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Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- University of Massachusetts (B.A., 1971)
- Boston College (J.D., 1974)
Loring A. Cook, III
Loring ("Woody") Cook has a broad and extensive range of experience in commercial law and complex civil litigation, both trial and appellate, with a focus on and passion for construction law. For more than 35 years, he has served as advocate and trusted advisor to owners, both public and private, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors and others in the construction industry. His services extend not only to dispute resolution in all of its forms (negotiation, mediation, arbitration, administrative proceedings, jury and non-jury trials) but also to business planning, negotiation and drafting of contracts and extensive advising of clients before and during the construction process. Mr. Cook is equally skilled in the management of construction projects as he is with the preparation, negotiation, defense and prosecution of construction claims. He has represented construction clients in several hundred cases involving public and private construction of buildings and public works projects. Notable projects include: design and construction of Gillette Stadium; Logan Airport (Terminals A, B, C and E, as well as the Airport’s elevated roadways); the new Harvard Law School; renovation of the Harvard Fogg Museum; Boston’s Big Dig; the MBTA Orange Line extension; development of the Chelsea Naval Shipyard; and historic renovations of the Old State House and Faneuil Hall. In addition, Mr. Cook has represented clients in the construction of numerous schools, hotels, multi-family housing projects, hospitals and medical office buildings, bridges, underwater pipelines, power plants, data centers, laboratories, courthouses, casinos, highway and roadwork.
Mr. Cook is a frequent lecturer on construction subjects to legal and construction industry professional groups. He serves as an arbitrator, mediator and master in construction disputes. Mr. Cook is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the American Arbitration Association and its Construction Advisory Council and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts.
- American Bar Association (torts and insurance practice section, fidelity and surety section, litigation section, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry and Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee)
- Massachusetts Bar Association (public law section, property law section and civil litigation section)
- Associate member of the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts
- Best Lawyers in AmericaTM, Construction Law