Small Firm Roundtable October 2021 - WEBINAR

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October 14, 2021
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Topic: I Should Have Known Better: An Architects Guide to Risk Mitigation

Description: How are you protecting yourself as a design professional? What are your contractual provisions regarding standard of care? Have you heard about the new Texas statutes related to design liability? This month, we will host a few industry lawyers and insurance professionals to give us some insight into contracts, insurance, and lawsuits.

AIA Credit: 1.5 LU


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Speaker Bios:

Kevin Pratt, Vice President, A/E Practice Leader, USI, is a licensed Property & Casualty agent, specializing in professional liability and risk management services to architects and engineers, in a variety of disciplines. He is USI’s current Architects & Engineers Division Leader in Houston, TX.  In Texas alone, USI currently represents more than 700 design firms. Nationally USI represents over 5000 design professionals.  Kevin holds a degree in Business/Information Systems and has over 25 years of project management and sales experience. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife, Chelsea, and their four children,  and watching or attending sporting events.

Amy Wolfshohl is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Construction Law and has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers for Construction Law.  Amy represents companies in analyzing risk and resolving problems in connection with highly complex construction transactions, with an emphasis on industrial construction, energy construction, commercial construction, and EPC contracts. She is also an experienced construction litigator. Her cases primarily concern complex energy and commercial facilities, pipelines, EPC contracts, and representation of parties in lien and defect actions.   

Amy co-chairs the Construction & Infrastructure Practice Group for TerraLex, an international network of more than 19,000 attorneys in 155 leading independent law firms in more than 100 countries, of which Porter Hedges is a member. Before practicing law, Amy was a project engineer for general contractors in Texas and California.

Amanda Garza, Associate Porter | Hedges practice focuses on construction and commercial litigation. She represents a wide range of clients, including owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals, in construction-related matters and disputes. She has experience pursuing and defending claims involving both public and private projects and relating to payment disputes, lien and bond issues, delay claims, and construction defect claims, among other construction-related matters.