Cotney Construction Law  

Tampa,  FL 
United States
http://cotneycl.com
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About Cotney Construction Law

Cotney Construction Law is a national, full-service law firm dedicated to representing the roofing industry. Cotney and his team of lawyers have represented hundreds of roofing contractors throughout the United States. 


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The firm specializes in roofing litigation and arbitration, including defending roofing contractors on construction defect claims, prosecuting lien and bond law claims, defending OSHA citations, contractor licensing defense, and bid protests. Cotney Construction Law currently serves as General Counsel to Western States Roofing Contractors Association, National Roofing Contractors Association, National Women in Roofing, National Slate Association, and several other industry groups.


Our Services

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • HR Manual Drafting & Review
  • Bankruptcy
  • Immigration Law
  • Bid Protests
  • Insurance/Bank Loans
  • Bonds/Surety Claims
  • Intellectual Property
  • Collections
  • Landlord Issues
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Licensing Defense
  • Construction Defects
  • Liens
  • Contract Review & Drafting
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Copyright/Trademark Law
  • Roofing Law
  • Corporate Transactional Law
  • OSHA Law
  • Demand Letters
  • Qualifier Agreements
  • Employment Law
  • Safety Manual Drafting & Review
  • Environmental Law
  • Worker’s Compensation


Who We Are and What We Do

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  • Tampa, FL, June 1, 2020 – Cotney Construction Law will be providing NRCA ProCertified® roof system installer performance exams at no charge for anyone in the Tampa or Orlando areas interested in testing for the asphalt shingle or thermoplastic ProCertification designation by NRCA.  “We are excited to support NRCA’s efforts on increasing ProCertification membership and professionalism within the roofing industry,” says Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Construction Law.

    The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) offers a ProCertification program that assists in maintaining a professional, knowledgeable roofing industry workforce. ProCertification includes recommended training, readiness checklists and various certifications for roof system installers and foremen that will continue to attract and recruit high quality members of the workforce within the roofing industry. To receive this certification, you must pass an online exam and installers must also pass a practical hands-on test that will be scored by a Qualified Assessor.  Qualified Assessors are the only people who are trained and approved by NRCA to conduct NRCA ProCertification® performance exams for roof system installers.

    “As a Qualified Assessor, I look forward to assisting roof system installers who are interested in pursuing NRCA ProCertification.  The program elevates the industry and I am proud to be involved with it,” stated John Kenney, COO and Technical Director of Cotney Construction Law.

    To learn more about the ProCertification® Program, please visit www.nrca.net. To inquire about the free  ProCertification installer performance exams, please email info@cotneycl.com.

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    About Cotney Construction Law
    Cotney Construction Law is a national law firm that advocates for the roofing industry.  The firm’s practice areas include construction law, litigation, arbitration, contract review & drafting, immigration, employment, OSHA defense, licensing defense, bid protests, lien law, bond law and alternative dispute resolution.  The firm has offices throughout Florida as well as locations in Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Grand Rapids, Houston, Nashville, Portland, OR and Toronto.  For more information, visit www.cotneycl.com.

  • Tampa, FL, March 12, 2020 – Cotney Construction Law (CCL), the leading national law firm for the roofing industry is pleased to announce the appointment of John Kenney as Chief Operating Officer and Technical Director for CCL.  With over 45-years’ experience in the roofing industry working with some of the largest roofing contractors, Kenney brings a wealth of experience in construction that will help CCL continue to grow while providing the best service and support for roofing contractors across the country.  

    Kenney will oversee operations for CCL along with providing business and technical consulting for CCL customers.  “We are excited to have John join our team. Not only is he a skilled operations professional but he also understands construction and can help our customers with technical questions, concerns and planning,” stated Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Construction Law.  “We believe there is a huge need in the industry for basic business consulting that can help contractors run a profitable and sustainable business. It works hand-in-hand with the CCL subscription services that provide ongoing legal and risk management. We are also looking forward to adding John to our list of skilled lobbyists in Florida.”

