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In-Person Live | The New Basics: Reexamination of Key Concepts for Construction Attorneys (2024 Construction Law Section Winter Program)

The practice of construction law is constantly evolving. This program reexamines the new basics of construction law.

From sticks and bricks to cybersecurity or even the ever-common multi-party dispute, this program covers the new basics of construction law and the evolution of common issues.


  • Strategic Considerations and Best Practices for Defending Against Multiparty Defect Claims
  • Construction Industry Insurance Primer – Legal Update on Coverage Issues and Trends
  • Cybersecurity Considerations
  • UCC Considerations and Competing T&Cs
  • Sticks and Bricks
  • Disciplinary Procedures Before the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors

In-Person Live
Thursday, February 15, 2024
8:25 AM–4:40 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.

North Carolina Bar Center, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary

Contact hotels directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and rooms may sell out.

Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary
Nightly Rate: $174 single/double
Reservations: Click here or call 919.677.1840 (Corporate Account Code: 2691626)

TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 120 Sage Commons Way, Cary
Nightly Rate: $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday–Thursday)
Reservations: 919.678.0005 (Ask for the NCBA corporate rate)


  • Melissa Dewey Brumback, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh
  • Anna Baird Choi, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe Garofalo LLP, Raleigh
  • Joseph A. Dickinson, Kaufman & Canoles PC, Raleigh
  • Jacob D. Farrell, Maynard Nexsen PC, Greensboro
  • Joseph M. "Joe" Hatcher Jr., Metrocon Inc., Raleigh
  • Peter J. Marino, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh
  • K. Alan Parry Jr., Parry Law, Chapel Hill
  • Lisa Prather, Sentinel Risk Advisors LLC, Raleigh
  • Stephen P. Safran, Safran Law Offices, Raleigh
  • Sandra "Sandy" Mitterling Schilder, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, Raleigh
  • David A. Senter, Maynard Nexsen PC, Raleigh
  • Ed Smith, SIA Group Inc., Jacksonville

NCBA Construction Law Section

  • Andrew P. Atkins, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Jonathan W. Massell, Maynard Nexsen PC, Raleigh (Planner)
  • R. Lee Robertson Jr., Robertson & Associates PA, Charlotte (Planner)
  • William "Casey" Vaughn, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.00 MCLE Hours

1.00 Technology Training


Masks remain optional at NCBA/NCBF in-person events, and we encourage all attendees to use good health and safety practices. The NCBA/NCBF does not provide notification of potential exposure following in-person events.

See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.