Legal Services – AGC-GM

Legal Services

Member Legal Services

The legal landscape of running a business is constantly changing. At AGC, we aim to be at the forefront of these changes and understand the importance of keeping you up to date on legal trends and issues to help you navigate the vast and complicated world of construction law compliance.

Our In-House Attorney
Derek Allen is a Wisconsin State Bar certified attorney with over nine years of legal experience in a wide array of areas of the law, including litigation, arbitration, contract drafting and interpretation, workers compensation disputes and real estate transactions.

State of Wisconsin
Federal District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin
Federal District Court – Western District of Wisconsin

Milwaukee Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
American Bar Association

Trustee, Building Trades United Pension Trust Fund
Trustee, Building and Public Works Vacation Fund
Construction Trades Substance Abuse Testing and Assistance Program
Chairman, AGC Construction Lawyers Committee
Forum on Construction Law, ABA
Corp. Counsel Group, MKE Bar
Labor & Employment Group, MKE Bar

Legal Hotline

AGC-GM offers a unique service to all of our Corporate Members where companies can submit a question to our in-house, legal counsel at no cost. Questions can be related to any area of the construction industry included, but not limited to, contractual language, compliance, regulatory, labor, employment, and certification. Simply submit your online request to Derek Allen directly at or 608-490-3226.

Construction Lawyers Committee

To ensure that the AGC is responsive to Contractors’ concerns regarding legal and risk management issues, the AGC has created the Construction Lawyers Committee. The Construction Lawyers Committee – comprised of in-house General Counsels from the AGC of Greater Milwaukee, AGC of Wisconsin, and member contractors – meets quarterly at to discuss legal, legislative, and risk management issues impacting commercial construction and contractors in Wisconsin.

Legal Corner

The AGC has compiled written resources to provide its members with guidance to navigate changes in the law. Areas include Sales & Use Tax Exemptions, Prevailing Wage, and Right to Work.

List of Archived Topics

  • Sales and Use Tax Exemption
  • Workers Compensation
  • Guns on the Job Site
  • Fall 2017, Legal & Labor Update
  • Summer 2017, Legal & Labor Update
  • Spring 2017, Legal & Labor Update
  • Winter 2016, Legal & Labor Update

Other Resources

AGC of Greater Milwaukee Members have access to the AGC of America’s incomparable menu of products, programs and services, including legal and legislative news, advocacy, and discounts on industry standard contract documents, ConsensusDocs.

Links & Resources

  • Consensus Docs, AGC of America
  • Legislative News & Advocacy
  • Legal News and Updates