    Kenney started his career by working as a roofing apprentice at a family business in the Northeast, quickly moving up to manage many successful projects in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets before continuing his executive career in Florida.  He has worked for multiple Top 100 roofing contractors running every aspect of a contracting business.  He is intimately familiar with all aspects of roofing production, estimating, and operations.   

    Kenney is well-known for his philanthropy and volunteerism.  He is president of the West Coast Roofing Contractors Association and has been involved with the organization for twenty years.  

    Kenney will support the CCL team who currently serves as General Counsel or affinity partner for National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association (FRSA) and several of its affiliates, Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA), Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA), Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors (TARC), National Women in Roofing (NWIR), Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3), Tile Roofing Institute (TRI), IIBEC Florida and the National Slate Association (NSA).   The firm is known for their industry advocacy, philanthropy and overall commitment to the roofing industry.

    To learn more about Cotney Construction Law, please visit www.cotneycl.com or call (866) 285-2916.

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    About Cotney Construction Law
    Cotney Construction Law is a national law firm that provides representation for the construction industry.  Experienced in the representation of businesses and professionals in construction disputes and transactions, Cotney is a well-known advisor and legal counsel in the construction industry.  The firm’s practice areas include construction law, litigation, arbitration, contract review & drafting, immigration, employment, OSHA defense, licensing defense, bid protests, lien law, bond law and alternative dispute resolution.  The firm has offices throughout Florida as well as locations in Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Grand Rapids, Houston, Nashville, and Portland, OR. For more information, visit www.cotneycl.com.

  • Tampa, FL, December 3, 2019 – Cotney Construction Law, the leading national law firm for construction, specialty trades and OSHA law, is pleased to announce the appointment of Trent Cotney as General Counsel for the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).  Cotney and the team at CCL will provide ongoing NRCA member benefits of legal consultation that will include a strong emphasis on proactive support surrounding construction, employment, immigration and OSHA law.

    With the appointment of Trent Cotney as General Counsel, the roofing industry will benefit from Cotney Construction Law’s national reach since it is a law firm that employs almost 40 lawyers with 14 offices across the country, all focused on representing the construction industry.  With over twenty years representing the roofing industry, Cotney’s passion and focus continues to be on roofing.  He has built a law firm dedicated to giving back to the construction industries they serve.  “Representing roofing contractors and helping their businesses both proactively and reactively is our focus,” said Trent Cotney. “We understand the law and we know construction so we can help contractors avoid getting into legal troubles in the first place.”

    Most of what the Cotney team will do will be pro bono including consulting, articles, research and support of NRCA committees.  ProCertification has been the prime focus for Cotney over the last 18 months, where he worked with NRCA committees offering legal advice and consultation that helped determine the structure of the certification and training processes at no charge to NRCA.

    “Trent Cotney has been diligently working with NRCA on the ProCertification program which is our top priority,” stated McKay Daniels, NRCA Chief Operating Officer.  “We look forward to working with Trent and Cotney Construction Law.”

    The CCL team serves as General Counsel or as an affinity partner for Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association and several of its affiliates, Western States Roofing Contractors Association, Chicago Roofing Contractors Association, Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors, National Women in Roofing, Roofing Technology Think Tank, Tile Roofing Institute, IIBEC Florida and the National Slate Association.   The firm is well known for their legal content, thought leadership, philanthropy and overall commitment to the roofing industry.

    To learn more about Cotney Construction Law, please visit www.cotneycl.com or call (866) 285-2916.

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    About Cotney Construction Law
    Cotney Construction Law is a national law firm that provides representation for the construction industry.  Experienced in the representation of businesses and professionals in construction disputes and transactions, Cotney is a well-known advisor and legal counsel.  The firm’s practice areas include construction law, litigation, arbitration, contract review & drafting, immigration, employment, OSHA defense, licensing defense, bid protests, lien law, bond law and alternative dispute resolution.  The firm has offices throughout Florida as well as locations in Birmingham, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Grand Rapids, Houston, Portland OR, Nashville, and Boston.  For more information, visit www.cotneycl.com.


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