Education

J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, 1996
With Honors

B.A., University of Delaware, 1993
With Honors

 

Bar Admissions:

Maryland
District of Columbia

 

Bar Memberships:

Maryland State Bar Association

American Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

 

Honors and Awards

  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” Construction Law, 2021, 2020

  • Maryland Super Lawyers, Construction Litigation 2021

  • Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation

  • Phi Beta Kappa

 

Professional Associations

  • Associate Outside Counsel, Documents
    Committee of the American Institute of Architects (2011 to present)

  • Maryland State Bar Association, Construction Law Section (2013 to present)
    Chair, Construction Law Section (2018-2019)
    Vice Chair, Construction Law Section (2017-2018)
    Secretary, Construction Law Section (2014 to 2017)

  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry (1998 to present)

  • National American Institute of Architects Allied Member (2014 to present)

 

Presentations

  • Robin G. Banks and Kenneth Cobleigh, “Updates to 2019 AIA Construction Management Documents,” American Arbitration Association, New York, New York (forthcoming June 2021).

  • Robin G. Banks and Kenneth Cobleigh, “Construction Management 2.0: A Deeper Dive,” Building Better Construction Documents, Practising Law Institute, Webinar (December 2020).

  • “Understanding Cost of the Work Contracts,” American Institute of Architects: A Master Class in Construction Management, Webinar (December 2020)

  • “Understanding the Law of Architectural Copyright” and “Overview of Contract Law [for Architects],” Half Moon Seminars, Webinar (August 2020).

  • Robin G. Banks, Kenneth Cobleigh, and Patrick O’Connor, “The Most Important Changes in the 2019 AIA Construction Management Documents,” American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, Webinar (June 2020).

  • Robin G. Banks and Kenneth Cobleigh, “Updates to 2019 AIA Construction Management Documents,” Building Better Construction Documents, Practising Law Institute, New York, New York (December 2019).

  • Robin G. Banks and Lane Beougher, “AIA 2019 Documents: Understanding the Changing Roles of the Construction Manager,” Construct 2019, National Harbor Virginia (October 2019).

  • “P3’s: Are Design Professionals Partners or Pawns,” 58nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys, Denver, Colorado (May 2019).

  • Robin G. Banks and Kenneth Cobleigh, “AIA Contract Documents Workshop,” Half Moon Seminars, Jessup, Maryland (April 2018).

  • Robin G. Banks, Kenneth Cobleigh, and Michael Bomba, “Critical New AIA Documents,” Building Better Construction Contracts, Practising Law Institute, New York, New York (December 2017).

  • Robin G. Banks and Kenneth Cobleigh, “The Evolution of the AIA Documents from 2007 to 2017,” Maryland State Bar Association, Construction Law Section, Columbia, Maryland (October 2017).

  • Robin G. Banks and Ann Gorham, “In Union there is Strength: Streamlining the Process through the AIA Design-Build and Teaming Agreements,” Has it Really Been a Decade - the 2017 AIA Contract Documents,” American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, Boston, Massachusetts (Fall 2017).

  • Robin G. Banks and Allison Ashford, “Structuring and Drafting Teaming Agreements,” Building Better Construction Contracts, Practising Law Institute, New York, New York (December 2015).

  • “Understanding the AIA A201-2007 General Conditions of a Construction Contract,” Hampton Roads SDA, Hampton Roads, Virginia (July 2014).

  • “Entering into Construction Contracts and Subcontracts,” Half Moon Seminars, Columbia, Maryland (February 2014).

  • “Innovative Design: Risks and Rewards for the Design Professional,” 52nd Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys, Austin, Texas (May 2013).

  • “Preserving Your Rights to Payment Under Payment Bonds and Through Mechanics Liens,” Commercial Law League of America, Chicago, Illinois (April 2013).

 

Publications

  • “Tighten your Project Budget and Time with the AIA’s Updated Construction Management Documents,” Under Construction, published by American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry (forthcoming Winter 2019).

  • “An Architect’s Guide to P3’s,” www.theaiatrust.com/architects-guide-p3s (September 2019).

  • Howard G. Goldberg and Robin G. Banks, Chapter 25, “Changes and Extras,” Construction Law Handbook, Third Edition, Aspen Law and Business (2017).

  • “Look Before You Leap: Construction Contract Considerations for Design Professionals and Contractors,” Maryland Bar Journal (January/February 2016).

  • “AIA’s New Teaming Agreement: AIA Document C102-2015,” Surety Bond Quarterly (Fall 2015).

  • Howard G. Goldberg and Robin G. Banks, Chapter 21, "Changes and Extras," Construction Law Handbook, Second Edition, Aspen Law and Business (2012 and 2013 Supplement).

  • “Maryland Lien Law,” Lien Law Online (2001) (updated annually).

  • Robin G. Banks and Kenneth Cobleigh, Chapter 5, “Design Professionals,” Maryland State Bar Association Deskbook (2017 (2ndEd.) and 2012 (1stEd.).

  • Chapter 23, Maryland, “State-By-State Guide to Architect, Engineer and Contractor Licensing,” Aspen Law and Business (1998 and 1999 Supplement).

  • Editor, “EIFS-Exterior Insulation Finish Systems: The Use of Synthetics in Building Systems,” More Sticks and Bricks, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry (Fall 1999).

Published Opinions

  • Medi-Cen Corp. of Maryland v. Birschbach, 123 Md. App. 765, 720 A.2d 966 (1998).

  • Elkton Care Center Associates Ltd. Partnership v. Quality Care Management, Inc., 145 Md. App., 532, 805 A.2d 1177 (2002).

  • Nelson Salabes, Inc. v. Morningside Development, LLC, 284 F.3d 505 (2002).

  • North American Specialty Ins. Co. v. Boston Medical Group, 170 Md. App. 128, 906 A.2d 1042 (2006).

  • D’Aoust v. Diamond, 424 Md. 549, 36 A.3d 941 (2012).

  • C&B Construction v. Dashiell, 457 Md. 137 (2018).

 

Contact Info:

rgbanks@gbpclawfirm.com

Telephone: 443.940.1342

 

 

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