Andrew (Drew) Chisholm’s practice emphasizes business litigation, construction law, and insurance recovery. His legal experience and academic background provide him with the skills to handle a wide range of business matters. In his more than two decades of practice, he has litigated a variety of business disputes, ranging from construction, negotiable instruments, insurance coverage, real property, employment, defamation, non-compete, foreclosures, to business dissolutions. Clients benefit from his energetic, innovative, and effective approach.
Can you name any skills or personality traits that you think are needed in your kind of practice that might differ from other practices?
I am organized, prepared and flexible. In law, you need to be extremely organized and prepared. Also, you need to be flexible in the legal positions you initially take to advance your client's interests, because new facts often surface later that are outcome determinative.
What do you like about your work?
The most fulfilling part of my work is winning a case and sending my client the funds recovered in the lawsuit.
What skills and experiences have you acquired that make you comfortable and qualified in your practice?
After completing my undergraduate degree in Business and before law school, I worked for about four years for a company. During this full-time employment, I obtained a Master's in Business, while attending night school. The foregoing experience provided me a deep business background and reinforced the principles of hard work.
In five sentences or less, will you explain something to me that is complicated, but you know well?
Perfecting a lien or a claim on a bond/retainage on construction project presents many potential pitfalls. The type of notice to provide, when to do so, and how to ultimately file a lien or make a claim on the bond/retainage depends upon many factors. These include: a) the role the claimant served on the project – whether it be a professional service provider, laborer, supplier, subcontractor, or general contractor, and b) the type of project – whether it is a commercial, new residential, residential remodel, state public works, or a federal project.