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Harvey W. Berman

Member,Ann Arbor

T 734-930-2493F 734-930-2494734-930-2493

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Education
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D.
  • Case Western Reserve University, B.A.
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Washtenaw County Circuit Court
Overview

Mr. Berman concentrates his practice in construction, contracts, real estate and business matters including claims and alternative dispute resolution. He also focuses on "green" building and "lean" construction matters.

Mr. Berman is active in several major construction industry associations. He a member of the Forum on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association, the Washtenaw Contractors Association, and the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor. Mr. Berman is also a LEED Accredited Professional specializing in sustainable building systems and practices.

Mr. Berman practices in all state and federal courts. He was chairperson of the Commercial Litigation Committee of the Business Law Section from 1984 to 2000 and is an ex-officio chairperson of the Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Business Law sections of the State Bar of Michigan. Mr. Berman frequently acts as an arbitrator, mediator, and case evaluator.

Mr. Berman is certified by the State of Michigan and the Michigan Association of Home Builders as a licensing instructor for builders and remodelers and teaches a course entitled: Contracts, Liability, and Risk Management.

Mr. Berman serves as chair of Bodman PLC’s Construction Practice Group.

Mr. Berman is a member of the Board of Directors of the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor, the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor Foundation, and the Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program, Inc. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 under Construction Law and Michigan Super Lawyers 2016 under Construction Litigation. He has received the W. Nelson Vander Hyden Award for outstanding service to the construction industry (Washtenaw Contractors Association, 2004) and was named Associate of the Year Award (Homebuilders Association of Washtenaw County, 2004). He is listed as a 2017 "Top Lawyer" by DBusiness magazine. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Honors, Awards, and Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2007-2017, Construction Law
  • DBusiness Magazine "Top Lawyers" 2009, 2011-2017
  • Michigan Super Lawyers 2009-2016, Construction Litigation
  • W. Nelson Vander Hyden Award, Washtenaw Contractors Association, 2004
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence; Endorsed for High Ethical Standing
Civic, Cultural and Community Activities
  • Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor, Board of Directors
  • Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Forum on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association
  • Washtenaw Contractors Association
Professional Activities
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on the Construction Industry
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • “Economic Forecast — What's in Store for 2017,” Moderator, Washtenaw Contractors Association, February 1, 2017, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

Practices & Industries Education
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D.
  • Case Western Reserve University, B.A.
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Washtenaw County Circuit Court