Stein Ray LLP Attorneys At Law




Stein Ray makes frequent contributions to academic and professional publications to aid construction professionals and counsel who represent them in understanding practical and legal issues arising from complex projects. Among these are Stein Construction Law, American Institute of Architects’ Legal Citator, and Construction Law Digest, which publications are considered a bedrock of construction law and practice domestically and internationally. Stein, Construction Law is authoritatively cited to by Courts throughout the united States. Other contributions include:

Occasional Papers

Kipnis, Alexander and Jean Wine


Fall 2013: 11/01/13

Bedard, Peter

"Protecting, Subcontractors' Rights Under Illinois Public Construction Bond Act;" Illinois Bar Journal: 10/01/02

"A Moorman- Doctrine Exception for Design Professionals and Construction Managers?;" Illinois Bar Journal: 08/01/01

Popovsky, Carl

"Licensing." In Illinois Construction Law. Aspen Publishers: 2013

Co-authored the Illinois chapter of a two-volume text entitled “State-By-State Guide to Architect, Engineer, and Contractor Licensing,” Aspen Publishers: 11/27/12

Co-authored the chapter “Contractual Defenses” of the text “Architect and Engineer Liability: Claims Against design Professionals,” Aspen Publications (3rd Ed.): 2006

Co-authored the article “Design Professional Liability for Differing Site Conditions and the Risk-Sharing Philosophy” published in the ABA Construction Lawyer: 04/01/00

Rhiner, Joel

Co-authored "The Wrong Words Can Cost You," The Builder : 03/01/07

Co-authored "Challenging The Finality of An Executed Change Order," Aspen Publications : 06/01/05

Co-authored "Limiting Liability in Payment Certifications," Construction Specifier : 10/01/03

Co-authored "Enforcing Letters of Intent and Handshake Agreements," ABA Construction Lawyer : 04/01/00

Stein, Steven


Bid Protests in the United States: 03/01/14

" A comparison of Concensus DOCS to the AIA Form Construction Contract Agreement," The Construction Lawyer: 2009

"Advanced Analysis of Contract Risk-Shifting Provisions: Is Indemnity Still Relevant?" In the Construction Lawyer: 2007

"Enforcing Letters of Intent and Handshake Agreements," In the Construction Lawyer: 2000

"Design Professional Liability for Differing Site Conditions and the Risk-Sharing Philosophy," In Construction Lawyer: 2000

Co-author of "Design Professional Liability for Differing Site Conditions and the Risk-Sharing Philosophy", The Construction Lawyer. : 2000

"Manual for Revisions to AIA A201 General Conditions" : 1997

"Legal Issues in the Design Practice," In New Dimensions in Architecture and Engineering Practice: 1992

"Enforcing Arbitration," In Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry: 1991

"Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry" : 1991

"Illinois Private and Public Bonding" : 1988

"Manual for Revisions to AIA A201 General Conditions" : 1988

"Professional Liability Management for Design Firms" : 1987

"Illinois Construction Law and Mechanics Liens" : 1987

"Blueprint for the Liabilities of Design Professionals After Moorman," Chicago-Kent Law Review: 1984

Co-authored "Injured Workman: Loss Allocation Among Director Participants in the Construction Process", St. Louis University Law Review : 1979

Stein, Steven and Jean Gallo Wine


The Illusion of Additional Insured Coverage: 03/01/14

Tomashefsky, C. Steven

"Helpful Rules for Writing and Drafting Helpful Briefs," (16th ed.): 2008

"Bridge the Gap for Newly Admitted Attorneys," (PLI 2006): 2006

"Federal Trial Practice," (IICLE 1995): 1995

"Course of Study on Lender Liability," (ALI-ABA 1992): 1992

"We Do Have an Adversary System, Don't We?" In Litigation Magazine: 1991

"Anti-psychotic Drugs & Fitness to Stand Trial," In University of Chicago Law Review: 1985

Wahtola, Charles

"Big Brother is Watching: Design-Build Rules, Regulations and Recent Legislation," Stein, Ray & Harris LLP's 15th Annual Symposium for Design and Construction Professionals: 04/25/06

“Who’s on First: Acting as a Subcontractor for Design,” Stein, Ray & Harris LLP's 12th Annual Symposium for Design Professionals: 02/27/03

“Signing on the Dotted Line: Necessary Contract Provisions,” Stein, Ray & Harris LLP's 11th Annual Symposium for Design Professionals: 03/21/02

“I thought You Would See It My Way: Tips for a Successful Negotiation,” Stein, Ray & Harris LLP's 10th Annual Symposium for Design Professionals: 02/01/01

Co-author – “Additional Insured Endorsements in a CGL Policy: What Coverage Does the Design Professional Really Get,” IADC Newsletter, Construction Litigation Committee: 02/01/98