On February 21, Wally Irvin, a shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville office, presented a Toolbox Talk on “Symptoms of Covid: Force Majeure and Material Price Escalation Clauses” to DRI’s Construction Law Committee. A few days later, he presented a session on Construction Law to the Association of General Contractor’s Construction Leadership Program. The CLP is a training program designed to educate young leaders on all of the facets of business and the construction industry, as well as to provide leadership training and networking opportunities. Since its inception in 2013, 140 emerging professionals from the area have graduated from this program. Mr. Irvin focuses his practice on Construction law, representing design professionals, contractors, subcontractors and insurers in litigation involving construction projects. He also provides counsel to his clients on a number of administrative matters, including advising on health and safety issues before Tennessee’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Mr. Irvin represents architects, engineers, contractors, and surveyors in a wide variety of business matters involving construction law, including contract negotiations, project administration, closeout, construction defect defense and payment disputes.