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Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, INC.

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Hunt Ortmann is one of the foremost authorities on California construction law, contracts, dispute resolution and litigation offering additional legal services in the areas of business and commercial law, employment matters and labor law compliance, real estate, insurance and suretyship.

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Training & Seminars

Hunt Ortmann is currently offering the training listed below. We are also available for custom training sessions – contact us for more information.

04/07/2017 Seminar- Navigating the Labyrinth of Construction Claims and New Legal Precedents
03/23/2017 Seminar- Avoiding the Traps in Construction Contracts
03/09/2017 Seminar- California Mechanic’s Lien Law
02/03/2017 Webinar- Change Order Basics and Best Practices in California 
01/20/2017 Webinar- Best Practices in Bidding Construction Contracts

12/13/2016 Webinar- Hunt Ortmann Webinar: California Mechanics’ Liens, Stop Payment Notices and Payment Bond Claims
02/25/2016 Seminar- Avoiding The Traps Of Construction Contracts- 5 Things You Need To Know
12/10/2015 Webinar- Webinar 12/10/15: California Mechanic’s Liens, Stop Payment Notices And Bond Claims
11/02/2015 Seminar- 2015 Construction Credit Conference Presented By BICA
08/30/2015 Seminar- Avoiding the Traps of Construction Contracts- Mah, Flores & Lozano Team Up at Cal Con 2015
03/31/2015 Seminar- Public Contract Law & Review Workshop
03/10/2015 Webinar- Drafting Airtight AIA Contracts: Proven Strategies for Complex Projects
12/09/2014 Seminar- Get Paid: Mechanic’s Liens, Stop Payment Notices, & Bond Claims
11/21/2014 Webinar- AIA Contracts Crash Course: Understand the Key Provisions Before You Sign the Contract
11/20/2014 Seminar- Design Errors, Changed Conditions, And Delays, Oh My!  Pursuing And Proving Construction Claims
09/17/2014 Seminar- California Construction Law Seminar Presented by The Seminar Group
08/27/2014 Seminar- Stay Ahead of the Game: Mechanic’s Liens, Stop Payment Notices, and Payment Bond Claims in California
06/31/2014 Seminar- Workshop: Quick Start to Public Works – California Construction Conference 2014
06/25/2014 Seminar- Networking & Communication Seminar Presented by Women in Construction Operations (WiOPS)
06/20/2014 Seminar – Time To Cover All The Bases! Basic And Advanced Mechanic’s Lien Seminars- Presented By BICA
06/05/2014 Seminar- California Mechanic’s Lien Law, Use of Stop Payment Notices & Bond Claims
04/30/2014 Seminar – The 10 Key Contract Provisions; What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
02/27/2014 Seminar – Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in California
06/07/2013 Seminar – BICA Mechanic’s Lien and Indemnity Law Update Summer Session
05/17/2013 Seminar – Methods of Dispute Resolution- Mediation, Arbitration and Trial
02/27/2013 Seminar – Mechanic’s Lien Law Update – National Electrical Contractors Association
02/06/2013 Seminar – SB-474 – A Ban on “Type 1 Indemnity” Effective 1/1/13
01/24/2013 Seminar – Changes in California Mechanics Lien Laws, Including SB 474 Indemnity Provisions- Pacific Southwest Chapter
01/18/2013 Seminar – Changes in California Mechanics Lien Laws, Including SB 474 Indemnity Provisions- Golden Gate Chapter
12/06/2012 Seminar – Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations in California
11/11/2012 Seminar – 2012 AACE Southern California Fall Symposium
09/28/2012 Seminar – Mechanics Liens, Stop Notices & Bond Claims- Public and Private Projects
09/25/2012 Seminar – Hard Hats And High heels: Being A Smart Girl In Construction
09/21/2012 Seminar – Mechanics Liens, Stop Payment Notices, and Bonds on Private Works
09/13/2012 Seminar – So You Got Sued… Mediations, Arbitrations, and Trials- What Are They & What Should You Do?
08/30/2012 Seminar – Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in California
08/29/2012 Seminar – Hard Hats And High Heels: Being A Smart Girl In Construction
08/22/2012 Seminar – Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations- Bakersfield, CA
07/22/2012 Seminar – WCOE Western Regional Conference – Los Angeles
07/20/2012 Seminar – Differing Site Conditions – How to Avoid the Pits
