Despite all the lawyer jokes, attorneys play an important part in advocating for their clients’ interests. This is where my years of experience will benefit your company. My role is to alleviate the legal obstacles that steer attention away from growing your business. From start to finish, I actively protect your business goals through drafting favorable contracts and resolving conflict through settlement, litigation or mediation.
WHAT MAKES ME UNIQUE:
•I am the recipient of Martindale Hubbell’s Client Distinction Award, an honor bestowed on less than 1% of all attorneys practicing in the United States, based on the quality of service, overall value, and responsiveness I provide clients on a daily basis.
•Having concentrated on the intricacies of construction, environmental, and government contract law, I am able to quickly identify and resolve hurdles before they become insurmountable and costly.
•As an adjunct professor, I educate future construction professionals to apply their understanding of the law to compete in the volatile construction industry.
•I routinely publish articles and provide client alerts on cutting-edge legal issues, statutory changes, and other innovations, including public private partnerships and environmental incentives, so my client may capitalize on these innovations before other industry leaders.
•Successfully defended structural engineer against a $27 million claim involving a public high school.
•Coordinated Public Private Partnerships for local and international clients involving infrastructure repairs in the United States.
•Applied knowledge of solar energy construction and smart grid applications for use by several internet data centers.
•Drafted compliance manuals with practical documentation for government contractors to avoid possible False Claims Act suits.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1999||07/15/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Rising Star / Super Lawyers||Atlanta Magazine||2006|
|Senior Counsel||Smith Currie & Hancock, LLP||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Smith Currie & Hancock, LLP||1999 - 2006|
|Law Clerk||Arnold & Porter, LLP||1997 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Women in Construction||N/A||N/A|
|North Carolina Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Wake County Bar Association, Tenth Judicial District and Wake County Bar Committee||N/A||N/A|
|North Carolina Construction Professionals Network||N/A||N/A|
|National Association of Women Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Capstone Dev’t Corp., et. al. v. Universal Constructors, Inc., et. al.||11th Cir. found in client's favor|
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|Common Sense Construction||Policing False WOSB Representations to Ensure Benefit to Those Intended||N/A|
|Common Sense Construction||FOIA Requests as Legal Business Espionage||N/A|
|Atlanta Bar Association Newsletter||Measure of Damages for Breach of Building Contract is Cost of Repair||N/A|
|ABA Construction Newsletter||Expert Affidavit Required to Sustain Professional Negligence||N/A|
|ABA Journal||Venue for Confirmation of Arbitration Awards Under the FAA||N/A|
|Carolinas AGC White Paper||The Benefits of Pre-Qualification||N/A|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Something Amiss? Don't Miss a Statute of Limitation Because of It||N/A|
|Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, American Society of Civil Engineers||Toxic Mold: Latest Construction Defect||N/A|
|Retail Construction Magazine, Journal of Architecture, Design, Construction & Facilities Management||Bad Air HVAC Systems Can Mean Liability for Retailers, Builders||N/A|
|Catholic University of America||N/A||N/A||1999|
|CLE International||Alternative Dispute Resolutions: Strategies for Peace||2001|
|Piedmont Bar Association||Recent Changes to North Carolina Law Affecting the Construction Industry||N/A|
|North Carolina Department of Transportation Seminar||The Little Miller Act||N/A|
|Lorman Seminars||Handling Mold Disputes: A Guide to Recent Developments and Effective Litigation Strategies||N/A|
|Joint Seminar of the NC Institute of Economic Development||Understanding North Carolina's New Lien Laws||N/A|
|Georgia Tech Research Institute||An Executive Overview on Mold||N/A|
|Georgia AGC Practical Documentation Seminar||Documenting Progress and Communication on the Job Site||N/A|
|Contemporary issues in Wastewater Management||Application of Construction Law to Wastewater Construction||N/A|
|Construction Defects: Water Intrusion & Other Calamities||The Contractor's Perspective on Construction Defects||N/A|
|Alternative Construction||The Design/Build Movement||N/A|