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North America

Portfolio list from A-Z

Explore a selection of our projects, cases, conferences and training in North America by selecting one of the countries.


Canada

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Oil & Gas
Belledune Flue Gas Desulphurization Plant
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Oil & Gas
Gas Pipeline to Vancouver Island
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Oil & Gas
Polysar Isobutylene Expansion

Training & Conferences



USA – Alabama

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Anniston Chemical Demilitarization Facility
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Energy
Restart of Brown’s Ferry Unit One
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Huntsville Jail

Training & Conferences



USA – Arizona

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Energy
Harquahala Generating Facility
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Water
Montgomery Point Lock & Dam

Training & Conferences


Speaker
“When Insurance Law Meets Commercial Law – Is an Equitable Subrogation Claim Subject to the Economic Loss Doctrine?” American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Section CLE seminar, Tucson
Speaker
“Anatomy of the Claims Process – Bonds versus Subcontractor Default Insurance” National Association of Surety Bond Producers, Regions 1, 2 and 3 Annual Meeting


USA – California

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Water
Auburn Dam
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Badger Avenue Bridge
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Bay Area Rapid Transit System
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base Data Processing Center
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure,
Arbitration
Diegan Hotel
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
John Muir Memorial Hospital & Medical Center
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Energy
Kerckhoff 2 Main Power Tunnel
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation District
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure,
Arbitration
Mira Loma Boys Camp, Juvenile Detention Facility
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure,
Water
Warm Springs Dam Project

Training & Conferences


Panelist
“Lessons Learned from the Largest Engineering Malpractice Case Ever Tried to a Jury” Construction SuperConference, San Francisco
Panelist
“Legal, Expert or Lay Opinion Witness?” Construction SuperConference
Panelist
“Strategic Alliances for Success” Construction SuperConference, San Francisco
Speaker
“Public-Private Partnerships: We Bonded What? And for How Long?!” National Bond Claims Association, Monterrey
Speaker
“Maxims of Practice for Effective Risk Management and Dispute Resolution” Construction Management Association of America, National Conference
Speaker
“Construction Lien Law” Lorman Education Services
Speaker
“Update on Delay Claims” 4th Annual Conference on Construction Law in the Era of Stimulus Funding – San Francisco
Speaker
“International Procurement: problems and solution in challenging times PPP procurement, a major challenge for the World Bank and others multilaterals” ACCL 21st Annual Meeting, San Diego
Speaker
“Performance Bond Options” American Bar Association
Speaker
“You Say My Contractor’s Insurance Covers What?” Construction SuperConference
Panelist
“AAA/ICDR and the International Construction Project” 2009 AAA Construction Conference: Maximizing ADR Advocacy for Today’s Economy
Speaker
“Public Contracts & Procurement Regulations in California” Palm Springs
Speaker
“What’s New in Delay, Disruption and Acceleration Claims” Construction Claims in Public Works Projects – CLE International, San Francisco
Speaker
“What’s New in Delay, Disruption and Acceleration Claims” 3rd Annual Conference on Construction Claims in Public Works Projects – CLE International, San Francisco


USA – Colorado

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel

Training & Conferences


Speaker
“Successful Handling Default Terminations” Construction Management Association of America Spring Conference


USA – Florida

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Lee County Resource Recovery Facility
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure
Miami International Airport Terminal Expansion
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
New River Bridge Project

Training & Conferences


Panelist
“ICDR/AAA International Construction ADR Tools & Techniques” 8th Annual American Arbitration Association Miami International Arbitration Conference
Speaker
“Effective Claims Handling Through an Understanding of the Real Costs of Delay and Unresolved Claims” Associated General Contractors’ National Convention
Speaker
“Avoiding the Potential Legal Pitfalls that Await Construction Managers Performing Design-Phase Services” Construction Management Association of America


USA – Georgia

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Water
South River Wastewater Treatment Plant

Training & Conferences


Speaker
“Demystifying the Law of Lost Productivity – TCM – Cost Engineering on my Mind” AACE


USA – Idaho

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Border Patrol Stations

Training & Conferences



USA – Illinois

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Water
Chicago Deep Drainage Tunnel
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Fermilab NUMI Tunnels
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure,
Water
Lock & Dam 26 (R)
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure,
Water
Metropolitan Sanitary District – TARP Project
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Tarp Tunnel and Shafts

