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  Working With Homeowners And Small Contractors

PERFECT FOR ATTORNEYS, REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS,
CONTRACTORS AND HOMEOWNERS

AUTHOR: REBECCA A. BOWMAN, ESQ., PE

Published: September, 2011
Most recent supplement/update: N/A
Library of Congress Control Number: 2011909444
ISBN: 978-0-9820154-9-0

1 VOLUME, SOFT-COVER, 461 PAGES; PRICE: $99.00


This dynamic, engaging treatise will provide to those working with Contractors and Homeowners in Pennsylvania a comprehensive legal reference and practice guide containing lively case discussion, statutory references, checklists, forms, extensive practice tips, and illustrations. It is a practical working manual, a kinetic "how to do it" for daily use and reference that also painstakingly analyzes the significant cases in all key areas of relevant law.


HIGHLIGHTS:


You'll learn how to effectively handle these everyday situations:


WHO NEEDS THIS BOOK?
Attorneys:  This book contains strategies to help attorneys to add value to their clients' businesses or experiences. In today's competitive legal market, the attorneys who add value set themselves apart. In addition to demonstrative anecdotes and case studies, attorneys will have the necessary statutory references and forms. The author also serves as a mentor, providing practice tips that only come from the school of hard knocks.

Contractors:  This resource will equip contractors to deal proactively with issues which commonly arise in the course of construction and remodeling projects. Both litigation and alternative dispute resolution are deconstructed to make them understandable. Tools and techniques are provided in useful, approachable and conversational ways.

Consumers:  Homeowners and future homeowners who feel intimidated by the looming prospect of a construction project, whether new or remodeling, will find comfort in this casual resource. Actual, real-like situations are presented and analyzed, and tools to use during the up-front process of negotiating a project make this book immediately useful.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rebecca A. Bowman, Esq., P.E. is the principal of a certified woman-owned business in dispute resolution, real estate, legal services, engineering design and forensic analysis, construction/project management, small business start-up, and employment law. She is a registered professional engineer with more than 35 years of construction experience, an attorney with more than 25 years of international contract and claims negotiation experience, and a certified arbitrator and mediator. She received her B.S. in civil engineering from the University of North Dakota, her M.B.A. in international finance from Oklahoma University, and her J.D. degree from Duquesne University, focusing on contract and intellectual property.

Mrs. Bowman writes a column for the PE Reporter, "Risky Business," and lectures for Community College of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania State University, the Washington County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, and the National Business Institute. Mrs. Bowman is involved with the National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Arbitration Association, the Institute for Christian Conciliation, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the American Bar Association.

She was honored for her work when she was named the 2010 United Way Clyde J. Tracanna Volunteer of the Year, recipient of the 2007 Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Award, named the 2005 Athena Woman of Wisdom, one of the 50 Best Women in Business in Pennsylvania in 1999, a 1997 Small Businessperson of the Year and a YWCA Woman of the Year in 1995.


SUMMARY OF CONTENTS

Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Foreword
Tables of Contents
Table of Statutes
Table of Rules
Table of Cases
Table of Forms
Chapter
1.The Contract
2.Change Orders
3.Breaches
4.Dealing With Disputes
5.Remedies and Damages
6.Mechanics' Liens
7.Litigation
Index

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