Robert A. Prentice: Lawyer with Duane Morris LLP

Robert A. Prentice

Partner
Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone215 979 1130

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Practice Areas

  • Construction Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Contracts
  • Construction Arbitration
  • Construction Law
  • Energy Facility Siting
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Fidelity and Surety
  • Government Contracts
  • Trial Practice
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 215 979 1130
Fax: 215 689 3814
http://www.duanemorris.com/attorneys/robertaprentice.html
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1970; Harvard Law School, LL.M., 1977
 
Admitted1971, New York; 1976, Massachusetts; 1977, Pennsylvania; 1988, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; District of Columbia Court of Appeals; Supreme Court of the United States; Court of Appeals of the State of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; Supreme Court of Massachusetts
 
Memberships American Bar Association; Pennsylvania Bar Association; Philadelphia Bar Association (Chairman, Real Property Section; Former Chair, Construction Law Committee).

 
BornNashville, Tennessee, January 26, 1945
 
Biography

Robert A. Prentice has substantial experience in construction litigation, having represented contractors, subcontractors, owners, architects and sureties since 1977. In addition to litigation, arbitration, mediation, mini-trials and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, he advises clients in connection with the preparation of contract documents and related matters. Mr. Prentice is admitted to practice before numerous local and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

In addition to representing general contractors and construction managers, Mr. Prentice also is currently special counsel for construction-related issues for the Kennett School District, Unionville-Chadds Ford School District and the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Mr. Prentice's responsibilities for school districts and public contractors have encompassed all aspects of the construction process, including drafting architect agreements, drafting of construction contracts and bid packages, monitoring construction contract administration during construction, negotiating change orders, negotiating take-over agreements with sureties, interviewing and retaining completing contractors and handling post-construction arbitration and/or litigation.

Mr. Prentice has given seminars under the auspices of such organizations as the National Business Institute, Construction Education Management Corporation, Practising Law Institute, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and has written numerous articles for their publications. Mr. Prentice is a past chairman of the Real Property Section and of the Construction Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and a former trustee for Trinity College of Vermont.

Mr. Prentice is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. and is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and District of Columbia bar associations. He is listed in Who's Who in Practicing Attorneys and was named a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer" for 2004 through 2012. Mr. Prentice is a 1970 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, a graduate of Harvard Law School (LL.M., constitutional law) and a graduate of Middlebury College.

Experience

· Duane Morris LLP
- Chair, Construction Litigation Practice Group, 1999-2014
- Partner, 1999-present

· Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Partner, 1992-1999

· Hoyle Morris & Kerr, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Partner, 1986-1992

· Conrad, Kerr, Bloom, Hitchner & O'Brien, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Partner, 1982-1985

· Pepper Hamilton & Scheetz, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Associate, 1977-1982

· United States Army, Judge Advocate General Corps
- Active Reserve, September 1976 - September 1980
- Active Duty, February 1971 - September 1976

Professional Activities

· American Bar Association

· Pennsylvania Bar Association

· Philadelphia Bar Association
- Chairman, Real Property Section
-- Former Chair, Construction Law Committee

Honors and Awards

· Listed in The Best Lawyers in America

· Mentioned in the Construction Group's national practice group description in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2011-2012

· Listed in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009-2010

· Named a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer," 2004-2013

· Listed in Who's Who in Practicing Attorneys

· AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Civic and Charitable Activities

· Construction Law Advisor to Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership

Speaking Engagements

Selected Speaking Engagements

· Speaker, "Money Talks: Using Pennsylvania Law to Protect Your Rights to Payment," Construction Expo 2007, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, April 11-12, 2007

· Speaker, "Change Orders, Changed Conditions and Cardinal Changes: the Devil is in the Details!" Public Construction SuperConference, San Francisco, California, December 13, 2001

· Presenter, "Pennsylvania Law for Design Professionals," seminar sponsored by Lorman Educational Services, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 18, 2000, October 2, 2001, and October 30, 2002.

· Presenter, "Claim Prevention for design Professionals," seminar sponsored by Lorman Educational Services, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 21, 2002.

· Faculty Member, "The Ever Evolving Changes to the Mechanics' Lien Laws of Pennsylvania," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, November 1, 2007

· Panelist, "The Cost of Schedule Delays on Construction Projects and How to Avoid the War: A Sneak Peek of a Consensus DOCS Time-Extension Addendum," Construction SuperConference 2010, San Francisco, December 16, 2010

Publications

Selected Publications

· Co-author, "What's Next for Teaming Agreements After Cyberlock?" Duane Morris Alert, May 21, 2013

· Editor, Pennsylvania Construction Law: Getting Started, Getting Covered, Getting Paid, PBI Press, 2011

· Co-author, "When Is Defective Construction Work Sufficiently "Unsafe" for N.J. Statute of Repose's Protection of Defendants?," Duane Morris Alert, May 24, 2011

· Co-author, "Arbitration Is Exclusive Remedy for Displeased New-Home Warranty Claimants, per N.J. Appellate Division," Duane Morris Alert, May 24, 2011

· Co-author, "New Jersey Significantly Amends Construction Lien Law, Effective Immediately," Duane Morris Alert, January 31, 2011

· Co-author, "FAR Rules for Stimulus-Funded Contracts: Alert 5 - Federal Publication of Contract Actions," Duane Morris Alert, May 26, 2009

· Co-author, "FAR Rules for Stimulus Funded Contracts: Alert 4 - GAO and Inspector General Oversight," Duane Morris Alert, May 15, 2009

· Co-author, "Massachusetts Appeals Court Invalidates Mechanic's Liens Against Condo Common Areas," Duane Morris Alert, January 11, 2012

· Co-author, "FAR Rules for Stimulus Funded Contracts: Alert 3 - Enhanced Contractors' Internet-Quarterly-Reporting Requirements," Duane Morris Alert, May 14, 2009

· Co-author, "FAR Rules for Stimulus Funded Contracts: Alert 2 - Enhanced Whistleblower Protections," Duane Morris Alert, May 6, 2009

· Co-author, "FAR Rules for Stimulus Funded Contracts: Alert 1 - Buy-American Provisions," Duane Morris Alert, May 5, 2009

 
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