Art Caltrider

Leaders in Law endorses Art Caltrider as our exclusively recommended Construction Law expert in Maryland, USA. If you wish to get in touch with Art please use the contact information provided above.

Mr. Caltrider began his practice in 1984 with a Baltimore firm where he was a partner and by 1999 had tried to verdict over 100 jury trials.  Mr. Caltrider practiced in the areas of construction, transportation, toxic tort, defamation and 1983 actions.

In 1999, Mr. Caltrider was recruited by St. Paul Insurance Company to manage their high exposure litigation in the Northeast.  In 2004, there was a merger with Travelers Insurance Company and in 2005, Mr. Caltrider was promoted to Vice President – Associate Group General Counsel responsible for managing significant litigation across all 50 states in 16 different business lines.

In 2009, Mr. Caltrider decided to leave Travelers Insurance Company and return to the courtroom joining the law firm of Bodie Dolina Hobbs Friddell & Grenzer, PC. and is now a partner at the firm.

Mr. Caltrider serves as National Coordinating Counsel, Monitoring Counsel, and Defense Counsel.

Mr. Caltrider handles cases in Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia and recently in Pennsylvania.

Areas of Practice


Mr. Caltrider represents clients in both Commercial and Residential matters and is experienced in handling matters involving fire loss, bridges, tunnels, highways, land fills, utilities, office buildings, crane collapse, custom homes, condominiums (both suburban and beach front), other residential construction and soil conditions. Mr. Caltrider is experienced in handling. property line disputes, construction defect, construction bodily injury (wrongful death / catastrophic injury), breach of contract, Md. Construction Trust Act, :Quick Pay Act, Consumer Protection Act, 1st Party Property (defense / coverage – wind / flood), mechanics lien, environmental, warranty, misrepresentation, risk transfer (contractual indemnity) and coverage.

Insurance Defense

Mr. Caltrider’s experience includes matters in the following areas:

  • Product liability
  • General liability
  • Wrongful death
  • 1st party property loss
  • Excess and surplus
  • Premises liability
  • Clergy abuse
  • Public sector
  • Riparian rights
  • Entertainment
  • Transportation
  • Mining
  • Defamation
  • Non-profit liability
  • Fire loss
  • Water damage
  • Amusement rides.

Mr. Caltrider handles matters for major commercial and regional carriers, as well as the Lloyds’ market.

Pool Accidents

Mr. Caltrider represents pool owners, pool managers and lifeguards for claims of wrongful death, survival claims involving injuries for brain damage , income loss and conscious pain and suffering.

Sexual Abuse

Our practice group has a great deal of experience representing individuals, employers and institutions involving claims of sexual abuse. These cases involve issues such as (1) negligent hiring, retention and supervision (2) assumption of risk (consent) per TATE (3) Temporary care, custody and control (4) statute of limitations (5) standard of care (6) athlete / coach power dynamic (7) PTSD (8) grooming and many others. These cases can be difficult and often require a unique strategy to bring about a favorable resolution.


Defamation cases are strongly guided and often determined by the MPJI (Maryland Pattern Jury Instructions). A plaintiff must initially prove that a statement is defamatory meaning it is likely to cause public scorn and one’s reputation has been damaged. Even if a plaintiff carries this burden he then has the additional burden of proof that the defendant knew the statement was false and was made with intent to deceive. This question is called a conditional privilege and this protects a defendant from making a defamatory statement. In the event a defendant accuses a plaintiff falsely of committing a crime then damages are presumed and this could lead to punitive damages but the burden is very high for a plaintiff.


Mr. Caltrider has a growing commercial business practice involving business formation, tax consideration, business advise, business dissolution , bankruptcy, covenant not to compete litigation, employee matters, shareholder agreements and general employment litigation.

Religious Organizations

Mr. Caltrider has experience representing institutions and clergy from different faiths in a variety of matters, including contract disputes, premises liability, property line disputes, clergy sexual abuse, employment disputes and institutional department disputes.

Professional Organizations

Mr. Caltrider is a member of the American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section), Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore County Bar Association, Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Forum on the Construction Industry, Federal Trial Bar Association, the Fourth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated and selected as a member of the Counsel on Litigation Management in 2010, and is currently an active member.

Community Service

Mr. Caltrider chaired the Baltimore Chapter of Washington & Lee (W&L) University Elrod Fellowship; an alumni based group that  connects recent W&L graduates that seek a 1 year post graduate position  with a non- profit that focuses on fighting poverty in our community.  Mr. Caltrider serves as chairperson of the Board of the Spirit Counseling Services of Maryland. He is a member of the Board and legal counsel to Pastoral Counseling Services of Maryland.


