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2022 NC/SC Joint Construction Law Conference

Join us December 5–6, 2022, in Charleston, SC at the Charleston Marriott Hotel for the 2022 NC/SC Joint Construction Law Conference, a 2-day continuing legal education event allowing North Carolina and South Carolina attorneys the opportunity to discuss legal issues of common significance.

This year's program includes an impressive faculty line-up and addresses several topics of interest to construction lawyers in the Carolinas:

  • Day one dives into claims against design professionals and hear from a forensic engineer about construction defect trends. There is an extended discussion on commercial general liability insurance – a hot topic in the industry. The day ends with a discussion on risk allocation from both the litigation and arbitration perspectives.
  • Day two features several breakouts, by state, with a focus on construction liens and case law updates. The program concludes with a dynamic legal ethics presentation, which focuses on the primary rules of donduct related to conflicts of interest, with an emphasis on identifying and resolving conflicts in the construction law area.

This year, the conference is hosted by the SC Bar.


  • Claims Against Design Professionals
  • Construction Defect Trends – Forensic Engineering Perspective
  • Insurance/CGL College Part 1
  • Insurance/CGL College Part 2
  • Risk Allocation
  • North Carolina Mechanic's Liens 101
  • South Carolina Mechanic's Liens 101
  • North Carolina Case Law Update
  • South Carolina Case Law Update
  • A One-Hour Tour Through the Conflicts of Interest Rules

In-Person Live
Monday-Tuesday, December 5-6, 2022
Day 1: 8:15 AM–4:00 PM
Day 2: 7:30–11:45 AM

Click here to view the full program agenda.

Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC 29403

Contact hotels directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and rooms may sell out.

Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC 29403
Nightly Rate: $159 single/double
Reservations: Click here or call 1.800.649.9375 (Ask for 2022 NC/SC Construction Law Conference group rate.)
Hotel Cutoff Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 (Reservations received after this date will only be filled on a space-and-rate available basis.)


  • C. Daniel Atkinson, Wilkes Law Firm PA, Spartanburg, SC
  • Brett Becker, Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Greensboro
  • Greg Beste, RA, AIA, NCARB, J.S. Held, Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Deb Bowers, Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers PLLC, Raleigh
  • David Brennan, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte
  • Benjamin C. Bruner, Bruner Powell Wall & Mullins LLC, Columbia, SC
  • Joe Bryant, PE, MCE, LEED AP, Seamon Whiteside, Greenville, SC
  • Adam deNobriga, James deNobriga PLLC, Charlotte
  • William O. Higgins, Graybill Lansche & Vinzani LLC, Columbia, SC
  • Bryan Kelley, Elmore Goldsmith Kelley & deHoll PA, Greenville, SC
  • Laura Locklair, Boyle Leonard & Anderson PA, Charleston, SC
  • Robert Lyles, Lyles & Associates LLC, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • J. Patrick Norris, Copeland Stair Valz & Lovell LLP, Charleston, SC
  • William Duffie Powers, Gallivan White & Boyd PA, Columbia, SC
  • Caleb Riser, Richardson Plowden & Robinson PA, Columbia, SC
  • James Schenck, Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC, Raleigh
  • Jay Wilkerson, Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC, Raleigh

NCBA Construction Law Section and SC Bar Construction Law Section

  • Carl J. Burchette, Rosenwood Rose & Litwak PLLC, Charlotte (Planning Committee)
  • Bryan Kelley, Elmore Goldsmith Kelley & deHoll PA, Greenville, SC (Planning Committee)
  • Carmela Mastrianni, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin PLLC, Charlotte (Planning Committee)
  • Parker E. Moore, Johnston Allison Hord, Charlotte (Planning Committee)

North Carolina: 8.50 MCLE Hours

1.00 Ethics/Professional Responsibility

South Carolina: 8.50 MCLE Hours

1.00 Legal Ethics/Professional Responsibility (LEPR)


Register early and save. Early rate expires November 21, 2022.

Standard Rate $445 / $495 Early

Click here to register. For assistance, contact the SC Bar at or 803.576.3822.