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Indemnification Event
Thursday, August 26, 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
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Indemnification, What Subs Need To Know
August 26, 2021 - 5:00pm-6:30pm (Sub & Supplier SIE for Members Only from 4:00pm-5:00pm)
Telligent Masonry, 2275 Research Blvd., Suite 110, Rockville, MD
Cost: In-person $75 members/$95 non-members  Virtual $40 members/non-members
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When it comes to indemnification, subcontractors are often the ones left holding the bag. Do you know what the indemnity clause in your subcontract says? Most construction contracts and subcontracts contain indemnity clauses, and if not carefully reviewed and limited, they can expose subcontractors to unintended consequences, including protracted litigation and substantial unanticipated costs. Worse still, a subcontractor may be forced to incur these impacts to protect and defend others who are partly responsible for the damages at issue.

On August 26, 2021, Mackenzie Bell and Brian Wood, construction law attorneys at Smith, Currie & Hancock, will offer attendees an opportunity to learn about a range of issues related to and implicated by contract indemnification clauses, including the principles of indemnification, anti-indemnity statutes, the interplay between indemnification and insurance provisions, and best practices in drafting and negotiating indemnity clauses, with the ultimate goal of helping subcontractors understand and limit indemnification obligations.  

4:00-5:00pm - SIE (Supplier and Subcontractors Information Exchange) Members Only
5:00-5:30pm - Registration/Networking
5:30pm-6:30pm - Program and Q/A


Brian Wood, Partner at Smith Currie
Brian Wood is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Smith Currie. Brian is highly experienced in matters involving both public (federal, state, and municipal) and private construction representing owners (public and private), contractors, design-builders, subcontractors, engineers, and sureties. Brian handles a broad spectrum of construction matters, ranging from pre-bid risk analysis to bid protests, contract drafting and negotiation, claim preparation, negotiation, and prosecution, and dispute resolution in private, public, and international arbitration, state and federal courts, and boards of contract appeals. Contact Brian at [email protected].

Mackenzie Bell, Associate at Smith Currie

Mackenzie Bell is an Associate in the Atlanta office of Smith Currie. She possesses a Certificate in Construction Law and focuses her practice on complex construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She advises and represents owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in public and private projects. Contact Mackenzie at [email protected].