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MARK R. BECKER is a shareholder with the nationally recognized construction law boutique firm of Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson. In his construction law practice, he represents large and medium-sized general contractors, specialty subcontractors, owners, and design professionals on all types of projects, including bridges, roads, stadiums, office and apartment towers, condominiums, schools, universities, museums, industrial plants, ethanol plants, and power plants. Mr. Becker negotiates contracts for his clients at the beginning of a project, counsels them during the project, and prosecutes or defends claims that arise out of the project either in mediation, arbitration or litigation, and sometimes all three. With a degree in civil engineering, cum laude, from Northwestern University, and his law degree from the University of Iowa, with high distinction, Mr. Becker's clients retain him for matters involving deep legal, factual, and technical complexities. His dedication to the construction industry is proven by his service on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Construction Association, on several committees of the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota, and as an officer of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Construction Section. Mr. Becker has been named a Rising Star on multiple occasions and is recognized as a leading construction attorney in the Midwest. He is licensed in Minnesota and Illinois and actively practices in both states.
STEVEN T. MULLIGAN is counsel in the Denver office of Jackson Kelly PLLC, a firm with offices also in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. Mr. Mulligan’s practice focuses on business and commercial law, including contract review and negotiation, construction contracting, mechanics' liens, foreclosures, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, company formation, business restructuring and reorganization, creditors' rights, workouts, receiverships, and commercial litigation. He represents a wide range of clients, including contractors, business owners, entities, and individuals. He is admitted to practice in Colorado and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. Mr. Mulligan received his B.A. degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, and his J.D. degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
THOMAS R. OLSON is the founding partner of Olson Construction Law, P.C., located in West Saint Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Olson advises contractors and sureties in construction on issues spanning most areas of underground, highway, and vertical construction. He regularly assists public contractors to secure extra payment and time extensions on city, county, state, and federal projects. Mr. Olson has trial experience before arbitration panels, state and federal courts, and federal contracting boards. He has argued appeals before the multiple state and federal appellate courts. Mr. Olson is admitted to practice in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. He is a member of the National Utility Contractors Association (board member), the Construction Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Association of General Contractors, the Minnesota Utility Contractors Association (former board member), the North Dakota AGC, the South Dakota AGC, the Nebraska AGC, the Iowa AGC, and the Colorado NUCA. Mr. Olson earned his B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and his J.D. degree from Hamline University School of Law.