Partner Spotlight: Stewart Sokol & Larkin Posted on October 15, 2020 by Karla Holland AGC would not be able to have the successful events and meetings without our generous partners! As a benefit of our yearly Partner Program, we spotlight some of our member partner companies. To learn more about them, we ask that they complete a list of questions: Who is Stewart Sokol & Larkin? Founded in 1994, Stewart Sokol & Larkin, LLC (“SSL”) is a boutique law firm specializing in providing excellent legal services to businesses involved in all aspects of the construction industry, from contract drafting and routine legal advice to the pursuit of claims and representation in arbitrations and litigation. Though SSL is headquartered in Portland, its clients range from small businesses in the Pacific Northwest to large multi-national contracting companies, and SSL represents their interests in connection with projects across the nation and overseas. What are your overall mission and goals? SSL’s mission is to provide our clients with the highest level of legal service in an aggressive, though pragmatic and cost-effective manner in order to help clients achieve the best possible result for their business. Its history of successfully doing just that is why many of its clients have trusted the firm to serve as their lawyers for decades. What is the key focus of SSL this year? A key focus this year is to affirmatively help our construction industry clients implement internal documentation and processes (by improving contract documents, cost-tracking procedures, and claims preservation and preparation strategies) aimed at minimizing the substantial risks inherent in the industry, so they are better situated when unresolved claims and disputes reach the litigation stage. Why do you find your relationship with AGC valuable? How does this support SSL’s key focus? SSL values its long-standing relationship with AGC. In addition to the fact that many of the firm’s clients are affiliated with AGC, the attorneys at SSL are also passionate about the many causes and organizations AGC supports, and enjoy spending time helping our fellow members achieve our shared goals. SSL attorneys have presented on a number of topics at AGC-sponsored conferences and events over the years, many of which directly serve the risk-minimizing strategies and processes that benefit clients and often streamline SSL’s legal representation. If someone was to take away one important fact about SSL, what would you want it to be? SSL takes great pride in and thoroughly enjoys the close personal relationships it has developed with its valued clients over the years. We view our clients as being part of our family, and not only represent them to the best of our abilities but also relish the opportunity to spend time with them outside of their legal disputes to join them in celebrating their successes.