Agenda - October 3rd, 2017


Welcome and Introduction by PBLI


Chairs' Welcome and Introduction


John S. Logan

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP


David Mckenzie

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP



Concrete Steps for Avoiding or Dealing with Procurement Disputes


Douglas R. Sanders

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


  • Choice of procurement process
  • Instructions to bidders and the evaluation process
  • How to handle an aggrieved bidder before and after award
  • What to do if you are an aggrieved bidder



Questions and Discussion


Risk Management: Changes and Change Orders


Karen Martin

Dentons Canada LLP


  • Tips for dealing with disputes over changes as they arise
  • Advice for properly documenting a requested or required change in order to protect yourself
  • Practical advice for moving a project forward when parties find themselves in a dispute over changes



Questions and Discussion


Risk Management: Construction Delays


Brian Samuels

Samuels & Co.


  • Practical advice on how developers and contractors respond to delay and avoid protracted disputes and relationship breakdowns



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


Preparing for and Resolving Insurance Claims


Ariel DeJong

McCarthy Tétrault LLP


  • What to do to prepare for an insurance claim
  • How to proceed when an insurance claim is made
  • Navigating multi-lateral disputes when insurers are involved
  • Covenants to insure: how do they work?



Questions and Discussion


Networking Lunch

   1:15 Practical Advice for Dealing with Liens
  David Mckenzie

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP


  • When should a contractor file a lien, and what steps should be taken to protect a contractor's interests in a cost-effective manner?
  • A review of electronic tools that can be used to find lienable land
  • Advice for owners or developers for quickly clearing liens from title


   1:45 Questions and Discussion
   1:55 Using Experts to Resolve Disputes

Tyler Galbraith

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP


  • When do you need to bring in an expert?
  • Practical advice for locating and selecting the right expert
  • A review of when and how expert evidence can be used to resolve disputes



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


How to Quickly Navigate an Alternative Dispute Resolution Process


John S. Logan

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP


  • Choice of rules during an arbitration
  • Choosing and obtaining an arbitrator or mediator
  • Tips for quickly obtaining a resolution through alternative dispute resolution processes



Questions and Discussion


Using Software and Technology to Resolve Disputes Faster


Michael Dew

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP


  • Overview of case preparation software options
  • Managing data, and joint case preparation, with clients
  • Select technology tips that may help resolve disputes faster and cheaper



Questions and Discussion


Chairs' Closing Remarks - Program Concludes