Richard F. Greenleaf
Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP
1712 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Partner, Wells, Love and Scoby, LLC, Boulder, CO (2000-2001); Partner, Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman and Lee, P.C., Houston, TX (1987-2000); Associate, Green, Downey, Paterson & Schultz, P.C., Houston, TX (1982-1986).
Colorado Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, College of Commercial Arbitrators (Co-chair of Construction Practices and Procedures Committee), The Roster of International Arbitrators.
American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) (Large Complex Case Panel, National Energy Panel), National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and College of Commercial Arbitrators. Mr. Greenleaf was also recognized by the AAA as one of the top construction arbitrators in the United States. He has been selected to join the new AAA Construction Mega Project Panel, comprised of a select group of lawyers and construction industry professionals specialized in large-scale construction disputes. Mr. Greenleaf was chosen by a committee of in-house counsel representing owners, contractors, design professionals and insurers with experience in complex, high dollar disputes in construction projects.
Experienced in all areas of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, med-arb hybrids, and dispute review boards. AAA Construction Panelist since 1989, arbitrating and serving as chair on numerous construction disputes throughout the United States. Arbitrated for the International Center for Dispute Resolution, handled cases before the ICC, over 30 years’ experience working on construction and commercial matters representing owners, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and sureties as well as private companies, involved at all stages of the process, structuring, drafting and negotiating complex agreements, advising on implementation, risk assessment, claims, and claims defense through the dispute processes. Served as an arbitrator in over 150 arbitration cases involving construction, commercial, mining and the energy business in both domestic and international cases.
“Contracting, Drafting and Understanding the Differences Between Litigation, Arbitration, and Mediation”, January 2010; “Preserving Rights and Minimizing Risk, Part III: Project Management and Prudent Lien Waivers,” USGLASS MAGAZINE, July 2006; co-author, “Claims: Preserving Rights and Minimizing Risk, Part II: Claims Mitigation and Killer Contract Clauses,” USGLASS MAGAZINE, June 2006; Co-author, “Claims: Preserving Rights and Minimizing Risk, Part I: Developing A Contracting Policy,” USGLASS MAGAZINE, April 2006; “Preserving Construction Defect Claims,” BOULDER COUNTY BUSINESS REPORT, July 2005; “Legislative Changes Affecting Construction,” Construction Law Newsletter, Texas State Bar, Fall 1995.