Training & Conferences


Speaker
“The Future of Leadership in the Changing World of Project Delivery” Construction Management Association of America, National Conference
Speaker
“The Construction Project from Womb to Tomb (Then Back to Life)” Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago
Speaker
“Tips in Handling a Contractor Bankruptcy” RLI Insurance Company, Chicago
Speaker
“Troubled Developments in a Troubled Economy” American Public Works Association, Schaumburg
Speaker
“The Notice and Suit Limitation Requirements of the Illinois Public Construction Bond Act, Mechanics Liens on Private Projects” Structural Engineers Association of Illinois workshop, Chicago
Speaker
“Defending Against a Default Termination for Failure to Make Progress” Chicago Surety Claims Association
Speaker
“Mechanics Liens” and “The Illinois Bond Act” Lorman Education Services seminar “Construction Lien Law in Illinois,” Orland Park
Speaker
“Onerous Bond Forms and Tips in Dealing with Them” Surety Association of Illinois Quarterly Meeting, Lombard
Speaker
“Overview of the Illinois Mechanics Lien and Bond Acts” Fox Valley Associated General Contractors of America, Geneva


USA – Louisiana

 

Projects & Cases


Training & Conferences


Speaker
“Understanding Surety Bonds and Indemnity Obligations” Risk Insurance Management Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans
Speaker
“Standard Contract Clauses and What They Mean to the Detailer” North American Steel Construction Conference, New Orleans


USA – Maryland

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Fort McHenry Tunnel East Approach
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Shady Grove Metro

Training & Conferences


Speaker
“How to Perform a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Contract Without Making It Your Company’s Last” Federal Procurement Institute Construction Luncheon, Annapolis
Visiting Lecturer
“Government Contracts Law” Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland


USA – Massachusetts

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Energy
Bellingham Power Plant
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Boston Harbor Inter-Island Tunnel
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Boston Harbor Outfall Tunnel
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Metrowest Tunnels CP-1, CP-1A, CP-3
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Route 3 North Transportation Improvement Project
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
South Boston Interchange (Central Artery)

Training & Conferences



USA – Michigan

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Energy
Covert Generating Facility

Training & Conferences



USA – Mississippi

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Energy
Red Hills Generation Lignite-Fueled Facility

Training & Conferences



USA – Montana

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Energy
Central Heating Plant, Malstrom Air Force Base

Training & Conferences



USA – New Jersey

 

Projects & Cases


Training & Conferences


Speaker
“Properly Appreciating the Defense of Concurrent Delay in a Default Termination” Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference
Speaker
“Relevance” Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference
Speaker
“A Surety’s Inherent Right to Perform” Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference
Speaker
“A Surety’s Winning Strategies to Beat a Default Termination,” and “How to Beat a Default Termination” Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference


USA – New York

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Energy
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory Reconstruction
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Energy
Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant Additions
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Water
New York City Water Tunnel # 3

Training & Conferences


Program Co-Chair
“Construction Damages: An In-Depth Analysis” American Bar Association Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Mid-Winter Meeting
Speaker
“Litigating Performance Bond Claims” American Bar Association, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, Midwinter Meeting
Speaker
“Insurance Claims” ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, 2012 FSLC Midwinter Meeting, New York,
Speaker
Litigating the Manifest Intent Issue at Summary Judgment” American Bar Association Fidelity & Surety Committee Mid-Winter meeting, New York
Speaker
“How to Conduct an Adversary Proceeding to Pursue a Contractor’s Affirmative Claim” American Bar Association Annual Midwinter Meeting of the Construction Forum/Surety and Fidelity Subcommittee


USA – Nevada

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure,
Arbitration
Clark County Regional Justice Center
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Water
Clark County Wastewater Treatment Plant
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
McCarren International Airport – Las Vegas 2000 Expansion
Public Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Water
Nevada Highway US 95
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure,
Arbitration
Venetian Casino & Resort

Training & Conferences


Panelist
“Dispute Review Boards as Project Facilitators” American Bar Association Spring Conference
Speaker
“Managing the Risks Associated with the Use of Building Information Modeling on Your Projects” Construction Management Association of America Spring Conference & Trade Show


USA – North Carolina

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Duke University Teaching Hospital North
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena

Training & Conferences


Speaker
“The Art of Effective Communication Between the Surety and Bond Claimants” 2011 National Bond Claims Seminar, Pinehurst
Speaker
“Escaping a No Damages for Delay Clause to Pursue a Principal’s Affirmative Claim” National Bond Claims Association Annual Meeting, Pinehurst


USA – Ohio

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Water
Upper Scioto West Sewage Tunnel

