Construction Law



Nicole Lentini
Semmes Bowen & Semmes
25 S Charles St
Ste 1400
Baltimore, MD 21201-3328
P: (410) 576-4843
F: (410) 539-5223

Section Dues: $20 per year

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"MSBA Construction Law Section"

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Synopsis of Construction Related Bills in the 2014 Session of the Maryland General Assembly
Through: May 15, 2014

Synopsis of Construction Related Bills in the 2014 Session of the Maryland General Assembly
Through: May 5, 2014

Synopsis of Construction Related Bills in the 2014 Session of the Maryland General Assembly
Through: April 7, 2014

Webcasts & Program Materials:

From the 2013 MSBA Annual Meeting: Practical Issues in Construction Law* External Link

Learn the practical application of construction law to key issues and problems. The program will include discussions of mechanic's lien law, the owner's role in construction management, and the important defenses to construction claims including contract provisions related to them. Also, it will include a view from the bench of the difficulties inherent in presenting construction cases. A short summary of recent case law and legislation affecting the construction industry will also be provided.

Program Slides

Program Chairs:
Michael Skojec, Esq., Teri Spradlin-Dahn, Esq. and Kenneth Vogel, Esq.

Hon. Diane Leasure, retired; Paul Sugar, Esq., Ober Kaler; Matthew Hjortsberg, Esq., Bowie & Jensen; Nicole Lentini, Esq., Semmes

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The purpose of the Construction Law Section of MSBA is to bring together Maryland lawyers who practice construction litigation or construction law related to real estate transactions practices with a variety of educational and social activities.  The Section events should enhance the camaraderie and professionalism among construction law practitioners.  Moreover, the Section’s sponsorship of educational programs, updates on developments in law and legislation, and written materials and resources for practitioners should promote a higher caliber of legal practice among Section members and across the Bar generally. 

2012/2013 ANNUAL REPORT:

This Section, now in its second year, teamed with the MSBA CLE Department in March to create the Maryland Construction Law Institute, a regional full-day conference of focused CLE based upon the Section’s Maryland Construction Law Deskbook, written and edited exclusively by Section Members. It also held a number of events, including: a discussion and dinner, co-sponsored by the MSBA Litigation Section, in November, featuring the Hon. Paul W. Grimm speaking about the admissibility of opinion testimony in construction cases; a legislative night in January in Annapolis, featuring Maryland Senator Brian Frosh, members of the Maryland Department of Transportation, and members of the Governor’s office of Legislative Affairs discussing transportation issues and public private partnerships; a dinner seminar in February with the Baltimore County Bar Association Real Property and Zoning Section on the Basics of Construction Law; and a joint networking event with the Virginia State Bar’s Construction Section in May. The Section also produced a tracking report of hundreds of relevant bills pending in the Maryland General Assembly, as well as annual and quarterly case-law updates. It will present a program on the practical issues of Construction Law at the MSBA Annual Meeting.


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