Faculty Profile: David Taylor

David TaylorBradley Arant Boult CummingsP. O. Box 340025 Nashville, TN 37203 Work Phone: (615) 252-2396Website: http://www.babc.com/Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (58)
  • Construction Law: Tennessee Retainage Law
  • Construction Law Forum 2019
  • Construction Law Forum 2018
  • Construction Law Forum 2017
  • Construction Law: Drafting Arbitration Clauses
  • Licensing Issues for Tennessee Contractors and Owners
  • Construction Law: Arbitration or Litigation 2014
  • Construction Law: Mechanics’ Liens and Prompt Pay Act
  • Construction Law: Handling Defects and Punch List Items 2014
  • Construction Law: Retainage Payment Issues and Protections 2014
  • Construction Law: Form Contracts, Pros and Cons
  • Construction Law Forum 2015:
  • Tennessee Mechanic’s Liens Remedies
  • Tennessee Construction Insurance Law
  • Anatomy of a Construction Dispute from A to Z
  • Construction Law: Tennessee Contractors Licensing
  • Construction Law: Roofing Issues
  • Construction Law: The Ethical Implications of a Catastrophic Failure
  • Construction Law: Fundamentals of Project Scheduling
  • Tennessee Construction Insurance Law
  • Retainage and Prompt Pay Acts in Construction Law
  • Construction Law: Collecting Monies Owed
  • Construction Law Ethics
  • Construction Bid Protest: Local Govermental Entities
  • Construction: Tennessee Construction Insurance Law - Is There Coverage?
  • Construction: Retainage and Prompt Pay Acts Remedies
  • Construction: Tennessee Mechanic’s Liens Remedies
  • Construction Law: Sticks and Bricks -
  • Tennessee Construction Insurance Law: What's Covered?
  • Construction Law: Retainage and Prompt Pay Acts
  • Construction Law: Collecting Monies Owed on Projects
  • Construction Law: Do You Arbitrate
  • Construction Law: Update on Ethics
  • Construction Bid Protest in TN Involving Local Govermental Entities
  • Construction Law: Change Order Disputes
  • Remedies for Recovering Construction Claim Damages
  • Selecting a Construction Law Arbitrator
  • Selecting a Construction Mediator
  • Preparation for an Arbitration Hearing
  • Ethical Issues in Mediation/Arbitration
  • Enforcing Arbitration Clauses and Awards
  • Construction Mediation - Pros and Cons
  • Arbitrating Construction Disputes: Pros and Cons
  • Tennessee Construction Law: A - Z 2011
  • Mediating and Arbitrating Construction Disputes
  • Ethical Issues for Construction Lawyers
  • TN's Retainage and the Prompt Payment Acts
  • Tennessee's Construction Defect Statute
  • Using Mechanic's Liens to Collect Money
  • Insurance Coverage of Construction Disputes in TN
  • Dealing with Change Order Claims
  • Licensing Issues: TN Contractors Licensing Board, cont.
  • Licensing Issues: TN Contractors Licensing Board
  • Ethics of Arbitration
  • Tennessee Construction Law: A to Z
  • The Art of Arbitration: A-Z
  • The Art of Arbitration: A-Z
  • The Art of Arbitration: A-Z
Biography

David Taylor chairs the Firm’s construction group in its Nashville office, and has for over 30 years been a commercial litigator, with an emphasis on construction and real estate dispute resolution. David has a national construction practice representing all participants in the construction industry, and is recognized as one of the leading construction lawyers in Tennessee and the southeast. He has tried cases and disputes for clients in more than 20 states all across the United States, and also advises clients on the “front end” of a commercial project on forms and types of contracts. He also has a national "neutrals" practice, and has been chosen more than 300 times by lawyers all over the country to help them either settle their clients’ disputes through mediation, or to render binding decisions as an Arbitrator. Serving as an Arbitrator, and also training other lawyers to be arbitrators (he is a national trainer for the American Arbitration Association) also allows David to better evaluate and advise his clients when disputes are to be arbitrated. David is also very committed to educating both the business and legal communities, and has been invited to and has lectured (locally and nationally) more than 100 times at construction, mediation/arbitration, landlord/tenant and commercial real estate seminars. Just in 2014, after a one week arbitration in Nashville, David obtained a $1.6M award for one of the firm’s national general contractors, and after a 2 week arbitration in Atlanta, he obtained a $1.3M award for one of the firm’s developer clients, which included a $750,000 attorneys fees/costs recovery for the client.

David has been very active over his career in both the pro bono, construction and ADR legal and business communities. While his construction and neutrals practice has consistently been recognized by his peers and business leaders, he has been on the forefront and a leader in the ADR community. He helped found (and served as Chair) not only the ADR and Construction law sections of the Tennessee Bar Association, but also the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel (“TACC”), for which he recently served as Chair. He was appointed in the past to the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Lien Law Committee and the Tennessee Supreme Court ADR Commission, and also serves on many nonprofit boards He is also a long time member of the Nashville, Tennessee and American (Member, Arbitration and Construction Law Forum) Bar Associations, and until just recently, Chaired the Firm’s pro bono committee and served on the Firm’s Management Board (where he was also in charge of the Firm’s Charlotte office). David has served on many nonprofit Boards over the years, and presently is on the Second Harvest Food Bank’s Board.