John Caravella to Speak At “Legal Issues for New York Architects” Seminar on December 4

November 9, 2012

John Caravella, a Construction Attorney at The Law Offices of John Caravella, P.C., will be the guest speaker for “Legal Issues for New York Architects,” presented by HalfMoon Education Inc. The seminar will take place on December 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Long Island-Islip Airport, located at 3845 Veterans Memorial Highway in Ronkonkoma.

Mr. Caravella will address architects on the importance of complying with the rules and regulations on the practice of architecture as it relates to licensing and renewal requirements; grounds for disciplinary action and recent and anticipated changes to the rules and statutes; understanding and complying with barrier-free requirements under local and Fair Housing Accessibility guidelines; and the latest updates to the New York City and New York State building codes. He will be joined by Kimberly A. Steele, Founder, The Steele Law Firm P.C. in Oswego, New York, to speak about the basics of contract law, standard forms of agreement, negotiating contract terms, warranties, guarantees and breach of contract.

Mr. Caravella is a former project architect and currently a practicing construction attorney who represents architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors and owners in all phases of contract preparation, litigation, and arbitration across New York and Florida. Mr. Caravella has been selected to serve as a member of the Construction Industry Panel of Neutrals to the American Arbitration Association. The Law Offices of John Caravella P.C. has locations in Manhattan, Melville, Uniondale and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects. Those in attendance will receive up to 7.0 Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) Contact Hours in architecture.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The fee is $259 per person or $239 each for three or more attendees. For additional information on this seminar, please visit our construction law blog or or call (719) 835-5900 to register. For more information on The Law Offices of John Caravella, P.C., visit

To read the program from the seminar, click here.