By Jeffrey Regner
Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver
Many of my colleagues will remember the Construction Cases
Committee of the MSBA organized in the days before construction
mediation became ubiquitous, public design/build became
accepted, and demand in China drove sheet metal and copper
prices. During the years since, there has always been a
“construction bar” organized loosely, if at all, and
distinguished by its expertise and professionalism. Now, under
the organization of the Real Property Section, I am pleased to
announce that we have a proper home.
It is not by accident, that we reorganize under the Real
Property Section instead of the Litigation Section, like the old
Construction Cases Committee. The new Committee’s focus will
shift from being claims-centered, to providing a forum for both
the litigator/arbitrator and the transactional construction
practitioner. I would expect many of our own practices have
moved more toward helping owners, developers, contractors and
others proceed successfully from design concept to occupancy
with an eye toward dispute avoidance.
Join me in building a strong and valuable Construction
Committee. Contact me directly at
(410) 347-7337 to get involved. Also, keep any eye out for
announcements of our upcoming meetings.