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VINCENT W. KING
Attorney-At-Law

EMPLOYMENT

1996-Present. President, Vincent W. King, Professional Association. Practice concentrated in providing business counseling, contract negotiation, and international legal services to clients in the development and construction industry.

1997-Present. Of Counsel to Cohen & Lord, a P.C., a Professional Corporation, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. Cohen & Lord provides legal services to the construction industry throughout California. Contact: vking@cohen-lord.com.

2011-2015. Adjunct Professor (Community Faculty), International Business Law, Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis. Teach upper-level international business law course to undergraduates.

1989-1996. The Ellerbe Becket Company, Minneapolis. Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. Director, Ellerbe Becket Construction Services, Inc., 1994-1996. Primarily responsible for claims management, contract negotiations, and international legal matters. Established Tokyo, Frankfurt, Dublin, Amsterdam, Seoul, Jakarta, and Leeds (UK) offices, negotiated A/E and Design-Build agreements in US and worldwide for in-place construction totaling over $5 billion. Worked with London and U.S. brokers and underwriters in connection with international insurance program. Oversaw and negotiated contracts, claims, and business operations involving dozens of projects worldwide. Extensive mediation experience.

1983-1989. Fabyanske, Svoboda, Westra, Davis, & Hart, PA, St. Paul. Associate and Senior Associate. Represented contractors, owners, and A/Es in negotiating and litigating claims and contracts worldwide. Numerous "first-chair" jury trials, arbitration, and mediation hearings in matters ranging from $250,000 to $100 million.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, University of Minnesota, 1983.

Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum laude, St. John's University, 1980. Major: Philosophy; Minor: Government.

PROFESSIONAL

Construction Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association.

Admitted to practice in Minnesota State and Federal Courts, 1983.

Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, Construction Law, ADR, and International Business Law Sections; American Bar Association, International Public Construction Committee, Central and Eastern European Law Initiative (past member).

Author, "A Survey Of Certain Legal Issues Relating To Real Estate Investment In The People’s Republic Of China," China Business Colloquium, 2005; "California Law For Design Professionals," Lorman Education Services, 2003; Marketing Case Studies: An American Lawyer's Perspective, First International Construction Marketing Conference, University of Leeds (Leeds, United Kingdom, 1998); The Latham Report: An American Perspective, CIB Working Commission 65 Organisation and Management of Construction Symposium, Conseil International du Bâtiment (London, E&FN Spon, 1996);The Price of Success: Practical Case Studies, Growing Global, Canadian Bar Association Construction Law Section and ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry (Vancouver, 1995).

Co-Author, "Professional Liability in Design and Construction Contracts," National Business Institute, 2008; "Minnesota Construction Law: What Do You Do When...?", National Business Institute, 2000; "Minnesota Law For Design Professionals," Lorman Education Services, 2000; "Construction Claims Under Minnesota Law, Cambridge Institute, 1998, 350pp.; Architect/Engineer Liability Under Minnesota Law, Cambridge Institute, 1992, 250pp.; numerous other pamphlets and briefing papers presented at seminars for local trade groups.

Contributing Author, Analysis of the Law of the Republic of Belarus on Foreign Concessions, American Bar Association, CEELI, 1993; Convention Centers and Sports Arenas, The Construction Project Formbook, John Wiley & Sons, (1994).

Lecturer, "Professional Liability in Design and Construction Contracts"(Minneapolis, 2008); "AIA Contracts," (Minneapolis, 2007, 2008, 2010); "Chinese Real Estate," (Minneapolis, 2005); "International Joint Ventures" (Qingdao, China 2004); "California Law For Design Professionals" (Los Angeles, 2001-03); "Minnesota Law For Design Professionals" (Minneapolis, 2000-03); "Minnesota Construction Law: What Do You Do When...?" (Minneapolis, 2000); First International Construction Marketing Conference, University of Leeds (Leeds, United Kingdom, 1998); "International Construction," Minnesota Law & Politics Construction Law Seminar (Minneapolis, 1998); Conseil International du Bâtiment, Working Commission 65, Organisation & Management of Construction Symposium (Glasgow, 1996); Canadian Bar Association / American Bar Association Symposium, "Growing Global" (Vancouver, 1995); Minnesota State Bar Association Construction Law Symposium, "Design - Build and the Public Sector," 1994; Society of American Military Engineers / American Society of Civil Engineers Minnesota Section Joint Meeting, "Why A/Es Can't Sleep At Night," 1994; Construction Claims Under Minnesota Law and A/E Liability Under Minnesota Law, 1988-present; Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute, 1992; Minnesota AGC and Minnesota ABC, 1985-89; Minnesota Department of Transportation MBE/WBE Contractor Training Seminars, 1984-87; Ellerbe Becket Professional Liability Seminars, 1989-96.

Volunteer Attorney, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, 1983 - 2010. 

 


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