Managing Professional Fees
This event presented on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by David Eckberg and Kara Masters, Partners at Skellenger Bender Attorneys at Law discussed the following effective strategies for getting paid including:
1) Use of specific contract clauses (such as advance payment, incentives for fast pay, and penalties for slow pay) and understanding and avoiding pay when (if) paid clauses; and
2) Understanding and capitalizing on public contract protections including fast pay regulations and Miller Act payment bonds; and
3) Understanding and capitalizing on lien laws which are form and time sensitive and differ from state to state; and
4) Proactively avoiding or minimizing professional negligence claims that often follow a demand for payment.
David Eckberg focuses his practice in the areas of corporate affairs and commercial transactions, environmental law, employment law, construction law, real estate law, and general counseling and representation of design and construction firms doing business in the environmental industry. He also represents owners and operators on transactional matters, environmental disputes, and compliance matters. His practice also includes advising health care professionals on business law matters.
Kara Masters practices civil litigation and appeals in the areas of design professional defense, construction law, insurance coverage and defense, environmental law, employment law, and general civil litigation.