Mr. Caltrider graduated from Washington and Lee University (B.A. 1980 cum laude) and the University of Baltimore School of Law (1983).


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Firm Description:

Bodie is an AV-rated, midsized, regional law firm and is the oldest continuously operated law firm in Baltimore County, Maryland. We have multiple offices that serve clients throughout the state of Maryland, located in Towson, Harford County, Cecil County and Hagerstown.

Founded in 1957 as the law firm of Power & Mosner, P.A., Bodie, Dolina, Hobbs, Friddell & Grenzer, P.C. is one of Maryland’s most respected professional corporations engaged in the general practice of law. In 1996 Power & Mosner, P.A. merged with Smith, Johns & Smith, P.A. to become Bodie, Nagle, Dolina, Smith & Hobbs, P.A. In 2009, after 27 years at the Firm, John Nagle was appointed to the bench in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County. As a result, the firm name was changed to Bodie, Dolina, Hobbs, Friddell & Grenzer, P.C.

Our “AV” rating on the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings is a testament to our standing in the legal community. It recognizes our practice as having achieved “the highest levels of skill and integrity.” We are engaged in the general practice of law and committed to giving our clients the highest quality representation in all legal matters.

Our clients include individuals and businesses of all sizes including all major insurance carriers. We have built our reputation on high-quality service and individual attention to clients’ needs. Bodie offers the experience and quality of a large firm with the personal attention and cost advantages of a smaller firm. We are prepared to serve all of our clients’ personal and business needs. We are proud of our achievements and each attorney’s attainment of the highest personal and professional standards. Please contact the firm to discuss all of your legal needs.

Our attorneys are among the most accomplished in their field of practice as they are AV Rated and recognized by Best Lawyers, AVVO and Super Lawyers. We are committed to not only our clients and community, but also dedicated to improving the legal profession as a whole.


Brian W Burkhalter

Leaders in Law endorses Brian W Burkhalter as our exclusively recommended Construction Law expert in Georgia, USA. If you wish to get in touch with Brian please use the contact information provided above.

Brian W. Burkhalter is an experienced construction and litigation attorney and a trusted business counselor to his clients. He manages a broad-based commercial litigation practice with an emphasis in representing clients in the areas of construction law and litigation. He has experience in all phases of a project, including bid and proposal preparation, contract award controversies, and performance-related disputes and claims.

A significant portion of his practice involves claims avoidance through assisting clients in every phase of the construction process, from the negotiation and drafting of construction contracts to educating clients through day-to-day review of projects, contracts, issues and project documents. Additionally, Brian has extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution before arbitration panels, administrative agencies and litigation in state, federal and appellate courts. He has represented commercial general contractors, specialty subcontractors, design and engineering professionals and product suppliers.

Brian also focuses his practice on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. He has represented clients in claims and suits concerning various types of insurance policy interpretation and coverage, including commercial general liability, excess casualty, boiler and machinery, surety and bond, directors & officers liability, employment practices liability, commercial property, builders risk policies and first party insurance policies.

Practice Areas

Construction Litigation
Construction & Surety Litigation
Business and Commercial Litigation
Insurance Coverage Disputes and Bad Faith Litigation
Transportation Claims and Litigation



Bar/Professional Activity

  • Georgia Bar
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle Districts of Georgia
  • Barrister in the Lamar American Inn of Court
  • State Bar of Georgia’s Construction
  • Litigation and Young Lawyers Divisions Sections
  • American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Construction Finance Management Association
  • Associated General Contractors of America

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer general counsel for Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center in Griffin, GA


  • Represented waterproofing contractor in arbitration concerning construction and design defects at the construction of the Atlantic Station project in Atlanta, Georgia with claimed damages exceeding $100 million.
  • Represented specialty contractor in multiple contract disputes concerning unpaid contract amounts related to the CityCenter project in Las Vegas, Nevada, the largest privately-funded construction and development project in the country, with total amount in controversy in excess of $500 million.
  • Represented specialty contractor in pursuing a claim concerning unpaid contract amounts and delay claim damages incurred in the construction of five-star hotel project in Florida.
  • Represented Fortune 500 company in pursuing manufacturer of defective product and successfully obtained two appellate decisions validating right to pursue claims.
  • Defended specialty contractor in a matter concerning water intrusion and alleged construction defects at a condominium project in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Extensive experience drafting and negotiating contracts for developers of high-rise condominiums and hotels, hospitals, industrial real estate developers, colleges and universities, shopping center developers, construction managers and general and specialty contractors.
  • Defended truss manufacturer in litigation and arbitration concerning construction defects and collapse of luxury residential home with damages claimed in excess of $4 million.
  • Assists construction companies in various trades to create standardized “form” contract documents and review of contractual obligations.

