Coronado, CA

Tom Fama, a partner in WSHB's Northern California office, will share his knowledge in an important panel focused on the impact of shortages in labor and materials in the construction industry at the upcoming Annual CLM Conference in San Diego. The panel will present on September 23 at 10:45 a.m. and is entitled, "Riding the Construction Wave: Emerging Trends and Risks in a Volatile Construction Market." The discussion will center on navigating the continuing material and labor shortages. Tom will be presenting alongside highly regarded colleagues, Donna Friis of Envista Forensics, Moira Malany of Networks Adjusters, Inc., and Ryan Pitterson of Turner Construction Company.

In this informative session, the panelists will discuss the impacts of the pandemic on the construction industry as an unexpected risk as well as strategies and best practices as the industry moves confidently into the future. Specifically, this discussion will focus on shortages in materials and labor, and provide suggestions on how to overcome these challenges and continue to thrive in the construction arena. It will also address how the U.S. infrastructure bill will benefit the North American construction industry. Resilience in managing supply chain issues and labor shortages are the most important issues facing construction professionals in the current climate.

In his legal practice, Tom focuses on all aspects of real estate including title insurance claims, boundary disputes, easements, mechanic's liens and broker professional liability. Tom regularly counsels clients navigating difficult agency disputes between brokers and sales associates as well as advising brokers on proper disclosures of a sales transaction during escrow. He devotes a significant amount of his practice to counseling real estate brokers in Northern California on emerging areas of exposure in real estate law and guides brokers through the preparation and formation of agency relationships.

Tom also brings his polished litigation skills to complex construction claims counseling and defending the nation's largest home builders against all facets of construction defect and construction accident litigation. He advises home builders against on creative alternative strategies and proposals to litigation that have helped clients avoid multi-million dollar lawsuits. He has been recognized by judges and mediators alike as a creative lawyer that brings practical effective solutions to complex construction situations.

The CLM Annual Conference is the premier annual event for professionals in the claims and litigation management industries. The conference is a colossal mix of interactive educational sessions and social networking events. Participants can select from more than 100 collaborative educational sessions focused on all facets of the industry. This year’s CLM Annual Conference is being held on September 21-23, 2022 in San Diego, California.

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