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He brings more than 25 years of experience to leading Womble Carlyle’s Construction Practice, representing contractors, business owners, developers and other corporate clients.
As the Practice Group Leader for Womble Carlyle’s Construction Practice Group, Allen has more than thirty years of trial experience in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration proceedings. He represents a wide variety of businesses involved in the construction industry including owners, developers, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and sureties. Allen has extensive experience negotiating contracts on behalf of his clients. In addition, he provides advice and counsel on dispute resolution, payment claims, delay claims and other issues impacting construction projects. He also represents manufacturers who supply products to the construction industry. Allen is an active mediator and arbitrator of construction disputes and has provided these services for parties throughout the country.
Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.
Contributing Author, Construction Damages and Remedies, Second Edition, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, 2013
Contributing Author, Handbook on Construction Arbitration and ADR, American Arbitration Association, 2010
Contributing Author, Handbook on Mediation, American Arbitration Association, 2010
Contributing Author, The Annotated Construction Law Glossary, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, 2010
Contributing Author, South Carolina Damages, Second Edition, South Carolina Bar, 2009
Controlling Your Own Destiny with Mediation, Dispute Resolution Journal, American Arbitration Association, August 2008
Contributing Author, Handbook on Construction Arbitration ADR, American Arbitration Association, 2007
Contributing Author, Performance Bond Manual, ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2006
Contributing Author, South Carolina Damages, South Carolina Bar, 2004
Co-Author, Construction Damages and Remedies, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, 2003
Author, South Carolina Mechanics Lien Law, LienLawOnLine, 2001 (updated quarterly)
Managing the “Problem” Project-Practical Methods to Keep Your Job on Track, Construction Super Conference, December 2012
Arbitration: Making It a Viable Option Again, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association Construction Law CLE, August 2012
Results Effective Construction Arbitration on a Budget, American Arbitration Association University, July 2012
Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in Arbitration: Challenges at the Preliminary Hearing, American Arbitration Association University, November, 2011
When it Comes to the Lay of the Land, Forum Matters, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, October 2011
Results-Effective Arbitration, Within Budget, Joint Meeting of the N.C. and S.C. Construction law Sections, September 2011
Construction Project Coordination, ICSC US Shopping Center Law Conference, October 2008
Effective Presentations in Arbitration, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (Division 1), September 2008
Controlling Your Own Destiny, American Arbitration Association Construction Conference, May 2008
Construction Arbitration, Charleston School of Law, April 2008
The Changing AIA Documents: What You Need to Know About the 2007 Edition, International Association of Defense Counsel, July 2007
Legal Issues Associated with the SCWARN Agreement, South Carolina Water & Wastewater Agency Response Network, January 2007
Neutral Experts and Standing Neutrals: Using Substantive Expertise to Assist in Dispute Resolution, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution (Awarded Best Original Material), April 2006
Making Pass-Through Claims Work for You: The Practical and Ethical Dilemmas for Counsel and Their Clients, ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, December 2005
Selecting and Retaining Construction Contractors and Key Suppliers, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, October 2005
Legal Update for Design Professionals, South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers, May 2005
Delays, Liquidated Damages and Waiver of Consequential Damages, International Association of Defense Counsel, February 2005
Risk Management and Long Term Liability Issues, American Society of Civil Engineers, April 2004
Arbitration and Mediation, NALS, March 2004
South Carolina Mechanic's Liens, Charleston County Bar, October 2003
Fundamentals of Construction Law, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, November 2002
South Carolina Mechanics Lien Law, Association of Credit Management - Steel Joist Deck Construction Group, May 2002
Construction Disputes and Contracting
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