Amanda B. Buffinton, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Tampa office, will be a featured speaker at the 4th Annual Insurance in the Construction Industry Seminar on August 6-7, 2020, discussing the current state of the law with respect to construction insurance coverage.
Amanda will present on “Ethical Considerations in a Complicated Defense,” with co-speaker, Holly Harvey, at 2:30 pm on Friday, August 7, 2020 via live webcast. Her presentation will review the tripartite relationship, conflicts created by Insurer’s Reservation of Rights, defending a named insured and an additional insured, wrap program considerations and the “mutually agreeable” counsel requirement. According to the organizer, in addition to ethical considerations in a complicated defense, the two-day seminar will also address recent case law and legislative updates, coverage issues with respect to CGL, Builder’s Risk, OCIP and Subguard Policies, use of bonds, Additional Insured endorsements and effective mediation strategies.
Ethical Considerations in a Complicated Defense
When: Friday, August 7, 2020 -2:30 pm
Speakers: Amanda B. Buffinton (Shutts & Bowen LLP), Holly S. Harvey (Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP)
The speakers will be discussing:
- The Tripartite Relationship
- Conflicts Created by Insurer’s Reservation of Rights
- Defending a Named Insured and an Additional Insured
- Wrap Program Considerations
- The “Mutually Agreeable” Counsel
To register or learn more about the 4th Annual Insurance in the Construction Industry seminar, click here.
About Amanda B. Buffinton
Amanda B. Buffinton is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group. A Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Amanda is also Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar. Amanda specializes in the litigation and arbitration of complex claims related to professional negligence and design errors and omissions. She also regularly represents design professionals, contractors, owners and developers in various types of construction disputes including claims related to landfills owned by electric generation facilities, storm water systems, retail structures, roadways and bridges, hospitals, municipal wastewater treatment facilities, warehouse structures, large condominium and multi-family structures, and sinkhole remediation design. Most recently, Amanda was recognized by Super Lawyers in the 2020 Top 50 Tampa Bay Lawyers list and the 2020 Top 50 Women Florida Lawyers list.