Michael Black

Michael Black

1050 St. James Crossing Atlanta, GA 30319

About the Expert

Michael Black began his professional construction career in the U.S. construction industry working vacations and holidays during high school and college as a laborer and helper. Upon graduation from college, he began working full-time as an estimator and project manager on commercial and institutional projects. He rose through the ranks of executive management in a medium-sized (ultimately $100,000,000 annual volume) general contracting company to the position of president and managing partner, respectively.

Areas of Expertise

  • Construction Claims
  • Real Estate Development

Expert's Profile

His experience is in high-rise buildings and multi-family developments; retro-fits and renovations; both in the private and public sectors, hard bid and negotiated contracts; with agencies such as HUD, the U.S. military, U.S. Dept. of Energy, states of Georgia and Maryland, and in concrete, steel and wood frame structures, and large wooden amusement park rides. Black also has international experience building in Japan, Brazil, Germany and Spain.

Michael Black has also professionally managed and developed a number of successful real estate properties.

In the legal arena:
Being in construction, he has experience in court cases, and in alternative dispute resolution through arbitration and mediation.
He was hired as a consultant and expert witness by the City of New York Legal Department in a winning multi-million dollar construction related case.

Personal Achievements

Education

  • BBA from the University of Georgia, and MBA from Georgia State University

Licenses

  • Certified State of Florida General Contractor

Special Training

  • Various education and training programs through the Associated General Contractors of America

Organizations

  • Company member of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC); American Institute of Constructors (AIC); Professional Construction Estimators Association (PCEA); Young Presidents Organization (YPO); Gwinnett County Georgia Recreation Authority; Past President Georgia Branch AGC, and elected Vice Chairman and Chairman of Gwinnett County Recreation Authority.

Honors

  • Presented Committee Chairman of the Year Award for strategic planning by Georgia Branch AGC, and the State of Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Volunteer of The Year Award

Publications

  • Article written and published in the CONSTRUCTOR magazine, The Great American Scream Machine

Prior assignments

  • Consultant and Expert Witness for the City of New York Law Department on winning multi-million dollar construction related case, NYCLIS No. 01AL100757

Listed in the Following States

Michael Black is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).