American Bar Association
Division 5: General Contractors

Division 5: General Contractors

Mission Statement

To provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge related to legal issues encountered by general contractors in the course of the construction process and the provision of practical advice on managing construction risks. Division 5 Podcast Greeting: Click Here... Monthly Telephone Conferences: Division 5 - General Contractors holds a conference call on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. EST. If you are interested in participating, please dial 866-646-6488, Passcode: 4770231272#. Contact the Division 5 Chair, Amy Iannone, if you are interested in attending, presenting, or if you have any questions. Committee Meetings Division 5 holds Breakfast or Lunch Meetings at each of the Annual, Fall and Mid-Winter meetings for all of its members, typically the Friday of each meeting. The meeting usually begins with a short presentation on a construction law "current event," followed by a discussion of the various ways in which Division members can become more active in the Forum. Getting Involved Division 5 is continually on the lookout for those wanting to become more active in the Forum. One of the best ways to get involved is to attend one of the Division Meetings or telephone conferences, learn what Division 5 is all about, and volunteer to get involved. Another way to get involved is to contact a Steering Committee Member and let them know you are interested. The Division 5 Steering Committee meets face-to-face at one of the forum meetings each year. If you are interested in participating, please email Division 5 Chair, Amy Iannone,

Steering Committee

Amy Hobbs Iannone - Chair, DPR Construction, Redwood City, CA

John Cook - Immediate Past Chair, Smith Pachter McWhorter, Vienna, VA

Ed Keidan - Conway & Mrowiec, Chicago, IL

Charlie Rogers - Smith Currie, Atlanta, GA

Francisco Vasquez - Johnson Controls, Inc., Milwaukee, WI

S. Joe Welborn - Smith, Cashion & Orr, Nashville, TN

Diane Utz - Beltzer, Bangert & Gunnell, LLP, Seattle, WA

Brian R. Zimmerman - Hurtado Zimmerman SC, Wauwatosa, WI

Jeffrey Reichard - Nexsen Pruet, Greensboro, NC

Committee Liaisons

Charlie Rogers - Membership

Andrew Lonergan - Technology

Wayne DeFlaminis - Diversity

Marilyn Klinger - SPEC

Jeffrey Reichard - Young Lawyers Division

David Kirschbaum - Publications

GC Liaison

David Scotti - Cipriani & Werner, Pittsburgh, PA

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Monthly Division 5 Telephone Conference

September 19, 2017
On Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. pacific/5 p.m. eastern we will be holding our monthly telephone conference where we will have a presentation by Jeffrey Reichard of Nexsen Pruet on Intellectual Property Issues in Construction.   To join us, please Dial 866-646-6488 Access code: 477-023-1272.
Section Events

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Iannone, Amy

Modified by Amy Iannone on July 19, 2017

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