Atlanta
Georgia

Atlanta GEORGIA

ABOUT Joseph J. Dinardo

Joseph J. Dinardo is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Smith, Currie & Hancock. Joe’s practice focuses mainly on construction disputes, lien prosecution and defense, contracts, commercial litigation, labor law, and collections. In recent years, Joe has developed a niche practice working with clients to enforce judgments and recover money through the process of garnishment and seizure. Joe has presented and/or hosted seminars on shop drawings, accelerations and delays, collections, federal governmental contracting, and P3’s before various trade organizations and seminar companies.

Joe graduated from Emory University School of Law (LL.M. Degree in International Business Transactions, 2000); Central European University (Semester Abroad Program in Budapest, Hungary through Emory University School of Law, LL.M. Program, 1999); Cumberland School of Law (J.D., 1999), Casenote Editor of the Cumberland Law Review; Palm Beach Atlantic University (B.S. Biology and Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, 1995). Joe is a member of the Georgia State Bar (2000) and Supreme Court of Georgia (2002). He is licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (Patent Bar 2001).

Joe currently serves on the Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia’s (ABC) Management Education Committee and is involved with Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).

Joe’s family has been in the restaurant business for 30 years and Joe is familiar with the labor, financial, regulatory, and other issues facing the restaurant industry and small businesses. Joe also takes part in missions work in Central America, North Africa, and Europe.

Experience

•Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Fifth Runway
•High-End Residential Renovation in Georgia
•Highway Widening in Georgia
•Moody Air Force Base Privatized Military Housing Project, Georgia
•Mid-Rise Student Housing, Raleigh, NC
•Florida Turnpike, Orange County, Florida

Articles & Publications

Collecting Judgments Across State Lines, Common Sense Contract Law (March 12, 2015)
How to Pursue Out-of-State Judgments, Common Sense Contract Law (March 24, 2014)
Soon as I Get Paid - The Use of Joint Check Agreements on Construction Projects, Common Sense Contract Law (September 5, 2013)
How to Turn a Judgment into Ca$h, Common Sense Contract Law (June 19, 2013)
Arbitration Clause Enforcement, Common Sense Contract Law (October 5, 2012)

Presentations

•Construction Law & Government Contracting - October 8-9, 2019 - Atlanta, GA
•Construction and Government Contracting - October 9 & 10, 2018 - Atlanta, GA
•Southern Grants Seminar - July 16-18, 2018 - New Orleans, LA
•Changes to AIA Contract Documents - March 21, 2018 - Atlanta, GA
•Managing Engineering Liability and Risk - January 31, 2019 - Fort Lauderdale, FL
•Georgia Construction Law - September 28-29, 2017 - Atlanta, GA
•Legal Issues Impacting Engineers & Architects - July 27, 2017 - Atlanta, GA
•Hot Topics for Construction in 2017 - July 21, 2017 - Atlanta, GA
•Employment and Other Legal Issues Related to Non-Profits - April 19, 2017 - Atlanta, GA
•Current Issues in Construction Law - November 3-4, 2016 - Atlanta, GA
•Lien Law Seminar - September 27, 2016 - Atlanta, GA
•Construction Project Scheduling, Delays and Acceleration - September 21, 2016 - Atlanta, GA
•Preventing Engineering Liability Claims Seminar - June 10, 2016 - Atlanta, GA
•Hot Topics in Construction Law Seminar - June 9, 2016 - Atlanta, GA
•Presentation at CMAA Capital Projects Symposium - May 3, 2016 - Austin, TX
•Federal Government Contracting and Employment Issues - April 7, 2016 - Atlanta, GA
•Hot Topics Facing the Construction Industry - October 1, 2015 - Atlanta, GA
•Construction Contract Workshop - July 28, 2015 - Atlanta, GA
•Construction Contracting and Davis Bacon Act - May 1, 2015 - Atlanta, GA
•Construction Project Scheduling, Delays and Acceleration - February 18, 2015 - Atlanta, GA
•Federal Contracting 101 - December 12, 2014 - Atlanta, GA
•Construction Project Scheduling & Delay Claims - October 7, 2014 - Atlanta, GA
•Lien and Bond Law Seminar - October 1, 2014 - Atlanta, GA
•July 23, 2014 - Domestication of Foreign Judgments
•July 10, 2014 - Webinar regarding Public Private Partnerships
•May 30, 2014 - Seminar - Construction Law for Public Projects
•November 7, 2013 - Collections/Payment Dispute Webinar
•October 2, 2013 - Webinar - Collections and Payment Disputes
•August 20, 2013 - Collections and Payment Disputes Seminar at ABC of Georgia
•May 20, 2013 - Shop Drawings and Other Construction Submittals: Legal and Engineering Perspectives
•March 20, 2013 - Collections and Garnishment Seminar
•Construction and Government Contracting Trending Topics - October 9-10, 2018 - Atlanta, GA
•Southern Grants Seminar - July 16-18, 2019 - New Orleans, LA

Other Experience

Insurance Defense

Mabry & McClelland, LLP, Associate, 2003 - 2006

King & Spalding, LLP, Staff Attorney, 2000 - 2003

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Areas of LAW

  • Construction Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Lien Protection and Avoidance
  • Litigation

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