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Steven Allen Bimbo

Associate
101 South Tryon Street
Suite 2200
Charlotte, NC 28280
Direct704.945.2185
Fax704.332.1197
sbimbo@slk-law.com

Assistant

Emily Gold
Direct704.945.2159
egold@slk-law.com

In Steven’s principal area of practice of construction litigation, he represents general contractors, owners, developers, subcontractors, vendors, and sureties at every stage of a construction project, including:

  • Pre-construction
  • Licensing
  • Preparation of contract documents
  • Bid preparation
  • Bid mistakes
  • Bid protests
  • Change order negotiations
  • Project correspondence
  • Claim preparation
  • Lien claims and analysis
  • Defense of claims
  • Termination
  • Project close-out
  • Final dispute resolution through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation

Steven has a long-standing passion for residential and commercial development and construction and a passion for learning and understanding the legal and technical complexities of construction projects. These passions fit well with his career choice as he has gained significant experience arbitrating and litigating all types of construction disputes, from a billion dollar environmental remediation project to large and small scale public and private project payment disputes. Representative matters for Steven cover an array of construction sectors, including buildings, heavy-highway, industrial, water, energy, manufacturing, sewer/waste, telecom, hazardous waste collection, environmental remediation, and residential. Avoiding disputes is as important to him as defending and prosecuting claims.

Maintaining a niche practice handling creditor’s rights litigation, Steven represents creditors and debt collection agencies against individual and class action allegations invoking federal and state consumer protection laws, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Spending time with his wife, two children, and two golden retrievers is Steven’s favorite way to unwind. He also enjoys making time to play golf, fish, skeet shoot, attend NC State football games, and foster golden retrievers.

Honors

  • North Carolina Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine, Construction, 2017, 2018; Young Guns, Construction, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • North Carolina Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2014 - 2018

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Greensboro Defense Bar
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina Locksmiths Licensing Board, Board of Directors (Appointed by Governor Bev Purdue)
  • Charlotte Business Inclusion Advisory Council
  • Carolina AGC, Vice Chair of the Supplier/Service Division

News Releases

Publications

03.01.2009"The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009", North Carolina Bar Association’s Construction Law Section Newsletter, CHANGE ORDER, Vol. 23, No. 2
02.23.2009"The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: A Bright Spot for North Carolina Construction Attorneys?" 29 N.C. Lawyers Weekly 49

Events and Presentations

10.19.2015"The Design Professional’s Standard of Care," Construction Specifications Institute, Charlotte Chapter
2012"Overview of Changes to North Carolina’s Mechanic’s Lien and Bond Statutes," G.L. Wilson Building Company, Charlotte, North Carolina
2012"Practical Construction Project Documentation," Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina, Construction Documentation Section
09.18.2012"North Carolina AIA Contracts: Effective Contract Drafting and Negotiations," Lorman Education Services, Charlotte, North Carolina
02.02.2012"North Carolina Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues," Lorman Educational Services, Charlotte, North Carolina
01.01.2009"Ethics in the Legal Profession Symposium" – Guest Speaker. Charlotte Law Review and Mecklenburg County Bar

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Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Charlotte School of Law, Order of the Crown, 2009
  • B.A., North Carolina State University, 2004

Bar and Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2009

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