The Associated General Contractors of Tennessee held its annual state convention on October 6-8 at the Sandestin Hilton in Destin, Florida. Lewis Thomason and its construction practice group was a sponsor for the event.
For the 20th consecutive year, AGC members from across the state gathered to discuss issues facing the construction industry, and to network and build camaraderie.
David Garst, Paul Whitt, and Wally Irvin represented Lewis Thomason at the convention, with David Garst serving as a presenter for AGC’s Legislative Advisory Counsel.
Lewis Thomason is proud to continue its membership with AGC, and to support its mission to advance the professional development of its members.
David N. Garst is a shareholder in the firm’s Nashville office. He is chair of the firm’s Construction Law Practice Group and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Garst practices principally in construction law, focusing on architects and engineers professional liability, construction defect litigation, construction contract law, professional discipline, and commercial litigation.
Paul Whitt, a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office, practices in the areas of construction law and litigation, including professional liability defense of design professionals, such as engineers, architects and surveyors, as well as professional liability representation of accountants and lawyers. Mr. Whitt also has significant experience representing insurance carriers in first party actions brought by insureds related to coverage matters, claims of bad faith, insurance fraud and other extra-contractual matters, as well as experience in general civil litigation.
Wallace Irvin is an associate in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville office, where he focuses his practice on construction law with an emphasis on the representation of architects and engineers against professional liability allegations. Mr. Irvin also represents contractors in a wide variety of business matters, including contract negotiations, project administration, closeout, construction defect defense and payment disputes, including the assertion and enforcement of mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens and performance and payment bond claims. Additionally, Mr. Irvin advises contractors in administrative matters before the Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors, Tennessee Occupational Health and Safety Administration (TOSHA) and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).