Christopher L. McCloskey

Partner

Biography

Chris McCloskey focuses his practice on construction-related contracting and disputes, as well as general business and litigation. He is experienced in researching and drafting motions for construction lawsuits, reviewing construction contracts, construction claims, change orders, purchase orders, project analysis, mechanic's liens, bid strategy and project coordination. Chris is a former staff attorney to Judge Nodine Miller of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, where he drafted legal opinions and managed the court’s civil docket. In addition, he worked as a district engineer for Economy Forms Company, designing steel systems to form concrete structures.

Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, “Real Property Issues for Schools,” BASA School Facilities Conference, March 2016
  • Speaker, “Bidding, Purchasing and Contracting,” Ohio Municipal League Newly Elected Counsel Seminar, February 2016
  • Speaker, “Specific Claims – Lien & Bond Claims and Errors & Omissions,” 13th Annual Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, November 2015
  • Speaker, “Evaluating and Documenting the Bid Review Process, Bidder Protests and Litigation,” 7th Annual Selecting Project Delivery Models and Bidding for Public Construction Contracts in Ohio, May 2015
  • Speaker, "School Construction Issues and Claims," BASA School Facilities and Safety Conference, March 2015
  • Speaker, "Third Party Claims - Mechanic's Liens; and Owner Claims: Addressing Defective Work," 12th Annual Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, November 2014
  • Speaker, "Payment and Performance Surety Bonds in Construction Projects: Perspectives of Owners, Contractors and Sureties," Strafford Publications Webinar, August 2014
  • Speaker, "Evaluating and Documenting the Bid Review Process, Bidder Protests and Litigation," 6th Annual Selecting Project Delivery Models and Bidding for Public Construction Contracts in Ohio, May 2014
  • Speaker, "Third Party Claims: Mechanic's Liens," 11th Annual Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, November 2013
  • Speaker, "Bidding for Public Construction Contracts," 5th Annual Selecting Project Delivery Models and Bidding for Public Construction Contracts in Ohio, May 2013
  • Speaker, "The Importance of Having the Right Front End Documents," 10th Annual Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, November 2012
  • Speaker, 4th Ohio Construction Contract Bidding Seminar, 2012
  • Speaker, "Addressing Defective Work," 9th Annual Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, November 2011
  • Speaker, 3rd Ohio Construction Contract Bidding Seminar, 2011
  • Speaker, "Roof and Wall Systems: Sealing Your Building Envelope,” June 2010
  • Speaker, "Common Construction Issues During and After Completion of an OSFC Project," BASA A-Z Conference, June 2010
  • Speaker, “Bidding, Contractor Selection, Contracts, and Mechanic’s Liens,” CCAO/CEAO Annual Winter Conference, December 2009
  • Speaker, “Bidding and Contractor Selection,” 7th Annual Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, November 2009
  • Speaker, “Notice of Commencement, Notice of Furnishings, and Notice of Claim Against Funds – The Public Lien Process,” BASA School Facilities Conference, March 2009
  • Speaker, “Owners & Architects – Be Diligent in Reviewing Pay Applications,” December, 2008
  • Speaker, “Bidder Protests and Litigation – Pre-Suit Meeting (formal or informal) Strategies and Tactics – Case Study,” Bidding for Public Construction Contracts – Getting Good Contractors, February 2009
  • Speaker, "Owners & Architects – Be Diligent in Reviewing Pay Applications,” December 2008
  • Speaker, “Claims, Accidents, and Mishaps – When are the Design Professional and Construction Manager Liable?” 6th Annual Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, November 2008
  • Speaker, “Thru-Wall Flashing,” Bricker Construction Best Ideas Lunch Series, June 2008
  • Speaker, “Roofing Issues – How to Avoid Them and What to Do if They Happen,” BASA School Facilities Conference, May 2008
  • Speaker, "Standard One-Year Warranty: Fact or Fiction?” April 2008
  • Speaker, “Hiring a Design Professional,” County Construction & Finance Program, March 2008
  • Speaker, “Hiring a Design Professional,” Bricker Construction Best Ideas Lunch Series, December 2007
  • Speaker, “Design Professional’s Standard of Care,” 5th Annual Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, November 2007
  • Speaker, “Roofing and Wall Systems,” BASA School Facilities Conference, May 2007
  • Speaker, “How to Get Your Project Started,” Bricker Best Ideas Full Day Roofing Program, February 2007
  • Speaker, “How To Get a Roof That Works (the First Time) – Getting the Right People on Your Bus in the Right Seats,” September 2006
  • Speaker, “Handling Construction Claims & Dispute Resolutions,” University of Phoenix Municipal Construction & Finance Program, April 2006
  • Speaker, “Financing and Bonding Issues for Contractors,” Builder’s Exchange of Central Ohio, annually in November
  • Speaker, “Ethics/Professional Responsibility,” Capital University, annually in April
  • Speaker, “Contracting 101,” Builder’s Exchange of Central Ohio, annually in January
  • Author, "Lien on Me," Columbus Bar Association Bar Briefs
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Member, American Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association; Florida Bar Association
  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2000; State of Florida, 2002; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2002
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Construction Law), 2018
  • Recognized, ChambersUSA, Construction with a Band 4 ranking, 2015-2016
Education
  • Capital University (J.D., 2000); Staff member and executive research editor, Capital University Law Review; Member, Order of the Curia
  • The Ohio State University (B.S., civil engineering, 1996)
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