Deborah Cazan, Program Co-Chair, is a partner with Alston & Bird LLP. She represents owners, developers, investors and contractors through every stage of a project from initial planning, to helping with distressed assets and workouts.
Joseph J. Dinardo, Program Co-Chair, is a partner in the Atlanta office of Smith Currie & Hancock LLP. His practice focuses mainly on construction disputes, lien prosecution and defense, contracts, commercial litigation, labor law, and collections.
William P. "Billy" Baucom is an attorney at Troutman Sanders LLP. His construction practice revolves around the negotiation and drafting of various construction agreements, including design-builds, SSAs, PSAs and related work orders.
Nina Maja Bergmar is a member of Burr & Forman LLP’s Labor & Employment group. She defends clients in employment discrimination, wage and hour compliance, FMLA compliance, restrictive covenants, tort and contract claims.
D. Albert “Bert” Brannen is Regional Managing Partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, where he has practiced law for more than 30 years. He represents employers exclusively in solving their labor and employment law problems.
Scott D. Calhoun, a partner at Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel PC, has over 3 decades of legal experience. He has a broad base of experience in the formation and structuring of all types of business entities as well as in mergers and acquisitions.
Mark A. Cobb is a founding partner of the Cobb Law Group. For over 20 years, he has concentrated his practice in the area of subcontractor & construction law and small business law, including construction liens, payment bond claims, and Miller Act litigation.
Kent W. Collier, CRIS, LEED AP BD+C, is Client Executive and Professional Services Risk Consultant at Greyling Insurance Brokerage & Risk Consulting, a division of EPIC. He provides day-to-day service to Greyling clients regarding insurance and risk issues.
David R. Cook, Jr. is an attorney at Autry Hall & Cook LLP. His construction and procurement law practice includes litigation and transactional matters for owners, such as state & local governments, and contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.
Carlos A. Encinas is a Senior Associate in Alston & Bird LLP’s Atlanta office. He represents financial institutions, government entities, investment funds, and other participants in a range of public finance, infrastructure, and real estate transactions.
Herbert “Hal” H. Gray, III is the managing partner of Ragsdale Beals Seigler Patterson & Gray LLP. His construction law practice involves representing clients in all phases of development and construction from project design through dispute resolution.
Jack G. Kowalski is a partner at Burr & Forman LLP and past Chair of the firm's Construction Law section. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Forum on Construction Industry, the Litigation Section and the Construction Litigation Committee.
Michael J. Mortorano is a senior associate at 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 arbitrations.
Jeffrey J. Nix is a partner at Taylor English Duma LLP. For the past 27 years, he has focused entirely upon construction law representing stakeholders involved in every facet of the industry. He drafts RFP’s, teaming arrangements, and joint ventures.
Stephen M. Reams is a partner at Smith Currie & Hancock LLP. His practice focuses in construction litigation, risk management and transactional services, including drafting and negotiating contracts in the construction and development industry.
Tyler P. Scarbrough is a partner in Jones Walker LLP’s Construction practice team and heads the Atlanta office. He exclusively focuses his practice on construction and infrastructure projects, construction litigation, ADR, and government contracting.
Benjamin L. Williams is an attorney at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. He represents clients in the government contracts and construction industry including defense & general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, insurers, and sureties.
Scott A. Witzigreuter is a partner with Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dunn LLC. His practice focuses on construction and commercial contract litigation. He represents owners, contractors, sureties, materialmen, design professionals and insurers.
Kevin M. Young is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He focuses his practice on employment litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on matters relating to federal, state, and local wage and hour laws.
Kathryn M. Zickert is a partner at Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP and leads the firm’s Zoning, Planning and Land Use Practice Group. She practices in all aspects of land use and zoning including environmental and land use litigation, condemnation and re-zonings.