State of the IndustryTAMPA, Fla. — Trent Cotney of Cotney Construction Law LLP was recently named general counsel of the National Slate Association (NSA).

As general counsel, Cotney will provide legal assistance to the association’s board of directors with regard to the organizational structure, bylaws, operations, and governance policies.

The National Slate Association is a nonprofit organization that promotes excellence through the development and dissemination of technical information, standards, and educational resources for the slate industry.

“Working with NSA is a great opportunity for our firm to collaborate with a group of individuals who are dedicated to improving and promoting their work,” said Cotney.

Cotney’s practice area encompass both commercial and construction litigation in addition to various transactional matters. Specifically, Cotney works on contract review and drafting, contract negotiation, lien law, bond law, building code violation defense, construction defect litigation, OSHA defense, bid protest litigation, employment claim defense and contractor licensing defense.