Mike Moline spoke at a seminar, Legal Roles in Construction Law, on January 10, 2019 which was presented by the Construction Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association.



It is fascinating to watch a building go up, but the physical piece is only the tip of the iceberg. Lawyers fill a myriad of roles in the process in order to mitigate various legal risks, including; planning, purchasing, financing, risk management, labor relations, and contracting well before the first shovel goes in the ground as well as during the construction. Of course, when things go wrong, lawyers are needed to help create, negotiate, and litigate solutions. Many of these roles are provided in private practice, but many are in-house positions with contractors, labor unions, bonding and insurance companies, architectural and engineering firms, developers, and financial institutions as wells as local, state and federal governments. In this CLE, the panel will touch on many of the responsibilities, challenges, and rewards of practicing in this dynamic field of law.

After the CLE presentation, the New Lawyers Section is hosting a social so you can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, engaged networking, and a drink. This is a great opportunity for law students and new attorneys to meet each other, as well some attorneys practicing in Construction law. For those already practicing in Construction law, this would be a great opportunity to meet up and coming attorneys interested in the field. Registration is free for all New Lawyers and Construction Law Section members and includes drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. We hope to see you there!


Jessi Wagner, Assistant General Counsel, McGough
Kyle Willems, Attorney, Tewksbury-Kerfield
Michael Moline, Attorney, Lommen Abdo
Deb Mackay, Counsel, Faegre Baker Daniels
Mark Bloomquist, Partner, Meagher & Geer

Julie Velasquez, Underwriting Counsel, Commercial Partners Title, LLC


4:30 to 5:30 pm: CLE Presentation from the Construction Law Section
5:30 to 6:30 pm: Social Hour Presented by the New Lawyers Section