WPL Publishing Co., Inc., publishers of Construction Claims Advisor, Construction Advisor Today and Green Building Insider, announces a valuable new interactive webinar:

Construction Bond and Contract Provisions:
A Review of Surety Rights, Duties, Obligations and Defenses

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 • 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT

Presented by:

Barbara G. Werther, Ober | Kaler

Many construction contracts today require that surety bonds be provided to protect various parties to the contract. Most construction professionals are familiar with the process of obtaining surety bonds, but they may not be aware of the legal relationships that bonds establish among the principal (the contractor), the obligee (usually the owner) and the surety, and the liabilities that exist as a result.

A surety bond is not an insurance policy. A surety bond is a guarantee, in which the surety guarantees that the contractor, called the “principal” in the bond, will perform the “obligation” stated in the bond. For example, the “obligation” in a performance bond is that the principal will complete the project; and the “obligation” in a payment bond is that the principal will properly pay subcontractors and suppliers.

Surety bonds can contractually affect multiple parties involved in the project. This webinar will review the rights, duties and obligations of the parties as determined by the rules of contract interpretation and applicable precedents. Attend this 90-minute interactive webinar and you will learn how to:

  • Review surety rights, duties, obligations and defenses
  • Examine performance options
  • Define specific contract provisions and understand what is recoverable
  • Discuss performance and payment bonds
  • And much, much more!

In addition, a 10-to-15 minute period has been reserved at the end of the speakers' presentation for an interactive question-and-answer session so you can discuss specific issues or gain additional knowledge about topics discussed.

Who Will Benefit?
This webinar is a must if you’re a public or private owner, construction manager, contractor, subcontractor, architect, engineer, or consultant.

Your Presenter:
Barbara G. Werther, Principal
Ober | Kaler
Barbara has more than 30 years of experience in construction and government contracts law. She has represented both contractors and owners in disputes regarding substantial claims for delays, acceleration, inefficiencies, default terminations and construction catastrophes, both in the private sector and on public projects. She has also represented both sureties and contractors in performance and payment bond disputes, and has represented government contractors in False Claims Act cases.

Barbara has handled construction claims for contractors in federal and state courts. She has litigated numerous claims for equitable adjustment, as well as bid protests and claims at the Boards of Contract Appeals and the Court of Federal Claims.
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Added Benefit:  In-house training tool:  Train your entire staff for one low price!  There is no limit to the number of participants at your location. Gather around the conference room table and listen to the speakers then discuss how it pertains to your particular company. 

For those who can’t attend, you have the option to purchase the CD below, to listen to when more convenient.

Construction Bond and Contract Provisions:
A Review of Surety Rights, Duties, Obligations and Defenses 

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