TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Elizabeth Stengel on Mar 25, 2014

Welcome to our newest members of the TBA Construction Law Section. We appreciate your joining us on Jan. 24 and attending the Section’s CLE – “Anatomy of a Construction Dispute from A to Z.”

We were very fortunate to have presented a program that tracked a commercial construction project and a residential construction project through the key phases of construction. We were also extremely appreciative of the program producers, David Taylor of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Nashville and Mary Beth Hagan of Hagan & Farrar PLLC in Murfreesboro.

Thanks also to our speakers who addressed a number of topics that every construction lawyer deals with every day in their practice. We hope you enjoyed the presentations and more importantly, we hope you took away some practical tips bolstered by legal strategies in representing those in the construction industry.

If you couldn't make the live program or would like to refresh your knowledge, these sessions are now available online: 

Retainage Issues: Making and Withholding Payments for the Work, presented by Beth Stengel of Evans and Petree PC
Handling Defects and Punch List Items, presented by Sean Hunt of the Hunt Law Firm.
Mechanics’ Liens and Prompt Pay Act, presented by Timothy Gibbons of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel PC
Arbitration or Litigation, presented by David K. Taylor and Bryan Thomas of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 
Form Contracts, Pros and Cons, presented by J. Timothy Crenshaw of Schulman, Leroy & Bennett PC

One of the greatest benefits you will experience from being a member of the Construction Law Section of the TBA is the wealth of information and continuing legal education presented each year by the Section. If the CLE wasn’t enough to interest you then I recommend that you navigate the Tennessee Bar Association’s website to the Construction Law Section to read the newsletters that are produced by our section over the course of the year. They always contain interesting points and updates in the law as it affect our practice.

While we emphasize our involvement in the education of our members and the construction industry and representing those in the commercial and residential construction business, the Construction Law Section offers much more: a source of information, a wealth of knowledge, an avenue of learning and a lifetime of comradery.

— Beth Stengel
Construction Law Section Chair