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SCO Attorney Selected to Serve as Director of TAC

Vic McConnell has been selected to serve a three year term on the Board of the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel. Mr. McConnell was chosen for the position in recognition of his past service to TACC as the Education Committee Chair.

Brent Patrick Elected to Board of Directors for U.S. Green Building Council

Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC member Brent Patrick was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization for advancing design and construction of buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. For more information on the USGBC, please click on the following link: www.usgbcmidtn.com.

SC&O Attorney Selected for TSPE's Legislative & Government Affairs Committee Chair

Vic McConnell has recently been selected to serve as the Legislative & Government Affairs Committee Chair for the Nashville Chapter of TSPE.

Healthcare Design and Construction Symposium

Vic McConnell will be serving on the Program Committee of the Fifth Annual Healthcare Design & Construction Symposium on August 11, 2011 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Each year, the symposium brings together local and national leaders of the healthcare industry, including owners, architects, engineers, and contractors.

SC&O Attorneys Serve As Contributing Authors to Nationwide Construction Publication

Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC members Greg Cashion, Brent Patrick and Vic McConnell have recently updated their chapter on Tennessee construction law in the book: State-By-State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims (Aspen Publishers). The State-By-State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims provides analysis and practical treatment of current legal issues affecting architects, engineers, project owners, and construction contractors from a risk management, contracting, and claims perspective. The book was written by construction law practitioners from across the country. The book addresses important construction law questions and provides an overview of the legal landscape within every state. The State-By-State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims was originally published in 2006 and is updated on an annual basis by SC&O. For further information on this publication, please click here.

Josh Chesser Admitted to Alabama Bar

Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC is also pleased to announce that attorney Josh Chesser was recently admitted to the Alabama Bar. Mr. Chesser joined SC&O in 2009 and is now licensed in Tennessee and Alabama.

Richard Smith Elected to Board of Directors for Associated Builders and Contractors

Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC member Richard Smith was recently re-elected as a member of the Board of Directors for the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors.

SC&O Attorneys Earn LEED® AP Accreditation

Smith, Cashion & Orr, PLC, is pleased to announce that Greg Cashion, Brent Patrick and Vic McConnell have earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED® AP) accreditation. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, each of these accredited professionals “have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Rating System.” The dedication of our attorneys to the sustainability movement grows SC&O into one of the top law firms in the Southeast in number of LEED® AP attorneys.

“I am pleased with my fellow partners and their strong desire to grow this practice group within the firm,” comments founding member Greg Cashion. “Each of them brings a much needed asset to the table: Vic is a registered professional engineer with a background in civil/environmental engineering. He has a wealth of experience in design professional liability cases. Brent has an architectural background and truly understands the contractual risks and exposure arising out of the integrated design process.”

Construction Law Related Publications

The attorneys of Smith Cashion & Orr are authors or contributing authors to numerous construction related publications. Some of the publications listed below are available for download using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have a copy of this program, you can download a free copy by clicking here.

  • Fifty-State Construction Lien and Bond Law, Chapter 43, Wiley Law Publications, 1992.
  • Default Termination,” Fundamentals of Construction Law, Chapter 10, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, 2001 (Greg L. Cashion).
  • “Checklist for Enforcing a Miller Act Claim,” The Construction Lawyer, Volume 16, No. 4, October 1996 (Greg L. Cashion).
  • “A Practical Guide to Tennessee Construction Law” and “Tennessee Construction Law.”
  • “Tennessee Law for Design Professionals,” Lorman Education Services (2001).
  • “Tennessee Construction Defect Claims,” Lorman Education Services (2001).

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