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:
- Preparation of contract documents
- Bid preparation
- Bid mistakes
- Bid protests
- Change order negotiations
- Project correspondence
- Claim preparation
- Lien claims and analysis
- Defense of claims
- 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.