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Livestream - Construction Law for the General Practitioner

CLE Hours: 6 including 6 General, 0 Ethics, 0 Professionalism, 1 Trial Practice

Trial Practice






Henry M. Quillian III, Program Chair; Taylor English Duma LLP, Atlanta, GA










Henry M. Quillian III






Jeffrey P. Lutz, Culhane Meadows PLLC, St. Simons, GA






Mark B. Carter, Taylor English Duma LLP, Atlanta, GA










William E. Burnett, Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP, Atlanta, GA










Glianny Fagundo, Thompson Hine LLP, Atlanta, GA






Gautam Y. Reddy, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Atlanta, GA


Jeffrey P. Lutz


Henry M. Quillian III










Mark B. Carter


Henry M. Quillian III








Colette Reed


Program Coordinator


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Mr. Henry Milton Quillian III's Profile

Mr. Henry Milton Quillian III Related Seminars and Products

Taylor English Duma LLP

Henry M. Quillian, III

Henry Quillian is a partner in the Atlanta, Georgia office of Taylor English Duma LLP, and has been litigating construction claims since 1988, when he started at the Construction department of Smith Gambrell & Russell. Since that time, he has litigated and arbitrated cases in state and federal courts in 25 states, as well as forums in Canada and England.  He pursues intellectual property, insurance coverage and civil RICO cases as well. Mostly as lead counsel, Quillian has pursued many multi-million dollar cases to multi-million dollar conclusions, yet also is prepared to strategically handle smaller matters efficiently. He tries multiple  construction cases a year -- the most recent ones being a 13 day in-person arbitration resulting in a $1.2 million dollar award including all attorneys’ fees and fees incurred by the client and, before that, a 12 day virtual arbitration that resulted in an $8.5 million award for his client despite there being a multi-million dollar counterclaim for liquidated damages, special damages and environmental damages.

Quillian joined Taylor English in 2009, and has been the chair of the Construction Group, which has many active lawyers. Quillian has been a Georgia Super Lawyer since 2004. He received Top 100 in Georgia recognition as a Super Lawyer in Construction for 12 years straight. For nine years, he has been listed in the Best Lawyers for Construction.

He has been a founding member of the Construction Lawyers Society of America and a member of the Litigation Counsel of America since 2015.

Quillian has been recognized as one of Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite in Intellectual Property and Business Litigation many years, since 2007. Quillian attributes these recognitions to simply enjoying his litigation practice and working with a lot of others in complicated matters.

As such, in 2011, he also joined Bay Mediation and Arbitration’s Construction Mediation Panel and became registered as a mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, where he has mediated and arbitrated construction, intellectual property, manufacturing, estate and environmental cases.

Finally, in 2010, Quillian launched a series of interactive training videos for younger lawyers, to assist in mentoring them in litigation. These are found  at on and cover many construction related topics – especially arbitration issues. He has chaired the Construction Law for the General Practitioner seminar 14 times, and has spoken at it since 2000.

Quillian has served three terms on the Session of Northwest Presbyterian Church, two terms on the Board of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, an historically African American Presbyterian Seminary founded in 1867, and 16 years as an Assistant Scoutmaster in Troop 197, Atlanta, an Eagle Scout himself.  He has been married for almost 39 years to his wonderful wife-lawyer, Celia “Deanie” Quillian and has two grown and thriving children.

Mr. Jeffrey Paul Lutz's Profile

Mr. Jeffrey Paul Lutz Related Seminars and Products

Culhane Meadows PLLC

JEFFREY PAUL LUTZ is the Chair of Culhane Meadows’ litigation practice group and plays an active role in the Firm’s real estate practice group. Mr. Lutz’s practice focuses on representing individuals and businesses in contract-based disputes.

Due to his past work background and family connections, Mr. Lutz has significant experience working with and for companies involved in commercial and residential development. His many clients are involved in all aspects of development and construction: real estate developers and owners, agents and brokers, design professionals, and general contractors and specialty subcontractors. Mr. Lutz represents these companies in contract negotiation, drafting, and myriad construction-related disputes including: bid protests, mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens, broker’s liens, performance and payment bonds, design defect, workforce supplementation, delay and scheduling, project settlement cramdowns, real property tax assessments, design infringement, project change orders, and extracontractual performance. 

