The Massachusetts Bar Association has launched the Construction
Law Practice Group, which is part of the Civil Litigation
The practice group provides attorneys throughout the commonwealth
with continuing legal education, practical information, resources
and networking opportunities to expand or further hone their
practice in construction law.
The group will provide both the specialist and the generalist with
practice tips and insights into emerging areas of construction law
and related fields. Through seminars, publications and postings to
the MBA's web site, the group will strives to meet its membership's
needs and interests and further the construction bar
It is led by three co-chairs:
Paul Milligan is part of the Construction
Industry and Energy & Utility groups at Nelson, Kinder, Mosseau
& Saturley PC in Boston. Milligan has experience in
construction litigation, representing owners, general contractors,
subcontractors and design engineers. In addition to broad
litigation experience, he also advises clients on statutory and
code compliance, contract interpretation, project management and
cost-efficient resolution of disputed claims.
Christopher Petrini is founding principal of
Petrini & Associates PC, a five-attorney municipal law firm in
Framingham that focuses on municipal law and public construction
law and litigation. He has served as Framingham town counsel since
2001, and presently serves as special counsel to several
municipalities and public owners throughout the commonwealth.
Petrini previously served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon.
Theodore M. McMillian of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth
Circuit, in St. Louis, where he helped research and draft decisions
on questions of federal law.
Kenneth E. Rubinstein is a senior construction
attorney with Nelson, Kinder, Mosseau & Saturley PC in Boston.
He regularly represents engineers, contractors, subcontractors,
construction managers and other parties in complex negotiations and
litigation, and frequently represents clients in connection with
large-scale projects, including the construction of power plants,
water treatment facilities, residential facilities, medical care
facilities and national distribution facilities.
Rubinstein is a frequent speaker and has authored numerous
articles on construction and engineering issues. Prior to becoming
an attorney, he worked for a Manhattan civil engineering firm that
specializes in large public works projects.