CONSTRUCTION DEFECT SEMINAR – Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Arundel Mills, Maryland. Presented by the Community Association Institute




“Successful Strategies for ….. RESOLVING CONSTRUCTION DEFECT DISPUTES WITH DEVELOPERS” Learn how to ensure a better outcome when construction defects are discovered in your community. Practical, take-home tips for HOA /condo board members, community managers, homeowners, construction consultants, architects, engineers and others DATE:  SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014 LOCATION: RESIDENCE INN at ARUNDEL MILLS 7035 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD 21076  Map . Website . Telephone:  410-799-7332 SCHEDULE: REGISTRATION: 9:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. PROGRAM: 9:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. QUESTION/ANSWER: 11:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M. FEE: $20 PER PERSON TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED, INCLUDE:

  • New construction defect warranty laws now applicable to transitioning HOAs and Condos.
  • Negotiating repairs that properly address the defects.
  • How to identify latent defects before warranties expire.
  • Preserving bargaining power and negotiating repairs from a position of strength.
  • Avoid waiving legal rights during the negotiation process.
  • Time periods for bringing Express & Implied Warranty Claims.
  • The essential role of construction experts.
  • New case law concerning liability of associations for failure to timely pursue warranty claims.
  • Repair agreements and recovery of attorney/consultant fees, repair costs & property damages.

SPEAKER: Nicholas D. Cowie is a partner in the law firm of Cowie & Mott, P.A. and the adjunct professor of construction law who established the “Construction Law” course at the University of Baltimore School of Law.  Mr. Cowie’s legal work with the Legislature and in the Courts of Maryland has resulted in the enactment and development of laws that greatly strengthen the rights of homeowner and condominium associations and their members in construction defect claims. Nicholas D. Cowie has over 25 years of experience negotiating repair agreements, settling construction disputes and litigating construction defect claims.


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Maryland Construction Defect Lawyers



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