Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel


FALL MEETING - Friday November 16, 2007 at
The Hermitage Hotel Nashville, Tennessee


Informational Topics

Introduction to the Major Modifications in the AIA 2007 Edition Documents
Timothy R. Twomey
Mr. Twomey is a principal with the Boston, Massachusetts architecture and design firm of Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott. Mr. Twomey received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Southern California, a law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and a master’s in Architecture from Harvard University. Currently, Mr. Twomey is the Chair of the American Institute of Architects’ Documents Committee.

Sustainability Design
Patrick J. O’Conner, Jr.
Mr. O’Conner is a partner with the Minneapolis, Minnesota, law firm of Faegre & Benson, LLP where his practice includes construction, suretyship and insurance matters. Mr. O’Conner is a fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers and is the co-author of Bruner & O’Conner on Construction Law.

The Great Debate: Private Versus Administrated Arbitration
John T. Blankenship, David K. Taylor and Chauncey Davis

Mr. Blankenship is a partner in the law firm of Blankenship & Blankenship in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he practices in the areas of commercial law including construction and real estate litigation.

Mr. Taylor is a partner in the Nashville law firm of Boult Cummings Conners & Berry, where he is the Chair of his firm's construction and ADR practice groups. David also has an active neutrals practice as an arbitrator/mediator, and is currently serving as the Chair of the TBA's Dispute Resolution Section.

Mr. Davis is the Regional Vice President of the Atlanta Regional Office of the American Arbitration Association.

Prompt Pay Act and Lien Law Review – An Examination and Discussion of the 2007 Amendments
Timothy M. Gibbons and J. Timothy Crenshaw
Mr. Gibbons is a shareholder with the Chattanooga, Tennessee, law firm of Chambliss Bahner & Stophel, P.C. where his practice includes construction law and commercial litigation.

Mr. Crenshaw is a partner with the Brentwood, Tennessee, law firm of Kirksey & McNamee PLC where his practice includes construction law and litigation.


Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 15, 2007

  5:00-6:00 p.m. Registration
  6:00-7:00 p.m. Cocktails at The Nashville City Club
  7:00 p.m. Dinner at The Nashville City Club
     

Friday, November 16, 2007

  7:30-8:15 a.m. Registration
  8:15-8:30 a.m. Welcome/TACC Business Matters
Wearen Hughes & Monty Walton
  8:30-9:00 a.m. Legislative Update
Don L. Smith
  9:00-10:20 a.m. Introduction to the Major Modifications in the AIA 2007 Edition Documents
Timothy R. Twomey
  10:20-10:30 a.m. Break
  10:30-11:50 a.m. Sustainability Design
Patrick J. O’Conner, Jr.
  Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch
  1:10-2:20 p.m. The Great Debate: Private Versus Administrated Arbitration
John T. Blankenship, David K. Taylor & Chauncey Davis
  2:20-2:35 p.m. Break
  2:35-3:45 p.m. Prompt Pay Act and Lien Law Review – An Examination and Discussion of the 2007 Amendments
Timothy M. Gibbons & J. Timothy Crenshaw
  4:00 p.m. Adjourn

 


Hotel Information

The Hermitage Hotel
231 Sixth Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37219

We have secured a block of rooms at $189 per night, with limited availability. Please identify yourself as being with TACC to take advantage of this rate. Reservations can be made at (615) 244-3121.


Registration

> download brochure with registration form


CLE Credit

This program has applied for 5.50 hours of General Tennessee CLE credit.

 

 

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