Webinar: LEEDing Ladies Conversations on Construction Episode 2: May the Force (Majeure) Be With You

Date: Thursday, May 07, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm 1:30 pm
Location: Join us via Zoom!


LEEDing Ladies:  Conversations on Construction

Episode 2: May the Force (Majeure) Be With You

Thursday, 05/07/2020


Join us via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/667849496

This is a complimentary event open to all USGBC-LA Members as well as the General Public.


LEEDing Ladies: Conversations on Construction.  Episode 2:  May the Force (Majeure) Be With You


As with so many things in life, construction projects do not always go as planned.  In fact, sometimes there is an intervening force so great that it makes performance of a construction or design contract impossible.  What happens when that occurs?  How can you even tell if that’s occurred? And who will be held responsible for any losses?  Join Hunt Ortmann and USGBC-LA on May 7, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. for a discussion on force majeure provisions and how they may come into play in construction and design contracts, including as a result of COVID-19 related impacts.  During this webinar, you’ll learn:


  • What is a force majeure event?
  • How do parties enforce force majeure provisions?
  • What happens if your contract doesn’t have a force majeure provision?


Certain things in life are simply beyond our control.  Join us and learn how to navigate your projects when impossibility strikes (back).



Kathlynn Smith is a shareholder with Hunt Ortmann with extensive experience representing the construction industry in complex construction litigation and transactional matters. For over 10 years, Ms. Smith's practice has been devoted to representing owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on both public and private works of improvement in a wide variety of matters from project inception through trial. In particular, Ms. Smith has successfully represented her clients in the litigation and arbitration of claims involving scope of work disputes, delay and disruption, mechanic's liens and stop notices, payment and performance bonds, bid protests, and construction defects. In addition, Ms. Smith is experienced in drafting and reviewing construction contracts, contract administration, and drafting procurement documents. Ms. Smith has successfully resolved complex construction disputes involving multi-million dollar claims as well as assisted her clients procure or negotiate contracts for large complex public and private works of improvement. 

Ms. Smith is a frequent presenter and author on various topics related to or that impact the construction industry. Ms. Smith also is the co-author of the “Smart Girls’ Guide To Construction Law” and architect of the “Smart Girls’” initiative directed at women-owned and/or operated companies in the construction industry. 


Jennifer Tung is an associate attorney with Hunt Ortmann. She focuses her practice on a broad array of matters, including breach of contract claims and construction litigation. Ms. Tung has represented a diverse client base, including both owners and contractors.  A native Angeleno, Ms. Tung speaks Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. She is a tae kwon do black belt. Prior to law school, Ms. Tung worked as a professional political organizer and fundraiser.


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