Duly Noted

Four summer associates join Rhoades McKee

Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce Jacob Dunlop, Stephanie Myott, Paul Umlauf and Kevan Ventura have joined the firm as Summer Associates.

Jacob Dunlop attends Indiana University – Mauer School of Law where he anticipates receiving his Juris Doctor in 2012.

Stephanie Myott goes to University of Illinois College of Law, where she will be a J.D. candidate in 2012.

Paul Umlauf is a student at Michigan State University College of Law from which he expects to graduate in 2013.

Kevan Ventura is attending University of Michigan Law School, where he anticipates receiving his J.D. degree in 2012.

The summer associate program is designed to provide law students challenging opportunities for professional growth. Throughout the summer, Rhoades McKee assigns projects to ensure that the summer associates work within various practice areas while also allowing them to explore the West Michigan community.

Grand Rapids construction attorney to speak at Construction Risk conference

Stephen A. Hilger, Construction Law Attorney, to speak about Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) at the IRMI Construction Risk Conference in San Diego, CA,  November 13 -17, 2011.

Integrated Project Delivery, or “IPD,” is an attempt at solving the age-old problem of picking the right players who can function together as a team to deliver a quality construction project. However, IPD presents some interesting contract and legal issues for the construction and insurance community.

Hilger’s presentation will provide a basic overview of IPD, including how it is structured, how the project risks differ from other project delivery methods, and the legal ramifications and obligations associated with an IPD contract.

To get more information and register for this conference, visit:  http://www.irmi.com/conferences/crc/default.aspx