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Construction Law Annual Half Day CLE/Luncheon
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When: 02/16/2017
12 - 4 PM
Where: Chester H. Ferguson Law Center
1610 N Tampa St
Tampa, Florida  33602
United States

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4.0 including 1.0 Ethics


Building Codes
Bob Koning

What Every Construction Lawyer Should Know About Bankruptcy; Select Bankruptcy Issues for the Construction Lawyer
John Lamoureux and Stephanie Ambs

Top 10 Ethical Challenges a Construction Lawyer Can Face
Ed Cheffy

Insurance 101 for Construction Defects
Debbie Sines Crockett


Stephanie Ambs practice includes complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation. She represents creditors, debtors, and equity interests in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, defendants and plaintiffs in commercial and insolvency litigation in state and federal court, and assignees and creditors in state court proceedings. Ms. Ambs also has experience representing clients in disputes involving contracts, business torts, lender liability, fraudulent transfers, and secured transactions. Ms. Ambs served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Arthur B. Briskman and the Honorable Karen S. Jennemann in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Edward K. Cheffy is certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Business Litigation Law. Since 1996, Mr. Cheffy has served on the Faculty and Steering Committee for The Florida Bar's annual Board Certification Review Course for Civil Trial Law, and he began serving as Chair of that committee in 2005. At the Board Certification Review Course, he lectures for The Florida Bar on "Ethical Issues Facing the Civil Trial Lawyer." Mr. Cheffy handles a variety of matters including commercial, business, construction and real estate disputes, as well as probate, product liability, and personal injury litigation.

Debbie Sines Crockett is a trial lawyer with Cheffy Passidomo, P.A. located in Tampa, Florida, where she concentrates in the areas of insurance coverage, commercial disputes, and construction litigation. Debbie is experienced in representing policyholders of all types of insurance policies in litigation against carriers from the trial level through appeal, in both state and federal courts. She has an emphasis in assisting clients with complex insurance recovery issues such as additional insured status and contractual indemnity. Debbie’s practice includes all aspects and types of insurance recovery, including insurance denials, claim representation, and both first and third party bad faith/extra-contractual claims.

Robert Koning is the Director of Contractors Institute— a division of Koning Enterprises, Inc. a Florida corporation specializing in educational services for the construction industry. R.J. Koning is responsible for the research, development, compilation and presentation of construction education seminars and programs including the training of instructors. The subjects of these construction classes cover the spectrum of the construction industry. Panel member Arbitrator and Mediator with the American Arbitration Association for construction disputes. Arbitrated several million dollar construction claims involving owner, contractor, subcontractors and surety compliance.

John Lamoureux represents a diverse clientele in complex commercial disputes, focusing on construction disputes, bankruptcy, and debtor/creditor rights and issues.  Mr. Lamoureux's construction practice has included representation of owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and sureties in a variety of construction disputes including defective work, lien disputes, unlicensed contractors, and delay disputes. His experience in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights has included representation of financial institutions, equipment lessors, secured and unsecured parties in complex bankruptcy reorganizations and other commercial litigation.