Tell us about the role you play in your organization:
I am an associate attorney at Saxton & Stump Lawyers and Consultants, where my practice is (almost) exclusively dedicated to the construction industry. I routinely advise contractors and subcontractors on risk mitigation and general matters related to their operations, including reviewing and revising construction contracts. On occasion, risk mitigation turns into litigation, which I also handle for our clients. Although I started my legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in York County, and I’m no stranger to the courtroom, I strive to reach practical, real-world solutions—even in litigation. At the end of the day, the project must go on!
As a young professional, how has your involvement with ABC Keystone helped you?
For more than two years, I participated in networking events and presented educational seminars which have all played a key part in my professional growth. As a Committee member, I get the opportunity to sit down with a group of industry-focused individuals – all with varying backgrounds and job titles – and hear what is important to them. This gives me new perspectives on the industry and helps me better serve my clients.
What are you looking forward to in the New Year?
As we enter a new year, I am excited to focus more of my practice on helping women and minority entrepreneurs enter the construction industry and connect with contractors. Many public projects require bidders to show how they are supporting women- or minority-owned businesses through contracts or other evidence. Failure to include this information can result in outright rejection of the bid. Moreover, the certification process for women- or minority-owned business status can be cumbersome and confusing.
Posted February 4, 2022