“For many years, Shipman & Goodwin has handled construction law matters for its existing clients in such areas as Real Estate, Land Use, School Law, and Health Care,” said Tim Hollister, Practice Group Leader of Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use at Shipman & Goodwin LLP. “In this work, one of the firm’s achievements has been the preparation of template contracts for major public projects that have resulted in significant savings and better management for our clients. The addition of Laurann gives the firm an immediate and significant regional presence in construction law as a stand-alone practice,” Mr. Hollister added. “The synergies with our existing practices will continue and expand, but we are now positioned, in depth and cost structure, to compete for any substantial matter in the industry.”
Laurann Asklof practices in the area of Construction Litigation where she represents owners, contractors and subcontractors throughout Connecticut. She also has represented subcontractors and contractors in all forums of litigation including Alternative Dispute Resolution processes, and state and federal courts. Additionally, she has been involved in the drafting and negotiating of construction contracts, and counseling clients with regard to bidding procedures.
Ms. Asklof has been the principal litigator for the University of Connecticut's UCONN 2000 Construction Infrastructure Program. She was chosen as the University of Connecticut's 21st Century Construction Lead Counsel and will again be the primary construction litigator for the University. A former Connecticut Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Asklof has been involved in multimillion dollar construction projects, representing the Department of Transportation, Department of Public Works and the Department of Administrative Services. She also has represented the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in their construction litigation matters.
She has authored various articles and has been a presenter on the topics of mold in construction, subcontractor payment issues and engineering liability. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, instructing students in the art of appellate writing and oral argument, concluding with a mock appellate brief and oral argument. In addition, Ms. Asklof also has been a guest speaker for UConn’s Senior Seminar addressing the subject of engineering liability.
The Vice President of the Professional Women in Construction Connecticut chapter, Ms. Asklof is also Chair of its Mentor Committee, and a past Member of the Board of Directors. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Construction Law Section, and serves on the Executive Committee for the Connecticut Bar Association’s Construction Law Section.
Ms. Asklof received her J.D. from Albany Law School and her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. She lives in Canton with her husband, Russell, and two children. Her contact information in the Hartford, Conn. office is (860) 251-5317; email@example.com.
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