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David Bashford

Counsel
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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Alabama, USA
    Local Time: Monday 12:43

Practice Expertise

  • Construction
  • Energy
  • International and Cross Border
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Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Energy
  • International and Cross Border
  • Litigation

Profile

David Bashford’s practice consists entirely of representing clients in theconstruction industry on projects throughout the United States andinternationally, including extensive experience with utility-scale energydevelopers and contractors.

He represents clients in risk management matters, including contractnegotiation, contract/project administration assistance, and claimavoidance/mitigation, and, when necessary, dispute resolution, includingclaim preparation, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and/or litigation.Previously, David served as general counsel for an EPC solar contractorwith $2 billion per year in revenue across the U.S. and internationally. Hehas experience with entering new jurisdictions for EPC work in NorthAmerica, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

David provides clients with legal advice in the context of understandingtheir business. His goal is to support the clients’ business and help themthrive, by primarily focusing on avoiding and mitigating problems when theyarise where possible, while also protecting clients’ interests throughdispute resolution when and if necessary.

The construction business is surrounded by risk, and the successfulcontractor is able to identify, manage and mitigate risks (includingresulting impact) as early as possible. Early and efficient resolution ofdisputes and conflicts during the construction process is the key to asuccessful project and portfolio of work, and therefore should be thecenterpiece of any effective risk management plan. Such risk managementshould always be backed up by the ability to pursue formal disputeresolution in a cost-effective manner where the parties cannot reach acompromised settlement, but often times legal support on the front end ofwork is substantially more “efficient” than fees paid after the project inorder to fight in litigation or arbitration.

David provides clients and their project teams with significant riskmanagement training generally and specific to the contract/project at issueprior to the first shovel in the ground. This is backed up by ongoing riskassessment and claim management during performance of the work, all aimedtowards getting reasonable and equitable business resolutions wherepossible in order to allow the parties to finish the job.

David believes a good attorney should be a “value add” to the process ofconstruction and conflict by helping clients determine the best overallbusiness solutions in the context of relevant legal, factual and practicalparameters, and he brings this philosophy to all of his dealings withclients.

*Not licensed to practice in Alabama. Admitted to practice in Nevada, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Arizona, and Georgia.

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 2010
  • North Carolina, 2002
  • Texas, 2009
  • Virginia, 2003
  • Arizona, 2013
  • Georgia, 2018

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2002, with honors
  • Davidson College, B.A., 1998

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Energy
  • International and Cross Border
  • Litigation

Blogs

BuildSmart

Significant issues can arise during the three phases of the design and construction process. Effective planning, performance and completion are critical to the success of any construction project. So is informed counsel that addresses a variety of business issues, including mergers and acquisitions, environmental and regulatory compliance, labor and employment, and bankruptcy and tax matters. The Bradley Construction team has extensive industry knowledge and experience that allows us to...

Declassified

The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding class certification requirements to proposed or enacted legislation, rules and regulations that impact class action litigation to key industry developments that may indirectly impact class action...

Patent 213

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written description and enablement requirements of 35 USC 112 and the subject matter eligibility requirements of 35 USC 101. The Patent 213 blog analyzes key decisions from the district courts and the Federal Circuit,...

The Law of Order

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as nonprofits, political parties, homeowners associations, unions, churches, trade associations), and leadership of any type of organizational meeting. In an effort to make all things parliamentary more...

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