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   3Margery NewmanChicago(312) 327-0041mnewman@bdlfirm.commnewman@bdlfirm.comBryce Downey & Lenkov LLCwww.bdlfirm.comwww.bdlfirm.comnewmanmargery.jpgConstruction Law
Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
200 N LaSalle St Ste 2700
Chicago IL 60601
Ph.(312) 327-0041 Fx.(312) 377-1502Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:
Construction Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Margery Newman concentrates her practice in construction law including complex construction litigation in both the private and public sectors, and related business litigation. Margery’s clients are primarily owners, general contractors, specialty trade contractors and disadvantaged business enterprises. She places particular emphasis in client counseling on the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts, mechanics’ lien claims and foreclosure actions, construction defects and DBE certification and compliance.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1983
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1983
7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1987

Year of Birth:  1947

Law School:  John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1983
Law School Honors/Involvement:  With high distinction; John Marshall Law Review

Graduate School: Roosevelt University, M.A., 1973

Undergraduate School:  Brooklyn College, B.A., 1969

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Association of Subcontractors & Affiliates – ASA Chicago
  Government Relations Committee
  Professional Council
Chicago Bar Association
  Real Property Committee
  Construction Issues Committee
  Mechanics’ Liens Committee
  Real Estate Litigation Committee
Great Lakes Construction Association
  Government Affairs Committee
  Education Committee
Illinois State Bar Association
  Construction Law Section Council
  Real Estate Law Section Council
National Association of Women in Construction – O’Hare Suburban Chapter Society Of Illinois Construction Lawyers Women Construction Owners and Executives
  Chicago Caucus   National Association

Teaching Experience:
John Marshall Law School
  Construction Law – Adjunct Professor

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Super Lawyers, 2007-present
Leading Lawyers, Law Bulletin Media, 2003-present

Published Legal Writing:  
"Negotiating Subcontracts," Construction Law: Transactional Considerations, IICLE Publication

"Mechanics Lien Forms," 2014

"Construction Contracts," Illinois Construction Law Manual, West Publications

"Forms We Advocate When Representing The Subcontractor," 2004

"Mechanics Lien Forms," 2002/04

"Minority/Women's/Disadvantaged Businesses," 1999

"Affirmative Action and The Construction Industry," 1996

"Impermissible Reverse Discrimination v. Allowable Affirmative Action, The Supreme Court Upholds Racial Classifications," 1981

"Liens And Other Security Interests: Money, Money, Money - Who Gets The Money?"

"The Minority Business Enterprise/Joint Venture - Reality v. Fiction"

"Affirmative Action Issues Important For the Construction Industry""Affirmative Action Programs and Bid Protests - When Is An Apparent Low Bidder At Risk?"

"False Claims and Whistleblowers"

Legal Lectures:  
Guest speaker, Construction Super-Conference on Subcontractor’s Rights and Affirmative Action Programs

Frequent speaker at Construction Trade Associations with emphasis on Construction Law

4th Biennial Construction Law Institute, University of Kentucky College of Law on Problem Clauses in Construction Contracts

American Bar Association Forum Committee on the Construction Industry on Minority and Women Joint Ventures with Majority Contractors

Builders Association of Greater Chicago on Section 5 Sworn Statements and Pre-Lien Considerations

11th Annual National Minority & Women Business/Equal Employment Opportunity/Contract Compliance Conference

American Bar Association Forum Committee on the Construction Industry on Liquidating Agreements, Pass-Throughs and False Claims

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