On occasion, I plan to invite a guest to contribute to this column. The roofing industry is filled with brilliant men and women, many of whom are NRCA volunteer leaders. This month, I share this space with long-time member George Patterson, president of Bennett & Brosseau Roofing Inc., Romeoville, Ill., who is serving as NRCA’s Legal Resource Center chairman this year. Patterson is a terrific leader and has a passion for the work NRCA does on behalf of its members in the legal arena. As a member benefit, NRCA’s Legal Resource Center is nothing short of amazing. Here is Chairman Patterson to tell you about it:
“NRCA’s Legal Resource Center is the leading legal advocate for roofing contractors throughout the U.S. Your NRCA membership allows you free access to legal counsel, as well as a wide range of legal publications, education and resources to help you address your toughest legal, business and employment issues.
“Whether you have a specific question about contract language, employee relations, regulatory compliance, payment provisions, safety, insurance coverage, or codes and standards, NRCA’s Legal Resource Center can help, including up to 30 minutes of free legal consultation from NRCA’s general counsel, Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Construction Law LLP, Tampa, Fla.
“NRCA’s Legal Resource Center also provides you with access to:
“To access these important members-only legal benefits, I encourage you to visit nrca.net/legal. I also encourage you to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alison LaValley, executive director of NRCA’s Legal Resource Center, at email@example.com to learn more about how NRCA’s legal resources can improve your bottom line and business operations.
“And you should follow NRCA on social media to receive the latest legal information as it develops.”
NRCA’s legal conference schedule
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Navigating Crisis Management Post-COVID-19: How to Protect Your Business Amidst an Ongoing Uncertain Year
Emerging Technical Issues Posing Liability Risks to Roofing Contractors
Contract Documents Every Roofing Contractor Should Use and What Should be Included in Those Documents
Wednesday, Oct. 14
Restrictive Covenants, Nondisclosure Agreements and Unfair Competition
5 Key Issues in Residential Roofing Contracts
Understanding Factory Mutual Requirements, Wind Uplift, Roof Assembly Delamination and Roofing Contractor Liability
Thursday, Oct. 15
5 Greatest Legal Challenges When Using Subcontractors on Projects
Legal Issues Surrounding Diversity in Roofing
Roofing and Construction Cases and Court Decisions
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