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  • PRACTICE FOCUS
  • INDUSTRIES+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Tulane University Law School
      J.D., 2015
    • University of California, Davis
      B.A. in History, 2011
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Louisiana
    • California
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • CLERKSHIP+

Carys Arvidson practices in the area of civil litigation. Although Carys has a varied litigation practice, her primary focus is construction law.

In her construction practice, Carys has experience representing owners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and sureties in all aspects from the inception through trial and appeal. Carys has experience working with federal courts, state courts, mediations, and arbitrations. She represents construction clients in public and private projects involving delay claims, construction and design defects, lien claims, and claims involving performance and payment bonds. Beyond the courtroom, Carys has assisted her clients with contract drafting, and negotiation, claim drafting, and claims resolution.

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Carys Arvidson practices in the area of civil litigation. Although Carys has a varied litigation practice, her primary focus is construction law.

In her construction practice, Carys has experience representing owners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and sureties in all aspects from the inception through trial and appeal. Carys has experience working with federal courts, state courts, mediations, and arbitrations. She represents construction clients in public and private projects involving delay claims, construction and design defects, lien claims, and claims involving performance and payment bonds. Beyond the courtroom, Carys has assisted her clients with contract drafting, and negotiation, claim drafting, and claims resolution.

Outside the construction realm, Carys has experience with cases involving many different legal issues, including commercial disputes, land use (including zoning and planning), wireless telecommunications infrastructure sitting, and real estate, including complex lease negotiations, premises liability, and personal injury.

Practice Focus

Experience

  • Successfully prosecuted in Civil District Court in New Orleans delay and nonpayment claims for a general contractor client, obtaining a $1.7M judgment on two separate infrastructure projects. The judgment of the court also dismissed all owner claims against the client for delay damages.

Insights

Publications
  • "Adapting the 'Ordinary Course' Production to ESI," American Bar Association's Litigation Committee Newsletter (Author)
  • Author, “Energy Credit: Internal Revenue Service Notice 2015-4,” Tulane Environmental Journal, Vol. 28 (January 2015)
  • Author, “Will the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District Impact the Nation’s Regulation of Wetlands Through the Use of Mitigation Conditions On 404 Permits?” Environmental Law Reporter’s News & Analysis (October 2014)
Speaking Engagements
  • Presenter, "Changes to the AIA A201 General Conditions," HalfMoon Education Inc.: AIA Contract Document Workshop (April 2018)
  • Presenter, "'The Standard' Form Contract: Exploring the Decennial 2017 Changes AIA Contract Forms," Construction CPM Conference (January 2018)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar
  • State Bar of California
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • New Orleans Federal Bar Association
  • Tulane Inn of Court
  • California Young Lawyers Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Celtic Bar Association of Orange County

Industries

Education

  • Tulane University Law School
    J.D., 2015
  • University of California, Davis
    B.A. in History, 2011

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • Successfully prosecuted in Civil District Court in New Orleans delay and nonpayment claims for a general contractor client, obtaining a $1.7M judgment on two separate infrastructure projects. The judgment of the court also dismissed all owner claims against the client for delay damages.
Publications
  • "Adapting the 'Ordinary Course' Production to ESI," American Bar Association's Litigation Committee Newsletter (Author)
  • Author, “Energy Credit: Internal Revenue Service Notice 2015-4,” Tulane Environmental Journal, Vol. 28 (January 2015)
  • Author, “Will the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District Impact the Nation’s Regulation of Wetlands Through the Use of Mitigation Conditions On 404 Permits?” Environmental Law Reporter’s News & Analysis (October 2014)
Speaking Engagements
  • Presenter, "Changes to the AIA A201 General Conditions," HalfMoon Education Inc.: AIA Contract Document Workshop (April 2018)
  • Presenter, "'The Standard' Form Contract: Exploring the Decennial 2017 Changes AIA Contract Forms," Construction CPM Conference (January 2018)
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar
  • State Bar of California
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • New Orleans Federal Bar Association
  • Tulane Inn of Court
  • California Young Lawyers Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Celtic Bar Association of Orange County