The group will be a part of Procopio’s existing construction disputes group led by Craig A. Ramseyer and will add significant experience and expertise as well as clients representing all segments of the construction industry, including publicly traded companies and high profile general contractors and subcontractors. The attorneys—Perkins, Gregory Barnes, Steven Borer, Jeffrey Casadont, Timothy Salter and Andrew Kessler—are active in the Associated General Contractors, the American Subcontractors Association, the Engineering General Contractors Association, and other construction-related organizations.
“We are delighted to welcome this outstanding group of attorneys into the firm,” said Procopio Managing Partner Thomas W. Turner, Jr. “They will be a tremendous asset to Procopio and solidify our position as the go-to firm for significant construction disputes.”
“I am excited about this opportunity for the group,” said Perkins, whose practice focuses on business and construction litigation and was one of the founding partners of Perkins & Miltner. “These highly dedicated and knowledgeable attorneys will continue to provide excellent service for companies in the construction industry. The merger with Procopio will greatly enhance the service that can be offered to these clients, given the firm’s expertise in labor, tax, real estate and other transactional matters.”
Gregory Barnes joins Procopio as a senior counsel. He joined Perkins & Miltner in 2002 after serving as general counsel for Roel Construction. His practice focuses on construction litigation, surety law and real estate. Barnes also serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and has authored several articles for local and national publications on alternative dispute resolution in construction matters. He earned his B.A. from the University of Buffalo, and his J.D. from New England School of Law.
Steven Borer joins Procopio as a senior counsel. He practices construction litigation, representing owners, general contractors, subcontractors and sureties in all phases of public and private project disputes. His practice also focuses on defense of OSHA investigations, citations and prosecutions, and representation of contractors before various administrative agencies. Borer has tried or arbitrated more than 100 civil cases, and has sat as a superior court arbitrator in approximately 70 cases. He earned his B.S. from National University and his J.D. from National University School of Law.
Jeffrey Casadont joins Procopio as a senior counsel. His practice focuses on civil litigation, including business and construction disputes, and has represented a wide variety of subcontractors in cases throughout Southern California. Casadont holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a J.D. from California Western School of Law.
Timothy Salter joins Procopio as a senior counsel. He has more than 16 years’ experience in construction litigation, as well as extensive mediation, arbitration and trial experience. Salter has also lectured on insurance coverage for construction-related disputes, as well as on distinctions between various indemnity provisions. He received his B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley and his J.D. from the University of Santa Clara Law School.
Andrew Kessler joins Procopio as an associate focusing on construction litigation. He holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado and a J.D. from California Western School of Law.