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Stan Martin

  • Principal
  • Commonsense Construction Law LLC
  • 11 Beacon Street
    Suite 800
  • Boston, Massachusetts 02108

Education

  • Undergraduate: B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1977
  • Law School: J.D. Boston College Law School 1984

Honors and Activities

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Construction, 2005 – 2016
  • Best Lawyers, Construction, 2007 – 2017
  • Best Lawyers, Construction Lawyer of the Year, Boston, 2013 and 2017

Career History

  • 2015 – present    Commonsense Construction Law LLC
  • 2010 – 2015    Duane Morris LLP, Partner
  • 2001 – 2010  Holland & Knight LLP, Partner
  • 1984 – 2001 Gadsby Hannah LLP (f/k/a Gadsby & Hannah)
    Associate, 1984 – 1991; General Partner, 1992 – 2001.
  • 1977 – 1984 Stan Martin, Designer/Builder
    Owner of construction company specializing in light commercial and custom residential construction.

Professional Activities

  • Clients.
    Architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, manufacturers, institutional owners, public authorities, private developers.
  • Disputes. 
    Conducted more than 100 trials, including arbitrations, bench and jury trials. Courtroom experience is in both state and federal courts. Conducted even larger number of mediations as a party advocate. Acted as arbitrator in more than 40 cases.
  • Transactions.
    Negotiated owner/contractor, owner/designer, developer/lessee, contractor/subcontractor, designer/sub-consultant, and surety/obligee contracts, as well as joint venture, design/build and turnkey agreements.
  • Practice Group Management.
    Former practice group head; have prepared business plans, prepared and presented associate training courses on construction law and litigation, and have compiled manual for practice group attorneys; developed and organized group marketing.

Business and Professional Associations

  • Boston Architectural College, f/k/a Boston Architectural Center (Secretary and Board Member, 2000 – 2004)
  • Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (Board Member, 1999 – 2001; Advisory Council 2015 – )
  • Boston Society of Architects (Member, Corporate Advisory Council, 1998 – 1999)
  • American Bar Association (Section of Public Contract Law: Vice Chair, 1997 – 1999, Construction Division; Chair, 1995 – 1997, Dispute Resolution Committee; Chair, 1993 – 1995, Architect/Engineer Services Committee)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association (Chair, 1993 – 1994, Public Law Section; Chair, 1991 – 1993, Construction and Public Contracts Committee)
  • Massachusetts Construction Industry Council (President, 1988 – 1989)
  • American Arbitration Association (Member, National Panel of Construction Arbitrators, 1993 – 2013)

Teaching

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lecturer in construction law, 2000 – 2001
  • Northeastern University, Lecturer in public construction law, 1988 – 1995
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Co-taught construction law course, 1996 and 1999
  • Federal Publications, Basics of Government Contracting, various locations/dates, 1996 – 1999
  • Have spoken numerous times to trade association and bar association groups on all aspects of construction law, government contract law and risk management.

Professional Affiliations

  • ABA Committee on Dispute Resolution
  • ABA Forum on Construction
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Massachusetts Building Congress

 

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • Co-Editor, Construction Law Handbook, 3rd Edition (Wolters Kluwer, 2017)
  • Chapter Author, Project Delivery Systems for Construction (Associated General Contractors of America, 2004)
  • Chapter Author, Design Professional and Construction Manager Law (ABA, 2006)
  • Contributing author to Annual Construction Law Update since 1995.
  • Mechanic’s Liens, Performance and Payment Bonds Under Massachusetts Law (Camb. Institute, 1998)
  • Co-Author, Architect/Engineer Liability Under Massachusetts Law (Camb. Institute, 1990)
  • Co-Author, Massachusetts Construction Law (PESI, 2005)
  • “Construction Contract Remedies and Damages” (Massachusetts Law Review, December 1991)
  • Author, “Construction Damages” chapter, for Damages in Massachusetts Litigation (MCLE, 4th Edition 2013)
  • Author of numerous newspaper, trade journal, bar association and seminar articles on construction industry, construction law and procurement issues.

Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • New Hampshire, 1986

Community Activities

Andover Committee for A Better Chance – Board Member, 1981 – 1984

United Way of Massachusetts, Real Estate and Building Industry Committee – Member, 2006 – 2009

Edgewood Retirement Community – Board Member, 2001 – 2013; President, 2010 – 2012.

Wilson Memorial Chapel, Ocean Point, Maine – Trustee, 2008 – ; President, 2009 – .



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