Killer Contract Clauses

Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Time: 12:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m. (CT) / 10:00 a.m. (MT) / 9:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Angela Stephens, Attorney, Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Category: AQC, Business Development, Training and Education  
What you need to know BEFORE you sign the contract and how to mitigate them during the performance of the contract. Often contractors are asked to sign one sided contracts that contain very onerous terms.  Some sign the contracts and hope for the best.  Others read and try to negotiate the contract just to have their suggested changes rejected.  This session will discuss those killer contract clauses and the legal and practical approach of how to address such clauses before you sign the contract and, after you have signed a contract with such killer clauses, how to address them during the performance of your contract. 

  • Share what you need to know before you sign a contract
  • Inform you about legal and practical approaches of how to address killer clauses
  • How to mitigate killer clauses during the performance of your contract

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Angela Richie Stephens is a Member of Stites & Harbison PLLC, where she focuses on construction law with an emphasis on structural steel, sustainability, contract negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Angela works on behalf of clients across the country and around the globe. 

Angela began her love for the construction industry when she started tagging along with her father, an engineer with the Corps of Engineers, during inspections of locks and dams. She worked for a small construction company while still in high school, and then studied Civil Engineering at the University of Louisville’s Speed Scientific School. 

During engineering school, Angela worked for Messer Construction Company and Camp, Dresser, & McKee.  She graduated from engineering school with High Honors, then obtained her law degree magna cum laude from the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law.