Shareholder Shay Kulkarni has been selected as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA), a construction lawyer honorary society, with selective membership by invitation only. The CLSA Fellowship is limited to 1,200 active practicing lawyers worldwide, exclusive of Fellows Emeriti, Judicial Fellows, Academic Fellows, In-House Counsel Fellows, Honorary Fellows and Associate Fellows. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in construction law and closely related specialties, from the transactional level to trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.
The CLSA has recognized Mr. Kulkarni’s practice representing clients engaged in the construction law arena including developers, owners, general contractors, engineers, architects, subcontractors of every tier, material suppliers and sureties. The CLSA also noted his association as chair of the Construction Law Practice Area Committee of the California Lawyers Association, as well as his background as a frequent lecturer on construction law topics.
The composition of the CLSA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence across all practices relating to construction law, including all transactional and litigation aspects of construction applicable to residential and commercial construction matters, both nationally and internationally. The purpose of the CLSA is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers, to provide an outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on construction practice and additional sources for professional development, to promote ethical standards in the practice of law, to assist in community involvement by its membership, and to advance a superior judiciary, and body of distinguished neutrals, by taking relevant positions on legislation affecting judicial compensation and/or benefits, as well as those affecting the American litigation processes.
Mr. Kulkarni is a Shareholder in the Construction and Real Estate Litigation practice groups of Sullivan Hill. He is the inaugural Chair of the newly-formed Construction Law Practice Area Committee of the California Lawyers Association and the former two-time Chairman of the Construction Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. He currently serves on the Steering Committee of Division 5 (General Contractors) 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, employment, business disputes, civil litigation, and transactional matters. The firm has offices in San Diego and Las Vegas.