John Hanson

Partner

Representative Experience

Commercial Disputes – Commercial Disputes – Initiated a breach of contract action against municipality regarding management of city owned country club property; represented a real estate development company in challenge to a public-private redevelopment project for construction of commercial property and parking garage; defended a software development firm in false claim/qui tam action dealing with a multi-million dollar penalty and possible debarment from future government contracts; brought action against disloyal former employees for enforcement of non-compete agreements and for damages; represented a government contractor in suit against state agency and former employee for theft of trade secrets and breach of contract; assisted a national real estate development company in eminent domain and breach of contract proceeding against utility regarding operation of golf course; successfully defended federal contractor against claims under false claims act.

Construction – Defended a general contractor in multi-district federal class action litigation involving property damage and personal injury claims related to installation of Chinese drywall in high-rise condominium project; successfully represented a subcontractor in product and construction defect action involving multi-million dollar oceanfront property; successfully represented property owner in claims against subcontractor resulting from water damage to oceanfront house; defended developer/property owner in action related to construction defects alleged by subsequent purchaser of multi-million dollar beach house.

Publications, Presentations and Professional Activities

  • How To Contest a Construction Defect Claim, Construction Business Owner (July 2011)
  • From Judgment to Lien, Florida Homebuilder Magazine (Jan-Feb 2009)
  • Instructor of General Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Learning and Memory, Physiological Psychology at College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, VA); Washington University in St. Louis; Jefferson College (Hillsboro, MO); and Duke University (Durham, NC)

Recognition and Awards

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC)
  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell

 

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