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University of Minnesota
J.D., May 1983
Minnesota Bar Admission, October 1983
St. John's University
B.A., Philosophy, 1980, magna cum laude


February 1997 – Present
Cohen & Lord, a Professional Corporation
Of Counsel

All phases of business and construction litigation in state and federal courts
1996 – Present
Vincent W. King, Professional Association

Practice concentrated in providing business counseling, contract negotiation, litigation and international legal services to clients in the development and construction industry
1989 – 1996
The Ellerbe Becket Company, Minneapolis, MN
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel

Director, Ellerbe Becket Construction Services, 1994-1996
Primarily responsible for claims management, contract negotiations and international legal matters. Established Tokyo, Frankfurt, Dublin, Amsterdam, Seoul, Jakarta, and Leeds (UK) offices, negotiated A/E and Design-Build agreements in the United States and worldwide for in-place construction totaling over $5 billion. Worked with London and United States brokers and underwriters in connection with international insurance program. Oversaw and negotiated contracts, claims and business operations involving dozens of projects worldwide. Extensive mediation experience
1983 – 1989
Fabyanske, Svoboda, Westra, Davis & Hart, PA, St. Paul, MN
Associate and Senior Associate

Represented contractors, owners and A/Es in negotiating and litigating claims and contracts worldwide. Numerous "first-chair" jury trials, arbitrations and mediation hearings in matters ranging from $250,000 to $100 million

The Price of Success: Practice Case Studies, Growing Global, Canadian Bar Association Construction Law Section and ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry (Vancouver, 1995);

The Latham Report: An American Perspective, CIB Working Commission 65 Organization and Management of Construction Symposium, Conseil International du Bâtiment (London, E&FN Spon, 1996)

Co-Author, Construction Claims Under Minnesota Law, Cambridge Institute, 1989

Architect/Engineer Liability Under Minnesota Law, Cambridge Institute, 1992; numerous other pamphlets and briefing papers presented at seminars for local trade groups

Contributing Author, Analysis of the Law of the Republic of Belarus on Foreign Concessions, American Bar Association, CEELI, 1993; Convention Centers and Sports Arenas, The Construction Project Formbook, John Wiley & Sons (1994)
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