Educational Background

  •  University of Florida with a B.S. in Journalism and Public Relations


Jim Doyle

Leaders in Law endorses Jim Doyle as our exclusively recommended Construction Law expert in Australia. If you wish to get in touch with Jim please use the contact information provided above.

Jim is an accredited mediator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Doyles Construction Lawyers was established in 1991 by its Principal Lawyer, Jim Doyle and has since grown expanded into four states with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. We are Construction Law specialists and our expertise includes construction contract reviews and amendments, drafting and structuring, building dispute resolution, construction negotiation, payment claims, litigation, arbitration, general advice and more.

Jim Doyle is the Director of Doyles Construction Lawyers, established in 1991. Doyles Construction Lawyers acts for all construction industry participants and represents parties at all stages of project development, from planning , tendering, design and construction, to project delivery and dispute resolution.

Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Jim worked in civil engineering construction and design and as a transport engineer/economist on major transport initiatives in Victoria.

Jim’s commercial multidisciplinary approach to resolving challenges and delivering viable projects, is a result of his qualifications and experience in Economics (Econometrics and Urban Economics), Engineering (he is a Chartered Professional Engineer with The Institution of Engineers Australia) and Law. Jim is admitted to the State Supreme Courts and the High Court.

Jim has extensive experience both nationally and internationally in contract documentation, contract administration and project delivery.

He frequently presents to industry conferences on topics of current interest.

Areas of law

Corporate and Commercial law

Dispute Resolution and Litigation


Bachelor of Laws (Honours) University of Melbourne,

Bachelor of Economics (Honours), La Trobe University,

Diploma of Civil Engineering, WCAE, CPEng


Supreme Court of Victoria,

High Court of Australia,

Supreme Court of New South Wales,

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Firm Description:

Doyles Construction Lawyers was established in 1991 by its Principal Lawyer, Jim Doyle and has since grown expanded into four states with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. We are Construction Law specialists and our expertise includes construction contract reviews and amendments, drafting and structuring, building dispute resolution, construction negotiation, payment claims, litigation, arbitration, general advice and more.

Doyles Construction Lawyers acts for a diverse range of clients which are involved in the municipal, construction, engineering, and development industries and include government agencies, statutory authorities, principals, head contractors and subcontractors alike. From small residential projects to major civil and commercial developments, we are well equipped to handle all types of projects and represent parties at all stages of project development from planning, tendering, design and construction, to project delivery and dispute resolution.

We have a team of experienced and capable staff who can assist in a wide range of Construction Law matters. Our staff come from multidisciplinary backgrounds having worked in legal services, building construction, engineering and related industries. This provides our clients with the benefits of a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of construction projects and the associated legal issues.

Doyles Construction Lawyers has represented clients on a number of high-end developments including major shopping centres in both Queensland and South Australia, various Government and private investor projects in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria. Our team members also regularly present at industry conferences on topics of current interest and publish a newsletter which features recent Court decisions of specific relevance to the construction industry.


Serkan Çatalpınar

Leaders in Law endorses Serkan Çatalpınar as our exclusively recommended Construction Law expert in Turkey. If you wish to get in touch with Serkan please use the contact information provided above.

After completing his bachelor study (LLB) at the Başkent Universitiy Faculty of Law in 2005, Serkan Çatalpınar served as an intern lawyer then as a lawyer at the Kasaroğlu Law Offices until 2007, before settling in Brussels in 2007 and serving for the PECO desk at the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe as a representative of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations. After practising as a self-employed lawyer, he later served as a contract specialist at Aydın Yazılım ve Elektronik Sanayi Ltd, which is partnership of the American L3 Communications and Vestel Holding, and as a lawyer at the Yazıcı Law Offices. Since 2012, he has served as the Chief Contract Administrator of the FIDIC-based Cairo International Airport Project, of which Limak Construction Industry and Trading Co. is the main contractor. As of July 2015, he has been working at the Kurucu Law Offices, of which he is a founding partner.

His specialities are particularly concentrated on the fields of Construction Law (primarily FIDIC), International Commerce, Defence Industry, and Companies Law. Since the beginning of his professional life, Mr Çatalpınar has provided legal support to many local and foreign clients.

Firm Overview:

Kurucu Law Offices (“KURUCU”) has been established in Ankara at the beginning of 2015 by three founding partners, each specialised in their own practice area. KURUCU is an Ankara-based law firm which provides services with its team of lawyers who can speak English at high level and are specialised in their fields, being primarily energy law, construction law and infrastructure law, FIDIC and FAR contracts and agreements law, mergers and acquisitions, project financing, international commerce, international arbitration and commercial cases. KURUCU has a liaison office in Istanbul, Turkey.

