Erik Szabo and Kathleen Krak to Present on Construction Contracts at the Florida Solar & Storage Summit

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Erik Szabo to Present on Construction Contracts at the Florida Solar & Storage Summit

Erik Szabo, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Orlando office, will teach the continuing education course “Fundamentals of Florida Construction Contracts,” during the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association’s (FlaSEIA) 2021 kick-off event, the Florida Solar & Storage Summit.

Also presenting is Orlando partner Kathleen Krak, who will be addressing solar licensing considerations and the evolution of solar licensing relative to other licensure requirements for solar projects with the spectrum ranging from residential to utility scale solar farms.

Presenting the course on June 3, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Erik will address, among other things, avoiding common contract mistakes, provisions to be included and excluded from contracts, and potential ways to protect yourself when negotiating a contract. The summit will include a lineup of dynamic panel discussions, continuing education courses and an exposition hall. Erik will be joined by industry experts across solar, storage, electric vehicles and electric vehicle infrastructure, with speakers exploring current and future trends across the State of Florida and the Southeast at-large.

Established in 1977, the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to protecting and promoting the interests of the solar energy industry in Florida.

To register for the event or learn more about the summit, click here.

Course Details:

  • Florida Solar & Storage Summit – June 3, 2021
    • Track 3 – Florida Contractor CILB Continuing Education Classes
      • Fundamentals of Florida Construction Contracts, BP, 1 hr, #0613190
        Instructor: Erik F. Szabo, Esq. , Shutts & Bowen LLP

About Erik F. Szabo

Erik F. Szabo is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group. He is Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law and regularly speaks to audiences pertaining to the Florida Construction Lien Law and construction contracts. Erik has represented individuals and businesses throughout the Central Florida area in construction, real estate, commercial, business, and collections matters. His practice includes residential and commercial construction litigation; construction lien issues; payment and performance bond litigation; construction law issues; construction defect claims; delay claims; change order disputes; subcontractor law issues; contract negotiations; contract preparation, review and revision; contract disputes; commercial litigation; shareholder derivative actions; preparation of operating agreements, asset purchase agreements, non-solicitation agreements, restrictive covenants, employment agreements, and non-compete agreements; commercial real estate; and more.  Erik has represented owners, contractors, engineers, architects, design professionals, subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, and material and equipment suppliers throughout the state.

About Kathleen M. Krak

Kathleen M. Krak is a former prosecutor and a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group. Kathleen assists clients with a wide range of construction and general commercial matters, including inter-related licensure, regulatory and criminal issues. She advises individuals and entities regarding contractual, statutory and regulatory rights and obligations, providing representation throughout all phases of litigation and dispute resolution. Kathleen has also provided interim in-house counsel assistance on assignment for large and small corporations regarding construction and general counsel matters, as well as seminars for clients and professional groups. In 2014, Florida's Governor appointed Kathleen to the Electrical Contractors' Licensing Board.



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