Posted on Sep 12, 2019 |CLE Events

CLE: Construction Defect Claims: A Mediator's Perspective
Presented to: Troutman Sanders LLP
Date: Monday, September 16, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET – 1:00 p.m. ET
Continuing Legal Education: 1 CLE credit (Skills) will be earned by all who attend the 50 minute presentation

NAM neutral, Richard P. Byrne, Esq., has been invited to present a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar to the law firm of Troutman Sanders LLP. The one hour CLE presentation entitled Construction Defect Claims: A Mediator's Perspective, will be held at the firm's offices at 875 Third Avenue, New York, NY on Monday, September 16, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Construction defect claims often evolve into one of the most complex, expensive, unwieldy and exasperating types of litigation. Numerous parties, extensive documentation, never-ending depositions and competing experts – with underlying insurance coverage disputes and parallel declaratory judgment actions – have the potential to cumulatively present all the negatives of the litigation process in one setting. This presentation will address the alternative route of Mediation as a means to cast a net over the situation and provide a forum to address the issues in a controlled fashion – before the parties and their insurers find their resources impaired and their options curtailed by litigation – with no way to reverse course.

Other construction claim related topics to be discussed will include:

  • Aggregating the Parties and Their Issues
  • Owner / Developer
  • General Contractor
  • Subcontractors
  • Design vs. Construction
  • Experts
  • Insurance Coverage


Richard P. Byrne, Esq. has successfully mediated issues in a wide variety of specialty areas, including commercial disputes, employment discrimination claims, employment contract disputes, wage and hour/FLSA claims, construction matters, complex personal injury and property damage claims, insurance and reinsurance matters, risk transfer disputes and life, health and disability claims. For the fifth consecutive year, he was voted one of the Top 3 Mediators in the country by the 2019 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey, and for the third year in a row he was named a National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide. He was also voted a Top 10 Mediators by the 2018 New York Law Journal Annual Survey for the fifth straight year.

Mr. Byrne is available to arbitrate and mediate financial matters throughout the New York Metro area.

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