The Construction Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association is planning to publish a Construction Law Deskbook for Washington state lawyers who practice in that field. There is currently no comprehensive or up-to- date resource and the Section’s publication will fill that void. SGFS Senior Counsel Robert Olson has been chosen to be an integral part of that effort. He is on the editorial and planning committee for the Deskbook and will author a chapter on “Payment” that will cover state laws and contract provisions dealing with that important subject. He is also monitoring the writing of a chapter on “Surety Bonds” and will be the peer reviewer of that chapter. The Section hopes to publish the Deskbook in time for its next annual construction law seminar in June, 2017.
Mr. Olson will also be representing the Section at a seminar to be presented on November 4, 2016 in Vancouver, WA in conjunction with the Oregon State Bar Association. He will be presenting a talk and paper on Payment and Retainage Laws and Issues in Washington.
Mr. Olson is a long-time member of the Construction Law Section. He served as chair of the Section during 2006-07 and has been a speaker at many of the Section’s annual seminars. He continues to serve as an ex-officio member of the governing Council and for the last three years has organized the Section’s highly successful annual dinner meeting and CLE.
Bob Olson has been practicing construction law in Washington State for over 35 years and is well versed in all phases of business and construction disputes. When he’s not practicing law, he is often riding his bike, playing some sport or traveling with his family. Click here to get in touch with him today.