ABC MA's Legal Roundtable
Tuesday, March 12th
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
ABC MA Office
100 Unicorn Park Drive, Suite 1
Woburn, MA 01801
​Construction contracts are filled with traps and pitfalls for even the most seasoned negotiator. Join attorneys Chris Kenney and Mike Sams, of the law firm Kenney & Sams, P.C., for our next Legal Roundtable as they represent opposing parties in a simulated subcontract negotiation.
With their extensive experience negotiating and litigating construction contracts, Chris and Mike will present key issues every contractor should be aware of during contract negotiations and provide an attorney's point-of-view of the contract negotiation decision-making process.
Learn how to:
·     Negotiate Construction Contracts
·     Get Paid
·     Allocate your Risk
·     Include Key Insurance Coverage Provisions
·     And More!
This interactive presentation is a must attend for anyone involved in negotiating construction contracts. Chris and Mike will go point by point negotiating key terms while providing an opportunity for those in attendance to ask questions along the way. 

The Legal Roundtable provides an opportunity for ABC members to gather and hear from our expert member attorneys on current legal topics and trends impacting the construction industry and ask questions on these and other legal matters. 
We encourage ABC member attorneys, company owners and managers, and other interested parties to participate.  

About Our Presenters

Attorney Christopher A. Kenney
Chris Kenney, co-founder of Kenney & Sams, is a nationally recognized litigator and advocate who has successfully tried cases before every level of the state and federal trial court system in Massachusetts. Chris advises and defends companies, organizations and individuals on contracts and agreements, construction and development, workforce management and product integrity and safety. His clients are local and national, and represent industries as diverse as real estate, construction, manufacturing, health care, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and food service.
Chris serves as the 2018-2019 President of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He was the Director of the 2018 IADC Trial Academy at Stanford University Law School. Chris is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, was named “2012 Massachusetts Defense lawyer of the Year” by the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, is a Boston Magazine “Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts” honoree, and is additionally recognized by New England Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America©.  He served on the adjunct faculty at Boston University School of Law, and frequently writes and lectures for business groups, trade associations and bar associations.

Attorney Michael P. Sams
​Michael Sams, co-founder of Kenney & Sams, is a respected litigator, advocate and business advisor, serving companies throughout New England. Mike is well known as a trial lawyer and risk manager for participants in the construction industry – contractors, owners, architects, engineers, subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers. Mike’s counsel spans both public and private construction projects and his success is attributed in part to his 360-degree perspective gained through work with businesses on all sides of projects. His work includes contract drafting and negotiation, and handling payment claims, change order and delay disputes, construction defect disputes, mechanic’s lien and bond claims, and insurance coverage work.
Mike is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell—the highest rating for legal ability and professional ethics. Boston Magazine recognized Mike as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer,” is a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America and he’s been named a New England Super Lawyer each of the past 12 years. Mike also is recognized by Best Lawyers in America©. He is a sought after speaker at legal and industry organization gatherings where he presents best practices for risk management, dispute strategy, and winning at trial.