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Construction Contracts from Start to Finish

On July 20, 2018, Elizabeth L. Gordon, Andrew G. Vicknair, Jessica R. Derenbecker, and Laura E. Avery of Shields | Mott L.L.P. presented “Construction Contracts from Start to Finish” for the National Business Institute. The speakers provided a Louisiana construction contract law update and addressed the types of construction contracts, drafting and negotiating construction contracts, risk… [Read More…] about Construction Contracts from Start to Finish

Bad Plans and Specifications: A Contractor’s Perspective

On July 11, 2018, Lloyd “Sonny” Shields and Elizabeth L. Gordon  of Shields | Mott L.L.P. presented “Bad Plans and Specifications: A Contractor’s Perspective” for Lorman Education Services. The speakers discussed the role of the parties to a construction project, the pre-bid, bid and negotiation process, contractual and implied liabilities surrounding plans and specifications, and documenting your… [Read More…] about Bad Plans and Specifications: A Contractor’s Perspective

Shields | Mott LLP participates in LSBA’s Suit Up for the Future High School Summer Legal Institute and Intern Program

On June 20, 2018 Shields | Mott LLP hosted two high school students in participation with the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 2018 Suit Up for the Future High School Summer Legal Institute Intern Program.  Suit Up for the Future is a partnership of the Louisiana Bar Association, Just the Beginning, and Louisiana Bar Foundation. In 2013,… [Read More…] about Shields | Mott LLP participates in LSBA’s Suit Up for the Future High School Summer Legal Institute and Intern Program

Shields | Mott L.L.P. Welcomes New Associate Michael E. Johnson, Jr.

Shields | Mott LLP is proud to announce Mr. Michael E. Johnson, Jr. joined the Firm.  Michael’s primary practice areas include construction litigation, surety litigation, commercial industry contracts and litigation, insurance defense, and property litigation.  Michael also has extensive litigation experience in labor and employment related issues, including workers’ compensation, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act,… [Read More…] about Shields | Mott L.L.P. Welcomes New Associate Michael E. Johnson, Jr.

Shields | Mott LLP attorneys co-present “AIA Contract Documents” Seminar, HalfMoon Education, Inc.

On April 20, 2018 Shields | Mott LLP attorneys co-presented a HalfMoon seminar for “AIA Contract Documents”.  The topics included: Examining contract terminology, Primary AIA contract documents, Supplemental or Alternate AIA contract documents, and a Case Study review of a sample project. Presenters: Andrew G. Vicknair, Partner Adrian A. D’Arcy, Partner Michael S. Blackwell, Senior… [Read More…] about Shields | Mott LLP attorneys co-present “AIA Contract Documents” Seminar, HalfMoon Education, Inc.

Lien Law Under The Public Works Act and Private Works Act – New Orleans Bar Association

On December 29, 2017, Mr. Adrian D’Arcy, Partner, Shields | Mott LLP presented “Lien Law Under The Public Works Act and Private Works Act” as part of the Procrastinator’s Program for the New Orleans Bar Association.  The program was attended by many busy Louisiana attorneys obtaining their continuing legal education credits before the end of… [Read More…] about Lien Law Under The Public Works Act and Private Works Act – New Orleans Bar Association

Shields | Mott L.L.P. Welcomes New Associate Laura E. Avery

Shields | Mott LLP is proud to announce Ms. Laura E. Avery joined the Firm.  Laura’s primary practice areas include construction litigation, surety litigation, commercial industry contracts and litigation, insurance defense, property litigation, and labor and employment law.  Laura is admitted to practice law in all Louisiana State courts, the U.S. District Courts for the… [Read More…] about Shields | Mott L.L.P. Welcomes New Associate Laura E. Avery

Shields | Mott, LLP attorney Alana L. Riksheim is the winner of the 2017 American Bar Association/Forum on Construction Law Student Writing Competition.

Ms. Riksheim’s winning submission, When Prevailing Wages Do Not Prevail: The Davis-Bacon Act in the Context of Public-Private Partnerships after CityCenterDC, dissects Department of Labor guidance on federal wage rates’ application to public-private developments. The paper offers considerations for government entities and contractors to ensure compliance with federal construction labor laws – – particularly after… [Read More…] about Shields | Mott, LLP attorney Alana L. Riksheim is the winner of the 2017 American Bar Association/Forum on Construction Law Student Writing Competition.

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)