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Ryan Beaver is a partner in the Construction and Litigation practice groups in the Charlotte, North Carolina office. His primary focus is large public and private commercial construction practice disputes. Ryan has extensive experience in representing contractors, subcontractors, and sureties in various state and federal courts, as well as private arbitrations. Ryan also assists clients in drafting and negotiating their construction contracts to meet the client’s specific needs on each project. View articles by Ryan

Does Your Construction Contract Involve Interstate Commerce? If So, Expect Your Arbitration Agreement to Be EnforcedWhether an arbitration agreement is enforceable is a frequently litigated matter in construction disputes. Federal policy strongly favors arbitration. Typically, the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) will preempt any contrary state law that might otherwise void an arbitration provision. On June 10, 2020, the South Carolina Court of Appeals reaffirmed this view when it overturned a