Schoumacher and Rabel to Speak at Engineering Law Seminar on May 30, 2018

Schoumacher and Rabel to Speak at Engineering Law Seminar on May 30, 2018

Please join Querrey & Harrow shareholders Bruce Schoumacher and Tim Rabel at a Half Moon Education seminar on May 30, 2018, at Hyatt Place, 2340 South Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, Illinois.

The full-day program will run from 8AM to 5PM and offers 7 hours credit to Engineers of all states.

Full details and registration are available at:

A PDF of the program's brochure is also available at the following link:

The schedule for the May 30, 2018 seminar is:


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 5:00 pm

Engineering Business Law 
T. Rabel

   Understanding forms of business organizations
   Complying with regulations governing design firms
   Understanding tax issues for business organizations
   Understanding employment law issues

Overview of Contract Law 
W.M. Bryant

   Reviewing standard forms of agreement
   Understanding contract documents and formation
   Determining scope of services and changes
   Specifying risk allocation provisions
   Handling problems with contract performance

Professional Liability Law
J. Baker

   Reviewing the grounds for professional liability claims
   Identifying who can bring a claim
   Examining common sources of professional liability claims
   Reviewing defenses to liability claims
   Determining damages
   Participating in dispute resolution: arbitration, mediation, litigation

Professional and General Liability Insurance for Engineers 
B. Schoumacher

   Understanding business insurance coverage:  general liability vs. professional liability policies
   Additional insureds: obtaining certificates of insurance
   Understanding insurance policies:
      - Indemnities 
      - Assignment
      - Insurance availability 
      - Warranties, guarantees and certifications
   Recognizing and responding to claims

Developments in Federal and Illinois Environmental Law 
H. Sheldon

   Reviewing recent changes to and enforcement of:
      - Pollution prevention
      - Water quality enforcement
      - Stormwater permitting
      - Watersheds, wetlands, lakes and streams
   Reviewing recent and anticipated developments at the US EPA and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers:  Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets
S. Smilie
   Securing ownership of your designs through patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
   Leveraging your intellectual capital through licenses, franchises, and other technology agreements
   Policing intellectual property rights and preventing infringement
   Resolving intellectual property disputes
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