Elizabeth L. Gordon

Betsy Gordon, a partner in Shields | Mott, concentrates her practice in the areas of construction/surety law and commercial litigation. She has experience representing owners, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in all aspects of construction from contract negotiation and drafting, claim drafting and counseling during construction, and claims resolution in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels. Betsy has handled these issues involving private, local, state and federal agencies. She has handled state and public lien law claims and federal Miller Act claims. Other practice areas include oil and gas transactions and litigation, environmental litigation, products liability, mass tort litigation, and medical malpractice defense.

Betsy regularly lectures on construction law topics, including Louisiana lien law, general Louisiana and Federal construction law, construction defect insurance law and surety law.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • All Louisiana State courts
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

EDUCATION

  • Loyola University School of Law (J. D.)
  • Tulane University, A. B. Freeman School of Business (B. S. in Management and Marketing)

ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Surety Claims Association
  • National Bond Claims Association
  • Surety Association of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Associated General Contractors
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • National Association of Women in Construction: former president and board member, New Orleans chapter.

SEMINARS PRESENTED

  • Contractor’s Dilemma of Dealing with Bad Plans and Specs
  • Obtaining Surety Bonds for Construction Projects
  • Bad Plans and Specifications: A Contractor’s Perspective
  • Construction Law in Louisiana
  • Managing Construction Projects in Louisiana
  • Construction Lien Law in Louisiana
  • Fundamentals of Construction Contracts in Louisiana: Understanding the Issues
  • Construction Law in Louisiana
  • Construction Defects Liability in Louisiana
  • Top Property Insurance Bad Faith Claims
  • What to Do When Construction Projects Go Bad
  • Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues
  • Managing Complex Construction Law Issues
  • Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction Projects
  • Proving Damages Caused by Mold
  • The Mold Challenge in LA