General Counsel

Trent Cotney of Cotney Construction Law, LLP, was recently named General Counsel of the National Slate Association (NSA). As General Counsel, Cotney will provide legal assistance to the association’s board of directors with regard to the organizational structure, bylaws, operations, and governance policies.

The National Slate Association is a non-profit organization that promotes excellence through the development and dissemination of technical information, standards, and educational resources for the slate industry. “Working with the NSA is a great opportunity for our firm to collaborate with a group of individuals who are dedicated to improving and promoting their work,” said Cotney.

Cotney’s practice area encompass both commercial and construction litigation in addition to various transactional matters. Specifically, Cotney works on contract review and drafting, contract negotiation, lien law, bond law, building code violation defense, construction defect litigation, OSHA defense, bid protest litigation, employment claim defense, and contractor licensing defense.

The NSA was first established in 1922 by slate quarriers. The goal was to promote the use of slate for roofing and structural applications. The standards set for slate and its installation are still adhered to today. In 2002, the NSA was re-established as a non-profit, interdisciplinary, membership organization. The NSA has members from across the nation representing each of the key industries with a keen interest in slate roofing.

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