Panel Discussion "Trends in the Construction Industry"

When:  Oct 26, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (ET)
Associated with  Metro Detroit

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Panel Discussion with Experts in the Construction Industry:

Program Description:  Experts will discuss trends in the construction industry relative accounting, insurance, law and IT.   This is a Group-Live presentation at the Basic level. The discussion qualifies for 1 CPE credit in the field of Business Management and Organization.  Please Register at the link at the bottom of the page.  There is no cost to attend this event.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify changes in lease accounting.

2. List trends in cyber security.

3. Identify common insurance claims in construction.


Jonathan Woodsum

Vice President of Systems

Barton Malow

Jon has over 15 years’ experience with Barton Malow.  During his tenure in the field, he managed construction projects in the automotive, higher education, and power generation markets.  As a civil engineer, Jon specialized in self-perform cast-in-place concrete.  In 2008-2009, Jon played a major role in Barton Malow’s implementation of SAP’s ERP platform.  Since 2010, he has led Barton Malow’s technology efforts company wide.  In Jon’s current role of Vice President, Systems, he is particularly focused on simple solutions, field mobility, and process automation.

Jon Losen

VP Aon Insurance

Construction Services Practice Leader – management and direct client responsibilities, including program development, syndication, account servicing, and coordination and delivery of Aon products/services for both global and domestic Fortune 1000 companies.

Extensive experience servicing construction related accounts including homebuilders, residential/commercial contractors, general contractors, specialty contractors, as well as manufacturers, including manufacturers of home improvement products.  Provides risk management consulting services to complex, global risk management accounts.  Experienced in various global property placements as well as large, multinational casualty programs.

Successful at coordinating Aon’s global resources in the areas of brokerage, risk financing/risk transfer, property and casualty risk control, claims management and consulting, and analytical services.

Kurt Siebenaller, CPA


UHY Advisors

Kurt is an active member of the Tax Department and the firm's National Construction Practice.  He has extensive knowledge with tax compliance issues, federal, state and local tax planning, business forecasts and projections, and business planning and preparation for startup distressed companies.  Kurt helps clients develop and implement strategies for improving operating efficiencies and identifying growth opportunities to align with their goals.  He understands the proper structure of clients’ GAAP financial statements, helping to enable them in obtaining financing, bonding, or additional capital.  Kurt specializes in year-end tax planning strategies for corporations and individuals.

Edward J. Hood

Edward J. Hood is an experienced and versatile trial lawyer.  His litigation practice involves construction, business, and tort cases in state and federal courts and       arbitrations.  Edward serves as the firm's General Counsel, representing the law firm in its legal matters and counseling firm attorneys on professional ethics issues.

Edward is also a trained and qualified mediator and arbitrator.  He accepts mediation and arbitration engagements involving business, construction, and professional liability issues.  

Edward is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating service, the highest rating for legal ability and ethics, and was selected for inclusion in Michigan Super Lawyers for 2010 through 2015.  He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor reserved to less than 1 percent of lawyers in each state.

Edward has served as a member of the State Bar of Michigan Committee on Professional Ethics since 2011. He has also been active in the American Inns of Court – a organization dedicated to excellence and civility in advocacy – having served in the University of Detroit Chapter and in the Thomas M. Cooley Chapter in Ann Arbor.

While at the University of Michigan, Edward majored in English literature and earned a varsity letter as a member of the Michigan football team from 1982 to 1985. Edward remains an active supporter of University of Michigan athletics, and has served as President of the Letterwinners M Club for 2007-2008.

While attending Wayne State University, Edward received several moot court advocacy awards, including the Mark Johnson briefwriting award, first place briefwriter in Spring 1988 Moot Court Competition, first place in the Fall 1987 Arthur Neef Moot Court Competition, and first place in the Spring 1988 Law Day Moot Court Competition. He also represented Wayne Law School as a briefwriter in national Moot Court Competition.

Edward earned a Master of Business Administration degree at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He graduated with high distinction and twice earned admission to Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest scholastic honor conferred by the Ross School of Business.

Edward is a contributing author of Clark Hill’s Michigan Construction Law Manual, which was first published by West in 2009 and is updated annually.


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