CHARLOTTE, NC – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Andrew S. Culicerto has rejoined the firm as head of the Charlotte Construction Law practice group.
“We could not be more thrilled to have Andy return to Shumaker,” said Charlotte Managing Partner Steven Meckler. “Andy is a preeminent construction lawyer in Charlotte and we and our clients are ecstatic that he has agreed to lead our Carolinas Construction Law Practice. Having practiced at Shumaker for nearly 15 years prior to joining a firm client, and prominent construction firm, as general counsel, there is nobody that understands the intersection of the business and legal needs of a construction based company better than Andy.”
Andy represents clients in the areas of construction litigation, complex commercial litigation, contract drafting/negotiations, OSHA, arbitration, and general litigation. He is licensed in both North and South Carolina, and devotes a significant portion of his practice to construction litigation and general business disputes.
Andy's experience as both general counsel and outside counsel has allowed him to develop a well-rounded approach when faced with difficult legal issues. This extensive construction knowledge has allowed him to work with general contractors, owners, developers, subcontractors, suppliers, and sureties during every stage of the construction process. Known to be aggressive, yet fair if settlement best serves his clients, Andy has litigated and advised on planned community construction litigation, multi-party construction claims, government contracts, subgrade and foundation failures, bid disputes, licensing, CPM scheduling, delay, acceleration and inefficiency claims, envelope failures leading to water intrusion, solar energy procurement and delivery, and lien claims.
Andy has been active in the Construction Law Section of the North Carolina and South Carolina Bar Associations. He is an active member in multiple construction trade organizations throughout the Carolinas and is a past member of the Carolinas AGC Board of Directors. Andy has long shared his experience with colleagues and clients by frequently lecturing and publishing on various construction law topics.
Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 260 lawyers and seven offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services. Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.