Utah ASHRAE December 2nd, Contract Law Lunch and Technical Session

Date:               Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Location:       Associated General Contractors of Utah Headquarters

2207 South 1070 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Time:              10:00 – 11:30 Technical Session “Utah Lien Law – What you Need to Know”

11:30 – 12:00 Break

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Session “One (1) Free Consultation”

Biography – Craig C. Coburn:

Craig Coburn received his Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Utah in 1977 and 1980, respectively.  He has been a practicing attorney since 1980 and, since 1985, a mediator/arbitrator, an Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Civil Engineering, General Counsel to AIA Utah and Special Counsel to ACEC Utah. While his lawpractice focuses assisting and representing design and construction professionals, he has broad range experience in other transactional and litigation matters. And throughout his career he has worked to protect the interests of the design and construction professions on the legislative front, including pioneering Utah’s preconstruction lien law and co-authoring the professions’ statutes of limitation and repose.


Craig is a shareholder on the full-service Salt Lake City law firm of Richards Brandt Miller Nelson, where he chairs the firm’s Construction Industry and Dispute Resolution Groups and the RBMN Charitable Foundation. He is a member of both the American Bar Association’s and Utah State Bar’s Construction Law and Dispute Resolution Sections. In his spare time, he remains active in high-profile pro bono work including, currently, an actual innocence case in Nevada and two public stream access cases in Utah and, previously, co-authoring Utah statutes protecting in-stream flows and enhancing penalties for poaching and the wanton destruction of wildlife.


For many years running, Craig has been recognized by his peers as being among the best at what he does, including an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and recognized by Law & Politics® as a Mountain States Super Lawyer® and by Utah Business Magazine® as one of Utah’s Legal Elite®.


Biography – Brian Bolinder:

Brian Bolinder is a shareholder in Richards Brandt’s Construction Services, Litigation, and Insurance Law Practice Groups.  Brian has extensive experience representing both design and construction professionals in connection with risk management, procurement, contracting, and litigation.  In addition, Brian represents individuals and companies in a broad range of industries with general litigation matters, including personal injury, products liability, and commercial contracts.

Brian’s experience includes all aspects of litigation including bench and jury trials.  He represents clients locally and regionally in state and federal courts.  Since litigation is not the only solution to disputes, Brian is also a trusted advisor in achieving his clients’ goals short of trial or formal litigation.

Brian began his legal practice in 2006 and has also received the highest rating among legal professionals and is recognized by his peers a Mountain States Super Lawyer® in Law & Politics Magazine®, and one of Utah’s Legal Elite® in Utah Business Magazine®. Brian currently serves as Secretary in the Construction Section of the Utah State Bar.


Technical Session:

“Utah Lien Law – What you Need to Know”

Presenter: Brian Bolinder and Craig Coburn

While Utah’s lien law affords design and construction professionals an effective means of securing payment for services rendered, for many it is shrouded in mystery and for all it is fraught with traps for the unwary.  Brian Bolinder will lead a discussion that both simplifies the law and informs the audience on how to use it to get paid.


Lunch Session:

“One (1) Free Consultation”

Presenter: Craig Coburn and Brian Bolinder
With 37 years of experience representing design and construction professionals, Coburn will lead an audience discussion on legal risk management issues that he believes industry professionals should be paying closer attention to and engage in a Q/A session with the audience on similar issues that are of concern in the industry.




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