The Most Important Changes to the AIA Construction Documents – Focus on the New Insurance Provisions

  • February 13, 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Gray Plant Mooty Street Address: 80 South 8th Street, Suite 500 City: Minneapolis State / Province: MN Postal / Zip Code: 55402


Patrick O’Connor will address the 2017 American Institute of Architect’s construction documents, with particular focus on major changes to the General Conditions document and insurance requirements.  Mr. O’Connor also will address the owner/contractor and owner/architect agreements.


Partner with the international law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP in its Minneapolis, Minnesota office.  He received his B.A. degree from Hamline University in 1975 and his JD degree from The American University in 1981.  He was law clerk to Miles W. Lord, Chief Judge of the Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota.  Mr. O’Connor’s practice focuses on construction, suretyship and insurance.  He has served as litigation or coverage counsel for contractors, owners, design professionals, and product suppliers in disputes venued in over 25 states and Canada. He also acts as a mediator, arbitrator and expert witness in construction and insurance disputes. 

Mr. O’Connor is co-author of Bruner & O’Connor on Construction Law (West Group 2002), a twelve-volume construction law treatise.  He was an adviser to the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law Third, Suretyship and Guaranty.  He works closely with a number of industry organizations on Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery initiatives.  

Mr. O’Connor currently is Co-Chair of the BIMForum’s Legal Subforum.  Since 2007, Mr. O’Connor has counseled the AIA’s Documents Committee in connection with numerous contract forms.  Mr. O’Connor has held LEED AP (New Construction) certification through the U.S. Green Building Council.  He is a Fellow, former member of the Executive Committee, and Past-President of the American College of Construction Lawyers.  Mr. O’Connor is also a former member of the Governing Committee for the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. 

Mr. O’Connor is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America,” “International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers,” and “Minnesota Super Lawyers.”  Contact Pat O’Connor by phone at 612-766-7413 or email at

Please register no later than February 9, 2018.  This meeting will be held in person and via Go To Meeting.  Please include your preference of attendance when you register. 

Cost: FREE (MPA Members) - $10 (Non-Members)

CLE credit has been requested.

Please contact Real Estate Sectional Co-Chair Lesa Eastman with any questions at

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