KURUCU provides legal consultation and advocacy services based on the principles of high quality, sincerity and honesty, in conjunction with various law offices and specialist technical service providers in its network, to local and foreign clientele in their projects and activities both in Turkey and abroad.

In provision of its services, KURUCU aims to provide assistance in all aspects of clients’ needs from the very start of the relevant project and/or legal process until they are completed, to be available at all times, and treat the needs of the clients as if they are KURUCU’s own needs, and to keep these aims in the foreground at every stage of KURUCU’s services.

While carrying out services, in addition to their viewpoint as lawyers, KURUCU team make a point of conducting them as a businessman by benefiting from their past experience and technical-specialist staff.


Charles Gomez

Leaders in Law endorses Charles Gomez as our exclusively recommended Construction Law expert in Gibraltar. If you wish to get in touch with Charles please use the contact information provided above.

Before qualifying as a Barrister, Charles worked as a baker, a journalist and a barman.

He is an Honorary Professor of International Law and International Relations of the University of Cádiz and a member of the Key Advisory Group for Law at the University of Gibraltar. Charles lectures regularly in Spain, Morocco and Gibraltar.

He is the Chairman of the Safeguarding Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Gibraltar and is the Director for Aid to the Church in Need charity in Gibraltar.

Charles is also a member of the Editorial Board for and is regularly interviewed for comments and opinions on local and global legal matters by the media in Gibraltar, UK, Spain and internationally.

A strong emphasis on financial services litigation and regulatory proceedings has led to several settlements but also a successful Court of Appeal Judgement ( re:  Advalorem – Civil Appeal No 10 of 2015).

As well as representing regulated entities before the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, he has represented clients before other professional bodies and active in a regulatory investigation.

In addition he has acted in several cases of mis-selling of investments, all of which have been settled within the ambit of alternative dispute resolution procedures within litigation.

Charles Gomez has made representations to the European Union Enquiry on State Aid.

He represented the ex Chief Justice of Gibraltar in removal proceedings at the Privy Council [2009] UKPC 43.

He has represented the Government of Gibraltar in several successful claims for rectification under the law of defamation and mis-information in the Spanish Courts culminating with the Spanish Supreme Court’s unanimous decision of the 13th September 2017 [2809 of 2016] in which for the first time the Spanish Courts acknowledged the standing and capacity of the Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar to litigate in the Kingdom of Spain.

Recently he acted for the successful Claimant in the high profile unfair dismissal case of Tampin v GGCA Union [IT 3 of 2016].


Sacred Heart Grammar School, Gibraltar

University of London (Honours)

Council of Legal Education (London)

Member of the Gibraltar Bar Association and the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Member of the Parliamentary Commission on Democratic and Parliamentary Reform

Other Information

Charles Gomez is an honorary professor in International Law at the University of Cadiz.
Charles is also a columnist for the Gibraltar Olive Press covering Britain’s transition after Brexit in his series Brief.

Charles A Gomez LLB (Hons) of counsel, was called to the Bars of England and Wales and Gibraltar 1982.

Charles is regularly mentioned in the Legal 500 and this year was described as “a leader in judicial review” and “fearless”.

Charles Gomez is an Honorary Professor at the University of Cadiz, organising English Law lectures in Gibraltar and Spain for Spanish undergraduates.


  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Firm Description:

Established in 1988 Charles A. Gomez & Co is a leading Gibraltar law firm in the fields of general dispute resolution and commercial law.

Experience and a healthy respect for the litigation process inform our principal priorities of negotiation and settlement.  However, “if you want peace prepare for war”. Our track record in the Gibraltar courts with notable successes in several ground-breaking cases assures opponents that a reasonable approach is the best option.

Among the contentious areas of practice which we have been most active in recent times are; financial and telecommunications regulation, professional negligence, complex fraud, insolvency, trust settlements, building construction and contract disputes.

Uniquely, in the Gibraltar legal profession we have no financial interest in any corporate management or trust companies and offer our advisory services on the basis of absolute independence.

We regularly act as agents for overseas lawyers.

Our property department is one of the busiest and competitively priced in Gibraltar. We deal with many transactions on a monthly basis acting for developers, buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants.

We are situated next to the Marriages and Passport registries and we are able to provide the Commissioner for Oaths facility.

Charles A. Gomez & Co. provide a dedicated independent service and total loyalty to all our clients


Khaled O. Asfour

Leaders in Law endorses Khaled O. Asfour as our exclusively recommended Construction Law expert in Jordan. If you wish to get in touch with Khaled please use the contact information provided above.

