Construction and warranty claims have long been a necessary evil of the condominium development business—and cash-strapped unit owners and associations are becoming even more aggressive in seeking redress for perceived deficiencies in their condominiums. Claims for failing to design and construct projects that are accessible to the disabled are also on the rise.

At this seminar, Ballard Spahr real estate and construction lawyers will explain the legal obligations regarding warranties and accessibility requirements and present effective strategies for resolving current claims and limiting liability on future projects. Requirements under federal, state, and local laws will be outlined as well as methods of achieving compliance.

Developers, lenders, and successor developers of residential and mixed-use condominium projects will benefit from attending this program.

Topics

  • Strategies before construction to limit claims 
  • Fair housing considerations before construction 
  • Governing document drafting techniques and other tips for future projects 
  • Strategies for responding to warranty and fair housing claims 
  • Types of accessibility claims 
  • Alternative theories of liability 
  • Statutes of limitations/statutes of repose for warranty and accessibility claims 
  • Warranty and claims limitation 
  • Bringing warranty and accessibility claims to closure 
  • Methods of settlement 
  • Desirable provisions in settlement agreements  

program

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM | Breakfast and Networking

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Seminar

Speakers

Shelah F. Lynn, Of Counsel
Timothy P. Martin, Partner
Michael W. Skojec, Partner