On November 4, 2016, my colleague, Andrew Gibson (from the Portland office of Stoel Rives), and I will co-chair a joint OSBA/WSBA construction law CLE, entitled Two States of Construction Law: Working in Both Washington and Oregon, located at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington. This seminar will include a panel of knowledgeable lawyers with broad experience comparing and contrasting the laws of both Oregon and Washington that impact the construction industry.  Topics include competing change order and notice requirements, construction claims on public projects (prompt payment, retainage and payment bonds), contractor and developer licensing and registration, the economic loss rule and the independent duty doctrine, legislative and case law updates for 2016, a discussion on the ethics of mediation and arbitration, along with perspectives from both Washington and Oregon trial court judges.  My colleague, Sean Gay (also from the Portland office of Stoel Rives), and I will also speak on the key differences in the mechanics’ and materialmen’s lien laws in Oregon and Washington.  Click here to learn more and to register online.