Deborah Cazan, Program Co-Chair, a partner with Alston & Bird LLP, is an experienced construction law attorney. She advises and represents owners, developers, investors and contractors through every stage of a project from its inception and initial planning to helping with distressed assets and workouts.
Joseph J. Dinardo, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at Smith Currie & Hancock LLP. His practice focuses on construction disputes, lien prosecution and defense, contracts, commercial litigation, labor law, and collections. He has developed a niche practice working with clients to enforce judgments and recover money through the process of garnishment and seizure.
Nathan “Nat” Abramowitz, a partner with the New York office of Duane Morris LLP, is a member of the Project Development/Infrastructure/P3 Practice Group. He represents clients in project finance transactions, municipal finance and public-private partnerships (P3) transactions.
Kent W. Collier, CRIS, LEED AP BD+C, is a Client Executive & Professional Services Risk Consultant at Greyling Insurance Brokerage & Risk Consulting. He provides day-to-day service regarding insurance and risk issues in the architecture, engineering, construction, environmental, and legal service fields.
Carlos A. Encinas is Of Counsel at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. He represents financial institutions, government entities, and investment funds in a range of public finance, infrastructure, and corporate transactions, including, public-private partnerships (P3).
Jennifer Wheatley Fletcher is a partner with Eversheds Sutherland LLP. She has successfully resolved complex construction disputes, representing construction managers, developers, general contractors, owners municipalities and specialty contractors. Jenny is the Immediate Past President of the American College of Construction Lawyers and serves on its Executive Board.
Jon Grove, PSP, is a senior managing consultant at Berkeley Research Group LLC. He has expertise navigating high-stakes challenges, risks, and opportunities related to large projects and contracts. He has over 20 years of experience in project management, cost estimating and fieldwork coordination for contractors, developers and other professional services firms.
C. Damon Gunnels is a partner at Hudson Parrott Walker LLC. He is experienced in representing virtually all stakeholders associated with construction projects including facility owners, construction managers, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors and performance and payment bond sureties.
Mark V. Hanrahan is a partner with Taylor English Duma LLP and a member of the firm’s construction practice group. He has focused on construction law since 1996. Over that time, he has acquired extensive experience handling construction-related transactions and disputes.
Amelia H. “Amy” Huskins is a partner at Duane Morris LLP and a member of the Project Development/Infrastructure/P3 Practice Group. She practices in the areas of finance, commercial real estate, creditors' rights and many facets of financial institution representation.
J. Hayden Kepner, Jr. is a member of Scroggins & Williamson PC. He has represented debtors, committees, lenders, major creditors, trustees, purchasers, individuals, and other parties in interest in complex financial restructurings and bankruptcy cases throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Marcus J. Lemon is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Washington DC office. With over 22 years of project finance experience, he is one of the few practitioners in the U.S. P3 market with experience in transactional, Federal regulatory, and public policy aspects of infrastructure and P3s.
Vianney Lopez is an attorney in the Construction and Environmental Practice Groups of Morris Manning & Martin LLP. She handles a wide range of transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters. She represents clients in the negotiation of design, engineering, contracting and construction contracts.
Michael J. Mortorano is a senior associate in the Atlanta office of Alston & Bird LLP. He represents construction industry clients, public and private companies, and government contractors in litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts and in AAA and ICC arbitrations.
Brian M. Perlberg is the Executive Director & Senior Counsel for ConsensusDocs, a coalition of 40 leading construction organizations. He also serves as AGC’s in-house attorney for all construction law and contract matters. He regularly speaks at national conferences such as AGC, ABA and DBIA CMAA.
Stephen M. Reams is a partner at Smith Currie & Hancock LLP. His practice focuses in the areas of construction litigation, risk management and transactional services, including drafting and negotiating contracts for multiple project delivery methods in the construction and development industry.
Stephen Rothman is a partner with Wilson Brock & Irby LLC. His primary practice areas are zoning, land use, local government law and land use litigation. He previously worked with the City of Atlanta Bureau of Planning and Bureau of Buildings, with responsibilities in zoning administration and enforcement.
Tyler P. Scarbrough is a partner in Jones Walker LLP’s Construction practice team and heads the firm's Atlanta office. He exclusively focuses his practice on construction and infrastructure projects, construction litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and government contracting.
Philip J. Siegel is a shareholder with Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel PC. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of labor/ employment law, including defense of OSHA citations, immigration compliance assistance, Davis-Bacon Act consulting, contract consulting, and construction litigation.
Timothy N. Toler is the founder of The Toler Firm LLC. He has been litigating and arbitrating construction and business disputes for 35 years. He represents owners, architects, engineers, contractors, and heavy equipment suppliers. He is a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America.
David L. Zion, AIA, NCARB, CSI, is a Director in the Atlanta office of Berkley Research Group LLC and has more than thirty-five years of experience in the design and construction industry. He provides dispute consulting services and/or pro-active risk and construction management services for projects located in the United States, Caribbean, and Canada.