Representative Experience: Mr. Lutz has represented and served as lead counsel for construction projects and disputes across the nation:
•  Multi-million dollar verdict for contractor in claim before the American Arbitration Association in Pittsburgh, PA
•  Successful resolution of seven figure defect claim involving $12m beach home in Sea Island, GA
•  Successful resolution of $5m+ cost impact claim on behalf of contractor against City of Los Angeles, CA
•  Successful resolution of contractor claim involving Federal DOT project in Olympia, WA
•  Six figure verdict for contractor in claim before the American Arbitration Association in Detroit, MI
•  Contract negotiation, drafting, and administration for $25m+ construction project on behalf of 5-Star Coastal Resort.

Publications and Seminars: Mr. Lutz frequently speaks and writes about business and construction-related topics. His recent publications include:
•  Georgia Construction Law: What do you do when…?, Co-author, National Business Institute, 2003.
•  Georgia Construction Defect and Mold Litigation, Co-author, National Business Institute, 2003.
•  Employment Rights Under USERRA, Speaker, Columbus Bar Association, 2004.
•  Cybercrime in the U.S.- Protecting Your Clients from Theft by Computer, Co-author, Georgia State Bar Spring Conference, 2006

*  Cybercrime in the U.S. - Protecting Your Clients from Theft by Computer, Co-Author, International Lawyers Network, Summer 2007.
•  Construction Law in Georgia, Author and Speaker, American Bar Assoc., Community Outreach, 2006.
•  Construction Law Glossary, Contributing Author, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, 2007.
•  Construction Management Design/Build, Author and Speaker, Lorman Education Services, 2007.
•  Construction Law for the General Practitioner, Author and Speaker, Georgia ICLE, 2007.
•  Construction Law for Architects, Engineers and Contractors, Author and Speaker, Half Moon Seminars, 2009.
•  Construction Law for the General Practitioner, Author and Speaker, Georgia ICLE, 2009.
•  Construction Law for the General Practitioner, Author and Speaker, Georgia ICLE, 2011.
•  Construction Law for the General Practitioner, Author and Speaker, Georgia ICLE, 2013.
•  Filing and Protecting Materialmen’s Liens in Georgia, Author and Speaker, Georgia ICLE, 2014-2023.

Ms. Natalie Renae Rowland's Profile

Ms. Natalie Renae Rowland Related Seminars and Products

Taylor English Duma LLP

Natalie Rowland is a partner in Taylor English’s Litigation Department. Prior to joining Taylor English, Ms. Rowland founded and ran her own legal practice for 14 years. Ms. Rowland counsels and represents sureties in construction disputes involving payment and performance bond claims, as well as construction completion, in courts, arbitrations, and mediations throughout Georgia and nationwide.


Recognizing that litigation may not always be in the best interest of her clients, Ms. Rowland is adept at developing strategies to avoid litigation, including mediation or other means of settlement. She has more than 15 years of experience working with hundreds of individuals and organizations to resolve a variety of complex legal matters in the most efficient and effective way possible.

Mr. William Emanuel Burnett's Profile

Mr. William Emanuel Burnett Related Seminars and Products

Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP

William E. Burnett is an associate in the construction law group of Smith, Gambrell, & Russell, LLP in their Atlanta office.

Mr. Burnett advises clients in the planning, design, and construction of industrial, energy, residential, and commercial projects throughout the country. Mr. Burnett assists clients in the review and negotiation of construction agreements. He prepares contract documents which are tailored to his client’s specific industry and requirements. He regularly drafts, reviews, and negotiates standard industry and custom prime contracts, subcontracts, construction and project management agreements, design agreements, and supplier agreements.

Mr. Burnett also counsels and supports clients with contract administration during the construction phase to ensure that projects finish on time, on budget, and with claims and disputes kept to a minimum. If disputes are unavoidable, he assists clients in their prompt resolution and is experienced in the mediation, arbitration, and litigation of complex construction matters involving multiple parties. Mr. Burnett has represented clients on disputes involving breach of contract claims, construction and design defects, delays and disruptions, bid protests, and construction securities.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Burnett spent nearly a decade at one of the country’s largest construction management firms, where he worked as a construction accounting professional on large, complex commercial and industrial projects. While there, he also gained experience in construction risk management, which he continues to apply today for the benefit of his clients.

Mr. Burnett received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Georgia State University, and received his Juris Doctor from the Georgia State University College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law, the State Bar of Georgia’s Construction Section, and the Atlanta Bar Association’s Construction Section, where he is a current Member-at-Large.

