San Francisco, CA

Wood Smith Henning & Berman is proud to announce that Katherine Klapsa, a partner in WSHB's Miami and Orlando offices, will be presenting at the upcoming CLM Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA. Klapsa will share her knowledge as part of a panel, entitled "Tort-ally Tubular: A State-by-State Analysis of 2023’s Tort Reform and Who Stands to Benefit," which is set to take place on April 4, 2024 from 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

"The landscape of tort reform is ever evolving, and it is crucial for professionals in our field to navigate these changes with precision. Our presentation aims to unravel the complexities of the 2023 tort reform laws, shedding light on the legislative intent and implications for claims handling," explained Klapsa.

The session will delve into the sweeping tort reform laws enacted in 2023, with a particular focus on key states such as Florida, Georgia and Texas. Klapsa and her co-presenter will provide a comprehensive analysis of the recently passed tort laws, exploring the legislative intent behind these changes, and examining the potential impact on claims handling. In the dynamic landscape of legal reforms, understanding the intricacies of tort reform is crucial for professionals across the country. This presentation promises to be a valuable resource for attendees seeking insights into the specific changes implemented in 2023 and their potential ramifications.

"With Katie's extensive experience and expertise, she is well-equipped to guide attendees through the complex landscape of tort reform," commented founding partner Stephen Henning. "The presentation will not only offer a deep dive into the legislative changes but also provide practical insights into how these reforms may shape the future of claims handling."

Key Details of the Presentation:

Title: "Tort-ally Tubular: A State-by-State Analysis of 2023’s Tort Reform and Who Stands to Benefit"
Date: April 4. 2024
Time: 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

About Katherine Klapsa

Katie Klapsa is a partner based in the Orlando and Miami offices of WSHB. She specializes in representing builders, developers and general contractors in a wide range of issues including complex litigation and appellate matters. Katie handles various disputes, including construction defect claims, contract disputes, insurance coverage issues and general liability defense. Her experience includes representing clients at all stages of litigation in the courtroom and in administrative forums and advises clients on construction licensing and has experience defending clients in licensing board enforcement actions.

Katie regularly advises firm clients on strategies to avoid or mitigate litigation risk and helps clients avoid disputes by providing creative contract drafting ideas that reward early resolution of disputes. She is also experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution efforts, including mediations, settlement conferences, and non-binding arbitrations.

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