Orlando, Florida and Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) September 21, 2017
Ball Janik LLP attorney Megan Picataggio was installed as President of the National Association of Women in Construction Greater Orlando Chapter 73 on September 14, 2017. The Greater Orlando Chapter is the largest in the country. The core purpose of NAWIC is “To enhance the success of women in the construction industry.” To that end, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service, and more.
Ms. Picataggio grew up in the construction industry and combines her personal and professional experiences with an educational background that strongly enhances her construction law practice. She offers additional value to clients through her experience in the drafting, review, and negotiation of complex construction contracts, prosecution and defense of construction disputes, and her educational background in land use law.
Prior to joining Ball Janik, Picataggio was an associate at a construction boutique firm where she represented general contractors, design professionals, sureties, and subcontractors in a wide range of issues specific to the construction industry including lien actions, payment bond claims, professional negligence claims, and delay and impact claims in Florida and across the country. Picataggio also gained experience defending contractors and subcontractors in construction defect claims. She has significant experience representing contractors and design professionals to reach creative solutions. Through this experience, Ms. Picataggio assisted and participated in alternative dispute resolution, litigation, and trials.
Picataggio is a member of the Florida Bar’s Real Property Section and the Construction Committee. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law and a member of the Orange County Bar Association. Ms. Picataggio donates her time to local organizations including the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando.
About Ball Janik LLP
Ball Janik LLP is a law firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with an office in Orlando, Florida. For over thirty years, Ball Janik LLP has been providing outstanding legal services in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor rights, commercial litigation, construction and design, construction litigation (including construction defect), employment, real estate and land use, insurance recovery for policyholders, and securities litigation.
Ball Janik LLP represents large and small businesses; state, municipal and local governments; associations; schools and universities; and individuals. Ball Janik LLP provides clients an aggressive, skilled, team approach to solve problems and achieve results. Ball Janik LLP has been recognized by Chambers USA, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in America©, and Corporate International. Ball Janik LLP’s success and integrity have repeatedly made it one of “Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Firms,” according to the Portland Business Journal’s survey results of CEOs throughout the region.
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. Today, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.