As construction and infrastructure development initiatives continue to grow across Southeast Louisiana, many contractors are continuing to explore creative strategies to scale and remain competitive in the industry. Entering into a joint venture agreement has been one such strategy. While joint venture agreements open up many opportunities for small business contractors, there are many common challenges and pitfalls to avoid in establishing and managing these types of agreements. During this session, contractors will gain an understanding of the types of joint ventures that exist, pre-agreement courting including considerations and thresholds, and key insights on the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Attendees will walk away with new perspectives on risk mitigation - how to identify the right JV partner and how to best protect your business interests. This session will be presented by Brian Grubb, Managing Partner, Sullivan, Stolier, Schulze, & Grubb, LLC, on Thursday, September 6, 9:00a-11:00a, at the Urban League of Louisiana, 4640 S. Carrollton Avenue, Suite 110, New Orleans, LA 70119. Brian D. Grubb is the managing member of the firm and head of the construction and business law sections. His practice focuses on all aspects of construction law and real estate development, corporate law, health law, and governmental relations. Brian has been involved in the development, negotiation, and management of many complex and iconic construction projects across the Gulf South including airports, healthcare facilities, hotels, multi-family housing, and industrial projects. Such assistance includes advice and counsel to owners, designers, and builders on all aspects of finance, planning, risk management, compliance, procurement, land acquisition, zoning, contracts, and governmental relations. His experience includes advising clients on compliance with state and federal laws and regulations and a myriad of complex program requirements including, but not limited to, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), State Capital Outlay, Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE), HUD mortgage insurance programs, Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Brian also has considerable experience in advising clients on the risks and benefits associated with a variety of innovative construction delivery methodologies. Additionally, Brian routinely advises clients on health law issues and transactions, compliance, intellectual property, contracts, and corporate governance. His professional associations include: American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Lean Construction Institute – New Orleans, American Health Lawyers Association. Brian has been honored as a Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Construction Law (Thomson Reuters). His admissions include: Illinois, 2004; U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court of Appeals 7th Circuit; Louisiana, 2007. He received his B.S. (cum laude) from Virginia Commonwealth University in1999, and received his J.D. from John Marshall Law School in 2004. This event is non-refundable.
Urban League of Louisiana, Patrick Taylor Room