Stephen M. Reams is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. Steve concentrates his practice on construction law and commercial litigation. He represents owners, developers, general contractors, and subcontractors in state and federal court and in alternative dispute resolution processes throughout the United States. His practice also includes drafting and negotiating construction and design contracts and advising parties during projects. He has counseled clients on numerous projects involving retail malls, professional sports stadiums, public housing, hotels, condominiums, medical facilities, government contracts, schools and Native American tribal lands. Steve also has extensive knowledge of alternative project delivery methods such as design-build, P-3, and multi-party agreements.
Steve received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame where he participated in the year-long Concannon Programme of International Law in London England. He earned his undergraduate degree from Centre College in Kentucky. Steve played four years of NCAA football while studying at Centre College.
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Fighting fraud, waste, and abuse, is an ongoing effort for Federal funding sources. One of the oldest and most important weapons in this fight is the Federal False Claims Act. This session will explain what grant-funded organizations need to know to avoid problems under the False Claims Act. Attendees will learn about the Federal False […]