Andrew J. Natale, partner and chair of the Construction Practice Group at Frantz Ward LLP, has been inducted into the Diocese of Cleveland CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) Hall of Fame. The Youth & Young Adult Ministry and CYO Office along with the Diocese of Cleveland CYO Athletic Advisory Committee hosted this year’s CYO Hall of Fame and Recognition Awards Luncheon on Sunday, January 29 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Beachwood, Ohio.
Those inducted to the Diocese of Cleveland CYO Hall of Fame have made significant contributions to the CYO as a player, coach, pastoral designee, clergy, commissioner, or other member of the community whose accomplishments have been of utmost merit and whose actions have brought life to the Mission of the Diocese of Cleveland CYO for an extended period of time.
Andy has been involved with the CYO for fifteen years as a 7th and 8th grade football coach at The Catholic Church of St. Rita in Solon. “I am honored to be inducted,” said Andy Natale. “Words can’t describe how rewarding it is to have the opportunity to help shape the lives of young men both on and off the field. I have enjoyed every minute.”
Andy’s law practice is devoted solely to construction, representing general contractors, design/builders, surety companies, subcontractors, specialty trades, suppliers, manufacturers, developers, lenders, owners, and design professionals in all aspects of construction law, including arbitration, mediation and complex commercial litigation. He has extensive experience with construction-related litigation, mediation, arbitration, claims management and avoidance, insurance coverage, and contract negotiation. Andy also has represented and counseled project participants for decades in, among other things, construction project risk management and project documentation, claims development and defense, lien and bond claim issues, schedule disputes, extra work and defective work issues, insurance coverage matters, and competitive bid contests. Andy has vast experience representing construction bond surety companies with all types of project disputes, including default and termination claims and defective work claims. Andy is well-recognized nationally for his extensive experience as an arbitrator and mediator for complex construction disputes.Andy has achieved the highest ranking, Band 1, in the area of Construction from the prestigious Chambers USA: America’s Guide to Leading Lawyers in Business
. He has been named the 2017 Best Lawyers’
“Lawyer of the Year” in Construction in Cleveland. Best Lawyers’
designates only one lawyer per practice area as Lawyer of the Year in the nation’s largest legal markets. He has also been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list and the International Who’s Who in Construction Lawyers. Andy is ranked AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, the highest ranking, from Martindale-Hubbell. He received his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Dayton.