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Expect the Unexpected: How to Map Out, Manage and Mitigate Risk In Your Construction Project

Whether you are a developer working on your 50th construction project or just starting out on your first, the process can be long, challenging, and include many pitfalls along the way. In this webinar, our team will walk you through the complete life cycle of a construction project through a legal lens. We’ll discuss best ...

May 3, 2023


Avoiding Disputes, Winning Disputes & Construction Finance

Winthrop attorneys Christina Reick Loukas and John Holper will be speaking at the RE Journal 15th Annual Minnesota Construction Summit on January 25, 2023.  Their panel is titled, “Avoiding Disputes, Winning Disputes & Construction Finance.” Other Summit panels will include: Industry Assessment: Opportunities in Today’s Commercial Construction Marketplace Subcontractors Perspective: The Value of Transparency & ...

January 25, 2022


A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanics’ Liens in Minnesota

Winthrop attorneys John Holper and Christina Rieck Loukas will be presenting a CLE on “A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanics’ Liens in Minnesota,” on May 31, 2022 at the Minnesota CLE Conference Center.  Their session is entitled, “Best Practices in Foreclosing the Lien.” The CLE will be presented in person as well as virtual. For more ...

Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370, Minneapolis

May 31, 2022


Price Escalation in Construction Projects: How to Protect Your Interests

By: Samantha F. Carmickle and John C. Holper

The COVID-19 pandemic has had implications that no one ever expected (toilet paper shortage anyone?). Added to the ever growing list of unanticipated consequences: price escalation in construction projects. In April 2021, supply chain disruptions started leading to increased costs associated with construction projects, and those increased costs have remained in place with very little ...

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Change to the Statute of Limitations for Construction Defect Cases – How It Affects You

By: John C. Holper and Samantha F. Carmickle

Under Minnesota Statutes § 541.051, an action arising out of the construction or improvement of real property must be commenced within two years after the cause of action accrues.[1] But when does the cause of action accrue? The Minnesota Supreme Court answered this question on February 3, 2021, when it decided Moore v. Robinson Environmental. ...

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