2018 Construction Legal Forum

Registration: 7:30am
Program: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Cerritos Center for the Performing ArtsView Map

Registration is now closed.  If you wish to still attend, please register as a walk-in Thursday morning.

Help build essential skills by attending an informative program led by our attorneys who will discuss a wide range of legal topics keeping pace with a changing construction sector.

Several hundred attendees are expected to attend the 2018 Construction Legal Forum hosted by Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo on October 4, 2018, to hear from our attorneys who will deliver talks on a wide range of topics from current trends in the construction industry, Is the Owner-Operator dead?, efficient collection techniques and more.

Steven D. Atkinson, Founding Partner, will open this year’s Forum and introduce ur guest speaker, Todd Bloomstine, legislative advocate with Bloomstine & Bloomstine.  Mr. Bloomstine will provide his insider’s view of the current political climate of the California Construction market.

The 2018 Forum promises to be an informative program aimed at addressing the timeliest legal topics in the construction industry.

Event Agenda Just Announced:

2018 Construction Legal Forum





Breakfast | Registration



Introduction | Welcome

Steve Atkinson


Guest Speaker
Insider’s view of the current political climate of the California construction market.

Todd  Bloomstine


Current Trends & New Legislation– Is the Owner/Operator Dead?

L. Brent Garrett, Partner


Prevailing Wage and Apprenticeship

Thomas Kovacich, Partner


Emerging Rules Affecting Your Construction Workforce
Discussion points include: (i) Joint employer rules for liability and union representation; (ii) Shared liabilities and due diligence under AB 1701; (iii) New guidelines for contractors on contracts and union relationships; (iv) Expanding use of arbitration to resolve workplace disputes; and (v) Changing standards for workplace communication.

Thomas Lenz. Partner





Efficient Collection Techniques

Anthony Niccoli, Partner



Emerging Developments in California Construction Law

Discussion points include: (i) California’s recent standardization of the claims process on public works, (ii) Changes to design professionals’ liability for indemnity, (iii) Narrowing of the “good faith dispute” exception to prompt payment statutes, (iv) California Supreme Court expands reach of conflict of interest statute to independent contractors, and (v) much more…

Mary Salamone, Partner


OSHA Issues   What’s My Best Defense

Jonathan Vick, Partner




About the Guest Speaker:
Todd Bloomstine acts as Legislative Advocate and Lobbyist for the Southern California Contractors Association and is instrumental in lobbying on behalf of contractor interests in California. Mr. Bloomstine is currently working in the State Legislature against the so-called “Build It And Be Banned” legislation that would ban state government contracts from being awarded to contractors who work on President Trump’s border wall.  Previously Mr. Bloomstine had a distinguished career as a legislative aide in the California Assembly, and later as Legislative Director for a Los Angeles-area Senator.  We are pleased to have Mr. Bloomstine join us as our opening speaker offering his insider’s view of the current political climate of the California construction market.

Join us for an insighful half-day review focusing on meeting today's construction challenges.

7:30 a.m. Breakfast | Registration
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Program
12:00 p.m. Luncheon

AALRR and its private construction law team are committed to supporting our clients and industry associations to effectively manage the changing construction landscape, while shaping the future through education.  

Registration Fees: $69 per person, $49 each for two or more from the same organization or current AALRR clients. Fee includes breakfast, lunch and comprehensive materials.

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Event Contact

Brooke Myers | bmyers@aalrr.com or 562.653.3828 

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