Kevin Peartree Esq.

Partner, Ernstrom & Dreste, LLP

Kevin Peartree is a Partner with Ernstrom & Dreste, LLP, focusing 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 Kevin was a co-editor and multiple chapter author for the AGC Contract Documents Handbook, also from Aspen Publishing. A DBIA member, he has also 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. Kevin was one of the principal drafters of ConsensusDocs 300 - 2007, Standard Form of Tri-Party Agreement for Collaborative Project Delivery. He 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. Kevin is also a board member of the DBIA Upstate New York Chapter.
A 2013, 2014 and 2015 New York Super Lawyer, in the area of Construction Litigation, Kevin earned his J.D. degree at Albany Law School of Union University, and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.