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Robin G. Banks

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Telephone: 443.940.1342
Facsimile: 410.580.9539

1829 Reisterstown Rd #120
Pikesville, Maryland 21208


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

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

Professional Affiliations & Bar Memberships

Deputy Outside Legal Counsel to the Documents Committee of the American Institute of Architects

Maryland State Bar Association
Construction Law Section
Secretary 2014-2017
Assistant Chair 2017-2018
Chair 2018-2019

American Bar Association
Forum on the Construction Industry

National AIA Allied Member

Published Works

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).

Co-Author, Chapter 21, "Changes and Extras," Construction Law Handbook, Aspen Law and Business (1999 & 2013 Supplement).

"Maryland Lien Law", Lien Law Online (2001) (updated annually).

Chapter 5, "Design Professionals," Maryland Construction Law Deskbook (2012).

Co-Author, Chapter 23, Maryland, "State by State Guide to Architect, Engineer and Contract 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).


The Evolution of the AIA Documents from 2007 to 2017," Maryland State Bar Association, Construction Law Section, Columbia, Maryland (October 2017).

"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).

"Structuring and Drafting Teaming Agreements," Building Better Construction Contracts, Practising Law Institute, New York, New York (December 2015).

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

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

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

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

"Innovative Design: Risks and Rewards for the Design Professional," American Institute of Architects Documents Committee, Washington, D.C. (October 2014).

"Critical New AIA Documents: AIA A201 (General Conditions) and Owner-Architect and Owner Contractor Agreement Updates," Practising Law Institute, New York, New York (December 2017).

"AIA Contract Document Workshop," Half Moon Seminars, Jessup, Maryland (April 2018).

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 (2012).

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