Construction Law and Public Contracts

Michael A. Branca, Chair

As of June 2014, the section had 784 members.  Currently, the section has 783 members.

Annual CLE – Fall Program
On November 7-8, 2014, the section hosted the 35th Fall Program at the Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville. The program offered 12 CLE credits, including 2 hours of ethics credit. There were over 170 attendees for the program.  We hosted an inaugural young lawyers reception, on Thursday evening for the arriving Section members, in Ednam Hall.  

In January, we hosted a happy hour for Section members in the Northern Virginia area at Bertucci's Italian Restaurant in Alexandria. Complementary happy hour fare was served and a cash bar was available. 

In March, we sponsored a membership drive featuring a free CLE (1.5 ethics credit) at Vandeventer Black's office in Norfolk. The CLE was presented by the Honorable Douglas E. Miller, who is a Federal Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Honorable Thomas S. Shadrick (Ret.), who sat on the 2nd Circuit Court, Virginia Beach bench and is now a McCammon Group mediator. 

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, we co-hosted the Fourth Annual Joint Reception with the Maryland State Bar Association Construction Law Section. For this rotation, the event is in Virginia at Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar (1934 Old Gallows Road, Vienna) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Officers for 2014-2015 Board
The officers for the 2014-2015 were: Michael A. Branca (chair), Shannon Briglia (vice chair), Jennifer Mahar (secretary), Chris Boynton (treasurer) and Sean Howley (immediate past chair).

New Members for the 2013-2014 Board
There were three new board members for 2014-2015: Karla Solaria, Jon Straw, and Arnie Mason

The section had a fiscal year beginning balance of $ 11,855 and the ending balance was 1,768.09.

Updated: Aug 04, 2015