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  Catherine A. Bednar
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Catherine Bednar is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Boston office. She is a litigation attorney with extensive experience in both state and federal courts. Ms. Bednar has an active professional liability practice representing architects, engineers, OPMs, accountants, attorneys and other professionals in the defense of malpractice claims. She has defended design professionals against negligence claims arising from property damage, personal injury, alleged building code, zoning or other regulatory violations, and project cost overruns. She also represents clients in lawsuits involving contract disputes, state and federal environmental claims, premises liability actions and construction litigation. 

Ms. Bednar also advises and advocates for her clients in negotiating contracts, with an eye towards minimizing the client’s risk and exposure. Ms. Bednar has worked with standard and modified AIA, MSBA and other contract documents on projects involving a wide range of scopes and different construction delivery methods. Ms. Bednar has also presented to architects and engineers on topics such as insurance coverage issues and alternative dispute resolution. 

Prior to law school, Ms. Bednar worked as an environmental engineer at a national consulting firm. As an engineer, she advised and assisted corporate and municipal clients regarding compliance with the Massachusetts Contingency Plan, including the investigation, assessment, remediation and monitoring of contaminated properties. Ms. Bednar was also involved in permitting and due diligence efforts for power plants and gas pipeline projects.

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