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Jul 26

John Watt Serves as Program Co-Chair of ALFA 2022 Construction Law Seminar

Baker Sterchi Member John Watt (Kansas City) is the program co-chair of the ALFA International (ALFA) 2022 Construction Law Seminar, scheduled for July 27-29 in Santa Barbara, California.

The program, titled Sometimes the Third Time’s a Charm: Using Hindsight and Perseverance to Build Into the Future, focuses on the stops and starts of construction projects over the past two years and how hindsight and perseverance can benefit contractors and those in the industry to build better in the future.

Watt’s program co-chair responsibilities include, among other things, vetting program topics, recruitment of moderators and panelist speakers, creating the program outline, assigning client speakers, and hosting the event on-site.

“ALFA is the premier organization for educating our clients on the cutting-edge topics in construction law. I’m very excited to see old friends, make new ones and share this spectacular program with all our guests,” said Watt.

A Steering Committee Member of ALFA's Construction Practice Group for several years, Watt has served as a speaker and moderator for past seminars attended by ALFA member firm attorneys and invited clients in the construction industry. His practice includes the defense of clients in multi-million-dollar litigation involving product liability, construction, and toxic torts.

ALFA International was the first and continues to be one of the largest and strongest networks of independent law firms, with 140 member firms worldwide. Baker Sterchi is the ALFA member firm in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area; Western Half, Central and Southwestern Missouri; and Northeast Kansas.  

The ALFA Construction Practice Group includes construction lawyers from every region of the United States and internationally with firsthand experience working for owners, developers, contractors, designers, product suppliers, insurers, and sureties on issues related to virtually every type of construction project.