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Hosted by: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and Horton Group

Best Contractor Tips: Learn to Increase Cash Flow, Enhance Collections & Reduce Project Payment Risk

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM CST
N19W24101 Riverwood Drive Suite 300, Waukesha, WI 53188
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Best Contractor Tips: Learn to Increase Cash Flow, Enhance Collections & Reduce Project Payment Risk

Most contractors are busy finishing projects, maintaining cash flow and avoiding project payment problems that are key to profitability. And the outside threats to contactor profitability are multi-dimensional. This presentation will empower contractors to reduce the risk of payment and project problems. Michael Best & Friedrich lawyers Roy Wagner and Lauren Triebenbach will address these critical issues:

  1. Cyber Theft – Simple ways to reduce risk.
  2. How do we reduce change order tension?
  3. Best tactics to address project delays caused by others.
  4. What contract clauses should you train your project managers on?
  5. Smart billing practices.
  6. Liens – Still a contractor’s best friend.
  7. Alternatives to lawsuits to collect contract fees.

Join us for this topical presentation that will provide actionable suggestions to enhance contractor cash flow.

Material posted on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal opinion or medical advice. Contact your legal representative or medical professional for information specific to your legal or medical needs.


Roy Wagner – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Roy is a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate practice group and the Co-Leader of its Construction Law group.

With more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Roy leverages his expertise to serve as a tactical advocate for his clients and helps them navigate a range of issues affecting the construction industry. He provides strategic representation and counsel on real estate, commercial, and construction matters, including assisting owners, real estate and design professionals, contractors, and developers in facilitating their projects and strategically solving their legal disputes, such as construction and design defect claims, professional liability claims, delay, disruption and/or acceleration claims, extra work claims, and mechanic lien claims. His in-depth knowledge of construction-related insurance coverage issues further enables him to help clients resolve claims.


Roy Wagner

Lauren Triebenbach – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Lauren is the leader of the firm’s Construction Law Section and a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. With over fifteen years of experience, Lauren provides strategic guidance to clients in the construction industry, including contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and owners, among others. Specifically, she delivers pragmatic advice and representation through matters involving:

Complex construction disputes in arbitration or litigation, including those involving design and construction defects, change order requests, and scheduling delays;
Guiding clients through risk avoidance procedures and strategies;
Advising construction industry professionals on methods and tactics for collection of unpaid costs and fees, including perfecting lien claims and
Drafting and negotiating construction contracts for general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, architects, engineers, consultants, and other professionals.
Lauren also assists the firm’s real estate developer clients with quiet title actions and restrictive covenant litigation, including injunctions and temporary restraining orders.

In addition to leading the firm’s Construction Law Section, Lauren is also the chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Construction and Public Law Section Board.


Matt Meyer – Horton Group

Matt Meyer is a Practice Group Leader and Shareholder for The Horton Group. Matt’s extensive knowledge of insurance and risk management helps him meet the diverse needs of Horton’s clients. His background includes working in Horton’s Construction and Real Estate practice groups in providing Horton clients with comprehensive, cost-effective and innovative solutions to meet their most complex, risk-related challenges and opportunities.


Aaron Turner – Horton Group

Aaron Turner is a Practice Group Leader in Management Liability for Horton’s Risk Advisory Solutions Division. In this role, he is responsible for leading the Management Liability Practice Group while supporting Horton clients with comprehensive, cost-effective, and innovative solutions to meet their most complex, risk related challenges and opportunities.

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