since joining the firm in late 2004, Mr. Hanebrink has handled numerous construction defect matters throughout the State of Florida on behalf of owners, contractors, subcontractors, and insurers. He has also personally negotiated, drafted transactional documents, and closed transactions on construction projects valued at over $500 million dollars, and has advised and represented owners, developers, manufacturers, contractors, and subcontractors in connection with construction and renewable energy projects in Florida and elsewhere.

Dina Bernardelli - Zupkus & Angell, P.C. (Denver, CO)
Dina Bernardelli is a partner at the Denver, Colorado law firm Zupkus & Angell, P.C. Her practice primarily focuses on insurance defense in complex commercial litigation and insurance coverage. Ms. Bernardelli has represented contractors of all levels in large scale and single home construction defect cases, and has acted as insurance coverage counsel on construction defect related claims throughout Colorado.

William C. Thomas - Affiliated Professional Services, Inc. (El Dorado Hills, CA)
Mr. Thomas is General Manager, and President for Affiliated Professional Services, Inc. Affiliated Professional Services, Inc. is an organization of professionals providing expertise in construction, building codes, engineering, architecture, real estate, and real estate appraisals. Currently, Mr. Thomas divides his time into areas of expertise including: arbitrator and/or insurance policy appraiser, inspecting catastrophe damaged property, evaluation of buildings for construction defects, water intrusion cause and effect and litigation support and testimony.

Jeff Pemstein - Towne Development of Sacramento, Inc. (Roseville, CA)
Jeffrey Pemstein has over 27 years of professional experience in land development, home building, and construction, as well as land use policy and urban planning, CEQA/NEPA compliance and environmental permitting, infrastructure planning, and public facility finance. Throughout his career, Mr. Pemstein has worked with and/or managed entities ranging from cities and counties, State and federal agencies, and special districts to private landowners and the building community.

Robert A. Zupkus - Zupkus & Angell, P.C. - Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Consultant (Denver, CO)
Bob Zupkus is a widely sought out expert witness in matters of insurance coverage, insurance industry standards and bad faith claims in a number of states. He has extensive experience in insurance coverage and bad faith, insurance defense, employment, transportation and commercial litigation. He has taught insurance at the University of Northern Colorado and trial practice at the University of Denver's School of Law, in addition to holding positions of leadership in many legal organizations. His practice can be best summarized by his AV rating, the highest, by the prestigious Martindale-Hubble group and his inclusion as a Colorado Super Lawyer for many consecutive years.

About The International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus)
Primerus is a society of top-rated, independent, boutique law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality. As one of the most respected law firm societies, Primerus has become the size of some of the world's largest law firms.

Primerus is growing at an unprecedented pace, and is expanding throughout the U.S., Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. With thousands of lawyers in the society, Primerus members, collectively, offer the breadth of expertise and jurisdictional coverage that only the world's largest law firms can offer to their clients, but at more reasonable rates. Law firms in the U.S. and Canada must be AV-rated using the Martindale-Hubbell peer review service. For firms outside of North America, consideration is given to respected resources, such as, Chambers Global Guide, Legal 500 EMEA, and IFLR 1000. Additionally, once approved for membership, every Primerus firm is audited, annually, to ensure that the legal services they continue to provide to clients are of a consistent, high quality, year after year. Each member is committed to the following standards: Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Legal Education, Civility and Community Service.

For more information, and for a complete listing of top-rated, independent, boutique law firms in your area, please call 800.968.2211 or visit

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