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Mr. Berne is an associate at Babcock Scott & Babcock. He practices construction law and related litigation. He aids in the firm’s representation of architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and owners.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Berne was able to use his construction management degree while he built homes in central Oregon. While there, Mr. Berne was intricately involved with subcontractors, material suppliers, local government officials, and owners.

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2015

Brigham Young University
B.S. Construction Management, 2012

  • Utah, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, 2015

Memberships

  • Utah Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Utah Bar Association, Litigation Section

 Service

  • HOA Board member 2008-2015

Published Works

  • Utah Court Ruling Gives Renewed Clout to Liquidated Damages Clauses, ENR Mountain States, June 24, 2013
  • State-By-State Guide to Design and Construction Contracts and Claims – Chapter 48 – Utah 2014 – Chapter 53 – Wyoming 2014 – Supplements (2014-present), Aspen Publishing

Presentations

  • Continuing Education Presentations on Utah’s Mechanic’s Lien Law and Contract Issues. Associated General Contractors (AGC), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), 2015-present
  • Continuing Education Presentations on Construction Contract Issues, Flynn’s quickED Contractor’s School, 2015
  • Continuing Education Presentations on Utah’s Mechanic’s Lien Law and Contract Issues, Home Builders Association of Utah (UHBA), 2015-present
  • Helped owner negotiate a settlement to avoid possible $600,000 liability
  • Worked to help contractors and subcontractors recover amounts owed when they have not been paid for work they performed
  • Drafted motions and memoranda cases as large as $20 million dispute
  • Drafted appellate brief
  • Drafted and reviewed construction contracts
  • Resolved through negotiation and mediation disputes regarding multi-million dollar residential homes
  • Spending time with his wife, children, and dog
  • Reading
  • Running
  • Lacrosse
  • Hiking/Camping/Hunting/Fishing

About Us

At Babcock Scott & Babcock, our attorneys have over one hundred years of combined legal experience. We counsel our clients to avoid disputes. When a claim does arise, we are proactive in advocating our client’s interests. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, our firm is the premier construction law firm in the State of Utah.

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