Training & Conferences


Speaker
“A Primer on Statutory Exemptions that Protect a Debtor and What to Consider when an Indemnitor’s Assets are Held in Trust” The Cincinnati Insurance Company, Cincinnati
Speaker
“Penal Sum Increases by Change Orders, Cardinal Change Doctrine, Sureties and Native American Sovereigns, Remedies for Contractors when the Money Stops” The Cincinnati Insurance Company, Cincinnati
Speaker
“Tips in Handling a Contractor Bankruptcy” The Cincinnati Insurance Companies, Cincinnati
Speaker
“Recent Developments With Respect to the AIA A312-1984 Payment Bond” Cincinnati Insurance Company annual meeting, Cincinnati
Speaker
“Onerous Bond Forms and Tips for Dealing with Them” Cincinnati Insurance Company Annual Meeting, Cincinnati


USA – Oregon

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure
Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility

Training & Conferences



USA – Pennsylvania

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
PNC Park Pittsburgh Pirates Stadium

Training & Conferences


Speaker
“THE Construction Contracts Program: Understanding and Negotiating the Critical Clauses in the Industry Form Documents” American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, Pittsburgh
Speaker
“‘Constructability’ Certification and Bidding Requirements, and the Implications Under Bilt-Rite, ExTech, and Spearin” Pennsylvania Utility Contractors Association, Erie, Pennsylvania; Altoona, Pennsylvania; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; and Glenside
Speaker
“Ethical Issues in Complex Construction Litigation” Allegheny County Bar Association Construction Law Section, Pittsburgh
Speaker
“Tips on Handling a Contractor Bankruptcy” Travelers, Philadelphia
Speaker
“Construction Lien Law and Payment” Lorman Education Seminars, Philadelphia
Speaker
“The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues” Lorman Education Serivces, Allentown, Pennsylvania, January 2009; Philadelphia
Speaker
“Legal Issues & Pitfalls in Design/Build Contracting” Pennsylvania Utility Contractors Association, Reading, Pennsylvania and Altoona
Speaker
“Construction Lien Law and Payment in Pennsylvania” Lorman Education Services, Philadelphia


USA – South Carolina

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
PNC Park Pittsburgh Pirates Stadium

Training & Conferences



USA – Texas

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Training & Conferences


Moderator
“Monitoring Conduct of Indemnitors: Disposition of Assets and Fraudulent Transfers” National Bond Claims Association, San Antonio
Speaker
“When an Owner’s Hard Line Claim Negotiations Are Also a Breach of Contract,” AACE
Speaker
“Project Labor Agreements: The History, Politics and Legal Developments” National Utility Contractors Convention, Fort Worth


USA – Virginia

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Energy
Chesapeake Coal Fired Project
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Cumberland Gap Tunnel
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Dulles Pedestrian Walkback Tunnel
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Water
Fairfax County Water Treatment Plant
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Gannett/USA Today Headquarters
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Norfolk Baseball Stadium
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
University of Virginia
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Energy
Belleville Hydroelectric Power Plant/Dam

Training & Conferences


Panelist
“Bringing the UK Adjudication Process to the US: Updating and Expediting Dispute Resolution in the United States” AOD Annual Conference, Arlington
Conference Chairman & Panelists
“What’s Fair is Fair: Government Accountability in the Claims Process” AOD Annual Conference, Arlington
Coach
“Vis International Moot Court Competition” George Mason University School of Law Vis Team
Adjunct Professor
“International Commercial Arbitration” George Mason University School of Law
Speaker
“Understanding and Managing Bond Risks” a WTHF seminar
Speaker
“The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in Virginia” Lorman Education Services, Fairfax
Speaker
“Early Claims Evaluation as a Source of Salvage” Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference


USA – Washington

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Barker Bridge
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Water
City of Bellingham – Oak Street Pump Station
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Department of Corrections Prison
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Lacey V. Morrow Floating Bridge
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Sound Transit – Light Rail
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Trident Events Center & Missile Refit Facility

Training & Conferences


Speaker
“Fraudulent Transfers and the Surety” Pearlman Conference, Seattle
Speaker
“Understanding General Conditions and Contract Provisions” Washington Construction Law
Speaker
“In the Wake of Mike M. Johnson: Notice and Dispute Resolution” Advanced Construction Law in Washington


USA – Washington D.C.

