Gary F. Werner, Schenck Price Smith & King's Managing Partner, is Co-Chair of the Firm's Construction Law Practice Group. Gary has more than three decades of experience in all types of complex commercial litigation. He has extensive jury trial experience and has litigated in both state and federal courts throughout the United States. Gary also has significant experience in arbitration and has appeared in arbitration forums throughout the United States.
Gary's construction practice covers all areas of construction law, from the pre-bid process, to public bidding disputes, to contract negotiation, to construction liens, labor issues and OSHA claims. He counsels clients throughout the construction phase in order to avoid and mitigate claims and to be strategically positioned if litigation or arbitration is required.
Gary’s commercial litigation practice includes partnership disputes, trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation, and franchisor/franchisee litigation as well as sophisticated corporate contractual disputes.
As a frequent lecturer on construction law issues, Gary shares his experience and knowledge with professional associations, law schools, construction industry trade groups and school law organizations. Gary is also a presenter of in-house seminars on how to effectively avoid and mitigate claims arising on construction projects.