Ms. Glianny Fagundo's Profile

Ms. Glianny Fagundo Related Seminars and Products

Thompson Hine LLP

Glianny is a partner in the Labor & Employment practice group. She focuses her practice on partnering with clients to
design and implement workplace policies and practices that are not just compliant with the law, but that further
business goals and protect a company’s culture. Her experience as a high-stakes employment and business litigator
have given her a full appreciation of the value, and cost, of human capital. As a result, Glianny’s employment law
advice is carefully designed to maximize returns and decrease risks.
Glianny routinely counsels national employers on a multitude of workplace issues, including wage and hour, worker
classification, religious and disability accommodations, joint employer/single enterprise, discipline, terminations,
reductions in force, executive employment agreements and background checks. She also defends companies in
significant cases including claims for restrictive covenants violations, discrimination, collective FLSA/wage,
contractual breaches, fraud, consumer disputes, professional liability and products liability. Some of the industries in
which Glianny has extensive experience include health care, restaurants and hospitality, retail, professional services,
transportation and logistics, and media/entertainment. With her engaging personality and knack for public speaking,
Glianny frequently provides training and addresses management and trade groups on policies and legal
developments. Glianny is also a contributing author of BLR’s annual publication 50 Employment Laws in 50
States and Georgia Employment Law Letter.
In addition to practicing law, Glianny is a business and community leader in the state of Georgia. She was one of the
forces behind the incorporation of the City of Brookhaven and has worked with numerous nonprofits serving various
industries. Glianny was a founder of the National Latina Business Women Association-Atlanta, has served as
president and chairperson of the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association and has served on the boards of CredAbility Inc.
and the Latin American Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves on the Latin American Association’s Advocacy
Committee and the State of Georgia’s Personnel Board. Glianny also regularly speaks at community events and
contributes to newspapers and television shows to counsel the Hispanic community about its legal rights and duties.

Mr. Gautam Yeruva Reddy's Profile

Mr. Gautam Yeruva Reddy Related Seminars and Products

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Gautam Reddy is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.  He focuses his practice on construction and infrastructure projects and government contracting. He has represented a wide variety of clients in the construction industry, including owners, EPC contractors, general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals, both in the U.S. and internationally. His practice includes front-end contract drafting and negotiation, counseling clients during projects, and litigating cases in a variety of forums, including state and federal courts, domestic arbitration, international ICC arbitration, and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.

Mr. Reddy’s project experience has included large industrial mills and processing facilities, airports, hospitals, transportation infrastructure, pipelines, commercial developments, university facilities, and mining projects.

Mr. Reddy was listed as "Up and Coming" for Construction Law in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA and as an "Associate to Watch" for Construction Law in the 2022 edition. He was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in 2024 for Construction Law and in 2021, 2022 and 2023 as one of the "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" for Construction Law and Construction Litigation. He was also recommended by Legal 500 US in 2021, 2022, and 2023 for Construction and he was also named a "Rising Star" by Legal 500 US in 2021, 2022, and 2023 for Construction. He was recognized as a Georgia “Rising Star” in 2023 for Construction Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine.

Mr. Reddy is also active in the community. He currently serves as the President of the South Asian Bar Association of Georgia and serves on the Board of Directors of the Construction Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.

Mr. Reddy received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and his law degree from the Emory University School of Law. 

Mr. Thomas J. Mihill's Profile

Mr. Thomas J. Mihill Related Seminars and Products

Stites & Harbison PLLC

TJ Mihill is a Member of Stites & Harbison, PLLC's Atlanta office where his practice focuses on intellectual property, business law and litigation, construction, fiduciary law, and estate and probate matters. TJ is experienced in arbitration, mediation and negotiation as well as traditional litigation. As a licensed neutral, he has mediated over 150 cases. He is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group.


TJ represents individuals and corporations in the registration of copyrights and trademarks, as well as handling trademark and copyright infringement claims, trade secret violations, and cybersquatting actions. He is particularly active in internet and video game law. In addition to representing video game designers and game design companies, TJ has litigated infringement actions in state and federal courts on behalf of authors, artists, and musicians. He also represents clients in licensing and royalty disputes.


TJ represents clients in litigation, mediation, and arbitration at the state and federal level, both throughout Georgia and nationwide. His practice covers a wide variety of business litigation issues, including actions to enforce or defend against restrictive covenants, professional liability, shareholder disputes, and various breach of contract, tort, and fraud actions. TJ also practices in the area of real property law with experience in premises liability actions, easement issues, and commercial and residential landlord/tenant disputes.


Additionally, TJ represents contractors, subcontractors, and property owners in construction disputes, including actions relating to mechanic's and materialmen's liens. He has handled numerous defective construction claims from initial compliance with the Georgia Right to Repair Act through arbitration or trial.

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