Change Orders, Claims & Disputes: “Star Wars” in the Construction Industry

Kegler Brown

The “Dark Side” is drifting increasingly toward one-sided contract documents and using leverage created by the economic downturn to seize advantage. This seminar will focus on how to protect yourself from these risks and maximize the chance to be paid for your work. Attendees will be provided legal weapons to fight back and learn about:

  • Unresolved change orders & claims and how to get paid for them
  • Proper notice to protect the contractor
  • New time requirements for submitting claims
  • Avoiding overly broad payment releases or change orders
  • Benefits of the Fairness in Construction Contracting Act

A hot breakfast will be provided for all attendees. An information packet and flash drive containing reference materials for each of the topics presented will be given to each attendee. This event is limited to the first 25 individual registrants.


Don Gregory
Gregory, chair of the firm’s Construction area, represents subcontractors, suppliers, construction managers, owners, contractors and others in the construction industry. He serves as general counsel to a number of construction trade associations, including the American Subcontractors Association, and has been regularly recognized in “Super Lawyers,” “The Best Lawyers in America,” and is highly rated by Chambers USA, which states that “Gregory’s name is synonymous with the representation of subcontractors, an area in which he has an enviable reputation."

Mike Madigan
“Recognized as an “Ohio Rising Star” by Law & Politics magazine, Madigan focuses his practice in the areas of construction law and litigation, advising clients on mechanics' liens, collections, claims and other issues in the construction industry. Prior to his legal career, Mike worked as a project manager for a national contractor and has a degree in civil engineering.


The event will take place at Kegler, Brown, Hill + Ritter, located at 65 East State Street, Suite 1800, Columbus, OH 43215. Directions to our front door.

Complimentary Parking: We will reimburse parking tickets from the Columbus Commons Underground Garage only, located at 191 S. 3rd Street. Directions to parking garage.

Registration + Fee

There is a $60 fee to attend this program, but clients attend free. We accept cash and checks and will accept credit card payments in advance by telephone. Register by contacting Jenn Cartmille, [email protected] or (614) 462-5475. Deadline to RSVP is Friday, March 15, 2013.