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Kevin Peartree

Kevin PeartreeKevin Peartree is a Partner with Ernstrom & Dreste, LLP, based in Rochester, N.Y. He focuses his practice in construction and surety counseling and litigation. He is the editor of, and chapter author for, the ConsensusDocs Contract Documents Handbook from Aspen Publishing. Previously, Mr. Peartree was a co-editor and multiple chapter author for the AGC Contract Documents Handbook, also from Aspen Publishing. He has been active with the Associated General Contractors of America and previously served as outside counsel for the Contract Documents Committee. He was a principal participant in the drafting of the ConsensusDocs standard form contract documents published in 2007 and before that in the drafting of various revised AGC contract documents, including the design-build family of documents. Mr. Peartree has spoken before the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, the International Risk Management Institute, the Associated General Contractors of America and numerous other organizations. A DBIA member, Mr. Peartree is also a board member of the DBIA Upstate New York Chapter. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and named as a New York Super Lawyer 2013-2016 in the area of Construction Litigation. He earned his J.D. degree at Albany Law School of Union University and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. More information about Mr. Peartree and his practice can be found at