J. Greg Easter is a founding partner of the firm.
Greg has over 30 years of experience as a construction lawyer. He focuses his practice on the negotiation and drafting of design and construction contracts throughout the United States, and the arbitration and mediation of construction-related disputes in Indiana and Florida where he is licensed to practice law. Greg is one of only nine Indiana lawyers named as a “Super Lawyer” in the area of construction law (2012-present).
Greg is a 1984 cum laude graduate of the Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, where he was president of the law school’s Moot Court Board and an associate instructor in appellate advocacy. He is a 1981 cum laude graduate of Butler University, where he qualified for the intercollegiate debate national finals two consecutive years.
Greg began his legal career in 1984 at the Indianapolis law firm of Dutton Kappes & Overman, where he assisted with litigation representing large contractors. Greg later became a partner in the Indianapolis law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans and was the founder and chair of the firm’s construction law practice group until he left to form Easter & Cavosie in 1996.
Greg was an adjunct faculty instructor teaching construction law and ethics at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI (2004, 2011-2014) He taught courses in argumentation and debate at IUPUI and acted as the university’s intercollegiate debate (1985-1986).
Greg has spoken on a wide-range of construction topics at seminars sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Lorman Education Services, the National Business Institute, the Indiana Institute of Credit Managers, the Builder’s Association of Greater Indianapolis, the Indiana Builder’s Association and several private companies. He is author of “Construction Law: Collecting Through Creativity,” ICLEF (July 1990), “Public Works Projects, Bidding and Bid Protests,” ICLEF (February 1992), “Securing Your Right to Payment: Mechanic’s Liens Are Not the Only Option,” Indiana Industrial Journal (October 1994), “Strategies for Avoiding Bid Problems” and “Strategies for Getting Paid,” Lorman (October 1998), “Indiana’s Public Works Statutes,” Lorman (March 2000), “Key Issues in Indiana Residential Construction Law,” NBI (January, 2004), Managing Construction Projects, Lorman (April, 2006), and “Indiana Engineering Law,” HalfMoon (May, 2013).
Greg is a member of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry and the American and Indiana Bar Associations and a number of professional organizations. He is a qualified arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Neutrals. Greg and his wife, Lisa, reside in Carmel, Indiana, and Sanibel, Florida.
Areas of practice:
- Construction law
- Delay claims
- Contract negotiation
- Mechanic’s liens
- Payment and performance bonds
- Arbitration, mediation, and dispute resolution
- Commercial and residential construction disputes
- Construction and material suppliers collections
- Bid Protests
- Construction warranties
- Insurance coverage disputes
- 2011 Super Lawyers
- 2012 Super Lawyers
- 2013 Super Lawyers
- 2014 Super Lawyers
- 2015 Super Lawyers