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Gibbons Director Robert MacPherson Appointed to American College of Construction Lawyers Board of Governors


March 21, 2017

Robert J. MacPherson, a Director in the Gibbons P.C. Business & Commercial Litigation Department, has been appointed by the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL) to serve a three-year term on the Board of Governors.

The ACCL Lawyers is an invited association of construction law practitioners, professors, and judges founded in 1989 that aims to improve and enhance the practice and understanding of construction law and positively promote lawyers as “friends of the project.” Mr. MacPherson has been practicing construction law exclusively since 1981, focusing his practice on drafting and negotiating contracts relating to construction projects and resolving, through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation, construction disputes. He regularly acts as a mediator and arbitrator and has served as lead counsel in various construction disputes. Mr. MacPherson has also negotiated construction contracts for owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. He has been involved in projects ranging from power plants and urban and suburban commercial projects to high-end residential construction.

Mr. MacPherson is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Master Mediator Panel for construction cases in the Northeast region. He is also former Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. He has been selected as the New Jersey “Lawyer of the Year” for 2016 in the Best Lawyers® Litigation – Construction category and has been listed in the most recent edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the same category.

About the ACCL
The ACCL includes lawyers from the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, and France who are found to have mastered the practice or the teaching of construction law and dispute resolution in the complex technical and legal fields pertaining to the built environment, whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, scholarship, professionalism, and collegiality, and who have demonstrated a commitment to “give back” to the construction industry.

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