Harvey W. Berman

Harvey W. Berman


Bodman PLC

Recognized since 2007

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Practice Areas

Construction Law

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Mr. Berman concentrates his practice in construction, contracts, real estate and business matters including claims and alternative dispute resolution. He also focuses on "green" building and "lean" construction matters.

Mr. Berman is active in several major construction industry associations. He a member of the Forum on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association, the Washtenaw Contractors Association, and the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor. Mr. Berman is also a LEED Accredited Professional specializing in sustainable building systems and practices.

Mr. Berman practices in all state and federal courts. He was chairperson of the Commercial Litigation Committee of the Business Law Section from 1984 to 2000 and is an ex-officio chairperson of the Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Business Law sections of the State Bar of Michigan. Mr. Berman frequently acts as an arbitrator, mediator, and case evaluator. Mr. Berman is certified by the State of Michigan and the Michigan Association of Home Builders as a licensing instructor for builders and remodelers and teaches a course entitled Contracts, Liability, and Risk Management.

Mr. Berman serves as chair of Bodman PLC’s Construction Practice Group.

Mr. Berman is a member of the Board of Directors of Fisher House Michigan and also serves as the organization's legal counsel. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program, Inc. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 under Construction Law and Michigan Super Lawyers 2019 under Construction Litigation. He has received the W. Nelson Vander Hyden Award for outstanding service to the construction industry (Washtenaw Contractors Association, 2004) and was named Associate of the Year by the Homebuilders Association of Washtenaw County (2004). He is listed as a 2020 "Top Lawyer" for Construction Law and Litigation-Construction in DBusiness magazine. He is AV Preeminent® Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence; Endorsed for High Ethical Standing.

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Location
  • 201 South Division Street, Suite 400
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Education
  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law, J.D.
  • Case Western Reserve University, B.A.
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan

Bodman PLC
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan

70 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Construction Law
Special Focus:
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Commercial Development
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Disputes
  • Contract Review and Negotiation
  • Contractors

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