Areas of Professional Practice: 6.00
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including - Ethics: 1.00 Areas of Professional Practice: 6.00
This nontraditional format course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for up to 7.0 credit hours. 6.0 hours can be applied to the Areas of Professional Practice requirement and is approved for experienced attorneys. 1.0 hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement and is approved for experienced attorneys.
JEFFREY P. BRAHAN is a member of Blumling & Gusky LLP’s construction & surety industry practice group. Mr. Brahan concentrates his practice in the areas of construction and commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brahan was a partner at a mid-size Pittsburgh law firm where he practiced in the areas of commercial and construction litigation, as well as litigation involving labor and environmental issues. He has successfully litigated and tried cases in both state and federal court. He also has extensive experience in complex and multi-party litigation. Mr. Brahan received his B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and his J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
JOSEPH H. BUCCI is an attorney with Rothman Gordon, P.C., and has more than four decades in the construction, design, development, and real estate industries. He represents contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, developers, architects, engineers, sureties, public utilities, health care providers, and property managers in matters including commercial, industrial, heavy and highway, healthcare, petro-chemical, gas and oil exploration, pipe lines, pumping stations, wind farms, landfills, treatment plants, federal government contracting, marine, and public works. Mr. Bucci serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association's Construction Dispute Resolution Group, and the U.S. District Court of Western Pennsylvania. He has qualified to provide mediation services through the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Bucci also offers his services as both a private arbitrator or mediator to others in the construction, engineering, oil and gas, energy, and real estate development industries; and is an adjunct professor for the Duquesne University School of Law. Mr. Bucci is a graduate of the Steamfitters Apprenticeship Program, Allegheny County Community College (now CCAC). He received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh, evening division, and his J.D. degree from Duquesne University School of Law, evening division. Mr. Bucci is a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and Allegheny County Bar Association. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Western Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Eastern Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; and Board of Claims. Mr. Bucci is a member of the Master Builders' Association (Construction Education, Contract Documents, Contractor Relations, Risk Management, and Surety Bonding committees); Associated General Contractors of America (Construction Education, Contract Documents, Surety Bonding, and Risk Management committees); Surety Association of Pittsburgh; Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania (Education and Safety committees); and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Pennsylvania. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania and is president of their housing organization, Spina Bifida Housing, Inc. Mr. Bucci also serves on the Board of Certified Remote Pilots Association of America, an organization serving the drone industry.
LOUIS C. LONG is a partner of Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP, where he serves as chair of the appellate practice group and is a member of the insurance coverage and general litigation practice groups. Mr. Long has previously lectured for the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, the Pennsylvania Claims Association, the Insurance Club of Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County Bar Association, Mealey's, and National Business Institute on topics such as commercial general liability coverage, additional insureds, no-fault and first-party benefits, uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage, indemnification, insurance agents errors and omissions, post-trial and appellate practice, and legal ethics. He is an approved mediator for The West Virginia State Bar, and he is an approved ADR neutral for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Long has mediated numerous complex insurance coverage and bad faith disputes in state and federal courts. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and serves as co-chair of its Amicus Committee. In addition, as a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Mr. Long served on the Committee on Opportunities for Minorities in the Legal Profession and the Appellate Practice Committee, and he was an arbitrator for the Special Fee Disputes Committee. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Temple University.
K. BRADLEY MELLOR is special counsel to Bowles Rice LLP, and works from the firm's Southpointe, PA office where he focuses his practice on construction law, construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He serves as leader of the Bowles Rice construction law team where his wide range of experience in the construction industry includes contract preparation and negotiation, contract enforcement through litigation or arbitration, and dispute avoidance and resolution. Mr. Mellor advises clients through every phase of a construction project, from conceptual design and planning to project closeout and warranty claims. He has worked on numerous projects ranging from major industrial and utility jobs to highway and bridge work, commercial buildings, schools, hospitals, and residential construction. Mr. Mellor has also assisted clients in a variety of real estate development issues. He has worked on projects, contracts and disputes in more than 20 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. An arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association's Construction Mega Project Panel, Mr. Mellor also handles industry mediations, both privately and through the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. degree from Washington and Jefferson College and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law; and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Mr. Mellor is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association's County Law Section; Pennsylvania Bar Association; American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry and Fidelity and Surety Law Committee; and Arbitrator, American Arbitration Associations Construction Mega Project Panel.
SUNU M. PILLAI is an attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, where he focuses his practice on commercial and government contracts in the construction and energy industries. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Pillai worked for 13 years as an engineer and as a consultant providing project management and construction claims services. He is an approved mediator with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Pillai holds multiple industry certifications, including certified professional contract manager (CPCM), project management professional (PMP), earned value professional (EVP), planning and scheduling professional (PSP) and certified cost professional (CCP). He received his B.Tech degree from Cochin University of Science and Technology, his M.S. degree from the University of Michigan, his graduate certificate in Asian studies from the University of Pittsburgh Center for International Studies, and his J.D. degree along with a certificate in international and comparative law from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. In addition to his law degree, he holds a master’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering and an undergraduate degree in naval architecture. He is a member of the American Bar Association and American Inns of Court.