James Duffy O'Connor, head of Maslon's Construction Law Group, has been selected to speak at The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America's 91st Annual Convention scheduled to be held in Orlando, Florida, on March 17-20, 2010. Jim will co-present a session titled "What Every Contractor Should Know About Obtaining and Securing Its 'Right to Know' Owners' Financial Arrangements for Construction Projects
The AGC is the leading association for the construction industry. It is a full service national trade association with a nationwide network of exceptional chapters that are able to provide a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest.
A lawyer for more than 30 years, James Duffy O'Connor devotes his practice exclusively to construction and construction insurance-related matters. He represents engineers, general contractors, specialty contractors, owners and design professionals in contract formation and construction matters throughout the United States. Jim is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the former Chair of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, and an active member of the AGC's Contract Documents Committee and its Risk Management Committee. He has published extensively in the construction law area, co-editing a book on construction systems and technologies: Whitney, MacPherson & O'Connor, Sticks and Bricks: A Practical Guide to Construction Systems & Technology
(ABA 2001); AGC Contract Documents Handbook
, Chapter 2, Owner-Contractor Agreements (Aspen 2003); and O'Connor, Wrestling with Reform: Indemnification Agreements, The Statutory Bars, Promises to Procure, and Insurance Products for the Construction Industry
, 1 J.A.C.C.L. 57 (West 2007); and The A201 Deskbook: Understanding the Revised General Conditions
, (ABA 2008).
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