Kerry Kester, has practiced law with Woods & Aitken LLP since 1981 focusing on construction contracting, construction dispute resolution, and counseling of construction contractors, owners, subcontractors, sureties, and suppliers. Kerry’s experience includes claims and dispute avoidance, lien and bond claims, contract negotiations, surety disputes, and project management. It also includes mediation, arbitration, and appeals before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and the federal boards of contract appeals. He has handled disputes on local, state and federal projects as well as on private projects. Kerry is involved in professional and industry organizations and is a frequent speaker and author on construction related topics. He is a past member of the Governing Committee of the ABA’s Forum on Construction Law and is the past Chair of the Project Delivery Division (4) of the Forum.