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Webinar – Nothing Like a Bankruptcy Case to Torpedo your Construction Contract Claims – What Construction Lawyers and their Clients Need to Know

March 13, 2013

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Wednesday, March 13th

9:00 am PT/10:00 am MT/11:00 am CT/12:00 pm ET

Complimentary Webinar

Nothing Like a Bankruptcy Case to Torpedo your Construction Contract Claims – What Construction Lawyers and their Clients Need to Know


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Who Should Attend!

  • Inside counsel, CFOs, and credit professionals for companies in the construction and construction-supply industry
  • Outside counsel that regularly handle construction law matters and bankruptcy issues for companies in the construction industry

Why YOU Should Attend!

Construction projects are often fraught with complications and disputes. When one of the parties in the chain of contract files bankruptcy, it only makes matters worse. Constructions lawyers and their clients are often unsure what they can and cannot do to protect their rights in light of the bankruptcy. Bankruptcy attorneys are often not familiar with the special protections afforded to those in the construction industry. This webinar is designed to address some of the common issues that arise when disputes over a construction project wind up in Bankruptcy Court.

Discussion Topics Include:

  • Who’s your debtor
    • Owner
    • General Contractor
    • Sub-Contractor
  • Automatic Stay Issues
    • Relief from Stay
    • Adequate Protection
    • To Perfect or Not
  • Assumption or Rejection of Construction Contracts
  • Mechanics Lien Claims
  • Reclamation Claims
    • Can I really get the goods back?
  • Preference Claims
    • Impact on Lien Claims and Settlements

About the Presenters

Byron L. Saintsing , Esq.
Smith Debnam Narron Saintsing & Myers, LLP – Raleigh, NC
Byron Saintsing leads a practice group whose attorneys concentrate in matters of construction law, commercial and business litigation, representation of equipment lessors, charter schools and education law, and commercial creditor bankruptcy.

Byron’s practice emphasizes effective and frequent client communication, as well as efficient, aggressive and results-oriented representation. He has represented clients in the construction and heavy equipment leasing industries for more than 18 years in matters such as mechanics liens, bond claims, delay claims, warranty disputes, and numerous bankruptcy issues.

Byron has written and lectured on many topics pertaining to construction and equipment leasing, including editing materials on North Carolina’s adoption of Article 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code. He is admitted to practice in the State Courts in North Carolina as well as all three of its Federal Districts. He also regularly appears in Federal District Courts in other jurisdictions throughout the United States.

Byron has served on the Executive Committee with Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers since 2001.

Chad K. Alvaro, Esq.
Mateer Harbert – Orlando, FL
Chad Alvaro is a shareholder with Mateer Harbert, a firm with more than thirty lawyers between two offices in Orlando and Ocala, Florida. The firm maintains a general civil litigation and transactional practice, with specialties in business and construction litigation, healthcare, bankruptcy, and insurance defense.

Chad’s practice consists of construction law and litigation on behalf of general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers, general commercial litigation, and complex creditors’ rights, insolvency, and workout matters that often involve litigation in bankruptcy courts in the Middle and Southern districts of Florida.

Chad has lectured on best practices for credit managers, problem construction contract provisions, and litigation strategies for complex collections. He is admitted to practice in all state courts in Florida, the Middle and Southern District Courts of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.



  • Date: March 13, 2013