ACCL Membership Directory

Luther P. Cochrane

  • C.E.O.
  • B.E. & K Building Group
  • 5605 Carnegie Blvd.
    Suite 200
  • Charlotte, North Carolina 28209


  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina (1970)
  • Law School:  University of North Carolina (1974)

Professional Activities

  • Member, ABA Section of Public Contracts
  • Member, ABA Section of Litigation
  • State and 5th Circuit Chairman, ABA Section of Litigation, Construction Committee
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry
  • Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Editorial Board, Construction Business Review
  • Regional Advisory Council, AAA Carolinas Complex Commercial Disputes (1993)
  • Select Panel, AAA Large Complex Case Program (1993)
  • Charter Member, American College of Construction Lawyers

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • “Labor Law: The Obligations of a Successor Employer,” 51 North Carolina Law Review 337 (1972)
  • “Uniform Commercial Code  Revocation or Acceptance  Caveat Venditor?,” 51 North Carolina Law Review 1170 (1973)
  • “Federal Jurisdictions: Munchak Corp. v. Riko: Putting a Little Polish on the International Shoe,” 52 North Carolina Law Review 850 (1973)
  • “Contracts,” 32 Mercer Law Review 25 (1980)
  • “Obligations of the Principal’s Subcontractors and Suppliers at Default or Takeover by the Surety,” The Forum (1979)
  • Practical Construction Law, Federal Publications
  • Representing the Construction Owner, PracticingLaw Institute
  • Organizing and Financing of the ConstructionContractor, New York Law Journal Press
  • Claims By and Against the General Contractor, ABA National Institute on Construction Contract Claims
  • Claims By the General Contractor, New York Law Journal Press
  • Construction Contract Claims, Practising Law Institute
  • Municipal Development: Creating the CapitalProject, New York State Bar Association
  • “Protecting the Owner’s Interest Before Construction Begins,” Engineering News Record Conference on Construction Claims (1984)
  • “Alternative Processes for Resolving Claims,” Engineering News Record Conference on Construction Claims (1984)
  • “The Role of the Project Schedule in Recognition, Presentation and Defense of Claims,” Engineering News Record Conference on Construction Claims (1983)
  • Construction Law: What Do You Do When . . . ? National Business Institute, Inc. (1986)
  • “Construction Breaches, Disputes, Claims and Defenses from the Contractor’s Perspective,” Private Construction Contracting, Wake Forest University School of Law CLE (1987)
  • Construction Claims Under Georgia Law, The Cambridge Institute (1989)
  • Real Property Litigation  What To Do When Things Go Wrong, North Carolina Bar Foundation CLE (1989)
  • “Not Just Another Quality Snow Job,”The Wall Street Journal (1993)

Speeches, Panel Discussions, and Seminars:

  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • National Electrical Contractors Association
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • American Bar Association
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Foundation
  • Georgia Associated General Contractors
  • Panelist, Construction Leadership Conference
  • South Carolina Bar  Nuts and Bolts Seminar
  • College of Charleston
  • North Carolina Quality Initiative Conference (DOT)

Court Admissions

  • State of Georgia (1974)
  • U.S. District Court (N.D. Ga.) (1974)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (5th Cir.) (1974)
  • U.S. Court of Claims (1975)
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Community Activities

  • Member, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Board of Advisors
  • Chairman, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Committee to bring the World Cup to Charlotte
  • Chancellor’s Club, University of North Carolina
  • External Advisory Board for the Honors Program at the University of North Carolina
  • Educational Foundation, University of North Carolina
  • Commerce Club of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Charlotte Arts & Science Council, Vanguard Society
  • Board of Directors, Carolinas AGC (1993-1994)
  • Federal Publications Advisory Board
  • Director, North Carolina Business Roundtable

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