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In-Person Live | 2022 NC/SC Joint Construction Law Conference


8:15        Registration and Continental Breakfast 

8:55        Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00        Claims Against Design Professionals

C. Daniel Atkinson, Wilkes Law Firm PA, Spartanburg, SC
Joe Bryant, PE, MCE, LEED AP, Seamon Whiteside, Greenville, SC
J. Patrick Norris, Copeland Stair Valz & Lovell LLP, Charleston, SC

10:30      Break

10:45      Construction Defect Trends – Forensic Engineering Perspective

Greg Beste, RA, AIA, NCARB, J.S. Held, Hilton Head Island, SC

11:45      Insurance/CGL College Part 1

Deb Bowers, Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers PLLC, Raleigh
Laura Locklair, Boyle Leonard & Anderson PA, Charleston, SC

12:45      Lunch Break

1:45        Insurance/CGL College Part 2

Deb Bowers, Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers PLLC, Raleigh
Laura Locklair, Boyle Leonard & Anderson PA, Charleston, SC

2:45        Break

3:00        Risk Allocation

Adam deNobriga, James deNobriga PLLC, Charlotte
Robert Lyles, Lyles & Associates LLC, Mt. Pleasant, SC
James Schenck, Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC, Raleigh

4:00        Adjourn for the Day


7:30        Continental Breakfast

8:25        Welcome and Introductions

8:30        Breakout Sessions:

North Carolina Mechanic's Liens 101

Brett Becker, Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Greensboro
David Brennan, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte


South Carolina Mechanic's Liens 101

Benjamin C. Bruner, Bruner Powell Wall & Mullins LLC, Columbia, SC
William Duffie Powers, Gallivan White & Boyd PA, Columbia, SC
Caleb Riser, Richardson Plowden & Robinson PA, Columbia, SC

9:30        Breakout Sessions:

North Carolina Case Law Update

Jay Wilkerson, Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC, Raleigh


South Carolina Case Law Update

Bryan Kelley, Elmore Goldsmith Kelley & deHoll PA, Greenville, SC

10:30      Break

10:45      A One-Hour Tour Through the Conflicts of Interest Rules

William O. Higgins, Graybill Lansche & Vinzani LLC, Columbia, SC

11:45      Adjourn

* Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit


Join us December 5–6, 2022, in Charleston, SC at the Charleston Marriott Hotel for the 2022 NC/SC Joint Construction Law Conference, a 2-day continuing legal education event allowing North Carolina and South Carolina attorneys the opportunity to discuss legal issues of common significance.

This year's program includes an impressive faculty line-up and addresses several topics of interest to construction lawyers in the Carolinas:

  • Day one dives into claims against design professionals and hear from a forensic engineer about construction defect trends. There is an extended discussion on commercial general liability insurance – a hot topic in the industry. The day ends with a discussion on risk allocation from both the litigation and arbitration perspectives.
  • Day two features several breakouts, by state, with a focus on construction liens and case law updates. The program concludes with a dynamic legal ethics presentation, which focuses on the primary rules of donduct related to conflicts of interest, with an emphasis on identifying and resolving conflicts in the construction law area.

If you did not attend this program in its entirety, please fill out a partial credit form to ensure that we report your credit accurately.

Please send your completed form to within seven days of this program.

Dec 5 - Dec 6, 2022
8:15 AM EST - 11:45 AM EST
Charleston Marriott 170 Lockwood Drive Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.3000

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Duration 2 Days

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