Slade Sevier focuses his practice on litigation and contract negotiation related to construction, real estate and development and general business.
In addition to general contract disputes, Mr. Sevier’s litigation and appellate practice primarily involves representing owners (public and private), developers, tenants, contractors, subcontractors and designers in various types of construction and real estate related disputes involving issues such as construction and design defects, scheduling, disruption and delay claims, codes violations, licensing requirements, payment claims, mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens, prompt pay claims, lease disputes, option and purchase disputes, property line disputes, copyright infringement, eminent domain, property tax appeals, personal injury, wrongful death and consumer protection act claims (TCPA). A significant portion of this practice has involved mediation, arbitration and judicial settlement conferences.
Mr. Sevier’s transactional practice primarily involves reviewing, drafting and negotiating construction, design, maintenance, service and other agreements related to real estate development. He has extensive experience with healthcare development, the forms of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Documents) and other design and construction contract forms, and the types of projects have included hospital facilities, medical office buildings, senior living facilities, office towers and tenant build-outs, industrial facilities, utility improvements, apartments, condominiums and single-family residential, retail, hospitality and entertainment venues, and mixed-use developments throughout the country.
Mr. Sevier is also a Patent Attorney registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a Professional Engineer with an active license in Tennessee. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Sevier was a civil engineer with a local design firm. This experience involved commercial, industrial and residential developments, construction permitting, zoning and code compliance, surveying, roadway and traffic design, construction supervision, utility and infrastructure design, earthwork, site grading, floodplain analysis, storm water management and dam design.
- University of Tennessee, B.S., Civil Engineering, 1995
- Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2003
- American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
- Nashville Bar Association
- National/Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers
- Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel, Director
- Tennessee Bar Association
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