May 25, 2017

 

A. H. "Nick" Gaede, Jr.


Nick Gaede concentrates his practice in the areas of construction law, domestic and foreign, government contracts, and general litigation. He was lead counsel in the Moses Cone case, lead counsel in five cases in the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal and lead counsel in miscellaneous International Chamber of Commerce arbitration cases. Some of the clients he has worked for are Blount, Pitt-Des Moines, Inc., Bouygues/Blount, Harbert, Vulcan, Centex, Seaboard Surety, J.A. Jones, Robins & Morton, Brasfield & Gorrie, Hoar, and Euro Disney.

He is the author of numerous articles on construction law, among the most recent; "The Silver Book: An Unfortunate Shift from FIDIC's Tradition of Being Even-Handed and of Focusing on the Best Interests of the Project," The International Construction Law Review, Vol. 17, Part 4, October 2000. Chapter 4, "Industrial Construction Projects," Construction Joint Ventures, Forms and Practice Guide (Wiley, 1992); 50 State Public Construction Contracting, Wiley, 1995 (2 vols.) [co-editor]; Chapter 7, "International Construction," Handling Construction Risks - Allocate Now or Litigate Later, Practising Law Institute, 1998; Chapter 7, "Risk Management in Design-Build," Handling Construction Risks - Allocate Now or Litigate Later, Practising Law Institute, 2001.

For more than 20 years, Nick has served as a visiting lecturer both here and abroad. In the springs of 1996, 1999 and 2000 he taught a seminar on the European Union at the University of Alabama and will teach again Spring of 2002. He has been a speaker on construction law and Alternative Dispute Resolutions at a number of bar association and professional seminars including the American Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, the Practicing Law Institute, the Florida State Bar and the Southeastern Corporate Law Institute.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, a member of the American Law Institute and the Advisory Board of the International and Comparative Center of the Southwestern Legal Foundation. He was also a member of Class VI of Leadership Alabama and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice.

Nick attended Yale University graduating in 1961 with a B.S. in industrial administration and a minor in chemical engineering. Nick joined Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP upon graduation from Duke University School of Law in 1964. While at Duke, he was on the Duke Law Journal and he was also the recipient of the Fleming Robinson and Bradshaw Award.

An active member of the Duke Law Alumni Board, Nick was President of the Duke Law Alumni Association in 1988 and 1989 and is currently on the Law School's Board of Visitors. He received the Charles A. Dukes Award, a general university award for outstanding volunteer service to Duke.

Professional Memberships
Alabama Law Institute
American Law Institute
American Arbitration Association
American College of Construction Lawyers (Board 1997-1999, Treasurer 2002)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London)

Civic and Community Memberships
Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, Member 1997 to 2000
Community, Inc., Vice President/Board Member 1970 to 1999
Birmingham Red Cross, Board Member

Civic and Professional Honors and Awards
Charles A. Dukes Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service , Law Alumni Association , 1990
President , Law Alumni Association Duke University, 1988, 1989

Educational Honors and Awards
Duke Law Journal, Editorial Board
Fleming Robinson Award, Duke University School of Law, 1964
Charles Duke Award, Duke University School of Law, 1990
President Law Alumni Association, 1988, 1989, Duke University School of Law
Board of Visitors, 1997 - 2002, Duke University School of Law

Bar Association Memberships
American Bar Association
Alabama State Bar
Birmingham Bar Association
International Bar Association

Reported Cases
Moses H. Cone Memorial Hosp v. Mercury Const. Corp. , 103 S. Ct. 927 (U.S.N.C. 1983)

Ex parte Alabama Oxygen Co., Inc., 433 So. 2d 1158 (Ala. 1983)

Published Works
ADR--The U.S. Experience & Some Suggestions for International Arbitration: The Observations of an American Lawyer, The International Construction Law Review, January, 1991
Chapter, International Construction Litigation, Construction Lititation, PLI, 1993
Chapter 4, Industrial Construction Projects, Wiley, 1992
50 State Public Construction Contracting, Wiley, 1995
Chapter 7, International Construction, Practising Law Institute, 1998
The Silver Book: An Unfortunate Shift from FIDIC's Tradition of Being Even Handed and Focusing on the Best Interests of the Project, International Construction Law Review, Vol. 17, Part 4 October, 2000
Observations on the 1980 Edition of the FIDIC--Electrical and Mechanical Conditions of Contract, International Business Lawyer, 1982
FIDIC Mechanical and Electrical Terms, International Bar Journal, 1982
The FIDIC Forms, Federal Publications, 1984
Co-author: Federal Procurement Contracts--Dispute Resolutions and the Developing Common Law, 27 Alabama Law Review 1, 1975
The Multi-Prime Job, Construction Briefings, May, 1979
Liability of Architect-Engineers, 80-2 Construction Briefings, March, 1980
Architect-Engineer Liability Under Alabama Law, The Cambridge Institute, 1987(updated annually to 1990)
Construction Claims Under Alabama Law, The Cambridge Institute, 1988(updated annually to 1990)
Delays and Disruptions, Construction Contracts and Litigation, 1990

Law School Classes Taught
Construction Contracts Law, Cumberland School of Law, 1994 and 1996
Comparative Law, University of Fribourg School of Law, Switzerland, 1980
European Union, University of Alabama School of Law, 1996
Negotiations, Cumberland School of Law, 2001

Seminars/Presentations/CLE's Taught or Instructed
Design Build Projects, PLI seminar-- Construction Risks—Assign Now or Litigate Later, New York City, NY, April, 1999, 2001, and 2002
The Construction Superconference, Construction Times Monthly, Miscellaneous times
Construction Claims Under Alabama Law, The Cambridge Institute, Miscellaneous times
International Business Law: Helping Alabama Companies, International Section of Alabama State Bar, 1998, 2002


 

 


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