Brumitt Delivers Construction Law Presentations

Lee BrumittLee Brumitt presented to the Kansas City Chapter of the National Association for Women in Construction on January 14. The presentation entitled “Preserving and Advancing Contractors’ Payment Rights” focused on federal, Missouri, and Kansas law and discussed tools and best practices to increase the likelihood of general and subcontractors receiving full payment on construction projects.

Mr. Brumitt also recently presented a workshop to the Kansas City American Subcontractors Association on “Killer Contracts: Red Flags and Revisions.” Mr. Brumitt is presenting a workshop program to the same group covering “Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors” on February 7. Lastly, Mr. Brumitt will be giving a presentation to the ABC/ASPE Kansas City Construction Estimating Academy entitled “Dealing with Change and Delay on Construction Projects” on February 8.

Contact Lee Brumitt at or 816-931-2700.

USLAW Compendiums Released for Construction, Retail and Hospitality, and Transportation and Logistics

USLAW NETWORK released updated state-by-state compendiums of law for three practice areas: Construction, Retail and Hospitality, and Transportation and Logistics. USLAW regularly produces new and updates existing Compendiums providing a multi-state resource that permits users to easily access state common and statutory law. Compendiums are easily sourced on a state-by-state basis and are developed by the member firms of USLAW.

Dysart Taylor authored the following Compendiums:

Click the following links to view the full state-by-state Compendiums:

Brumitt, Buffo, and Boe to Deliver CLE on Construction Law

Wooden judge gavel with measure tape above construction blueprint - studio shootLee BrumittDave Buffo, and Leslie Boe will deliver a CLE on Construction Law through the National Business Institute entitled, “Construction Law From Start to Finish” on Monday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn at 8787 Reeder Road in Overland Park, KS.

Program Description

Walk Through the Basics of Construction Law

Whether you are new to the construction practice or are looking for a comprehensive refresher, this course will cover multiple issues that must be taken into consideration in the realm of construction law. Join our experienced faculty as they cover a broad, basic overview of the construction process; the fundamentals of construction contracts and key provisions; the basics of insurance; and the impact changes and delays can have on a construction project. Don’t miss this opportunity to build your skills in construction law – register today!

  • Learn the roles of all parties involved in the construction process.
  • Discuss the critical elements that need to be included in comprehensive construction contracts.
  • Discuss how mechanic’s liens work and how to properly file a lien.
  • Walk through the fundamentals of insurance and its importance in construction.
  • Learn how delays can impact a construction project and how to work through them if they arise.
  • Run through the claims process in construction cases.

Who Should Attend

This basic level program is designed for:

  • Attorneys
  • Construction Professionals
  • Paralegals

Course Content

  1. Overview of the Construction Process
  2. Construction Contracts
  3. Mechanic’s/Construction Liens and Payment Issues
  4. Insurance Basics for the Construction Attorney
  5. Changes and Delays in Construction Projects
  6. Ethics for Construction Attorneys
  7. Construction Lawsuit Basics

Continuing Education Credit:

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State
CLE 7.00 –  KS*
CLE 7.20 –  MO*

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60

* denotes specialty credits

Click here to register now.

Brumitt Delivers Construction Law Presentation to Kansas City Estimating Academy

Lee BrumittLee Brumitt gave a presentation on February 1 at the 2018 Kansas City Estimating Academy sponsored by the American Builders and Contractors-Heart of America and the American Society of Professional Estimators. He presented to over 75 construction professionals on the topic  “Legal Tools for Payment on Construction Projects.” He is a frequent presenter on contract and litigation issues relevant to the construction industry.

Contact Lee Brumitt at or 816-931-2700.

Brumitt to Speak at Kansas City Estimating Academy for Project Managers and Construction Estimators Feb. 1, 2018

Lee BrumittLee Brumitt will deliver a presentation on the topic of “Legal Tools for Getting Paid on Construction Contracts” at the Kansas City Estimating Academy for Project Managers and Construction Estimators, Feb. 1, 2018. The presentation will be at the Ball Conference Center in Olathe, KS. Click here to register, and click here for more information about the event.

Contact Lee Brumitt at or 816-931-2700.

Brumitt to Deliver Presentation to Builder’s Association Aug. 23

Lee BrumittLee Brumitt will deliver a presentation to the Builder’s Association on Aug. 23 in Springfield, MO. The topic will be “Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors.”

“General contractors and subcontractors must be aware of the changing landscape related to worker classification. Learn how the IRS and Dept. of Labor classify workers, how independent contractor status can be jeopardized, and how that affects issues ranging from worker’s compensation to retirement benefits. Attendees will learn best practices and how to steer clear of regulators.”

Click here for more information and to register.

Contact Lee Brumitt at or 816-931-2700.

Blue Hills Contractor Incubator 2016 Construction Courses

two foreman discussion on construction siteLee Brumitt will deliver a presentation at the Blue Hills Contractor Incubator entitled, “Understanding Mechanic’s Liens and Waivers.”

Learn the importance of preserving lien and bond rights and the critical nature of lien waivers in that process, as well as identify and give examples of problem lien waivers and relevant contract language. Participants will gain an understanding of the role that lien and bond rights play in the construction process, become more proficient at analyzing lien waivers and recognizing issues, and appreciate the forces that influence lien rights and lien waivers.

The course will take place Thursday, July 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the cost is $25. It will be held at the Blue Hills Business Center, 5008 Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, MO. To register, contact Adrienne Haynes at 816-333-7870 ext.207 or

Compendiums of Law published for the Construction, Retail, and Transportation Industries in Kansas and Missouri

USLAW NETWORKUSLAW NETWORK logo, an international network of independent, full-service firms with roots in civil litigation, has released Compendiums of Law for construction, retail and transportation law which enable you to easily access state common and statutory law in these areas. Dysart Taylor attorneys wrote several of the Compendiums for laws in Missouri and Kansas.

– Lee Brumitt and Pat McMonigle authored the Construction Compendiums for both Missouri and Kansas to address legal questions that often arise in construction law. To view and download the Kansas Construction Compendium, click here. To view and download the Missouri Construction Compendium, click here.

– Kate Alfaro and Meghan Litecky authored the Retail Compendiums for both Missouri and Kansas to permit users to easily access common and state specific liability issues as they pertain to the management of retail establishments, shopping and hospitality centers. These Compendiums also include a section on dram shop (bar) liability. To view and download the Kansas Retail Law Compendium, click here. To view and download the Missouri Retail Law Compendium, click here.

– Pat McMonigle and John Wilcox authored the Transportation Compendium for the state of Kansas, a survey of state law on various issues associated with the derivative negligence claims of negligent entrustment, hiring, retention and supervision in truck accident cases. To view and download the Kansas Transportation Compendium, click here.