Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Eliot Wagonheim, founder of WagonheimU and principal at Wagonheim Law
Moderator:    Michael Ruth, MagazineXperts; Cybele Tamulonis, MagazineXperts


Your professional life is governed by contracts, but are you fluent in contract language? Definitions are the language of contracts, and if you don’t know how they work, you’re leaving yourself open to significant risk.

Why do definitions matter? Because defined terms are the building blocks of every contract provision. For example, you may expect that you can be held liable for damages, but would never in a million years agree to be held liable for Damages. The difference? The second—the one with the capital D—is a defined term…and it means whatever the author of the contract says it does.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • • To spot overlooked definition traps hidden in plain sight
  • • How to interpret contracts the way a judge or arbitrator would
  • • Top ways to use definitions to your advantage when revising contracts


With more than 30 years of experience, Eliot Wagonheim serves as general counsel to small and mid-sized businesses in a wide array of industries in both litigation and corporate matter. His clients range from five person shops to some of the most successful and recognized companies in the region.

Over the course of his career, Eliot and his team have served as buyer’s counsel as well as seller’s counsel in transactions ranging from $50,000 to $100,000,000. From a litigation perspective, Eliot has both won and successfully defended cases ranging from multi-million dollar, bet-your-company cases to smaller, District Court actions.

In addition to working with clients, Eliot also supports organizations and people by teaching online webinars, workshops, and Master Classes through the online platform WagonheimU; and speaking virtually and in-person.