2021 Construction Legal Forum

Program: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Cerritos Sheraton Hotel

Welcome back to this in-person event. Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo are pleased to host our 2021 Construction Legal Forum live and in-person at the Cerritos Sheraton Hotel.  We will be following pandemic protocols to keep all participants safe*, see information below.

*Proof of Vaccine will not be required to attend this event; Masks are required to be worn while in the meeting and should only be removed while actively eating or drinking.

We invite you to attend an insightful morning of legal and industry presentations focusing on addressing today’s construction challenges for the private sector. This in-person event will address a wide range of legal topics affecting the challenges of the construction sector and an industry-focused speaker.

The legal landscape within the construction industry continues to evolve.  The  COVID-19 pandemic has created interesting challenges to remain compliant with regulatory authorities and protect organizations at every level.  Join us for an informative program led by our team of attorneys who will discuss a wide range of legal topics keeping pace with a changing construction sector.


  • Industry Overview with Steve Atkinson
  • Union issues and COVID-19
  • Prevailing Wage
  • Common Pitfalls Contractors Must Avoid
  • Labor Trends
  • Current Cal/OSHA Guidelines

Event Date: November 4, 2021
8:00am - Welcome & Program Opens
8:00-2:00pm -  Program/Topics Presented Consecutively
1:00pm - Guest Speaker

Sheraton Cerritos Hotel
12725 Center Court Drive S., Cerritos, CA 90703

Registration Fees: $99 per person, $79 each for two or more from the same organization or current AALRR client.
Fee includes comprehensive conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch.


Session  Session Title Time
Welcome Introduction 
Welcome with Anthony Niccoli, Partner
8:00-8:15 a.m.

Industry Overview Interview


Steven Atkinson, Founding Partner

Anthony Niccoli, Partner & Moderator

8:15-9:00 a.m.
Session 1

The Latest with Prevailing Wage / Skilled & Trained Workforce

Thomas Kovacich, Partner

9:00-9:30 a.m.

Session 2

Keeping Up with COVID-19 and Cal/OSHA Compliance

Jonathan Vick, Partner

9:30-10:00 a.m.

Session 3

Employment Law Developments for Contractors

April Szabo, Senior Associate

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Session 4

Getting Ahead Of Construction Labor Challenges

Thomas A. Lenz, Partner

10:40-11:10 a.m.

Session 5

Vaccine Mandates — What you Need to Know!

April Szabo, Senior Associate

11:10-11:40 a.m.

Session 6

Security Issues for the Construction Industry

Michael Watts, Of Counsel

12:00 -12:30 p.m.

Session 7

Effectively Dealing with Change Orders During COVID and Beyond


Anthony Niccoli, Partner

12:30 -1:00 p.m.


Todd Bloomstine | Owner/Advocate with Bloomstine & Bloomstine 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Meeting Health & Safety Protocols

The following guidelines are part of the 2021 Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo Construction Legal Forum safety protocols, which are meant to adhere to state, local, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) policies.  Any updates will be posted and shared with registered attendees prior to or during the event.  

In advance of the conference:

  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the CDC, and state and local health authorities in order to limit your exposure to the virus.
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.

At the conference:                              
We will be following Los Angeles County guidance to help curb the spread of the viruses. Masks will be required while indoors and we encourage you to practice social distancing.  We will not require proof of vaccination in order to attend the conference in-person.

Risk Assumption:
As an attendee, you acknowledge the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk of exposure or infection by attending the event, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, disability and/or death.  You understand that the risk of becoming exposed or infected by COVID-19 at the event may result from actions, omissions or negligence of others who may attend the event or their families, colleagues or others with whom they have contact.  

You acknowledge and understand the safety protocols currently in place, and that these guidelines may change. By registering to attend the 2021 Construction Legal Forum, you agree to adhere to the Safety Protocols both before and during the event. 

By registering and attending the Construction Law Conference, you agree to assume all risk of potential exposure and agree to hold AALRR harmless in the event you contract COVID-19. 



Event Speakers

Event Contact

Jane Novotny - jnovotny@aalrr.com

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