Burr & Forman's Matt DeVries Involved in Book Release on Sustainable Development

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Nashville, TN. - Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce that Nashville-based partner Matt Devries served as co-editor of the recently released book "Green Building and the Construction Lawyer." The book, published by the American Bar Association's Forum on Construction Law, focuses on sustainable development and the related issues it brings to the design and construction community.

Some of the topics addressed in the book include:

  • Insurance and bonding considerations
  • The rating systems used for assessing green/sustainable building development
  • Building, including energy and water performance and the science behind green/sustainable development and construction
  • Litigation and third-party claims issues from the perspective of the project owner, design professional, and prime contractor

The book was co-edited by Melissa A. Beutler, Edward B. Gentilcore, Christopher D. Montez, and Tracy L. Steedman.

At Burr & Forman, Matt's practice includes construction and business litigation, with a concentration on health care and transportation industries representing contractors, subcontractors, design-builders, owners, developers and design professionals. He is the author of bestpracticesconstructionlaw.com, a construction-related blog that focuses on lessons learned, technology, project management and legal trends in the construction industry.

About Burr & Forman LLP
For over a century, Burr & Forman LLP's experienced legal team has served clients with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with nearly 300 attorneys and nine offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. For more information, visit the firm's website at www.burr.com.

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