WealthCounsel Colorado Forum
September 15, 2016, at the law offices of Dymond Reagor Colville, PLLC
Greenwood Village, Colorado
Upon invitation from Carla Little of the Little Law Offices and Michael W. Reagor shareholder at Dymond Reagor, P.L.L.C., and in conjunction with the Colorado Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education program, McConaughy and Sarkissian, P.C. attorneys Kama McConaughy Sarkissian and W. Benjamin King had the honor of lecturing on financial trust issues, which arise during the pendency of a divorce. Mr. King also lectured on the benefits a prenuptial agreement and marital agreement may have in protecting client’s interests in trust assets from their divorcing spouse and why settlors of trusts should be aware of that protective mechanism.
Equine Law Speaking Engagements
June 6 Jefferson County Horse Council
June 12 – Certified Horsemanship Association Region 9 Conference
Steve Laman had the honor of speaking about equine liability at the Jefferson County Horse Counsel on June 6. Additionally he had another presentation regarding equine liability at the Certified Horsemanship Association Region 9 Conference on June 12 in Laramie, WY.
CDLA 2015 Summer Conference: Elevate Your Practice
July 30 – August 1, 2015
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Ivan Sarkissian spoke on August 1, 2015, at the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association’s Annual Seminar in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on the topic of Plan B Mediations in construction defect cases. http://www.codla.org/conference/presenters.php
Travelers’ Colorado Law Day
May 11, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ivan Sarkissian will be a speaker at Travelers’ Colorado Law Day on May 11, 2015. He will discuss the current trends and updates of Colorado construction defect litigation, including views and multiple approaches to compelling arbitration, local municipal legislation, current wrap and insurance limits issues, potential conflicts of interest, challenging exclusions in WRAP policies, and revisiting the economic loss rule.
Ivan Sarkissian, Shareholder and Co-founder of McConaughy & Sarkissian, P.C., was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 1997 and is admitted to practice in all Colorado state courts, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Sarkissian is a trial attorney whose practice is focused on the defense of business entities and individuals in a wide array of cases included: construction defect claims on behalf of developers, general contractors and subcontractors, mold claims, oil and gas claims, environmental claims, product liability defense, wrongful death and personal injury claims, as well as litigating insurance coverage issues and “bad faith” claims. Mr. Sarkissian is the author of several articles and has given seminars on construction defect and mold litigation. He was selected for inclusion in the Colorado Rising Stars 2009-2011 and Super Lawyers for 2012-2015. In 2013, Mr. Sarkissian received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. Mr. Sarkissian is a member of the American Bar Association, Denver, Arapahoe, and Colorado Bar Associations, the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, and the Defense Research Institute.
Construction Defect Reform Forum-A Legislative Preview
December 10, 2014
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
Ivan Sarkissian is pleased to serve as a panelist at the Construction Defect Reform – A Legislative Preview forum on December 10, 2014, along with David McLain of Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, and Janet Wells of Ray Lego & Associates. The panel will discuss the defense community’s opinions on various approaches to construction defect reform. This panel discussion is intended to be an open forum and sharing of opinions and ideas among those typically involved in construction defect litigation, including counsel for the general contractor/developer, subcontractors, and design professionals, coverage counsel for both the insurer and the insured, and a representative of the insurance industry. If the legislature takes up this issue in the 2015 legislative session and it results in any legislation being passed, it is likely that the issue will not be addressed again in the foreseeable future. With that in mind, it is imperative that the legislation put forward actually moves the needle with respect to the size and frequency of construction defect lawsuits. Come share your thoughts regarding what might actually make a difference.
Mr. Sarkissian is a member of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association.