Mike Chapman has over thirty years of experience in litigation, contract disputes, construction claims, arbitration and mediation.
A founding Director and Past Chair of the Construction Law Committee of the Atlanta Bar Association, Mike has worked on legal disputes involving all phases of the construction industry including airports, bridges, reinforced concrete, structural steel, residential, multi-family, high-rise construction, parking structures, swimming pools, roofing, energy co-generation facilities, excavation, glass, brick, stone work, EIFS, stucco, paving, foundations, water drainage, earth walls, retaining walls, scheduling and delays, erosion and sedimentation control, electrical, mechanical, mold disputes, OSHA, building code violations, condemnation and inverse condemnation, zoning, and related issues.
In addition, he has handled plaintiff claims for casualty losses on fire and commercial general liability insurance policies, real estate disputes, employment covenant disputes, non-complete agreements, conflicts between partners in dissolving businesses and website development disputes. He has negotiated home buy-back agreements on two occasions for families who purchased seriously defective homes.
Mike has negotiated complex construction contracts for an international baggage handling contractor for airport projects across the United States. In addition, Mike has has provided legal counsel for a variety of business and real property transactions, including commercial ground leases, title disputes and settlement of estates.
Mike serves as outside counsel to a major apartment developer with properties in Georgia, Florida and Texas.
He has presented seminars on construction claims, mechanics’ liens and surety bonds for the Cambridge Institute. He has extensive experience with mechanics’ lien disputes and has represented sureties, principals and obligees in a wide variety of performance and payment bond disputes. He has served as counsel for the plaintiff on suits on guaranty agreements as well as defending parties who have been sued on general agreements of indemnity issued to surety companies. He has represented sureties in liquidation and as well as subrogation proceedings for performing sureties.
Mike has served both as an advocate and an arbitrator on numerous disputes before the American Arbitration Association and has tried many judge and jury trials to a verdict in both state and federal courts. He has resolved hundreds of cases through the use of mediation, including pre-suit mediation.
Mike has been rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ for over 20 years.
An Eagle Scout, Mike has served for many years as a commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America.
Mike obtained his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1979. While in law school he was a member of the National Moot Court team. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Kentucky where he graduated With High Distinction in the University Honors Program. He was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society in 1975.
Michael L. Chapman, P.C.
4200 Northside Parkway
Building One, Suite 200
Atlanta, Georgia 30327
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