Mr. Jonathan Y. Yi

Mr. Jonathan Y. Yi: Attorney with Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Associate at Troutman Sanders LLP (582 Attorneys)
  • Bank of America Plaza, 600 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30308
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Jonathan represents clients involved in the development of large scale energy, industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities, from project inception and design and construction to closeout. He has represented clients in contested proceedings (both arbitration and litigation) involving enforcement of mechanic's liens, surety bonds, design and construction defects, and claims relating to scope changes, changes in regulations or law, and schedule delays and acceleration. A significant part of his practice involves providing legal and strategic advice to clients in the energy sector, including the owner of the first American nuclear power plant in 30 years and one of the largest industrial boiler manufacturers in the world.

He also counsels clients in government contracting matters, including bid protests and debarments, suspensions, and other legal actions brought by state and federal governments. As well, he regularly prepares and negotiates construction agreements for projects around the world tailored to fit the client's financial, organizational, and time constraints. Recent work includes preparation of EPC contracts, architect/engineer contracts, turnkey and incentive fee/target price arrangements, design/build contracts, guaranteed maximum price contracts, and multiple prime contracts, often in conjunction with venture/teaming agreements, letters of credit, and other forms of security.

Jonathan received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Ruth Wyatt Rosenson Scholar, and his bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Florida. Fluent in Korean, he is admitted to practice law in the states of Georgia, Florida, and New York.

Representative matters include:

· Counsel to one of the world's largest industrial boiler manufacturers in arbitration over the supply and construction of a coal-fired utility boiler and related equipment.

· Counsel to a large utility in construction and contract claim in connection with a multibillion-dollar nuclear plant project.

· Represented a HRSG power plant contractor in a dispute with the owner over cost overruns stemming from defective specifications, delays, disruption, lost productivity and differing site conditions.

· Drafted and negotiated a joint venture fast-track construction contract for the development of a 250 acre entertainment complex.

· Led briefing efforts in Equal Rights Ctr. v. Niles Bolton Assocs., 602 F.3d 597 (4th Cir. 2010) (owner may not pursue indemnity claims against the architect to recover compliance costs under the ADA and the FHA), cert. denied, 131 S.Ct. 504.


Co-author: "Rules for Surviving No Damages for Delay," CFMA Building Profits, May/June 2013.

Co-author: Chapter 24: Change Orders and Other Contract Modifications: Understanding, Documenting, and Demonstrating Extra Work Costs in Financial Management and Accounting for the Construction Industry (2012).

"Federal Contractor Liability After Project Completion," SCH Washington Seminar Papers, 2011.

"Emerging Trends in Construction Contracting," Commercial Real Estate Transactions, 2010.

"Avoiding Arbitration 3,000 Miles Away," Common Sense Contracting, Vol. 23, No.1, Spr. 2009.

"Effect of Disciplinary Determinations on Civil Suits," Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 81. No. 11, Dec. 2007.

Public Service

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Atlanta Bar Law School Outreach, Volunteer


· ABA Forum on Construction Industry

· ABA Military Pro Bono Project

· Atlanta Bar Association - Construction Section

· Korean American Bar Association

· University of Florida Alumni Association

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Construction
  • Energy & Energy-Related Practices

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
804-396-2295  Phone
(404) 855-3000  Phone
404.885.3900  Fax
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.A., summa cum laude, 2001
Law School Attended:
University of Chicago, J.D., 2004
Year of First Admission:
2006, Florida; 2008, Georgia; 2008, New York; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Birth Information:

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4.8/5.0 (8 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 06/29/14 in Construction Law

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