Khaled joined Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants in April 1992 as an associate. He became a partner in August 1997 and our firm’s Managing Partner in April 2005 when Sharif was appointed Minister of Industry & Trade in the Government of Jordan.Khaled also heads our firm’s Projects and Major Transactions Section. He has acted as lead lawyer on a variety of financing transactions including the underwriting and syndication of loans, secured commercial lending transactions, commercial paper and foreign trade financing transactions in addition to a variety of equity and debt finance transactions.

  • Admitted to the Jordanian Bar in 1994
  • Member: Jordan Bar Association
  • Head, Projects and Major Transactions Section


  • University of Minnesota, USA (JD);
  • University of Wisconsin, USA (MBA)


  • Arabic
  • English

Firm Description:

Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants is the premier law firm of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
We were founded in 1921 by the late Sharif Ali Zu’bi as a boutique firm located in Nazareth, Palestine. Throughout our century-long history, we have built an exceptional track record that is unparalleled across the region. Today, we are recognised as the law firm of choice and the entrusted partner for the most significant and complex matters, in Jordan and the Middle East.

We offer a full range of quality legal services and our highly regarded capabilities extend to virtually all areas of practice, including corporate, commercial, banking, finance, regulatory, litigation, and arbitration matters. We have particular strength in foreign investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, government and infrastructure projects, project finance, privatization, PPPs, as well as enforcements of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.

Outstanding client service is our priority. We are renowned for our comprehensive understanding of our region’s dynamic legal landscape and our clients’ evolving businesses. Our substantial involvement and extensive experience in complex, cross-border matters enable us to render tailored, high-quality service to all our clients. Each client consistently receives our best resources, attention, and service.

We take pride in the exceptional talent and calibre of our attorneys. Our attorneys collaborate across practices and specialities to seamlessly provide superior service to our clients. Our committed and sophisticated partners have earned various accolades for shaping many of the most significant legal matters in Jordan, and continuously pass on their knowledge and expertise to our associates. Our dedication to ongoing legal education and training, supervision, peer review, and quality creates a forward-thinking environment that benefits each of our clients.

We are well positioned to support our clients with matters across the Middle Eastern region. As example, with the establishment of our Iraqi practice in 2003, we have drawn upon our unique contacts and deep understanding of the Middle East region to effectively advise our clients on foreign investments and financing initiatives across a broad range of industries in Iraq.

As we embark on our second century of partnership, we remain committed to our founding values: superior service and unrivalled counsel to our clients.


Koen De Puydt

Koen De Puydt heads the business law and public law department and is responsible for all real Estate / construction Law and intellectual property matters.

Koen DE PUYDT graduated in 1998 as a degree in Communication Sciences (VUB), while he worked for the independent music magazine RifRaf as a journalist. After his studies, he continued his career as a music journalist with De Standaard and Studio Brussel . At the same time he obtained his Licentiate Degree in Law, specializing in Public Law at the VUB (2002). In 2009 he obtained a Master in Business Law at the University of Antwerp.

In 2002, Koen joined a Brussels niche firm specializing in Administrative Law (urban planning and environmental law, expropriations, government contracts, and protection legislation). In the meantime he remained responsible at De Puydt van Caluwelaert for the files relating to commercial law and intellectual property law.

Two years later, Koen started working full-time at the Puydt van Cauwelaert. He was responsible for matters relating to urban planning and environmental law, real estate law, government contracts, contracting law, business law, corporate law and intellectual property law. He also publishes on these matters.

In 2010 the Puydt van Chauwelaert and GD & A Advocaten merged. Koen de Puydt, as partner, headed the Real Estate / Construction Law and Corporate Law units.

Since 2002 he has been lecturer “Contracts, Assignments and Mandates” at Syntra Brussels in the vocational training for real estate agents. In the course for Real Estate Experts, Koen lesson on construction law. He is the initiator of the Property Codex , a collection of legal texts tailored to the real estate professional. The codex is used throughout Flanders in the vocational training of the real estate agents within Syntra.

In August 2012, Koen co-founded the law firm ORYS. In April 2019, Koen together with Leo Peeters of Peeters Law have decided to set up a new law firm under the name of “Seeds of Law”. 

Koen developed a business pack. This pack allows companies to engage in legal aid without losing control of the cost of this assistance. You pay a fixed rate and enjoy numerous benefits, such as free first-line assistance, free credit management and conducting certain procedures at flat-rate prices.