06/21/2012 Seminar – How to Make Sure You Get Paid for Your Construction Work. Liens, Stop Notices, and Payment Bonds. New Laws Effective July 1, 2012
06/21/2012 Seminar – Joint Association Insurance Risk Transfer & Lien Law Seminar- Ontario
06/13/2012 Seminar – Stop Payment Notice & Bond Claim Lunch
06/06/2012 Seminar – Construction Credit Conference: New Mechanic’s Lien Law Update
06/05/2012 Seminar – Worker’s Classification and Mechanic’s Lien Workshop- Brea, CA
05/24/2012 Seminar – Public Works Bidding and Subcontractor Listing- Navigating the Rapids
05/17/2012 Seminar – Terms and Conditions That Can Make the Difference Between Profit & Loss… Know the Ropes!
05/15/2012 Seminar – Worker’s Classification and Mechanic’s Lien Workshop- Corona, CA
05/10/2012 Seminar – Women in Business Appreciation Luncheon
04/26/2012 Seminar – Workshop- Public Works Contracting – Pasadena
04/17/2012 Seminar – An Overview of the Federal and California False Claims Acts
03/20/2012 Seminar – WIC Week Networking Event
02/28/2012 Seminar – AIA Contracts: How to Negotiate Provisions and Mitigate Risk
02/05/2012 Seminar – 2012 Annual Congressional and Leadership Conference- Women Construction Owners and Executives
01/10/2012 Seminar – National Association of Women in Construction- Risk Allocation in Design Build Contracts
12/02/2011 Seminar – AICPA National Construction Industry Conference
11/10/2011 Seminar – Mediation, Arbitration, and Trial
11/02/2011 Seminar – Northwest Construction Consumer Council Annual Conference
10/21/2011 Seminar – Basic Mechanic’s Lien Law- Procedural Steps to Enforce Your Job Rights *Plus New Notice Requirements for California Liens*- Los Angeles
10/20/2011 Seminar – DBIA National Conference & Expo
10/13/2011 Seminar – Bids, Plans, & Specifications and Key Contract Terms
10/07/2011 Seminar – Basic Mechanic’s Lien Law- Procedural Steps to Enforce Your Job Rights *Plus New Notice Requirements for California Liens*- Baldwin Park
10/02/2011 Seminar – AGC of California Legal Advisory Committee- Annual Legal Retreat- The Impact of P&D v. Carlsbad Case on Public Works
09/30/2011 Seminar – ECA 9th Annual Legal Seminar
09/28/2011 Seminar – The Business of Building Information Modeling (BIM), How to Make it Work for You
09/23/2011 Seminar – Basic Mechanic’s Lien Law- Procedural Steps to Enforce Your Job Rights *Plus New Notice Requirements for California Liens*- Torrance
09/15/2011 Seminar – Claims: Liens, Stop Notices, Bonds, Delay & Disruption, Termination
08/15/2011 Seminar – Can Your Innocent Error on a Government Contract Put You in the Crosshairs of the Department of Justice? Smart Girls Workshop- WCOE Regional Conference
07/18/2011 Seminar – AIA Contracts- Santa Ana
06/09/2011 Seminar – Mediation, Arbitration, and Trial
05/12/2011 Seminar – Bids, Plans, & Specifications and Key Contract Terms
04/14/2011 Seminar – Claims: Liens, Stop Notices, Bonds, Delay & Disruption, Termination
04/01/2011 Seminar – AIA Contracts- Santa Ana
03/31/2011 Seminar – Protect Your Lien Rights Under the New Law! Sponsored by the Southern CA Contractors Association
03/30/2011 Seminar – Key Construction Contract Terms
03/03/2011 Seminar – Bid Protests: A Legal Seminar
11/19/2010 Seminar – Mechanics Liens, Stop Notices and Bonds – CMAA Long Beach
10/22/2010 Seminar – Basic Mechanic’s Lien Law- Procedural Steps to Enforce Your Job Rights
10/21/2010 Seminar – Public Works Contracting – CMAA Long Beach
10/15/2010 Seminar – AGC of California- Legal Advisory Committee, Annual Legal Retreat
10/14/2010 Seminar – Basic Mechanic’s Lien Law- Procedural Steps to Enforce Your Job Rights
10/08/2010 Seminar – Change Orders: Can’t Live With Them… or Without Them- Learn How To Deal With Them Effectively – CMAA Long Beach
09/28/2010 Seminar – Los Angeles County Bar Association Presents Bid Protests Live
09/16/2010 Seminar – The Economic Future of Construction in California
07/31/2010 Seminar – Survive and Thrive in 2010 – Dealing with Low Bid Disasters on Public Projects (March – July 2010, several dates and locations)
07/21/2010 Seminar – Public Construction Law and Claims Avoidance Strategies
06/04/2010 Seminar – Public Works Contracting – CMAA San Diego
05/21/2010 Seminar – Contractual Risk – What You Need to Know Before You Bid Your Next Project and The Ins and Outs of Bonding – How to Get What You Want.
