Force Majeure: Navigating the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Contract Performance Obligations
Recorded On: 04/02/2020
As the tragic and devastating impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continue to mount, and as the government and private sectors ramp up efforts to address the spread of the disease, we are seeing disruption of construction projects on a massive scale. This webinar will focus upon the doctrine of Force Majeure, the legal theory, the contractual reality, common law alternatives, and strategies to assert or not assert Force Majeure as a defense to non-performance.
Colin C. Holley
Partner, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald L.L.P.
Colin Holley’s practice focuses on the litigation of complex business disputes for clients in a broad range of industries, including construction and real estate. Mr. Holley handles matters involving contract disputes, real property, unfair competition, intellectual property, and trade secret misappropriation. He has extensive experience in trials and appeals of matters in federal and state courts, and arbitration and mediation.
Robert C. Niesley
Senior Partner, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald L.L.P.
Robert Niesley is a litigator with expertise in bringing claims against public and private owners, particularly in matters concerning construction delays, differing site conditions and lost productivity. - Chambers USA 2019
Rob Niesley focuses his practice in the areas of construction and suretyship. He has successfully tried cases in state court, federal court, bankruptcy court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and various arbitration forums.
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