Sullivan Hill is proud to announce that Shareholder Shailendra (Shay) Kulkarni was granted a Diversity Fellowship by the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law. Mr. Kulkarni is one of six Diversity Fellowships that were awarded, out of more than 100 applicants.
The Forum on Construction Law is the subgroup of the ABA that deals exclusively with construction law issues. Members of the Forum represent all segments of the construction industry: owners, design professionals, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, insurers and sureties. The Forum’s mission is to serve the construction industry through education and leadership.
Mr. Kulkarni currently serves as the diversity liaison to the Division of the Forum dealing with public works construction law (Division 13).
The Diversity Fellowship is a three year fellowship designed to attract diverse construction lawyers into the ranks of its active, long-term Forum members. The goal of the fellowship program is to identify diverse construction lawyers who have demonstrated interest in the Forum, and to foster their development as potential candidates for future Forum leadership. The Fellowship has developed into a highly prestigious award among diverse construction lawyers.
Mr. Kulkarni is a shareholder in the Construction and Real Estate Litigation practice groups of Sullivan Hill. Having served as the chairman of the Construction Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association for two years, he currently serves on the Executive Committee of that group. He also serves as the Division 13 (Government Construction) Liaison to the Diversity Committee of the ABA Forum on Construction Law, and as a member of the NEXT Initiative of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Kulkarni also proudly serves the San Diego community as an advisory board member and mentoring program co-chair for the Crawford Academy of Law program, and as a member of the Build and Serve Committee of the San Diego Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America.
About Sullivan Hill:
Sullivan Hill has provided efficient, aggressive and responsive legal representation for more than 50 years. The firm provides full service representation to clients in a variety of industries with an emphasis in insolvency, construction disputes, insurance coverage, real estate, business disputes, civil litigation, and transactional work. The firm has offices in San Diego and Las Vegas.