05/13/2010 Seminar – What Construction Lawyers Need to Know About the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) and What It Will Mean for Clients (Webinar)
04/02/2010 Seminar – Construction / insurance: The Instant Impact of Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. v. Am. Mfrs. Mutual Insurance Co. On Construction Lawyers and the Scope of Defective-Workmanship Exclusions in General Contractor CGL Policies (webinar)
03/24/2010 Training Event – Managing Risk by Using or Avoiding Certain Contract Terms
03/18/2010 Seminar – Construction Contracts: The 10 Most Important Terms (Long Beach)
03/11/2010 Seminar – Basic Mechanics’ Lien Law
03/11/2010 Seminar – Bankruptcy in the Construction Industry
02/10/2010 Seminar – Construction Contracts: The 10 Most Important Terms (webinar)
02/03/2010 Seminar – Top 10 Changes when Negotiating AIA Forms of Construction Contracts and Architect Agreements
01/28/2010 Seminar – PESI – California Construction Law (San Diego)
01/08/2010 Seminar – PESI – California Construction Law (Costa Mesa)
01/07/2010 Seminar – PESI – California Construction Law (Pasadena)
10/27/2009 Seminar – Contract Terminations – When to Pull the Trigger
10/23/2009 Seminar – AGC of California – Legal Advisory Committee, Annual Legal Retreat
09/11/2009 Seminar – The Nuts and Bolts of Mechanics’ Liens
09/10/2009 Seminar – Low Bids & A Down Economy – What’s an Owner to Do ?
08/20/2009 Seminar – Public Works Contracting
04/23/2009 Training Event – ACCO Retreat – Ethics in Construction
04/01/2009 Seminar – California Construction Contracting Program
03/24/2009 Seminar – How to Win the Battle of the Construction Experts
03/20/2009 Seminar – Mechanics’ Liens and Other Related Construction Remedies
02/26/2009 Seminar – Los Angeles Construction Specification Institute 2009 Education Seminar and Product Show
02/13/2009 Seminar – Mechanics’ Liens and Other Related Construction Remedies
02/03/2009 Seminar – CAL PASC – Contract Council Meeting
02/01/2009 Seminar – Caltrans Training Series- California Construction Law
11/18/2008 Seminar – California Construction Claims
10/10/2008 Seminar – AB 2738 and Crawford vs. Weather Shield
08/21/2008 Seminar – Guest Lecturers at UCLA
08/05/2008 Seminar – Public Contracts & Procurement Regulations in California
07/31/2008 Seminar – The Construction Manager’s Role in Design-Build
07/18/2008 Seminar – AIA Contracts- Santa Ana
07/18/2008 Seminar – AIA Contracts- Santa Ana
06/19/2008 Seminar – False Claims Act
06/17/2008 Training Event – Effective Project Management – Addressing Risk Head On
06/12/2008 Seminar – False Claims Act – San Diego
06/05/2008 Seminar – Public Contracting In California
05/01/2008 Seminar – AIA Contracts- Pasadena
04/24/2008 Seminar – USC Gould School of Law – 2008 Symposium on Real Estate Law and Business
03/07/2008 Seminar – Basic Mechanic’s Lien Law
01/01/2008 Seminar – PESI – California Construction Law
11/15/2007 Seminar – Evaluation and Resolution of Delay and Extra Work Claims in California
04/05/2007 Seminar – BICA Construction Credit Conference- “How to Take Control of the Process”
10/10/2006 Seminar – Associated General Contractors of California Retreat- “Stop Notices: An Often Overlooked Powerful Tool”
09/06/2006 Seminar – Prevailing Wage and Labor Compliance Laws- Sponsored by CMAA
08/30/2006 Seminar – Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations in California
07/11/2006 Seminar – Public Construction Contracts & The Bonding Process for Contract Bonds in California
06/23/2006 Seminar – California Public Works Construction: New and Dramatic Legal Changes
06/01/2006 Seminar – Construction Project Management
05/12/2006 Seminar – Continuing Education of the Bar- Construction Law and Disputes
02/01/2006 Seminar – “Forget Eichleay” Sponsored by CMAA
12/08/2005 Seminar – AIA Contracts- Pasadena
10/02/2005 Seminar – Associated General Contractors of California Retreat- “Forget Eichleay: Extended Home Office Overhead is Recoverable in CA”
03/01/2005 Seminar – CELSOC- “False Claims Act”
02/20/2005 Seminar – PESI- “Construction Law Conference”
02/10/2005 Seminar – Northern California Glass Management Association- ‘Public Works Contracting Workshop”
11/18/2004 Seminar – CMAA Panel- “Estimating for Contractor Costs and Market Fluctuations”

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