ACCL Membership Directory

Dan King

  • Senior Vice President & General Counsel
  • The Skillman Corporation
  • 3834 S. Emerson Ave., Bldg. A
  • Indianapolis, Indiana 46203
  • Email: dking@skillman.com
  • Phone: (317) 788-5126
  • Cell:
  • Company Phone: (317) 788-5126
  • Fax:

Education

  • Undergraduate: B.A. DePauw University 1998
  • Law School: J.D. Indiana University Maurer School of Law 2001

Career History

The Skillman Corporation, Senior Vice President & General Counsel (2019 – Present)

Frost Brown Todd LLC (f/k/a Locke Reynolds LLP), Member (2001 – 2019)

Biography

Dan is Senior Vice President & General Counsel of The Skillman Corporation, an employee-owned company engaged in construction management throughout the Midwest region with offices in Indiana and Michigan focused on construction of K-12, higher education, municipal, healthcare, and recreational projects.  Dan is responsible for corporate ERISA compliance and governance of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”), risk management, contract negotiations, and management of outside counsel.  Dan also leads the team on complex and alternative project financing and delivery methods, including public private partnerships, build-operate-transfer agreements, and projects with multiple stakeholders.

 

Prior to joining The Skillman Corporation, Dan was a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC’s Construction Law Practice Group. During his tenure at the law firm, he represented and provided legal counsel to prime contractors, specialty and trade contractors, sureties, design professionals, and owners, including: drafting, revising and negotiating construction agreements; preparing and enforcing mechanic’s liens, payment bond claims, and statutory liens in multiple states on behalf of prime contractors, specialty contractors, and architects; defending contractors, engineers and owners in design related disputes; and representing sureties on bid, payment and performance bond claims, including bid disputes, defense of payment claims, prosecution of payment bond claims, defense of owner/obligee claims, takeover agreements and enforcement of indemnity agreements.

Professional Activities

ABA Forum on Construction Law: Governing Committee Member (2016-19), Membership Committee Chair (2018-20), Division 7 – Insurance, Surety & Liens (Chair, 2014-16 and Steering Committee, 2008-14).

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

Publications:

  • Builder’s Risk: From Basics to Best Practices, Co-Author, ABA Forum on Construction Law Midwinter Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 21, 2016.
  • State-by-State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims, Aspen Law & Business (Indiana Chapter), First Ed. 2002, Second Ed. 2012, and Cumulative Supplement 2003 – 2019.
  • Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law, Contributing Author, Aspen, Indiana Chapter and Cumulative Supplements 2002 – 2015.
  • Uniform Commercial Code in Construction Activities and Performance, Acceptance, Completion Factors, Co-Author, Federal Publications Seminars, 2011 and 2018.
  • What’s in Your Takeover Agreement? Recent Examples of Sureties Attempting to Limit Their Exposure When Electing to Perform, Co-Author, ABA Forum on Construction Law, Division 7 – Insurance, Surety & Liens Newsletter, Spring 2015.
  • The State of Privileges, Co-Author, ABA Forum on Construction Law Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, April 14, 2011.
  • Developments in Standard Bond Forms and Inputs of the Construction Industry, Co-Author, Construction Risk Conference, International Risk Management Institute, Inc., Orlando, Florida, November 17, 2010.
  • The Construction Lawyer, ABA Forum on Construction Law, Contributing Editor (2011-2018).

Presentations:

  • Construction Hot Topic 2019: Indemnity Clauses, BKD Construction and Real Estate Outlook Symposium, Indianapolis, IN, August 28, 2019
  • Construction Hot Topic 2018: Construction Technology – Legal Updates, BKD Construction and Real Estate Outlook Symposium, Indianapolis, IN, August 28, 2018.
  • Uniform Commercial Code in Construction Activities and Performance, Acceptance, Completion Factors, Federal Publications Seminars, Hilton Head, SC, July 24 – 25, 2018.
  • How to Avoid Tilting at Windmills: Points to Consider When Filing Mechanics’ Liens Against Windfarms, ABA Forum on Construction Law, Division 7 Hot Topic, June 2, 2016.

Court Admissions

Indiana State Bar

USDC Southern District of Indiana

USDC Northern District of Indiana

Michigan State Bar

Community Activities

ACE Mentor Program Indiana Chapter (2019 – Present); Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (2019 – Present); Make-A-Wish Indiana Advisory Board (2019 – Present); Downtown Indianapolis Kiwanis Club, Member (2007 – 2018); Giving Sum, Local Charitable Giving Organization, Member (2008 — 2012); IndyHub, Inc., Board of Directors (2010- 2013); The Hundred Club of Indianapolis, Member (2011 — Present); Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, Strategic Planning Committee (2014 – 2016).



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