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Robin G. Banks

Principal, Goldberg & Banks, P.C. Baltimore, Maryland
rgbanks@gbpclawfirm.com
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Telephone: 443.940.1342
Facsimile: 410.580.9539

1829 Reisterstown Rd #120
Pikesville, Maryland 21208

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).
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