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Andrew O. Gay

Andrew O. Gay

Associate

Overview

Andrew Gay represents construction industry clients including project owners and developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. His practice focuses on litigation, and his significant experience includes all aspects of discovery, drafting and arguing motions, taking and defending depositions, and serving as first or second chair in mediations, arbitrations, and trials. Andrew handles a wide range of issues that arise in the construction industry, such as breach of contract, payment, and scope of work disputes, payment bond claims, claims for additional time and money, perfecting and enforcing mechanics’ liens, and contract negotiation.

Andrew’s career has always focused on the construction industry. Before law school, he worked as a project manager for one of America’s largest, privately-held real estate companies, managing commercial construction projects in Florida. Before entering private practice, Andrew served as associate general counsel for one of Virginia’s largest general contractors. Andrew then worked as an associate attorney in private practice, primarily handling construction law and litigation matters. His significant industry experience allows him to better understand the business decisions each construction client must make when faced with disputes and litigation. 

Experience

  • Represented general contractor, as second chair, in claims against the owner for defective construction plans. Obtained settlement weeks before arbitration.
  • Presented oral argument in opposition to defendants’ demurrer and plea in bar concerning, in part, the extension of the statute of limitations on an oral contract. Obtained ruling from the bench denying defendants’ motions.
  • Second chaired bench trial defending general contractor from subcontractor change order claims and mechanic’s liens. Obtained defense verdict.
  • Represented multiple general contractors and subcontractors in the preparation, perfection, and enforcement of mechanic’s liens.
  • Represented general contractor in contract claims on several state DOT design/build and unit price contracts.
  • Represented general contractor in Virginia state contractor license investigation.
  • Presented oral argument in opposition to defendants’ motion to quash foreign judgment. Obtained ruling from the bench denying defendants’ motion.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Construction Law Section
  • Virginia State Bar
    • Construction Law & Public Contracts Section, Past Member of the Board of Governors, 2018.
  • Personnel Committee Member, Cave Spring Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA 2017 – 2018
  • Barrister Book Buddies, Morningside Elementary School, Roanoke, VA 2016-2017
  • Rule of Law Project, Dunbar Middle School, Lynchburg, VA 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • "Risk Management in Construction Contracts," Associated General Contractors (AGC) Young Construction Leaders, Richmond, VA (2018)
  • "From Project Manager To Attorney At Law: Things I Wish I Knew When I Managed Construction Projects," Brown Edwards' 2017 Annual Central Virginia Construction Conference, Charlottesville, VA (2017)
  • "From Project Manager To Attorney At Law: Things I Wish I Knew When I Managed Construction Projects," Brown Edwards' 2017 Annual Central Virginia Construction Conference, Bristol, VA (2017)
  • "ESI Competence - A Rumsfeldian Approach to Ethical E-Discovery," Old School, Meet New Tech - CLE Seminar, Roanoke, VA (2017)
  • "Doing Business Together - Ten Things to Consider Before You Sign," Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) Annual Meeting, Hot Springs, VA (2017)
  • "Intricacies of Construction Schedules and Claims," Gentry Locke and Delta Consulting, Lynchburg, VA (2017)
  • "Risk Management in Construction Contracts," Associated General Contractors (AGC) Young Construction Leaders, Lynchburg, VA (2017)
Education
  • Liberty University School of Law (J.D., 2014)
  • Everglades University (B.S. in Construction Management, 2010)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • Virginia
Board Certifications
  • 30 Hour General Industry Safety Training Certification
Court Admissions
  • Florida State Courts
  • Virginia State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

Background

  • Associate, Gentry Locke, Roanoke, VA (2016-2018)
  • Associate General Counsel, English Construction Company, Inc., Lynchburg, VA (2014-2015)
Industries

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