WICC To Present Panel On Partnering Agreements

NEW ORLEANS – During the 2017 Women In Construction Convening, on Thursday, July 20, at the New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., two powerhouse construction law attorneys will provide insights into the dynamics of partnering agreements, including the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them. The session will also provide guidance on specific types of partnering agreements including joint ventures and mentor protégé relationships.


• Brian D. Grubb, Sullivan, Stolier, Schulze, & Grub managing partner

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         Grubb is a managing member and head of the construction and business law sections at SSS&G. His practice focuses on all aspects of construction law and real estate development, corporate law, health law and governmental relations. Grubb has been involved in the development, negotiation, and management of many complex and iconic construction projects across the Gulf South including airports, healthcare facilities, hotels, multi-family housing and industrial projects. Such assistance includes advice and counsel to owners, designers, and builders on all aspects of finance, planning, risk management, compliance, procurement, land acquisition, zoning, contracts, and governmental relations.


• Lacee Smith, AECOM Hunt legal counsel

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         Smith serves as legal counsel at AECOM Hunt providing oversight and support for all legal and risk management aspects of complex construction projects throughout the United States, including hospitals, professional sports stadiums and arenas, airports, and hotels. In this role, Smith advises senior management, operational leadership and corporate support departments at AECOM Hunt's regional offices and provides strategic legal support to individual project teams in over 20 states.

         Her responsibilities include litigation oversight and direction, contract negotiation and implementation, regulatory compliance, insurance and bonding matters and claims management. Smith regularly attends construction and risk management forums and was a speaker at the 2017 Women in Construction Conference. Smith is a certified Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist, and received her B.S. from the University of Tennessee and her J.D. from Indiana University.


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         Attendees will walk away with new perspectives on risk mitigation including the top 10 elements of a partnering contract that you absolutely must consider, event organizers said.

         The Urban League of Louisiana's Women-In-Construction Convening (WICC): The Art and Science of Collaboration takes place from 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. and the Women-In-Networking (WIN) Happy Hour follows from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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(L TO R)Brian D. Grubb, Sullivan, Stolier, Schulze, & Grub managing partner and Lacee Smith, AECOM Hunt legal counsel


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