Brian Schoolman earned his J.D. from the Duke University School of Law, and graduated magna cum laude from Claremont McKenna College, earning his B.A. with honors in Government. His practice includes construction law and litigation, commercial litigation, contracts, corporate organization and governance, administrative hearings, and appellate practice, both in state and federal courts. He is admitted to the North Carolina and California State Bars, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and all three Federal District Courts in North Carolina. Mr. Schoolman is a member of the ABA Forum on the Construction Law, and the North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section. He is also certified as a Superior Court Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (NCDRC). Mr. Schoolman has been with Safran Law Offices since 2003.
Mr. Schoolman speaks regionally and nationally on a number of subjects as a part of his representation of small and large industry trade associations, as well as through his membership in the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. He has also been published in several trade publications on topics ranging from legal and legislative developments to current events affecting business practices in the Internet age.
Mr. Schoolman has also helped shape several important pieces of construction industry legislation at the North Carolina General Assembly. Most recently, he worked as a registered lobbyist to obtain the first revisions to and standards for the state’s public construction pre-qualification statutes. He also worked on the bill establishing uniform standards for design-build and Public-Private Partnership delivery methods for state and local government construction contracts, and assisted a large industry trade association in influencing sweeping changes to the mechanics lien and payment bond laws.