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Daniel M. Drewry is a Partner with DSV, where he focuses his practice in the areas of construction law and labor and employment law.  Dan represents all participants in the construction industry, including public and private owners, general and prime contractors and subcontractors in all types of project delivery systems and performance and payment disputes, including project delays and impacts, constructive changes, and defaults, as well as contract drafting and negotiations.

Dan also chairs the DSV Labor and Employment Group and represents businesses in a variety of labor and employment law issues, including general employment counseling (including hiring, discipline, termination, handbook policies, employment contracts and restrictive covenants), wage and hour compliance, and traditional labor issues (including grievances, unfair labor practices, bannering and striking issues, and alter ego/successor liability).

Dan received his B.A. degree from Purdue University and his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., where he was on the University of Cincinnati Law Review and received the Ernest Karam Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.  Dan has spoken and written extensively on a variety of construction law and labor and employment law topics at the local and national level.   In addition to membership in local, state and national bar associations, Dan is an officer for the Construction and Surety Law Section of the Indiana State Bar Association and a Steering Committee Member of Division 4 Project Delivery for the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law.  Dan is also an active member in trade associations, including Indiana Subcontractors Association (ISA), Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Associated General Contractors (AGC) – including membership in the AGC Labor and Employment Council, Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF), Indiana Water Environmental Association (IWEA), and Construction Management Association of America – Indiana Chapter (CMAA).  Dan participated in the Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series V (2008) and was a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.  He has also been recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star in the Practice Area of Construction Litigation for 2010 through 2018. Dan also has an AV Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Chapter Co-Author, “Construction Subcontracting”, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, 2014

Co-Author & Lecturer, “Fundamentals of Construction Contracts in Indiana: Understanding the Issues”, Lorman Education Services, 2014

Lecturer, “The Devil is in the Details – Know Your Contracts”, “2014 Labor & Employment Regulatory Outlook”, Construction Advancement Foundation Workshop, 2014

Co-Author & Lecturer, “Indiana Common Construction Wage Act and the Federal Davis Bacon Act: Separating Myth from Reality”, Lorman Education Services, 2014

Author, “Failure to Give Claim Notices for Delays and Additional Costs – How Bad is it Really?” Indiana Construction Cites, ISBA Construction & Surety Law Section Newsletter, January 2014

Lecturer, “Key Contract Clauses – Navigating the Waters”, ABC Workshop, 2013

Lecturer, “What you Need to Know About Construction Law Before Signing that Contract” Construction Advancement Foundation Superintendent Academy, 2013

Lecturer, “Infrastructure: Civil Works Projects for Lawyers”, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry 2012 Regional Program (Indianapolis)

Lecturer, “Managing the Subcontractor Default”, CFMA/INCPAS Construction Conference, 2012

Lecturer, “Top 20 (and One) Ways to Find Yourself in a Lawsuit”, CMAA-Indiana Chapter, 2012

Lecturer, “How to Navigate Indiana Prevailing Wage Laws”, ABC-Tradesmen International, 2012

Co-Author, “Stay on Course in the Changing World of Claim Preclusion Clauses,” Under Construction, Newsletter of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, 2012

Lecturer, “Impact and Role of Collaboration in Project Delivery Systems”, CMAA-Indiana Chapter, 2010, CSI-Indy Chapter, 2011

Lecturer, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Division 4 Project Delivery Systems Breakfast, “Enforceability of Contractual Claim Preclusion Clauses – Where Are We in 2011”, Annual Meeting, 2011

Chapter Contributor, “The Annotated Construction Law Glossary”,  ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, 2010

Chapter Co-Author, “A Comparison of Standard Forms: The Design-Builder – A/E Contract”, The Design-Build Deskbook, 4th Edition, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, 2010

Author, “Loss of Productivity Caused by Learning Curves”, ISBA Construction & Surety Law Section Newsletter, 2010

Lecturer, “The Continued Emergence of BIM in the Construction Industry”, DBIA-Ohio Valley Region, 2009

Co-Author, “Drafting and Negotiating the “New” Key Contract Clauses”, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry 2009 Fall Meeting

Author & Lecturer, “The Evolution and Role of BIM in the Construction Process”,
Lorman Education Services, 2008

Author & Lecturer, “BIM: What is it and why does it matter?”, ABC Safety &
Education Summit, 2008

Author & Lecturer, “The New AIA 2007 Documents – From a Contractor’s Perspective”,
ABC-DSV Summer Construction Law Series, 2008

Author & Lecturer, “The Emerging Role of BIM in The Construction Industry – A Legal Perspective”, ABC-DSV Summer Construction Law Series, 2008

Co-Author, “Downstream Allocation of Concurrent Delay Damages,” Under Construction,
ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Newsletter
(Three-Part Series:  December 2007, March, 2008, June 2008)

Author, “Public Bidding: Standards, Bid Mistakes, Bid Protests”, ABC-DSV Construction
Law Seminar Series, 2007

Author & Lecturer, “Defective Plans and Specifications”, ABC-DSV Construction Law
Seminar Series, 2007

Author & Lecturer, “Construction Defects and Failures”, ABC-DSV Construction Law
Seminar Series, 2008

Contributing Author, Construction Law Issues and Legal News for the NUCA
of Indiana News, 2007-2008

Contributing Author, “Hard Hat Case Notes”, The Construction Lawyer, 2006

Co-Author, “Competitive Bidding in Indiana, Part One – Bid Mistakes: How and When
May A Bidder Be Released From His Bid?”, Indiana Construction Cites, ISBA
Construction & Surety Law Section Newsletter, 2006

Co-Author, “Competitive Bidding in Indiana, Part Two – Bid Protests: When May
an Unsuccessful Bidder Protest the Award?”, Indiana Construction Cites, ISBA
Construction & Surety Law Section Newsletter, 2006

Author & Lecturer, “Construction Delay Claims”, Lorman Education Services, 2006