Address | 970 Logan Street, Suite 100, Noblesville, IN 46060
Phone | 317-983-6840
Theresa is an architect and attorney. Theresa has twenty years of combined experience in the design and construction law industries. As an attorney, Theresa advises those who develop, design or construct. Theresa is also listed on the roster of construction law arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association.
Prior to her legal career, Theresa obtained her architectural license in the State of Indiana. With the purpose of serving the legal needs of the construction community, Theresa attended law school in the evening while working full-time as an architect.
Theresa is well versed in contract drafting and negotiations for contractors, designers, private owners and public entities (including townships and school corporations) utilizing The American Institute of Architects and other construction industry standard form contracts.
Theresa’s construction and real estate litigation practice includes professional errors and omissions claims involving architects and engineers (including surveyor, mechanical, HVAC and structural matters); defective workmanship claims; concealed, differing site condition and extra work claims; delay and impact claims; surety bond disputes; payment claims; mold litigation; public bidding disputes building code violations; contractor default issues; takeover agreement negotiations; development impact fee and plat approval matters; mechanic’s liens; environmental contamination claims; products liability claims; breach of warranty and UCC claims and other construction, real estate and design related disputes.
Theresa's commercial litigation experience includes failed business transactions and acquisitions, mortgage fraud, director/officer claims and shareholder/ownership disputes, insurance coverage disputes (including environmental contamination and construction defect issues) along with appellate work, including matters involving judicial review of administrative decisions pending in District Court. Theresa’s litigation experience includes jury trial and bench trial defense verdicts.
2010 - present
Theresa has spoken and published articles on a wide variety of construction law subjects relating to understanding and avoiding legal risks, the law of engineering malpractice, professional conduct of engineers, professional liability insurance, construction law and ethics. Theresa also co-authored the Indiana chapter of a Fifty State Compendium of Construction Law Issues (2008, 2009) and is currently slated to co-author chapters in two different books for the American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry. The first book deals with Subcontracting and the second with Green Construction.
PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
2010 - present
INDIANA UNIVERSITY ROBERT H. McKINNEY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctorate, Dec. 1999
BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, 1993