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Clark Hill Attorneys Jeffrey M. Gallant and Scott D. Garbo to Present at MICPA Construction Industry Conference on September 23, 2016

September 20, 2016

DETROIT, MI – Clark Hill attorneys Jeffrey M. Gallant and Scott D. Garbo will present “Minimizing the Risks of Cost Overruns on a Project” at the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) Construction Industry Conference on September 23, 2016, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan.

One of the leading causes of liens, bond claims, and lawsuits on construction projects is cost overruns. These cost overruns are often due to “changes” and/or “extras” in the work. Whether a company is seeking to avoid claims at the end of the project by downstream contractors, or itself is seeking to recover cost overruns incurred due to changes or extras, there are ways to protect your interests. Gallant and Garbo will lead an interactive discussion focused on common contract provisions and the proper way to address changes and/or extras on a project.

With over 18,400 members, the MICPA is the leading statewide professional organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing the value of the CPA profession. MICPA represents Michigan CPAs working in business, education, government, and public accounting.

Gallant is a Member in Clark Hill’s Construction Law Practice Group. His clients include general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, surveyors, surety and insurance companies, municipalities, developers, and property owners. By leveraging his civil engineering background and significant construction law experience, he is uniquely qualified to assist clients to manage risk and resolve disputes involved in vertical, horizontal, marine, industrial and heavy civil construction on federal, state, local, commercial and residential projects throughout the United States and abroad. He provides a complete toolbox of transactional and litigation services, ranging from negotiating contracts, managing project issues, utilizing alternative dispute resolution and litigating disputes.

Garbo joined Clark Hill’s Detroit office after gaining invaluable experience practicing law at a mid-size firm in Denver, Colorado. He is a Senior Attorney in the Construction Practice Group and is an adjunct to the Litigation Practice Group. While Scott has extensive experience representing businesses and individuals on a wide array of issues, he has specialized in representing developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals, owners, and insurers on construction projects. He worked for various construction trades while in school, and now applies his first-hand experience in the construction industry to representing his clients.

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