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Don Goebel – Maxim Crane Works LP

This was no ordinary request for help with heavy lifting. In September 2012, Maxim Crane Works was called by United Space Alliance, a NASA contractor. The Space Shuttle Endeavour was scheduled to arrive at LAX Airport, and United Space Alliance needed it lifted from the jumbo jet carrying it and placed on a trailer for […]

Franco Tenerelli – Landsea Homes

Franco Tenerelli likens the homebuilding business at Landsea Homes to zipping around in a small handy speedboat, darting between a fleet of lumbering, slow-moving ships. “We are able to do things quickly and in a timely manner, more so than our competitors,” says Tenerelli, executive vice president and chief legal officer at the Newport Beach, […]

George Melo – Andron Construction Corp

For most first-time general counsels, the in-house learning curve can feel like scaling a building. Luckily, George Melo was still wearing his climbing gear. After nearly two decades in the world of private practice, much of it spent working in a “pseudo-GC capacity” of outside counsel for market sector leading commercial and business clients, Melo […]

Hector Izzo – Grupo GP

Though he’s only been in the office a few months, Hector Izzo says he has a good understanding of the business and how the legal department can advance the company’s interests. Since joining Grupo GP as general counsel, Izzo has helped close seven large business transactions in a number of industries, including real estate, commercial […]

Ironclad Developments Inc. – Lauren Clemens

During her first week on the job at Ironclad Developments, Lauren Clemens remembers her boss handing her the file to an upcoming sale of five buildings for upwards of $70 million. The sale price had a lot of zeros after it—more than she’d seen on almost any other transaction. Entering the field of real estate […]

James E. Moye Jr. – Coastal Construction

It’s all about the fruits of one’s labor outliving the person who created them. So remarks James E. Moye Jr., who has been intent on sustaining multiple legacies since taking over legal responsibilities in 2016 for one of Florida’s construction heavyweights. There’s his own family’s legacy, Moye’s father being a nationally prominent construction lawyer still […]

Jason Hale – Lee Company

When Tennessee Governor Bill Lee was elected in 2018, it marked a time of transition for Franklin-based Lee Company. The family-owned construction firm with deep community roots was poised for change, given this milestone. Stepping in as Lee Company’s first general counsel in 2017, on the eve of the election, was Jason Hale. Growing up […]

Jason Wilcock – Centuri Group Inc.

They aren’t looking over their shoulders, but construction crews at the various operating companies under Centuri Group Inc. are getting accustomed to seeing Jason Wilcock checking out the jobsite conditions, getting to know people and troubleshooting, if need be. As the company’s executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, Wilcock could easily stay put […]

Javier Vazquez Suarez – Deacero

Asked what characteristics one must have to be a successful in-house lawyer, Javier Vazquez rattles off all the greatest hits: technical knowledge, personal integrity, an ability to work under pressure. But it’s the last note he hits—“having empathy for the internal client”—that might be the most illuminating. Then again, when one sticks with the same […]

Jeffery DeArman – Ram Tool Construction Supply Co.

In baseball, a five-tool player is someone who rates above the norm in speed, throwing, fielding, hitting for average and hitting for power. It’s a term reserved for the greats of the game, like Mike Trout and Mookie Betts, or Barry Bands and Willie Mays. Jeffery DeArman may not be a big baseball fan, but […]

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