June 8, 2021 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Please join us as three practicing attorneys discuss navigating the contract side of Design-Build project procurement and delivery. During this session they will cover topics focused around how contracting has changed, public contracting, and Design-Build buy-out. We will conclude with open discussion and questions from our attendees. A great forum for individuals whom are either familiar or new to progressive Design-Build.
The content of this meeting is geared towards the Oregon Chapter of DBIA. We do however want to welcome all within the NW Region to join in. Register below for to receive Airmeet Webinar information.
Date: June 8, 2021
Time: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: Airmeet

Registration Cost: FREE

Panelists Include:

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 sean.gay@stoel.com


Dean E. Aldrich, Founder
Aldrich Goldstein

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

Kevin M. Coles is an associate at the construction boutique law firm of Stewart Sokol & Larkin. He regularly counsels general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and sureties on a variety of matters, including project delays and impacts, subcontractor pass-through claims, bid protests, construction liens, payment and performance bonds, subrogation and MWESB issues. As a seasoned litigator and relative newcomer to the Pacific Northwest community of construction professionals, Mr. Coles applies his unique perspective to effectively analyze, litigate and resolve high stakes, complex construction disputes.
Mr. Coles is a contributing author to various legal publications covering such topics as the surety relationship and bid disputes in Oregon. He is a member of several legal and industry organizations and currently plays an advisory role on the state bar construction law executive committee. Mr. Coles received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Washington and California.