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Tarik M. Kershah

Tarik Kershah is an attorney in Bricker & Eckler’s Construction group and is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Illinois. Tarik represents public and private sector owners in all phases of the construction process beginning with project delivery model selection through dispute resolution and litigation. Tarik has represented hospitals, libraries, school districts, cities, villages, and other political subdivisions, along with private entities such as commercial developers, private clubs, and condominium associations. His work includes negotiating and drafting contracts setting forth the rights and responsibilities of the various parties to complex construction projects. He also counsels clients on contract administration, risk management, and dispute avoidance. Tarik has significant experience preparing and responding to claims in support of time and price adjustments to contracts. Tarik has successfully mediated and litigated large complex, multi-party construction disputes including appellate work.

Before joining Bricker & Eckler in 2013, Tarik spent several years (2008-2013) as an associate attorney for a Chicago-based real estate and construction law firm. In addition to his construction experience, Tarik has represented businesses in a variety of commercial litigation and real estate matters.

Tarik previously served as an extern for the Honorable Michael H. Watson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Presentations & Published Works

  • Speaker, "Bidding Requirements for Public Construction Contracts and Other Procurement Options - An Overview," 11th Annual Selecting Project Delivery Methods & Bidding Public Construction Contracts, May 2019
  • Speaker, "Specific Claims - Defective and Nonconforming Work," 16th Annual Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, October 2018
  • Speaker, "Bidding Requirements for Public Construction Contracts and Other Procurement Options - An Overview," 10th Annual Selecting Project Delivery Methods & Bidding Public Construction Contracts, May 2018
  • Speaker, "Specific Claims - Defective and Nonconforming Work," 15th Annual Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, October 2017
  • Speaker, "Bidding Requirements for Public Construction Contracts and Other Procurement Options - An Overview," 9th Annual Selecting Project Delivery Methods & Bidding Public Construction Contracts, May 2017
  • Speaker, "Specific Claims - Defective and Nonconforming Work," 14th Annual Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, November 2016
  • Speaker, "Bidding Requirements for Public Construction Contracts and Other Procurement Options - An Overview," 8th Annual Selecting Project Delivery Methods & Bidding Public Construction Contracts, May 2016
  • Speaker, “Specific Claims – Defective and Nonconforming Work,” 13th Annual Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, November 2015
  • Speaker, “Dispute Resolution,” 13th Annual Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, November 2015
  • Speaker, “Overview of Bidding for Public Construction Contracts and Other Procurement Options,” 7th Annual Selecting Project Delivery Models and Bidding for Public Construction Contracts in Ohio, May 2015
  • Speaker, "Electrical Construction Legal Issues," The Adequate Wiring Committee of The Miami Valley Seminar, January 2015
  • Speaker, "Owner Claims: Addressing Defective Work," Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, November 2014
  • Speaker, "Using Mediation to Resolve a Construction Dispute," Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, November 2014
  • Speaker, "Overview of Bidding for Public Construction Contracts," 6th Annual Selecting Project Delivery Models and Bidding for Public Construction Contracts in Ohio Seminar, May 2014
  • Speaker, “Construction Problems: Change Orders, Claims, and Mechanics’ Liens,” BASA School Facilities Conference, March 2014
  • Speaker, “Owners Claims: Addressing Defective Work,” Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, November 2013
  • Speaker, “Construction Contracting 101,” The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio, September 2013

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, State of Ohio; State of Illinois
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio

Education

  • Capital University (J.D., cum laude, 2007); Order of the Curia; Trustee’s Merit Scholarship
  • Ohio University (B.B.A., finance and management information systems, 2002)