Jonathan Yi is a counsel in Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. He represents clients in domestic and international transactions and disputes relating to construction, infrastructure, engineering and procurement matters before state and federal courts, North American and international arbitral institutions, and in mediations and ad-hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL Rules.
Mr. Yi has represented public and private owners, engineering firms, contractors, and joint-venture entities in connection with disputes involving construction and design defects, project delays, differing site conditions, extra work, mechanic’s liens, payment and performance bonds, and insurance coverage. He has defended a Korean conglomerate against contract and tort claims brought by a Honduran company for a project in Ecuador, served as counsel for an American company involved in a breach of contract action in the Netherlands, and represented a Swiss engineering company in a multi-party arbitration stemming from the construction of a coal-fired power plant in West Virginia.
Mr. Yi’s counseling practice extends to domestic and international matters and concerns. He advises clients on achieving compliance with building codes, prevailing wage and hour laws, immigration laws, and accessibility laws such as the ADA and the FHA. For American companies seeking opportunities abroad, for example, Mr. Yi works with local counsel to render advice and recommendations with respect to project financing, critical regulations of the host governments, procurement rules and customs, and political and economic risks and means to mitigate and insure against such risks.
Mr. Yi is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and is admitted to practice in Georgia, Florida and New York.
Design-Build Institute of America, Southeast, Legislative Chair
ABA Military Pro Bono Project
ABA Forum on Construction Law, Member, Government Contracts and International Law Divisions
Ambassador, Service to School (assisting US military veterans obtain admission to colleges and graduate schools)
IAKL International Association of Korean Lawyers, Regional Governor – Southeast
- “Government Contracting: Accessing European Union, US and Korean markets through government procurements,” IAKL Conference at Yonsei University Law School, Seoul, South Korea, September 2015.
- "Effect of Disciplinary Determinations on Civil Suits," Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 81. No. 11, Dec. 2007
- “Rules for Surviving No Damages for Delay,” Co-author, CFMA Building Profits, May/June 2013
- "Federal Contractor Liability After Project Completion," SCH Washington Seminar Papers, 2011
- "President Trump's Steel and Aluminum Tariffs and Their Effect on Fixed-price Construction Contracts," Co-author, Troutman Sanders Advisory, March 22, 2018
- "Avoiding Arbitration 3,000 Miles Away," Common Sense Contracting, Vol. 23, No.1, Spr. 2009
- “Overview of Government Procurement Market in US,” Co-author, IAKL Seminar Submission, September 2015
- "Chapter 24: Change Orders and Other Contract Modifications: Understanding, Documenting, and Demonstrating Extra Work Costs" Co-author, Financial Management and Accounting for the Construction Industry, 2012.
- "How To Minimize US Tariff Impact On Construction Projects," Co-author, Law360, May 11, 2018
- "Emerging Trends in Construction Contracting," Commercial Real Estate Transactions, 2010
- “Government Must Meet Reasonable Expectations of Other Contracting Party to Meet Its Implied Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing,” ABA Construction Law Forum, Division 13, Fall 2017 Newsletter
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