Koen DE PUYDT, Ulrike BEUSELINCK en Stéphane DE KEYZER, Nieuwe woninghuur in Vlaanderen en Brussel: uw 60 antwoorden, Intersentia, 2019, 187 p.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS, Julie LAUWERS en Stéphane DE KEYZER, Vastgoedcodex 2018-2019,, 2018, (volledige editie).

Stéphane DE KEYZER en Koen DE PUYDT, “Le pouvoir discrétionnaire de l’administration. Une mise à l’épreuve en marchés publics”, Jaarboek overheidsopdrachten/ Chronique des marchés publics 2017-2018, Brussel, EBP Publishers, 2018, pp. 467-495.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS, Julie LAUWERS en Guy BAELDE, Stéphane DE KEYZER, Vastgoedcodex 2017-2018,, 2017, (volledige editie).

Stéphane DE KEYZER en Koen DE PUYDT, “Des standards privés en marchés publics. La normalisation en droit de la passation et en procédure d’exécution des marchés”, Jaarboek overheidsopdrachten/ Chronique des marchés publics 2015-2016, Brussel, EBP Publishers, 2016, pp. 753-772.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS, Julie LAUWERS en Guy BAELDE, Stéphane DE KEYZER, Vastgoedcodex 2016-2017,, 2016, achtste editie.

Stéphane DE KEYZER en Koen DE PUYDT, “Des droits de propriété intellectuelle en marchés publics“, Jaarboek Overheidsopdrachten/ Chronique des marchés publics 2014-2015, Brussel, EBP Publishers, 2015, pp. 699-712.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS, Julie LAUWERS en Guy BAELDE, Vastgoedcodex 2015-2016,, 2015, zevende editie (1ste, 2de jaar en volledige editie).

Bert KELCHTERMANS, Koen DE PUYDT en Stéphane DE KEYZER “ Enkele van de meest in het oog springende nieuwigheden met betrekking tot wijzigingen, herzieningen en onvoorziene omstandigheden in de uitvoeringsfase van overheidsopdracht“, Jaarboek Overheidsopdrachten/ Chronique des marchés publics 2013-2014, Brussel, EBP Publishers, 2014, pp. 951-965.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS, Julie LAUWERS en Guy BAELDE, Vastgoedcodex 2013-2014,, 2013, zesde editie (1ste, 2de jaar en volledige editie).

Koen DE PUYDT en Sofie ALBERT, “Schorsingsprocedure bij uiterst dringende noodzakelijkheid – Betichting van valsheid – Vertrouwelijke stukken”, noot onder arrest RvS van 23 augustus 2011, nr. 214.846,  T. Aann. 2013/2, 167-177

Koen DE PUYDT en Ulrike BEUSELINCK, “Verrijking zonder oorzaak – geval van zeldzame toepassing in het kader van overheidsopdrachten”, noot bij RB Dendermonde, 18 december 2009, T.ann. 2013, afl. 1, 75-83.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS en Julie LAUWERS, Vastgoedcodex 2012-2013,, 2012, 638 p., vijfde editie.

Raoul M. DE PUYDT, Deontologie van de Vlaamse advocaat, Intersentia, 2009, 263 p., zesde bijgewerkte en herziene editie.

Raoul M. DE PUYDT, “Overzicht van rechtspraak: Professioneel recht Vlaamse advocatuur (1987-2007)”, In: T.P.R. 2007, nr. 3, Kluwer, pp. 1733-1816.

Jan GHYSELS en Koen DE PUYDT, Parlementair Ontleed: Het Milieuvergunningsdecreet: Het basisdecreet, Uitgeverij Intersentia, Nov. 2004, 603 p.

Jan GHYSELS en Koen DE PUYDT, Parlementair Ontleed: Het Milieuvergunningsdecreet: De wijzigingsdecreten, Uitgeverij Intersentia, Maart 2005, 789 p.

Laurette Gallagher

Laurette Gallagher is Managing Director of Construction Expert Services Limited, a company providing quantum expert evidence for construction disputes proceeding to arbitration or litigation.

A Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years of experience in construction and has worked for leading international contracting and consulting organisations. Laurette has been involved with projects in Bahrain, Dubai, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the UK.

She has experience in airports (terminal buildings), bridges, commercial, hotel, public facilities and residential building projects, computer installation works, geotechnical works (marine and land), grouting works, hydro-electric and oil/gas fueled power plants, infrastructure projects, long distance horizontal directional drilling, marine structures, pipe-jacking works, process plant, rail projects, specialized foundation works, transport facilities, tunnels, utility plant and viaduct projects.

Laurette has been involved in expert work since 2003. She now concentrates on expert evidence services for matters of quantum addressing the valuation of additional and omitted works, disruption and prolongation claims, termination of contracts and common law claims for damages – in short, all financial claims made under a contract or at common law that are to be resolved through arbitration or litigation. Laurette deals with financial claims ranging from US$10 to in excess of US$200 million.