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Water
Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Howard University
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
John J. Wilson Building
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Pentagon Row – Mixed Use Development
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Water
Piscataway Wastewater Treatment Facility for Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Providence Hospital Renovation
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure
Reagan Washington National Airport – US Airways Terminal
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Sibley Hospital Parking Structure
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Washington Navy Yard Medical/Dental Clinic
Public Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
West Refrigeration Plant Expansion
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
World Bank Building Projects – Multiple Projects

Training & Conferences


Moderator
“Government Contracts Trial Practice Seminar” Board of Contracts Appeals Bar Association
Speaker
“Updating the UNCITRAL PFIPs legislative Guide and Recommendations Towards a Model Law on PPPs?” Law, Justice and Development Week
Speaker
“Joint Ventures & Teaming Arrangements: How, When & Why to Team Up for Large Projects” National Utility Contractors Association – District of Columbia
Speaker
“Claims Resolution Strategies on Troubled Projects” American Road and Transportation Builders Association
Speaker
“Conditions for success of concessions and others PPP in developing countries: how to make it work?” “Sharing views on PPP: French experience in France and in developing countries”
Speaker
“Looking into the Crystal Ball: Predicting Trends and Innovations in the Construction Industry” Construction Management Association of America, National Conference
Speaker
“Successfully Handling Delay & Impact Claims” American Road and Transportation Builders Association
Speaker
“Attracting investors for PPP in core public service sector: the benefit, design and blueprint of a PPP ranking index” Conference, Washington – Fondation pour le droit continental
Speaker
“Preparing the project and selecting the operators: the expectations of the industry for promoting best practices for resilient PPP” CICA – IFI Conference
Speaker
“Economic and legal condition of success of public private infrastructures projects in developing countries”; “The relationship between socio-economic nature of the infrastructure services and institutional and contractual framework” Conference PASEMD/IFEJI
Speaker
“Corruption Risk management in the transport sector: improving governance through long-term commitment, partnership and technology, the French experience” Transportation Research Board 2008 Annual Meeting Workshop
Speaker
“PPP innovative forms of contracts” World Bank Infrastructure CICA Conference


USA – Wisconsin

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Construction & Infrastructure
Miller Park Baseball Stadium
Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Training & Conferences


Speaker
“Payment Bond Claims Handling and the Law of Bad Faith” American Bar Association


USA – Wyoming

 

Projects & Cases


Private Client
Lead Counsel
Public Infrastructure,
Transport
Lamar River Bridge

Training & Conferences


GcilA's Marc Frilet recognized by @whoswholegal as one of the leading #construction #lawyers in France. https://t.co/7n7qIoNd7D
Seminar 24 June: Intl. #Construction #Law: Bridging Common And Civil Law; is standardisation possible? More at: https://t.co/dLq9X06FVb
Take a look at Watt Tieder's most recent newsletter including a two-page spread about GcilA. https://t.co/SFMl0Czq82
ICLA holds it's inaugural seminar in Paris. Speakers include GcilA's Marc Frilet, Jack Tieder & Wolfgang Breyer.https://t.co/VzYI0hLrcE
New Project Spotlight: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. https://t.co/YMriv26htG #litigation #construction
GcilA developed a unique Knowledge Center that aggregates over 600 documents, files and presentations. Read more: https://t.co/4vsRtlrHFF
Join us for our workshop in November. Speakers include Michel Démarre, Marc Frilet, Wolfgang Breyer, and more. https://t.co/SaqG5nikNf #law
Take a look at the upcoming events with #GcilA participation. http://t.co/5BvLocirog #construction #training
Breyer Rechtsanwälte joins the Global Construction & Infrastructure Legal Alliance! http://t.co/CxGrkiTAx9 - #construction #law #Alliance
Our member firm Karila Société d’Avocats launched its brand new website, available in English and French. http://t.co/NfsjzM73O7
New Project Spotlight: Watt Tieder represented SWAI in arbitration proceedings in Taiwan | http://t.co/gByjlXRrm2 | #disputes #arbitration
The @MEDEF_I hosts the formal launch of the International Centre of Excellence on PPP policies, law and institutions. http://t.co/LMFQBQoTAA
CBIC & CICA conference on infrastructure/PPP in Brazil. GcilA's Marc Frilet and Chris Wright were expert speakers. http://t.co/6peUPNxY84
GcilA's Marc Frilet will participate in this year's Construction Law Summer School by @IBC_Legal - http://t.co/xNzxUTm2lV #ConstructionLaw
Take a look at our member firm spotlight about Karila Société d'Avocats. http://t.co/fk7eVseU27 - @lkarila | #law #construction
GcilA member firm Watt Tieder publishes a quarterly newsletter. Take a look at the Winter 14-15 edition: http://t.co/Ei56rBHu3U | #law #news
Our member firm PS Consulting just launched their new website. Take a look: http://t.co/OSti8MnCSp | #law #construction