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Andrew J. Natale

Of Counsel
anatale@hahnlaw.com 216.274.2320

Summary

Andrew J. Natale devotes his practice solely to construction law, where he represents general contractors, design/builders, surety companies, subcontractors, specialty trades, suppliers, manufacturers, developers, lenders, owners, and design professionals in all aspects of construction law, including arbitration, mediation and complex commercial litigation.

Andy has extensive experience with construction-related litigation, mediation, arbitration, claims management and avoidance, insurance coverage, and contract negotiation. His national recognition comes from his experience as an arbitrator and mediator for complex construction disputes. 

Andy’s significant experience includes representing and counseling clients in construction project risk management and project documentation, claims development and defense, lien and bond claim issues, schedule disputes, extra work and defective work issues, insurance coverage matters, and competitive bid contests.

Andy is a frequent lecturer on a variety of construction law topics, including mechanics’ lien and bond law, construction claims and liability theories, project and claim documentation, competitive bidding, schedule issues, alternative dispute resolution, design professional liability, and construction defects.

He is certified by the Associated General Contractors of Ohio and the AGC of America to teach Building Information Modeling (BIM) courses, the Project Manager Development Program, and Risk Management courses. He also participates regularly as a speaker for Lorman Education, NBI, the Construction Employers Association, and on a variety of alternative dispute resolution topics for the American Arbitration Association.

Credentials

Education

University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1989

 

University of Dayton B.A., 1986

Community Involvement

Diocese of Cleveland CYO Athletics, 7th & 8th Grade, Football Coach, 20 years

 

Diocese of Cleveland CYO Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2017

Awards & Distinctions

Ohio Super Lawyers®, Construction Litigation, 2004-18

 

The Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law, 2006-18; “Lawyer of the Year”, Cleveland, Construction, 2012, 2017

 

ChambersUSA, Band 1, Construction, 2003-18

 

AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell

 

International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio

 

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Federal; U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Ohio

 

AAA Panel of Construction Industry Neutrals, including Large Complex Case Neutrals

Memberships & Affiliations

American Arbitration Association’s Forum on Construction Industry, Panel Member, Construction Industry Arbitrator, Mediator, 1993-present

 

Construction Employers’ Association, Member

 

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member

 

Ohio Contractors Association, Member

 

Surety Association of Ohio, Member

 

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