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Construction Law Luncheon/CLE: Errors & Omissions: Panel Discussion Defending & Asserting Claims
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When: 11/17/2016
12 - 1 PM
Where: Chester H. Ferguson Law Center
1610 N Tampa St
Tampa, Florida  33602
United States

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Title: Errors and Omissions: Panel Discussion of Defending and Asserting Claims Against Architects and Engineers

1.0 CLE Credit (applied for)


• Prerequisites for pursing design claims

• Defenses unique to design professionals

• Insurance coverage

• Importance of Scope of Contract for Design Professionals

• Obligations and Defenses

• Claim challenges


Amanda B. Buffinton is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group. Amanda is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney and Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar. She has extensive experience representing clients in both state and federal court for matters involving construction disputes, professional liability claims, including the defense of design professionals, contract disputes and commercial lending and banking disputes.

Mark Smith is partner in the Tampa office of Carlton Fields. He is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar. He a litigator and counselor who focuses on construction litigation and construction contracting. Mark represents a diverse range of clients, including homebuilders, public owners, civil contractors, specialty contractors, and design professionals. He has extensive experience in all manner of performance and defect disputes and particular expertise handling issues involving marine construction.