GERALD CLAY, ESQ.
AREA OF EXPERTISEBanking/Finance/Foreclosure , Commercial/Business , Condo/AOAO , Construction/Design , General Civil , Insurance/Personal , Partnership/Corporate Law , Real Property , Securities
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Clay Chapman Crumpton Iwamura & Pulice
Gerald Clay is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. He has practiced law in Michigan and Hawaii, where he has litigated civil, corporate and construction cases. As a partner in the law firm of Clay Chapman Crumpton Iwamura & Pulice he emphasizes commercial and construction matters and develops techniques for alternative dispute resolution for commercial and construction disputes.
Since 1975 Mr. Clay has presided over more than 400 arbitration matters. About one-half of his arbitration work has involved construction, development and fee issues, including disputes among owner/developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers and construction managers. Related arbitration experience includes disputes among sureties/insurers, lenders and real estate professionals as well as all forms of contract matters, securities matters and alleged fraudulent transactions.
Mr. Clay has mediated more than 500 commercial, construction and real estate disputes, including complex, multi-million dollar, multi-party disputes. He successfully mediated the much-publicized heptachlor milk tainting case, and a complex dispute over a proposed commercial development involving tenants, landowners, master development lessors, equity participants, lenders and a legal malpractice issue.
Mr. Clay has authored many articles for legal and industry publications, and is co-author of two books: Hawaii Construction Law and Mechanic’s Liens and Before You Sue – How to Get Justice Without Going to Court. He has also co-authored Hawaii legislation regarding arbitration and mediation.
Mr. Clay taught Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Hawaii Pacific University from 1989 to 2004; was an Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Hawaii, teaching construction law, 2005, and has lectured and trained arbitrators and mediators for professional and dispute resolution organizations world-wide.