Internal Systems & Processes Materialman and Mechanic’s Liens
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, J.D., with Honors
Berea College, B.A., Political Science; Minor, Philosophy
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
Arkansas Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
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Breanna Trombley has practiced with Newland & Associates, PLLC since 2012. She frequently drafts, reviews, and negotiates all types of construction contracts for contractors and subcontractors, and provides legal advice regarding local, state, and federal code compliance. She routinely assists clients with developing and improving their internal operational systems, including project documentation and recordkeeping, change order processes, lien notices and filings, pre-job rollouts, after action reviews, and handling receivables and collections.
She regularly files materialmen’s liens and the necessary related litigation to enforce such liens. She is also experienced with assisting her clients in employment related services such as drafting non-compete and confidentiality agreements, incentive plans, and employee handbooks, and assists with DOL audits, payroll compliance, and wage and hour claims.
Ms. Trombley is an Adjunct Professor of Construction Contracts and Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Department of Construction Management.
Publications and Presentations
Merit Shop Report: Job File Record-Keeping Best Practices (September 2017)
No Stitches for Snitches: The Need for a Duty-to-Report Law in Arkansas, 34 U. ARK. LITTLE ROCK L. REV. 813
Legislative Update, Act 1120 of 2015: To Promote Fair and Equitable Allocation of Liability in Construction Contracts, Lunch & Learn (July 2015)
Professional Associations and Memberships
Construction Law Section of the Arkansas Bar Association
Associated Builders and Contractors, member
Prosecution of False Claims Act suit against bank for falsely certifying compliance with Federal requirements in order to obtain insurance on FHA mortgage loans, resulting in $11.6 million settlement. U.S. ex rel. Shackleford v. Iberia Bank, No. 4:15-cv-00416-BRW (E.D. Ark. 2017)
Obtained arbitration award in favor of general contractor in defense against owner’s breach of contract claim on $815,000 commercial project. Awarded full amount of attorneys’ fees, including surety’s legal fees, for complete successful defense.
Successful appeal to Arkansas Court of Appeals on behalf of principal and surety in payment bond claim dispute. Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. v. Cummins Mid-South, LLC, 2015 Ark. App. 229
Represented contractor in Department of Labor audit, resulting in elimination of several alleged violations and significant reduction of penalties