Bryan M. Cavan

Member
Phone:
404-962-6463
Fax:
404-962-6363
Atlanta Office
1180 West Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3407

Bryan Cavan concentrates his practice in business litigation with an emphasis in construction and surety law and employment law. Mr. Cavan serves as general counsel for a number of companies, assisting them in business problem solving. He represents clients in numerous areas including UCC, breach of contract, construction claims, insurance coverage, employment issues, covenants, and trade secrets. Mr. Cavan has written and lectured extensively on a variety of topics relating to his areas of practice, as well as serving as an instructor for the Trial Techniques Program at Emory University School of Law since 1983.

Mr. Cavan has served the construction industry for two decades and understands the industry's legal needs. His clients include local and regional general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in matters ranging from contract negotiation and drafting to dispute avoidance and resolution. An accomplished commercial litigator, Mr. Cavan is experienced in and dedicated to alternative forms of dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. He serves on the National Panel of Neutrals for The American Arbitration Association. He also has successfully argued numerous appellate cases, including several decisions involving matters of first impression before the Georgia Courts.

Atlanta Magazine named Mr. Cavan as one of the Georgia Super Lawyers for 2004-2006 and 2009-2013. In addition to his practice, Mr. Cavan was 2009-2010 President for the State Bar of Georgia and also serves on its Board of Governors and Executive Committee. He has chaired several statewide committees for the Bar, including the State Disciplinary Board Investigative Panel. Mr. Cavan has served on numerous professional and civic committees, and is a cofounder and President of the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, an organization created to assist low income persons in need of legal help.

Presentations
  • "Legal Issues Facing The Construction Industry In Georgia," Co-Author, NBI, January 22, 2003
  • "Georgia Construction Law: What Do You Do When …?," Co-Author, NBI, January 30, 2002
  • "The Arbitration Hearing: What To Expect (and how to deal with the unexpected)," ICLE, January 25, 2001
  • "Refining Your Dealings with the Surety: An Inside/Outside Perspective," Co-Author, ICLE, 1998
  • "Advanced Construction Law in Georgia," NBI, November 18, 1997
  • "Georgia Construction Law," PES, April 25, 1997
  • "Presentation of Damages in Arbitration: What an Arbitrator Wants to See," ICLE, November 21, 1996
  • "Fittin' the Forum to the Fuss: Choosing and Using the Right Method of Dispute Resolution," ICLE, November 16, 1995
  • "Materialmen's Liens," ICLE, June 2, 1995
  • "Materialmen's Liens," ICLE, June 3, 1994
  • "The Performance Bond," Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. - In-House Seminar, November 1992
  • "The Lawyer's Evolving Role in Dispute Resolution," ICLE, November 2, 1990
Other Professional Accomplishments
  • Featured as one of Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in the United States, General Litigation, 2011
  • Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers, 2004-2006 and 2009-2014
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, Litigation-Construction since 2009
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2008 and 2009 editions
Publications
  • "Courts Face 'Substantial Public Safety' Problem," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 2010
  • "What's In Your Contract?," Commercial Network Magazine, February 2005
  • "Preparing the Client for Trial," ABA Section of Tort and Insurance Practice Trial Technique Newsletter, 1989