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Practice Areas

Construction law, government contracts, real estate transactional, surety, insurance, and corporate law. Represents owners (private and public), developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and design professionals. Negotiates fully integrated project contract documents for successful project delivery. Handles complex construction disputes, claims development/defenses (delay, labor impact, among others), mechanic’s liens and bond claims, and insurance claims (design errors and omissions and construction defects), ADR, and litigation in both State and Federal Courts.


Asmar, Schor & McKenna PLLC (2010-present); McManus, Schor, Asmar & Darden (1997-2009); Lyon & McManus (1990-1997); Asmar Mechanical (1985-1990).

Professional Memberships

Admitted in the District of Columbia and Maryland; U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, and Maryland; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the Fourth Circuit. Fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers; Member of the District of Columbia Building Association (DCBIA) Executive Committee/Board of Directors; former Chair of DCBIA’s Construction Development Committee; Former Chairman of Washington Building Congress; Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association; Member, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry.


Numerous articles and lectures on construction law and design and various other practice areas.


Born Washington, D.C.; B.S., University of Vermont; J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.