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Mary J. McElroy

  • Law Office of Mary J. McElroy
  • P.O. Box 1030
  • Templeton, California 93465
  • Email: marymcelroy@tcsn.net
  • Phone: (805) 239-4335
  • Cell:
  • Company Phone: (805) 239-4335
  • Fax: (805) 239-0487

Education

  • Undergraduate: Tulane University, Newcomb College
  • Law School: DePaul University College of Law

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Chair, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, 1993-1994
  • Member, Governing Committee, 1991-1995
  • Chair, Contract Documents Division, 1989-91
  • Member, Section of Real Property, Design and Construction Subcommittee, 1988 to present
  • Member, Tort and Insurance Practice Section; Litigation; Urban State and Local Government Law Sections; Public Contracts Section; Construction Laws Subcommittee
  • Vice Chair; Contract Documents Subcommittee, 1993-1995
  • American College of Construction Lawyers
  • Founding Fellow (1990), Board of Governors, 1995-1998
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, 1977 to 1995
  • Member, Land Development and Construction Subcommittee Chair, 1990-91; Vice Chair, 1988-90
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Real Property Section
  • Member, Construction Law Subsection
  • California State Bar
  • Member, Real Property Section
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Panel of Construction Arbitrators, June 1983; Chicago Panel, 1983-1991; Los Angeles Panel 1991-Present
  • National Roster of Arbitrators

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • “Construction Damages and Remedies,” Construction Law, Matthew Bender and Company, Inc. (1986 & 1990)
  • “Responsibilities and Liabilities of Architects and Engineers for Construction Failures,” Construction Litigations, Illinois Institute for CLE, (1984), (1987 Supplement, 1989 revised chapter and 1999 revised chapter). Speaker at 1984, 1987 and 1988 course.
  • “Responsibilities and Liabilities of Architects/Engineers, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Construction Managers and Material Suppliers for Construction Failures,” Construction Litigation, Illinois Institute for CLE, 1982
  • “Construction Industry Forms”, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1996, as well as 1992-1995 Supplement, with annual cumulative supplements, first edition

Speeches, Panel Discussions, and Seminars:

  • Participant, Program on Construction Contract Change Order issues, sponsored by Construction Law Institute Seminar, Construction Law Institute and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law; Author, Paper on Illinois Case Law on Changes and Extras to Construction Contracts, 1983-1989
  • Speaker, “Practical Suggestions on Managing an Efficient and Equitable Arbitration,” American Arbitration Association Seminar, 1987
  • Moderator and Participant, Construction Contract Presentation, NACORE International Roundtable of Corporate Real Estate Attorneys, September 17-18, 1987
  • Speaker on Owner’s View of the 1987 RevisedA.I.A. documents, Chicago Chapter of the American Instituteof Architects and the Chicago Chapter of the ConstructionSpecifications Institute, June 5, 1987
  • Speaker, Representation of Owner/Modifications to the 1987 Revised A.I.A. Documents sponsored by the University of Wisconsin School of Engineering and the Construction Specifications Institute, November 2, 1988
  • Moderator of Panel Discussion and Speaker on Limitation of Liability Provisions in Design and Construction Contract Documents, ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, Fifth Annual Meeting, May 11-12, 1989 (New Orleans, LA)
  • Moderator and Speaker, “Owner’s Perspective, Defaults and Disputes During and After Construction,” Designing, Documenting And Litigating Construction Contracts, Illinois Institute for CLE, December 6, 1989
  • Moderator and Speaker, “Differing Site Conditions: Construction Contract Clauses and the Law Regarding Their Use,” American Bar Association, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, Seventh Annual Meeting, April 18-19, 1991
  • Moderator and Speaker, “Environmental Concerns in Design Construction Agreements,” Design and Construction Subcommittee, Section of Real Property, American Bar Association, Fifth Annual Construction Law and Practice Potpourri, August 1991
  • Speaker, “Construction Contract Issues: How to Manage Risks and Improve Owner-Contractor Relationships,” Associated General Contractors of America, November 6-8, 1991
  • Moderator, “Construction Management Contract Documents: From the Source: The Development of and Philosophy Behind the AIA’s and CMAA’s New Construction Management Contract Documents,” and “AIA and CMAA Construction Management Documents Compared and Contrasted,” American Bar Association, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, Eighth Annual Meeting, April 23-24, 1992, Seattle, Washington
  • Requested to speak at a program sponsored by NAIOP, the Association for Commercial Real Estate, on the topic: “Dealing With the Lender-Construction Loan Workout,” as part of a program entitled “Workouts, How to Restructure, Refinance and Remarket Troubled Properties,” May 7-8, 1992, Irvine, CA
  • Speaker at a program sponsored by NACORE, International (the National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives) June 6-9, 1992 in Seattle, WA, on the topic: “Construction Contracts to Contain Costs � Positive and Negative Cost Impacts of the 1987 Standard Form Construction Documents of the American Institute of Architects.”
  • Speaker on “Updates in Standard Form Design Construction Agreements,” Design and Construction Subcommittee, Section of Real Property, American Bar Association, Sixth Annual Construction Law and Practice Potpourri, August 1992, San Francisco, CA
  • Speaker on “Amending Portions of the AIA General Conditions,” Construction Law Subsection of the Real Property Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association, December 8, 1992, Los Angeles, CA
  • Speaker on “Limitation of Liability Clauses in Design and Construction Agreements,” Forum on the Construction Industry, American Bar Association, April 15, 1993, San Diego, CA
  • Speaker, Alternative Dispute Resolution – Effective Steps Toward Avoiding Litigation (with William F. Dexter). The California Center for Construction Education. Construction Management Department. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, March 15, 1997
  • Instructor, Architecture and the Law, Architecture Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, Spring Quarter, 1997
  • Speaker, Construction Industry Contracts (with William F. Dexter). The California Center for Construction Education.
  • Construction Management Department, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, California, April 11-12, 1997
  • Speaker and author at the Joint Conference of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry and The American Institute of Architects. “Amended Standard Form AIA Documents: Changes, Issues and Resolutions.” (the 1997 Edition of the AIA Documents). October 23-24, 1997, Atlanta, Georgia; November 6-7, 1997, San Diego, California.
  • Instructor, Architecture and the Law. Architecture Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. California. 1997-1998 academic year
  • Speaker and panel member, Construction Lawyering in the 21st Century: Can Construction Lawyers and Users Peacefully Co-exist? Forum on the Construction Industry (American Bar Association) 1998 Annual Meeting, April 15-18, 1998, Orlando, Florida
  • Speaker, Executive Master’s Degree Program for A/E/C professionals, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California on the 1997 American Institute of Architects B141 Owner-Architect Agreement: “A view toward the future”. May 2, 1998
  • Instructor, Architecture and the Law. Architecture Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California . 1998-1999 academic year
  • Speaker, Project Delivery Systems. International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate (AECRE) 8th Annual Conference, April 22-24, 1999, Carlsbad, California

Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois, 1977
  • State of California, 1988


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