September 6, 2016 - 5:15pm to 7:30pm

SEAOI Amicus Curiae Efforts Result in Two "Friendly" Decisions for Structural Engineers

Curious about Amicus Curiae? Please join us for a “friendly” discussion with Kevin Sido that’s sure to raise your awareness and answer many questions raised by recent judicial rulings. Kevin will give us a brief overview of an amicus curiae  brief – how and when they’re used – and then discuss two friendly decisions – one pertains to the Implied Warranty of Habitability and one pertains to design professionals enforcing their mechanics liens on an incomplete project. This informative, interactive presentation by one of our top-rated presenters is hosted by the SEAOI Government Affairs and Structural Engineers Political Action Committees.  We look forward to seeing you there! 


About the Speaker:

Kevin Sido of the Chicago office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, has lectured on ethics for engineers on many occasions. He supplements his lectures by drawing on his decades of representations of engineers and architects for contracts, litigation and disciplinary action representations.






Cliff Dwellers Club

200 S. Michigan Ave, 22nd Floor

Chicago, IL


Cancellation Policy:

If you make a reservation and cannot attend, please cancel by September 2.   If you do not cancel by that time, please send a colleague, as you will be charged.



Bruce Kaskel ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (Chicago) )
Mark Nelson ( Nelson Testing Laboratories )
Krista Gnatt ( Western Specialty Contractors )
Collin Tierney ( Western Specialty Contractors )
Harry Kuchma ( KRW Consulting Group, LLC )
Donald Buytaert ( ITW CCNA )
Salvatore DiBernardo ( Ciorba Group )
Paul Giese ( ECS Midwest LLC )
Josh Brickman ( Magnusson Klemencic Associates )
Frank Montana ( Montana Design Service, Ltd. )
Jose Medero ( Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. )
Brian Lammert ( Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc. )
William Bast ( Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. )
John Duntemann ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Tim Fitzgerald ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Robert B. Johnson
Mary Mazza ( Wells Fargo Insurance Services )
Christine Freisinger ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (Chicago) )
John Ashton ( Collins Engineers, Inc. )
Bryan Erler ( Erler Engineering Ltd. )
David Horos ( Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP )
Pegah Farshadmanesh ( IIT - Illinois Institute of Technology )
Kremena Dokliev ( IIT - Illinois Institute of Technology )
Al Spada ( SEAOI )
Jan Blok ( The Structural Group, Ltd. )
James Bibby ( Rempe-Sharpe & Assoc. )
Brett Gitskin ( ECS Midwest, LLC )
Andrew Essary ( JLL )
Stephanie Crain ( SEAOI )
Matthew Wagner ( Raths Raths and Johnson Inc )
Thomas Behringer ( Sargent & Lundy LLC )
Marsha Harman ( SEAOI - Structural Engineers Association of Illinois )
Md Alam ( GESTRA Engineering, Inc )
Adam Theiss ( Magnusson Klemencic Associates )
Bethany Myelle ( Magnusson KIlemencic Associates )
Michelle Ryland ( Klein and Hoffman, Inc. )
John McLean ( Sargent & Lundy LLC )