Betsy Gordon, a partner in Shields | Mott, concentrates her practice in the areas of construction/surety law and commercial litigation. She has experience representing owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in all aspects of construction from contract negotiation and drafting, claim drafting and counseling during construction and claims resolution in state and federal courts or before arbitration panels. Betsy has handled these issues involving private, local, state and federal agencies. She has handled state and public lien law claims and federal Miller Act claims. Other practice areas include oil and gas transactions and litigation, environmental litigation, products liability, mass tort litigation, and medical malpractice defense.Betsy regularly lectures on construction law topics, including Louisiana lien law, general Louisiana and Federal construction law, construction defect insurance law and surety law.