She has been involved in over 38 expert appointments in a supporting role or as Expert. Further as Managing Director of Construction Expert Services Laurette has provided guidance on a further number of appointments.

Laurette has worked with international law firms operating out of Dubai, London, Hong Kong and Singapore in respect of appointments received from contracting organizations, developers, education institutions, governments, insurance companies, power generation companies, resort hotels and casinos, for projects in Central America, Middle East, South and East Asia.

Laurette holds the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator’s Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration and has a, MSc in Construction Project Management.

In addition to expert work Laurette has also acted as Mediator and represented contracting organisations in arbitrations and mediations.

During her career Laurette has sat on the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators East Asia Branch Committee and Young Members’ Sub-committee and on the Hong Kong Mediation Council’s Construction Group Sub-committee. She has also spoken at various seminars and written articles on arbitration proceedings, mediation approaches and quantum issues.

As well as being a Quantity Surveyor, Laurette is a Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers, Practising Associate of the Academy of Experts, Member of the Institute of Arbitrators, a Qualified Dispute Resolver of the Academy of Experts and an Accredited Mediator Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Panel.

Construction Expert Services:

CES provides expert witness evidence for construction arbitration and litigation, for financial claims made under a contract and at common law. We provide expert evidence in respect of measurement; valuation of work; valuation of variations; disruption claims; prolongation claims; cost claims; and damages.

We have been appointed in many large and complex disputes involving projects for commercial, public and residential buildings; airports; bridges; marine works and structures; process plants; rail; road; tunnels; utility infrastructure; and viaducts.

Collectively, CES’ Directors and Associate Directors have a wealth of construction knowledge and have provided expert evidence for over 20 years in over 80 projects at hearings in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Macau, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Qatar, for disputes ranging from US$10 to US$200 million.

What sets CES apart is our construction knowledge; our experience in providing expert evidence; our full understanding of the role and responsibilities of giving expert evidence; and our integrity.

Jordon J. Kimura

Jordon Kimura is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Trusts, Estate Planning, and Wealth Management practice groups. His practice focuses primarily on civil, commercial, construction, and probate (wills and trusts) litigation, health care law, medical malpractice defense, and estate planning.

Mr. Kimura’s key litigation accomplishments include obtaining a dismissal of a construction lawsuit for a large bridge defect case on the basis of the economic loss rule and dismissal of claims against a health care plan provider for purported wrongdoing with respect to health care coverage. As a member of the Firm’s Trusts, Estate Planning, and Wealth Management Practice Group, Mr. Kimura brings his litigation experience and expertise to effectively counsel clients on asset protection planning while also planning for the surviving spouse and helping to ensure a continuing legacy.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Mr. Kimura graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee with a degree in mathematics, achieving the highest honors designation in his major. He then returned home to attend the University of Hawai’i, William S. Richardson School of Law (“Richardson”), where he received numerous scholastic awards, including the Phi Delta Phi Balfour National Scholarship for scholastic merit and awards for obtaining the highest grades in Advanced Torts & Insurance Law, Negotiation/Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Second Year Seminar. Mr. Kimura served as a Comments Editor for Richardson’s law review and a Senior Writing Associate & Teaching Assistant for the Richardson Writing Center Board. In 2009, he graduated summa cum laude from Richardson.

Mr. Kimura has served on the firm’s marketing committee and is currently chair of the hiring committee. As part of his commitment to giving back to the community, Mr. Kimura provides pro bono assistance to the Sex Abuse Treatment Center at Kapiolani Medical Center and is an officer and director of the non-profit Hawaii Coalition Against Sex Assault.

The Estate & Trust Law Practice:

The estate planning and probate group concentrates on the areas of estate planning, probate, elder law, and estate/trust administration. Services encompass estate tax planning and preparation of estate planning instruments, including trusts, wills and estate planning entities such as family limited partnerships. The Group is involved in domiciliary and ancillary probate matters, and counsels clients in Medicaid and other planning areas affecting senior citizens.

McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon:

Trusting the right law firm to represent you or your business is essential. That firm should understand you or your company, offer creative solutions to your commercial and legal challenges, and always maintain a keen eye on the big picture.

At McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP (M4), we understand that the most valuable legal advice comes after walking in our client’s shoes. Our clients demand real world advice, not law school answers. We meet their demands by providing the same sort of advice we would want: solution-oriented, practical, and timely.

