Attorney Spotlight: Gary Dankert Named Best Lawyers® 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in Li

August 10, 2016
Attorney Spotlight: Gary Dankert Named Best Lawyers® 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in Litigation – Construction

Ice Miller partner Gary Dankert was named Best Lawyers® 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in Litigation – Construction. Gary’s practice concentration is in construction law, including drafting and negotiating construction and design contracts, assisting on project delivery issues (including P3 Projects) and handling construction disputes.

We asked Gary:  What’s the most interesting matter you've worked on and why?

What was the most interesting matter that I have worked on in over thirty years of practice?  There are too many to list just one.  Early in my career I did insurance defense work for architects and engineers.  That practice, as with most litigation practices, causes you to learn the one aspect litigated, in depth.  Whether it was concrete design, or masonry construction and weeps or the design of firestops, you learned a lot about that one aspect of design or construction---which made it always different and always, or at least, usually, interesting.  As my practice developed, I migrated to representing more owners, some of them in charge of large public projects.  Two examples I will mention are  Lucas Oil Stadium and  the Ohio River Bridges Project.  For Lucas Oil Stadium I was present from start to finish of that project handling the legal aspects for the board and executive director.  And for Ohio River Bridges, I was one of a team of lawyers representing Indiana on this important bi-state enterprise, which utilized an innovative Public-Private Agreement and included a Bi-State Agreement that was negotiated between Indiana and Kentucky.  Not something you do every day!

Learn more about Gary here: www.icemiller.com/people/gary-j-dankert

Fifteen other Ice Miller attorneys were named Best Lawyers® 2017 “Lawyer of the Year.” Click here to read more attorney spotlights.

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