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Betsy Gordon next President of NAWIC NOLA Chapter

Betsy Gordon next President of NAWIC NOLA Chapter Betsy Gordon, a partner with Shields Mott LLP, has been selected as the next President of the New Orleans Chapter of National Association of Women in Construction for 2017-2018. Betsy’s installation will be in September. Since its founding, NAWIC, an international non-profit organization, has grown to a… [Read More…] about Betsy Gordon next President of NAWIC NOLA Chapter

Adrian D’Arcy appointed to ABA’s Construction Forum Committee (Div-10)

Adrian A D’Arcy, a partner with Shields Mott LLP, has been appointed to serve as a working committee member and as division liaison for Division 10 (Transportation, Energy and Environment) of American Bar Association’s Construction Forum Committee. Adrian’s practice focus is in construction and surety law. Adrian litigates construction and surety cases and also assists… [Read More…] about Adrian D’Arcy appointed to ABA’s Construction Forum Committee (Div-10)

Awards/Recognition

2018 Best Lawyers Construction Law Lloyd N. Shields Elizabeth L. Gordon Adrian A. D’Arcy Litigation – Construction Lloyd N. Shields Elizabeth L. Gordon Jeffrey K. Prattini 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (*) Lloyd N. Shields Elizabeth L. Gordon Adrian D’Arcy Jeffrey K. Prattini Ashley Robinson (*) Jessica Derenbecker (*)

Louisiana Construction Law and News Update

Work of the 2016 Legislature While this year was a busy one for the Louisiana legislature, few direct changes to the laws impacting general contractors, subcontractors, or sureties were made. Most proposed legislation relating to the construction industry was referred to committees for further review, further revision, or rejection. One noteworthy change is an amendment… [Read More…] about Louisiana Construction Law and News Update

Intellectual Property Corner

A common industry misconception is that a building design must be Frank Lloyd Wright-innovative to be copyrightable. Under the law, the level of detail and creativity required to be worthy of copyright protection is a relatively low bar; the standard benchmark is a mere dash of originality. That said, the sheer copyrightability of a building’s… [Read More…] about Intellectual Property Corner