Orlando, Florida and Portland, Oregon – September 21, 2017. Ball Janik LLP attorney Megan Picataggio was installed as President of the National Association of Women in Construction Greater Orlando Chapter 73 on September 14, 2017. The Greater Orlando Chapter is the largest in the country. The core purpose of NAWIC is “To enhance the success of women in the construction industry.” To that end, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service, and more.

Ms. Picataggio grew up in the construction industry and combines her personal and professional experiences with an educational background that strongly enhances her construction law practice. She offers additional value to clients through her experience in the drafting, review, and negotiation of complex construction contracts, prosecution and defense of construction disputes, and her educational background in land use law.

Prior to joining Ball Janik, Picataggio was an associate at a construction boutique firm where she represented general contractors, design professionals, sureties, and subcontractors in a wide range of issues specific to the construction industry including lien actions, payment bond claims, professional negligence claims, and delay and impact claims in Florida and across the country. Picataggio also gained experience defending contractors and subcontractors in construction defect claims. She has significant experience representing contractors and design professionals to reach creative solutions. Through this experience, Ms. Picataggio assisted and participated in alternative dispute resolution, litigation, and trials.

Picataggio is a member of the Florida Bar’s Real Property Section and the Construction Committee. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law and a member of the Orange County Bar Association. Ms. Picataggio donates her time to local organizations including the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando.