Tips and tactics to insulate yourself (to the degree possible) from construction defect claims.
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Ryan Warren, Shareholder, Polsinelli Law Firm
Ryan Warren acts as outside general counsel to construction companies and represents businesses of all types in commercial litigation throughout the country.
Ryan’s construction practice consists of representation of general contractors, design-builders, and owners. He provides construction risk and planning advice, contract negotiation, contract review and drafting, and handles litigation before arbitration panels in state and federal courts. Ryan has litigated nearly every manner of construction dispute including delay claims, construction defects, lost productivity, liens, trust fund, performance bond, contract disputes – the list goes on.
As a former Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, and in private practice, Ryan has litigated all manner of business disputes throughout the United States. He has represented clients ranging from single-person entities to billion-dollar corporations, treating his clients’ problems as though they were problems faced by his own business. Ryan’s commercial litigation practice has involved numerous types of contract disputes, guaranty-enforcement actions, director and officer liability, fiduciary duty, product liability, insurance coverage, and business partner disputes.
Amy K. Hansen, Shareholder, Polsinelli Law Firm
Amy Hansen focuses her career on assisting clients who are developing raw land or underutilized properties and transforming them into thriving locations. Amy draws upon her experience to provide practical, business-minded approaches to sophisticated legal issues. Her knowledge and experience in working on the front lines of development projects translates into a unique insight for both developer and lender clients.
Prior to joining Polsinelli, Amy worked with developers on the creation of governance structures for resorts, transit-oriented and other mixed-use projects, as well as master-planned communities. She has a strong background in document and form development for use by developers in the sale of individual residential condominiums and homes to consumers. Amy has also represented clients regarding license agreements for branded residential projects including both urban and suburban markets.
Amy routinely represents clients with purchase and sale transactions, including representation of both buyers and sellers of real estate in multiple states. Her experience includes representing investors and developers in investment structuring and all matters related to acquisition, financing, and development. Amy has represented:
* ● Buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of commercial and residential property
* ● Developers in the entitlement and financing stages of projects
* ● Land developers in their sales of lots to homebuilders
* ● Owners, managers, and contractors in the drafting and negotiation of contracts
* ● Disposition of various property types
She applies her in-depth industry knowledge to highlight potential risk exposure and propose alternative resolutions that address clients’ core concerns, as well as a business-focused approach for each transaction to meet the clients’ expectations.