Kirk D. Johnston Named as Partner in Atlanta Office and Y. Lisa Colon Heron Named As Partner in Fort Lauderdale Office

January 9, 2013

Kirk D. Johnston has been named a Partner in the Atlanta office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. Kirk is a member of the firm’s Construction Litigation, Government Contracts and Risk Management practice groups. He has extensive experience in construction claims avoidance through assisting clients in every phase of the construction process, from the negotiation and drafting of construction contracts, advising on proper risk management, to educating clients through day-to-day review of contracts, issues, and project documents. His background in risk management and insurance further aids owners, contractors, and carriers in catastrophic loss management, litigation and construction-related claims arising out of complex construction defect litigation.

Y. Lisa Colon Heron has been named a Partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. Lisa is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar. Lisa joined Smith Currie in November 2008. She has experience in a wide range of construction law issues. Lisa’s practice primarily involves dispute resolution of construction and real estate claims. Lisa is also experienced in handling many aspects of government contracting claims from compliance, small business issues, bid protests and claims litigation.