Ms. Greenwald is the founder and managing member of Construction Dispute Solutions, PLLC. She has more than 38 years of experience as a lawyer and business executive in the construction industry. Since 2010, Ms. Greenwald has directed her energies to the creation of practical, cost-effective solutions for resolving construction and commercial disputes.
Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers
Member: American Arbitration Association Construction Industry and Commercial Panel of Arbitrators
Member: American Arbitration Association Construction Mediation Panel
Member: FINRA Roster of Arbitrators
ABA Forum on Construction Law, Division 4 (Project Delivery and Construction Technology) Steering Committee, Liaison, Special Committee on Education and Programs
ABA Dispute Resolution Section Leadership Council, Chair - Membership Committee (2014-2016)
Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator (GDC) and Certified Meditation Instructor (2012-2015)
Co-chair, Fairfax County Bar Association ADR Section (2013-2014)
Ms. Greenwald has experience with contracts and disputes involving construction projects from nuclear power plants to single-family homes, ranging in value from $5 billion to $25,000. As a design-build company executive, she has practical experience with all aspects of the construction business, including licensing and regulation, design and estimating, bidding and contract drafting, scheduling, financing, and insurance as well as related areas, including corporate law and employment law. As an attorney, she has experience representing the interests of all players, including contractors, owners, architects, engineers, employees, subcontractors, suppliers, insurers and financing institutions.
Harvard Law School (JD, cum laude-1981); Brown University (Sc.B, magna cum laude-1978).
BIM, Blockchain and Smart Contracts – ABA Forum on Construction Law Plenary Session, Midwinter Meeting, January 23, 2020
Protocols for Best Practices in Project Communication – ABA Forum on Construction Law Luncheon Presentation, Midwinter Meeting, January 23, 2020
Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders of the AEC Industry, High Profile, December 23, 2019.
Keynote Speaker, Bald Hill Builders Training Retreat, September 16, 2019
Developing a Culture of Communication – Guest Lecturer, University of Connecticut School of Engineering, Principles in Construction II, April 17, 2019
Technology in Construction Contracts: Current Best Practices and Future Challenges, Panelist – ABA Forum on Construction Law Webinar, December 13, 2018
Digital Due Diligence: Ensuring Your Construction Contract Doesn't Set You Up for Technology Heartache, Panelist – ENR Webinar, February 7, 2018
The Future of the Design and Construction Industry: Construction Industry Conversations, Construction Institute (2018) co-editor.
The 2017 A201 Deskbook, American Bar Association (2017) contributing author (Chapter 13).
Eat the Frog First: Using Damages as an Effective Tool for Dispute Resolution, presented at the 18th Annual Spring Conference of the ABA Dispute Resolution
Section, April 7, 2016, NY, NY
Effective Arbitration Management: Addressing Damages Early, Ludington and Greenwald, JAMS Global Construction Solutions, Spring, 2016,
Mediating Discovery Disputes: When “Meet and Confer” Alone is not Enough, Nancy Greenwald & Marian Riedy, Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 17, No. 2 2016
“Planning for Conflict: What Business Leaders and Lawyers Need to Know About Dispute Resolution and Dispute Related Contract Clauses” panelist, a CLE presentation of the Fairfax Bar Association Dispute Resolution and Business Law Sections, Section Reston, Virginia, October 14, 2015
(A complete list of publications and presentations is available on LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/nancy-wiegers-greenwald-8520b147)
Working with its National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee (NCDRC), the AAA created new Supplementary Rules for Fixed Time and Cost Construction Arbitration that will allow parties to calculate the maximum time to complete the arbitration, the number of hearing days, and the arbitrator costs. Learn more on the AAA website: http://go.adr.org/FixedTimeandCost