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Adam T. Mow


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PRACTICE FOCUS:

Construction Law

SUMMARY:

Adam T. Mow primarily represents architects, engineers, and other members of the construction industry in complex litigation. Mr. Mow is also a licensed architect and a past President of the Utah chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He has been elected by his peers to the Utah Legal Elite since 2009.

Mr. Mow received a Bachelor of Architecture degree, graduating magna cum laude, from Ball State University. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, in 2005. While in law school, Mr. Mow was the Executive Editor of the Utah Law Review and competed in the national negotiation competition of the American Bar Association Law Student Division. Ball State University honored him as a Graduate of the Last Decade in 2008.

Among others, Mr. Mow has presented at the national conventions of the American Institute of Architects, the Associated General Contractors of America, and the Constructions Specification Institute as well as for the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the University of Utah Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, the Utah Council of Land Surveyors, and construction industry groups. He is also a contributor to Design Intelligence magazine, the publications of the Construction Specifications Institute, the Utah Engineers Council, and AIA Utah. 

Mr. Mow is a panel mediator and arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. Utah Dispute Resolution named him their 2007 Community Mediator of the Year. He is also a past Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the Utah State Bar.

As an Adjunct Associate Professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, Mr. Mow has taught Lawyering Skills and Decision Making for Deals and Disputes.

EDUCATION:

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah, J.D., 2005

  • William H. Leary Scholar
  • Utah Law Review, Executive Editor
  • American Bar Association Law Student Division Negotiation Competition

Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning, Muncie, Indiana, B.Arch., magna cum laude, 1999

Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning, B.S., magna cum laude, 1999

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Arbitration Association, Panel of Neutrals, 2009 - Present

American Institute of Architects, 2005 – Present, Utah Chapter Past President (2014), President (2013), President-Elect (2012), Secretary (2010-2011), Director (2008-2009)

Dispute Resolution Section of the Utah State Bar, 2005 – Present, Chair (2010-2011), Vice-Chair (2009-2010), Secretary (2008-2009), Treasurer (2007-2008)

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, 2002 - 2012

  • Cut Score Committee (2008)
  • ARE Item Writing Committee (2011-2012)

Utah Dispute Resolution, Trustee, 2009 - Present

Utah Judicial Council Ad Hoc Committee on ADR, 2009, 2011

Utah State Bar Governmental Relations Committee, 2008 - 2010

Utah State Bar Spring Convention Planning Committee, 2008 - 2009

Utah State Bar Summer Convention Planning Committee, 2010 - 2011

REPRESENTATIVE CASEWORK:

Ron Case Roofing & Asphalt Paving, L.L.C. v. Sturzenegger, 158 P.3d 556 (Utah Ct. App. 2007)

Grand Lodge at Empire Pass, Park City, UT – defense of architect

Montage Deer Valley, Park City, UT – defense of mechanical engineer

Granger High School, Salt Lake City, UT – defense of architect

City Creek Center, Salt Lake City, UT – $1,500,000 subcontractor lien claim

Teton Springs Condominiums, Victor, ID – defense of architect

NSA Data Center, Bluffdale, UT – defense of sureties

Department of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City, UT – bid protest by architect

Death of bicyclist – defense of civil engineer

Death of kayakers – defense of civil engineer

Ben Lomond High School, Ogden, UT – defense of code inspector

Bella Terrazza Condominiums, St. George, UT – defense of architect

The Waterford School, Salt Lake City, UT – defense of owner

Tamarack Resort, Victor, ID – $1,000,000 lien claim by architect

Salt Lake Medical Center Office Building, Salt Lake City, UT – defense of owner

Broadway Lofts, Salt Lake City, UT – $350,000 lien claim by general contractor

Caledonian Condominiums, Park City, UT – claim by owner

Westgate Resort, Park City, UT – defense of architect

Beaver Dam Farms, GA – $500,000 lien claim by architect

Cache County Jail, Logan, UT – defense of general contractor

Traverse Mountain, Lehi, UT – $250,000 lien claim by architect

Cedars Townhomes, Cedar Hills, UT –defense of developers

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Building with Style: Testing the Boundaries of the Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act, 2004 Utah Law Review 853

Collaboration Through ConsensusDOCS, The Construction Specifier, February, 2008

Computing AIA Digital Practice Documents, The Construction Specifier, July, 2007

Creating an Economical and Efficient Arbitration Process is Everyone's Business, Dispute Resolution Journal, November 2012

Design-Build Deskbook, Utah Review, American Bar Association, Fourth Edition, 2010

Dispute Resolution Principles for Architects, The Construction Specifier, July, 2006

Five Simple Questions for Better Client Selection, The Construction Specifier, December, 2011

Navigating the Legal Landscape of BIM, Design Intelligence, May/June, 2010

Pro Bono Risk Management, The Construction Specifier, January, 2007

Risk Management in Today’s Economic Landscape, Utah Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, August, 2011

Utah Mechanic's Liens and Bonds, Manual of Credit and Commercial Laws, National Association of Credit Management, 98th-100th editions

What Is the Definition of Green?, Intermountain Contractor, November, 2009

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

Architectural Risk Management/Professional Practice, Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning, multiple presentations

Construction Arbitration, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, multiple presentations

Alternative Dispute Resolution, University of Utah Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, multiple presentations

Construction Legal Issues in Utah, Salt Lake City Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute, February 20, 2008

Riddling Contracts Riddled with Problems, Utah Council of Land Surveyors, February 22, 2008

Understanding the New AIA B101-2007 Owner-Architect Agreement, CSI National Convention, June 4, 2008

Dispute Mitigation and Resolution under the ConsensusDOCS, Associated General Contractors National Convention, March 4, 2009

Lawyering Skills, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, 2009, 2011, 2012

The Top 5 Legal Issues of Building Information Modeling, American Institute of Architects National Convention, May 2, 2009

Indemnification and Other Contract Problems, American Council of Engineering Companies of Utah, May 13, 2009

Starting as a Sole Practitioner: Legal, Insurance, and Accounting Issues, Utah Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, June 24, 2009

Managing Risk on Green Projects, grn con, October 3, 2009

Hard Knocks: Design Professional Pointers to Avoid Trouble, Utah Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, March 18, 2010

Green Building Legal Issues, Salt Lake Sustainable Building Conference, April 8, 2010

Get Paid & Don't Get Sued: A Recipe for Success, Utah Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, February 25, 2011

Copycats and Works for Hire, Utah Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, April 15, 2011

AIA Contracts, Lorman Education Services, August 18, 2011

Departments
Industry Awards

MowAV

Excellence in the Study of Architecture, American Institute of Architects Certificate of Merit, 1999

CALI Award for Excellence in Mediation and Advanced Negotiation, 2003

Community Mediator of the Year, Utah Dispute Resolution, 2007

Graduate of the Last Decade, Ball State University, 2008

Utah Business Magazine, Legal Elite, Since 2009

Mountain States Rising Stars (Construction Litigation), Since 2009

Bar Admittance

Utah, 2005

U.S. District Court District of Utah, 2005