Atlanta, GA

Tom Fama, a partner in WSHB's Northern California office, is set to present at the upcoming annual CLM conference, which will take place this year in Atlanta, Georgia. He will be leading a timely and extremely pertinent panel on the topic "Beyond the Pandemic: Anticipating the Next Industry Disruptors in Property and Construction." He will be joined in this important discussion with fellow industry professionals Laura Cornish of Madison Square Entertainment Corp., Terence Kadlec from Envista Forensics, and Jennifer Wojciechowski from the Community Association of Underwriters of America. The panel will take place on August 12, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.

In this presentation businesses will learn how to go on the offensive in the midst of a constantly changing legal climate due to Covid. The panelists will discuss emerging trends, force majeure closures, and time delays relating to property and construction losses with the goal of assisting businesses in reducing their exposure. Attendees will also benefit from the "toolkit" for investigating and reducing exposure that will be relayed during the panel.

Tom Fama’s practice focuses on all aspects of real estate including title insurance claims, boundary disputes, easements, mechanic’s liens and broker professional liability. Tom regularly counsels clients navigating difficult agency disputes between brokers and sales associates as well as advising brokers on proper disclosures of a sales transaction during escrow. He devotes a significant amount of his practice to counseling real estate brokers in Northern California on emerging areas of exposure in real estate law and guides brokers through the preparation and formation of agency relationships. Tom also brings his honed litigation skills to complex construction claims counseling and defending the nation’s largest home builders against all facets of construction defect and construction accident litigation. He advises home builders on creative alternative strategies and proposals to litigation that have helped clients avoid multi-million dollar lawsuits. He has been recognized by judges and mediators as a creative lawyer that brings practical effective solutions to complex construction situations.

He has successfully defended professional and product liability matters, businesses against personal injury claims and counsels home builders in contractual matters with subcontractors. Tom secured favorable results for his clients in litigated matters, including receiving defense verdicts for lenders, general contractors and veterinarians. He is highly skilled in all facets of litigation, including trial and appeal. He is a licensed real estate broker and licensed to practice in Bankruptcy Court for the Northern and Eastern District of California. Tom is an active CLM member and regularly speaks on panels at seminars across the nation, discussing new and emerging trends with insurance claims, management of claims and litigation in the construction and real estate industry.

The CLM Annual Conference is the premier annual event for professionals in the claims and litigation management industries. The conference is a colossal mix of interactive educational sessions and social networking events. Participants can select from more than 100 collaborative educational sessions focused on all facets of the industry. This year’s CLM Annual Conference is being held on August 11-13, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.

About Wood Smith Henning & Berman:

WSHB is a full service litigation firm with offices throughout the United States. The firm has tried over 1,000 cases to verdict, and is internationally recognized for its exceptionally high rate of success. Since the firm’s inception in 1997 by trial lawyers David Wood, Kevin Smith, Stephen Henning and Daniel Berman, WSHB has been known as the national “go to” firm for complex civil litigation in professional liability, employment, commercial, medical malpractice and healthcare, construction, environmental, real estate, transportation, subrogation, toxic tort, cybersecurity and intellectual property litigation. Additionally, WSHB also regularly handles first and third party coverage issues for the London market. The firm has been named one of the top four law firms in the nation for female lawyers, and one of the top ten in the nation for diversity. WSHB’s lawyers take pride in each and every case and all ultimate results. Most of all, WSHB is proud of their organic growth which translates into consistent results and handling office to office.

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