WALL TEMPLETON & HALDRUP: Solid experience and leadership define construction law priorities

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It is easy to see why Wall Templeton has become one of the Top 10 construction law practices in the Carolinas.

However, it is more challenging to single out a single lawyer for recognition because the practice’s strength is reflected in the achievements of several exceptionally qualified lawyers specializing in construction law.

We invited a practice spokesperson to provide further details, and she responded with the observation that “our attorneys have consistently been recognized by their peers as being elite and taking leadership positions in the field.”

Among other recognitions, here are some highlights:

Morgan Templeton: Best Lawyers in America since 2011; Charleston, SC’s 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Graham P. Powell: 2018 Charleston Business Magazine’s Legal Elite, also designated in the Best Lawyers in America for 2018-2019.

Keith Coltrain: 2013 recipient of the Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) Build With the Best Pinnacle Award; 2013-2014 chair of the Construction Law Section of the NC Bar Association, current co-chair of the NC Bar Association Construction Law Section/CAGCJoint Committee; Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite – 2012-2018; Best Lawyers in America – 2013-2018.

Neil Haldrup: Testimony before the South Carolina General Assembly on statute of repose revisions, which resulted in the statute of repose being reduced from 13 to eight years, as well as on proposed changes to the mechanics’ lien laws. He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers of America since 2015.

William Silverman: Former chair of the Construction Practice Group for the North Carolina Association of Defence Attorneys and listed in NC’s Legal Elite for 2014 and 2016.

Trey Watkins: Past-president of the SC Defence Trial Attorneys Association’s Young Lawyers.

Without singling out specific lawyers, the spokesperson offered some basic observations about the practice.

“We are experienced, responsive and develop client-driven results,” she said. “When our clients face a problem, we are available to listen and respond to their needs. We use our considerable experience to identify the risks and propose solutions and we keep our clients updated and involved until the problem is resolved.”

“We focus on understanding the client’s particular needs and desires and then we plan a course of action that will best satisfy the client. We are ready to resolve a problem without lengthy, costly and uncertain litigation but are always ready to go to court if the client wants to establish a reputation of winning.”

“In short, when clients have a problem, we use our experience to create a timely and client-driven solution.”

Wall Templeton focuses primarily on dispute resolution – “whether it be payment issues, delays, construction defects or product failures,” the practice says. “Several of our attorneys, however, also handle a substantial amount of front-end work in negotiating contacts and advising clients with regard to risk management.”

The practice represents contractors, subcontractors, sureties, insurance companies and, on occasion, owners, designers and suppliers.

For more information, see https://www.walltempleton.com.

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