June 8, 2021 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration Cost: FREE
Sean C. Gay, Partner
Stoel Rives LLP’s Construction & Design group
Sean C. Gay is a partner in Stoel Rives LLP’s Construction & Design group. He is a former construction professional who applies his extensive industry experience to help clients achieve their goals. Before joining Stoel Rives, he managed construction projects in Washington and Hawaii. As a construction project manager, he was intimately involved in the technical and financial aspects of his projects.
Clients rely on Mr. Gay’s ability to leverage his real-world experience to their legal issues. He advises clients on a broad range of matters, including project management issues, contract negotiations, public contracting issues, bid protests, and disputes. He has extensive experience litigating and arbitrating a wide variety of complex construction matters. His knowledge about how construction projects get managed and built–and occasionally result in disputes–has proved an invaluable resource in his legal career.
Mr. Gay holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University. He earned his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law, where he was the Executive Editor of the Willamette Law Review. Mr. Gay can be reached at (503) 294-9239 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean E. Aldrich, Founder
Dean Aldrich received his law degree, cum laude, from Tulane University, and received his undergraduate degree in civil engineering, with high scholarship, from Oregon State University. During college, Dean worked in heavy highway and bridge construction, and building construction. After graduating from college, Dean was a project manager for an international building construction company (mostly design-build) based out of Portland, Oregon.
After graduating from law school, Dean focused his legal career on complex litigation and trial work. Dean has successfully handled complex trials and arbitrations involving a variety of claims (environmental, trade secrets, construction payment and delay, construction defect, product liability, insurance coverage, business, water use, and government liability).
The bulk of Dean’s practice is devoted to construction claims and contract negotiations. Dean has obtained multimillion dollar judge and jury verdicts and arbitration awards, successfully defended claims, and negotiated complex settlements. Dean regularly handles breach of contract, payment, lien, delay, termination, construction/design/product defect, and insurance coverage disputes from all sides (owner, contractor, subcontractor, supplier, design professional, consultant), for claims large and small, complex and straightforward, and during boom and bust cycles. Dean has drafted and negotiated complex business and construction contracts nationwide. Dean is a member of numerous legal organizations and construction/engineering organizations, and is a frequent speaker on construction litigation. Dean is active in the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and has testified before the Oregon Legislature on construction law issues.
Kevin Coles, Associate
Stewart Sokol & Larkin