William E. Franczek

Bill Franczek is a partner with Vandeventer Black and is in the Firm’s Norfolk office. Bill was formerly a civil engineer working in construction, and his practice focuses on construction law, public contract law, and alternative dispute resolution. His extensive background in the construction field includes commercial building projects, highway projects, power plants, pulp and paper mills, rail projects, petrochemical facilities, airports, and marine terminals.

Regionally, nationally and internationally, Bill handles claim preparation, negotiation, and litigation/arbitration on behalf of construction industry clients. His experience includes privately-owned projects; federal, state and local public projects; and hybrid developments such as public-private partnership projects. His clients span across the construction industry and include owners and developers of large projects, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and suppliers. Bill has also served in leadership roles in many construction trade associations, including the ABA Forum on Construction Law, The Associated General Contractors of Virginia, Builders and Contractors Exchange of Hampton Roads Virginia, The Associated Builders and Contractors of Virginia, and the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Design Build Institute of America.

Bill is regarded as an expert in mediation, arbitration and conflict management. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National and International Construction Panel for arbitrators and mediators as well as its Mega Project Panel List, from which he has served across the nation as a neutral in all types of construction disputes. Bill is also a Fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators and has served on over 200 ADR matters both privately and for the AAA. He is also currently a member of several Dispute Resolution Boards across the country.

Bill was recently inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Construction Lawyers, a national organization of lawyers who have demonstrated skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of construction law, and who are dedicated to excellence in the specialized practice of construction law.

The Construction Law Practice:

Our Construction attorneys team with our construction clients to help them achieve business vision and goals, solve problems, and resolve disputes. Our mission doing so is to provide our construction clients with excellent, innovative, and cost effective legal services for our clients. In fulfilling that mission, we bring our Construction Practice Group’s wide array of both legal and practical construction project experiences to our clients.

Vandeventer Black’s Construction Law services include:

· Contract negotiations and preparations, including company formations, teaming agreements, joint ventures, and project financing
· Contract and other disputes resolution, including claims analysis, claims preparation, and claims resolution through mechanic’s liens, payment bonds, mediation, arbitration, litigation or other disputes processes
· Safety, environmental and other regulatory compliance, including assessments, action planning, administrative hearings, and appellate proceedings
· Employment contracts, wages and regulatory compliance, including wage determinations, benefits, right-to-work laws, labor agreements, and non-competes
· Procurement fraud compliance, including false claims acts, qui tam actions, whistleblower matters, crimes against corporations, and white collar criminal actions

Our Construction Law experiences include projects of varied sizes, types, and complexity, including vertical, horizontal, heavy civil, and industrial construction projects, and including many types of projects within those sectors such as commercial buildings, multi-family housing projects, airports, marine terminals, shipyards, bridges, highways, schools, hospitals, electric power generation facilities, and wastewater treatment plants. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, state and local government agencies, architecture and engineering firms, international, regional and local contractors, specialty subcontractors, and suppliers.

While disputes are an unfortunate aspect of construction, we focus on preventive law to help our clients evaluate risks and avoid disputes, but for those that cannot be avoided identify issues early to help develop prompt, effective and cost-efficient solutions. Our training and internal assessments improve our clients’ business processes, and when needed we provide in-the-field assessments and advice to identify issues and formulate solutions for them.

Our Construction Team members include attorneys with field experience, civil and mechanically degreed engineers, a registered professional engineer, and a registered architect with extensive experience in forensic architecture. Our Construction Team attorneys are licensed in a variety of states including Virginia, North Carolina, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Florida, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York, and have handled construction matters nationally and internationally.

Vandeventer Black LLP:

We are a dynamic business and litigation law firm established in 1883. We focus on responsiveness and results while providing internationally recognized services across a wide variety of legal sectors. Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, our accomplished attorneys assist clients from offices located in Virginia, North Carolina and Germany.

At our firm, you will know that you are important. Our size and collective experience allow us to offer you the best legal advice available with the personal attention and value you might expect from a much smaller firm.

We take an integrative approach to client services. We are a firm that represents clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Our AV® rated attorneys include qualified arbitrators and mediators for the American Arbitration Association, architects, and mechanical, chemical and civil engineers. Others hold MBAs or other advanced degrees in their areas of practice and are recognized by their peers as being among the best in the legal profession.

When you sit down with us, we will bring the highest level of legal talent to the table. Our expertise spans many disciplines, including bankruptcy and collections, commercial transactions, creditors’ rights, criminal defense, director and officer liability, eminent domain and land use, environmental, ERISA, intellectual property, labor and employment, maritime and admiralty, professional liability, regulatory compliance, trust and estate planning, and workers’ compensation. Vandeventer Black routinely represents clients in administrative proceedings, alternative dispute resolution, litigation, and appeals.