Fabyanske Welcomes New Shareholder

Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A. welcomes its newest shareholder, Robert Smith.  Robert, a graduate of Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) and the University of Minnesota Law School, has over 20 years of experience as an attorney, almost all of which has been exclusively devoted to construction law.  He comes to the firm after spending the past seven years at PCL Construction Enterprises, where he oversaw all legal matters involving PCL’s commercial buildings operations in the U.S.  Robert is a former chair of the MSBA Construction Section, was previously a shareholder at Leonard, Street and Deinard, P.A., and also served as Associate General Counsel at Life Time Fitness.

Jesse Orman and Dean Thomson presenting at the Minnesota State Bar Association Office

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Jesse Orman and Dean Thomson will be giving a presentation to the Minnesota State Bar Association Section on Construction Law entitled “Inside the Black Box – Survey Results Revealing the Preferences and Practices of Construction Arbitrators”.

The program starts at noon at the MSBA offices in City Center, Minneapolis, and visitors are welcome. The presenters conducted a survey of construction arbitrators across the nation and received approximately 230 replies.  The survey responses reveal the practices of construction arbitrators in allowing discovery and dispositive motions and conducting hearings.  The respondents also described what they thought were persuasive and unpersuasive advocacy techniques.

For more information, please visit the MSBA website here.