Mock Trial - November 30, 2022

  • Wed, Nov 30, 2022 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Larson King

    30 E 7th St # 2800
    St. Paul, Minnesota 55105
Ticket Price $35.00-$85.00 This event is now over

Register Now for CFMA Twin Cities' 
Mock Trial on Nov. 30

Mock Trial: “Who is Left Holding the Bag? – A Fight Over Price Escalations”

Attend a 30-40 minute "mini-trial" where the parties are fighting over who should pay for unexpected price escalations. This scenario is presented through lively and engaging testimony and even more lively and engaging cross-examination, followed by questions to and from the audience about practical ways to deal with the issues presented before they turn into a trial. Attendees decide who wins.

  • Negotiate clauses that fairly allocate price escalation and late delivery risk due to supply chain interruptions
  • Understand how current standard contract form language impacts your company's risk profiles and potential recoveries for cost escalations and supply chain interruptions
  • Implement a cost escalation/supply chain interruption risk allocation that is realistic, preserves relationships, and allows the subcontractor to help the general contractor with owner negotiations
  • Understand how evidence should be gathered and preserved and how that will affect your company's recovery in the event of a cost escalation/supply chain interruption dispute.

3:00 - 6:00 PM
3:00-3:30 PM - Registration
3:30-5:00 PM - Mock Trial
5:00-6:00 PM - Happy Hour at Larson King

Location: Larson King, 30 E 7th St # 2800, St Paul, MN 55101

Parking Information: 
WHERE TO PARK World Trade Center / Children’s Museum Parking Ramp 477 Cedar St, St Paul, MN 55101 

FROM THE RAMP Getting to Larson • King from the parking ramp Take the elevator to Level 3 / the skyway. Walk the skyway into Wells Fargo Place. Continue straight ahead to the escalator. Take the escalator down 2 levels to the ground floor. Check in at the Security desk in front of the fountain. 

REQUIRED Security Check-In Our elevators are locked 24/7. Please check in at the Security desk on the ground level of the Wells Fargo Place Building, in order to be escorted to Larson • King’s office. 

Questions? Call our front desk at 651-312-6500 or email

Member - $35
Non-Member - $85

Please register by Nov. 23, 2022 - Registration limited to first 35 participants

Caryn A. Boisen

Jason Tarasek

Caryn, a partner with Larson • King, focuses her practice in the areas of construction, products liability, commercial litigation, and business litigation.  She provides advice to clients regarding business planning and avoiding disputes.  She also has significant experience in all aspects of offensive and defensive litigation, including jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and mediations.

Caryn represents clients in a wide variety of matters, including contract drafting and negotiation, administrative and governmental proceedings, and complex civil litigated disputes venued throughout the United States. In the construction area, Caryn represents contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, owners, and design professionals in matters involving both residential and commercial projects.  

John A. Markert

John, a partner with Larson • King, focuses his practice on the construction industry, assisting a wide variety of clients with their legal needs, including contract drafting and negotiation, payment claims, delay claims, defective design litigation, as well as property damage and personal injury claims. His clients include contractors, subcontractors, designers, developers and suppliers. Prior to joining Larson • King, John spent 16 years in the construction industry, working for a general contractor in both the field and the office. John’s experience affords him the ability to understand his client’s business and quickly grasp the technical aspects of claims. This background, along with his legal experience, allows John to provide “real world” advice and practical, proactive steps to avoid claims or effectively manage them if they cannot be avoided.

Date & Time

Wed, Nov 30, 2022 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Venue Details

Larson King

30 E 7th St # 2800
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105 Larson King

The Twin Cities Chapter of the CFMA is a vibrant chapter with more than 200 members and serves the construction community throughout the state of Minnesota. We have monthly meetings, social events, an annual golf tournament and jobsite tours. Our events are open to members and non-members alike. If you are interested in finding out more about us, please come to one of our events as a guest to check us out! There are currently no local chapter dues, so become a member today and reap both the benefits from national membership as well as those from local membership.

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