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Stephen A. Brooks

  

         STEPHEN A. BROOKS, J.D., P.E.               Email:    brookspsc@gmail.com 

         105 S. Sherrin Avenue                                    Work:    502-896-2301

         Louisville, KY  40207                                     Home:   502-489-5244

                                                                                      Cell:       502-523-6492     

                                                                                                               

SUMMARY

25 Yr Construction Mgmt Executive with Professional Engineering and Attorney Credentials

 

SKILLS

                Construction Program Management                                Property Management & Disposal

Civil and Structural Engineering                                       Cost and Schedule Management

                Design / Construction Law                                                Contracts / Acquisition / Close out

                Realty law / Lease management                                        ADR / Litigation / Issue resolution

                Insurance – Surety & Construction Matters                  Multi-Regional / Int’l Project Mgmt

 

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Attorney – Construction / Realty Legal Services                                                                       

6/2002 - present

Stephen Brooks, P.S.C., Boston, MA and Louisville, KY

Legal services to the construction, engineering and realty industries, including ADR, OSHA, Contracts, Construction Claims, Litigation, Schedule control and analysis, Building codes, Zoning issues, GSA surplus properties disposal, Multi-Regional & International construction management, Design process management, Claims process, Public authorities negotiations, Leases, Alternative project delivery systems and finance, Hazardous materials, Hurricane recovery and Building security.

 

Of Counsel – Construction / Realty Legal Services                                                                   

11/1998- 6/2002

Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, Attorneys at Law; Boston, Massachusetts

Part time legal services position with Boston’s largest construction practices firm providing construction disputes management for issues arising out of Boston’s Central Artery / Tunnel (“Big Dig”) mega-project.  Services included; arbitration, mediation, contract close out, cost and scheduling management, contracts, OSHA, leases, construction litigation, public agency issues, business development, insurance and bonding, and intellectual property.

 

Construction Manager & Sr. Engineer                                                                                           

5/1992- 3/2003

Perini Corporation w/ Skanska / Bechtel / Parsons; Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Division of large public General Contractor building two mega-projects and numerous simultaneous contracts; $5B new waste water treatment system for the city (Deer Island) and $16B central artery and tunnel highway under the city (“Big Dig” CA/T).  Cost and schedule management, Contract negotiations, Estimating/Awards, Subcontractor/supplier purchasing, Issue resolution, Owner and Public Agencies relations, Union issues, Safety issues, ADR process, Engineering alternative designs, Design process management, Waterfront development, and cost control.

 

Contracts Manager– Commercial Division                                                                                     8/1991-5/1992

Perini Corporation w/ Tishman / Dick Corp.; Chicago, Illinois&Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Contracts closeout of two commercial projects; U.S. Postal Mail processing center in Chicago and a new International airport in Pittsburgh, settling cost and schedule contract issues with owners, subcontractors, suppliers and designers, including insurance, bond and bankruptcy issues.

 

Senior Vice President - Real Estate Development / International Const.                               11/1988-8/1991

Perini Corporation w/ Hyde Park Development Group; St. Croix, United StatesVirgin Islands

Commercial hotel development and international construction, including hurricane recovery post ‘Hugo’ rebuilding schools, hospitals, and housing.  Government agencies, long distance project controls systems, asbestos abatement, international finance and law.

 

 

President – Multi-Regional Realty Development                                                                         4/1986-11/1988

Fidelity General Contractors, Inc.; Louisville, Kentucky

Fidelity is a commercial and multi-family general contractor building throughout the southeast quarter of the United States.  Projects included single family and multi-family government financed programs involving thousands of units of new and rehab construction.  The government housing funding was shut off by the 1986 tax reform act. 

 

Chief Estimator & Project Manager – Commercial Construction                                            2/1984-4/1986

Centex Corp.; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Rooney, a division of Centex (top 30 ENR contractor), is a large commercial and public works general contractor focused primarily in southern Florida.  Projects included hotels, Miami and Ft.Lauderdale airports, and high-rise condominium developments.

 

Chief Estimator & Project Manager – Commercial High-rise                                              10/1981-2/1984

Perini Corporation w/ Dugan & Meyers.; Miami, Florida

Class A+ 55 story bank building, Southeast FinancialCenter, designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and developed by Gerald D. Hines.  At that time the tallest building south of Atlanta.  Typical of SOM, involving exotic materials and finishes throughout imported from all over the world.  

 

Project Engineer – Power Generation                                                                                            7/1978-10/1981

Perini Corporation; Madison, Indiana

Nuclear Power Generation Station, Project Engineer in charge of design issues and materials.

 

Program Manager –Infrastructure Development                                                                         5/1975-7/1978

Standard Construction Co., Inc.; Louisville,Kentucky

                Local family owned heavy highway contractor.

 

EDUCATION

                Suffolk University Law School; Boston, Massachusetts

                J.D. May 1998, Admitted to Massachusetts and Kentucky Bars

 

                University of Louisville; Louisville, Kentucky

                B.S. Chemistry – 1975

 

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

                American, Massachusetts, and Boston Bar Associations

                Kentucky Bar Association

                Massachusetts and Kentucky Law Bar

                Licensed Professional Engineer in Florida, Kentucky and Indiana

                Licensed Professional Engineer in Jamaica

                Licensed General Contractor in Florida; Former licenses United States Virgin Islands, TN & NC

American Concrete Institute former Committee 301 (Structural Concrete) and 211 (Admixtures) Member

                Massachusetts Real Estate Broker

When you need an attorney that really understands your construction business.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in KY, IN & FL
  • International & U.S. General Contractor for 25 years
  • Construction Disputes
  • OSHA
  • Claims Preparation and CPM Scheduling
  • Real Estate Development
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Public Contracting
  • Labor
  • Intellectual Property in Construction; Empowerment
  • Engineering and Design Issues
  • Payment
  • Performance and Inefficiency Issues
  • Insurance and Surety
  • Risk Shifting Contract Clauses
  • EPA
  • Wetlands
  • Zoning
  • Overzealous Government Regulation

OSHA in KY:  Do you know?

·         Are you on the OSHA target list?

·         What does it mean for you to be an OSHA target?  So you innocently think this time will be like before, do you?

·         Is your industry in the top 10 for increased compliance regulation?

·         How not to become an OSHA target?

·         What that OSHA consultant pushed on you is really up to?

·         It may be much better for you to just say ‘no’?

·         What is KOSH telling federal OSHA that they are not telling you?

·         How to safeguard yourself against the “serious” to “willful” game?

 

Construction Expert Services

  • Claims Preparation
  • Cost Analysis
  • Schedule Analysis
  • ADR & Litigation Support