Easter & Cavosie :: Attorneys at Law

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MIke is a partner at Easter & Cavosie and is admitted to practice in Indiana and Illinois. Mike focuses his practice on construction law, employment law, and traditional labor law  He represents  a wide range of commercial and residential developers, owner’s representatives, architects and engineers, construction managers, contractors, design-builders, subcontractors, material and equipment suppliers.

Mike graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, in 1992. He was the Senior Managing Editor for the Indiana Law Journal and awarded the Order of the Coif.  Mike is a 1977 cum laude graduate of Butler University.

Mike has spoken on a wide range of construction, labor, and employment law topics.. His seminars include:

  • Managing Construction Projects in Indiana, Lorman Education Services
  • Change Orders in Indiana, Lorman Education Services
  • Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction Projects, National Business Institute
  • Construction Documentation and Scheduling, Lorman Education Services
  • Key Issues in Indiana Residential Construction Law, National Business Institute
  • Construction Contracting for Public Entities, Lorman Education Services
  • Indiana Engineering Law, HalfMoon Education
  • Legal Issues for Professional Engineers, Lorman Education Services
  • Commercial Construction Policies, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
  • Assuring Payment on Construction Projects, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
  • Construction Law:  Creative Strategies for Project Completion and Litigation Avoidance, Lorman Education Services
  • Building Codes, Lorman Education Services
  • Safety First:  OSHA Regulations, National Business Institute

In addition, Mike enjoys giving presentations to clients on topics tailored to fit their needs

Mike is a member of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, the American Bar Association, the Construction and Surety Law Section of the Indiana Bar Association and a number of professional organizations.

Mike, his wife Dana, and their three children reside in Irvington.

Areas of practice:

  • Construction law
    • Litigation, mediation, and arbitration
    • Delay claims
    • Payment disputes
    • Contract negotiation
    • Mechanic’s liens
    • Design professional defense
    • Major roadway construction projects
    • Payment and performance bonds
    • Commercial and residential construction disputes
    • Land contract disputes
    • Product and material defects
    • Construction and material suppliers collections
    • Bid protests
    • Construction warranties
    • Insurance defense
    • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Labor and employment law
    • Union salting and organizing campaigns
    • National Labor Relations Board charges and proceedings
    • Indiana Common Construction Wage Act
    • Davis-Bacon Act
    • Project labor agreements
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges and proceedings
    • Employee handbooks
    • Employment contracts
    • Severance agreements
    • Workers’ Compensation claims and proceedings