Harvey L. Kornbluh founded Associated Owners & Developers (AOD)
in 1994. AOD is dedicated to the needs of its owner/developer
members as it promotes participation and cooperation among the
individuals and organizations who support the design, development
and construction process.
Kornbluh has made his living working within and serving the
construction industry for over 40 years. He is Founder/Chairman/CEO
of Construction Consultants International Corp. (CCIC), a claims
consulting firm. He is also Founder/Chairman/CEO of several other
companies serving the AEC industry: Construction Education
Management Corporation (CEMC), non-profit, has been providing
educational seminars since the 1970s; Constructive Resolutions Ltd
(CRL). provides mediation services; HLK Global Communications, Inc.
publishes books on subjects from risk avoidance and claims, to
project and construction management; a state construction law
series, industry directories and Construction Business Review
magazine (CBR); ConstructionChannel.net (CC.net); a web-based
communication tool and information guide, www.constructionchannel.net,
is in the reconstruction phase and will become The Industry Online
Resource of the Future.
Ira Genberg is a senior partner and
head of the Construction Law and Litigation Departments at the
century-old Atlanta law firm of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. Mr.
Genberg is known nationally and internationally for his litigation
skills. His significant trial victories in complex litigation have
attracted the attention of the Wall Street Journal, the Washington
Post, the London Times and the Atlanta Journal. Recently he won for
his client a precedent-setting victory against the House of Commons,
which established new law throughout the European Community; and as
counsel for a group of industrial contractors in another landmark
case, he proved the existence of a nationwide price-fixing
conspiracy, the damage and injunctive relief amounting to nearly
Genberg has been selected as one of the country's most outstanding
lawyers by a national survey naming him on its final list of 75
American lawyers. The survey considered the views of counsel at
Fortune 1000 companies.
Mr. Genberg has also been:
Listed in Chambers USA
Ranking Guide of "America’s Leading Business Lawyers;"
Elected to membership in
"Outstanding Lawyers of America" (limited to 100 members per
Selected by his peers to
Georgia’s "Super Lawyers," and to "Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers,"
as featured in Atlanta Magazine ;
Selected by his peers to
Georgia’s "Legal Elite," as featured in Georgia Trend Magazine.
Genberg is the general counsel to the nation's largest group of
commercial and industrial owners of property (Associated Owners and
Developers), whose members include DuPont, Marriott Hotels, Disney,
Intel, Home Depot, Tishman, Mercedes-Benz, Princeton University,
AMEC, Marsh, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Georgia Pacific and Sun
International. He represents major corporations throughout the
United States, Canada, Europe and South America and is currently
lead counsel in numerous complex multi-million dollar lawsuits. The
majority of these cases have arisen out of disputes concerning
delays, disruptions and claims for extra work on high-rise
buildings, power plants, hospitals, civic centers, hotels and
highways. Further, Mr. Genberg led the effort to draft AOD 2000, a
comprehensive industry-wide construction agreement.
Genberg has been a panelist at the United States Judicial Conference
for the Eleventh Circuit; has chaired and spoken at seminars on
construction law and trial strategy throughout the country; has
authored or co-authored twenty-six published articles on
construction law; and has served on the Board of Atlanta's Red Cross
and on the Steering Committee for the Home Project. He has been
regularly selected to "Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in
American Law," and recently chosen by the Biographical Center in
Cambridge in its first publication of "One Thousand Great
novel Reckless Homicide has received overwhelming acclaim,
has sold nearly a half million copies, and was nominated for the
Edgar Allen Poe Literary Award for best American novel. Mr. Genberg
donated his royalties on the hardcover and paperback editions of
Reckless Homicide to the United Way, which monies were used in
part to create a new program through Atlanta Legal Aid to help those
with cancer, ALS, and other life-threatening diseases cope with
legal problems, such as disputed insurance coverage, Social Security
benefits, estate planning, and the like.
Genberg is a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of Rutgers
University. He received his J.D. degree from the University of
Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as Editor of the Moot Court
Board and was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award.