Greetings from the Editorial Team at Construction in Brief! In this issue, you will learn valuable information regarding performance specifications, as well as for subcontractors on federal projects in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. We are also covering a recent New Jersey case affecting property owners with insurance claims due to defective construction. We are excited to share the expansion of our New Jersey presence and introduce construction Partner, Michael McKenna, below and in the Q&A on page 7.
We hope you will enjoy this summer edition of our newsletter!
Please join us in welcoming two new construction attorneys in our Newark, New Jersey office.
With over 38 years of construction litigation experience, Michael McKenna has been involved in some of the largest construction projects in the United States and has participated in over 200 trials, mediations, and arbitrations across the country and internationally. His experience spans the construction of tunnels, subways, bridges, highways, airports, sewer, foundations, marine, sub-aqueous and other heavy construction. Mike serves as General Counsel to the Construction Industry Advancement Program of New Jersey and is a member on the Executive Committee of The Moles, a prestigious national organization devoted to heavy and underground construction. Mike was a founding partner of Lewis & McKenna, where he practiced for 38 years. Before earning his law degree, Mike worked in the construction and engineering design industry for many years as a project manager and design engineer. He also previously owned a residential construction company.
Anthony Tavormina represents contractors throughout all stages of construction disputes and litigation. He also has experience as an engineer in construction, which includes estimating, field engineering, cost engineering, and contract administration. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York. Anthony was previously a Senior Associate at Lewis & McKenna and worked as a Field Engineer for several major contractors including Skanska Koch, Inc. and Dragados USA. He received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from The Cooper Union.
We would like to extend a big thank you to all of our clients and friends of the firm who participated in the reference process for our recent surveys. We couldn’t have done it without you. As a result, the firm’s Construction Group was once again recognized in Chambers USA as a leading practice in Pennsylvania.
Four attorneys were individually recognized by Chambers & Partners. Roy Cohen, Ed Seglias, and George Pallas are recognized as leaders in the field of Construction, and Marc Furman is named as a leader in the field of Labor & Employment.
For more than 25 years, Chambers & Partners has published its guides to the legal profession, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary. The guides are designed to reflect the market opinion, ranking lawyers, law firms and practice areas based on significant independent research and reputation among peers and clients. Because they are not paid listings, we are grateful to all of you who participated in this process.
Save the Date: 2018 Construction Executive Boot Camp!
On October 11 we are co-hosting the annual Construction Executive Boot Camp with Madison Risk Group, McCarthy & Company, and The Shepherd Agency. We are excited to bring you another great event so look out for more information soon!