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Chad regularly represents general contractors, construction managers, owners, developers, subcontractors and vendors related to issues arising on local, state and federal public and private construction projects. He has extensive experience, both as a contractor and as an attorney, with the multiple types of construction delivery methods and a broad range of project types.

Chad advises clients regarding all aspects of the construction process, including in particular, the analysis, development and defense of complex cost and time-impact claims, equitable adjustments and change order requests. Chad has significant experience with CPM scheduling (including Primavera P6) and the various methodologies for schedule delay and lost productivity analyses.

Chad also counsels clients regarding the negotiation and development of construction contracts, real-time contract administration, payment / mechanic’s lien / bond issues, and dispute avoidance. Employing the use of his Civil Engineering degree, Chad is also versed in the appreciation and resolution of engineering and design issues that can arise on construction projects. Chad is a seasoned litigator and has participated in mediation, arbitration and trial proceedings.


Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Counsel (2017-Present)
    • Associate (2002-2004, 2005-2016)
  • Hodess Building Company
    • Project Manager, In-house Counsel (2004-2005)
    • Project Manager (1996-1999)
  • AMCC Corporation
    • Project Superintendent (1994-1996)
  • Stone Building Co. (The Dimeo Companies)
    • Project Engineer (1993-1994)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court, Massachusetts

Speaking Engagements

  • Chad is a frequent lecturer in Massachusetts and Rhode Island on construction law topics.

News & Insight


Rhode Island Construction Law Primer

March 1, 2011

As the construction industry continues to attempt to emerge from a period of decreased volume created by and resulting from the overall economic downturn of recent years, Massachusetts contractors can continue to explore all available options for work oppo…

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Promotes Conrad, Ferguson, Hershman and Lemke

January 23, 2017

Hinckley Allen rings in the New Year with the promotion of three new partners: Luke R. Conrad, Robert T. Ferguson, Jr. and Sarah T. Lemke and our new counsel, Chad L. Hershman. These attorneys assumed their new positions on January 1, 2017.“Each of these…