Christopher Kane, P.E., Esq.
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
Christopher Kane, P.E., Esq., is President of P3 Collaborative LLC, which provides transaction advisory services to participants in the development and implementation of water, energy, and transportation infrastructure projects. He is a registered professional engineer and licensed attorney with over 40 years of experience in the engineering, environmental and construction industries. Prior to receiving his law degree, he spent 5 years in military service as an engineering officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Since receiving his law degree, he has been a law partner in Washington D.C. law firms, a corporate general counsel and a business executive for top engineering and construction companies.
He has served as a neutral for over 25 years in collaborative resolutions of environmental and construction disputes. He serves on panels of neutrals for arbitration and mediation at the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Dispute Review Board Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). Chris currently serves as Vice Chair of the Water Resources Committee for the ABA Section on Energy, Environment and Resources, and on the Mediation Committee of the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution.
Chris has extensive experience dealing with all methods of dispute resolution including structured negotiations, advisory opinions, joint fact finding, mediations, arbitrations, and proceedings in state and Federal Courts. He was an active mediator in the New Jersey Superstorm Sandy Mediation Program (2013-2014), helping resolve numerous storm water and flooding damages disputes. He has mediated and arbitrated successful resolution of multi-million disputes involving environmental contamination & remediation, storm water and flooding, design & construction defects, project cost overruns and delays, wastewater treatment and testing, powerplant construction, food processing facilities, school and public buildings.
A New Approach to Water for Hampton Roads Cities, by James T. Lang and Christopher Kane, Virginia Lawyer, April 2017, Vol. 65, Environmental Law Section, page 26; Resolving Increased Climate Change Impacts—Mediating Storm Water Runoff Disputes Author, ABA S.E.E.R. Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Newsletter, December 2014; Life Cycle Collaborative Conflict Management for Public Infrastructure Projects, By Kurt Dettman and Chris Kane, ACResolution, Summer 2013; The Future of the Engineering & Construction Industry: Greater Integration and Collaboration, Paper presented at ABA Forum on Construction Fall Meeting, Wash. DC, September 2013; Collaborative Use of Technical Experts For Environmental and Construction Dispute Resolution, by Chris Kane, pg. 171, Alternatives, CPR/Jossey-Bass, December 2013; Mediating Storm Water Run-off Disputes – Settling ‘neighbor wars’ posted on Mediate.com (10/12); Use of PPPs in the US to Develop, Finance and Operate Infrastructure Projects, Conference Proceedings American Bar Association Forum on Construction Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, April 2010; Alternative Dispute Resolution, Co-Author, Chapter 11, New York Construction Law, Aspen Publications, 2003.
Negotiating Effective Environmental Agreements, Concur, Inc. (February 2020), Exercises in negotiating Three Party Water Allocation and Community Impact of Sea Level Rise; AECOM Water Academy, 12 month Water Resources Program, Course Certificate, (2017- 2018); Assoc. of Conflict Resolution, Section on Environment and Public Policy 2018 Training Workshops (May 2018), School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University; Harvard Program on Negotiation, Cambridge Mass., Negotiation for Senior Executives (2008); Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Resolving Land Use Disputes, Doyle Conservation Center (2009); American Arbitration Association - Advanced Arbitration and Mediation Trainings (1994-2017); Engineer Officer Basic Course, Advanced Course and Construction Management Course, U.S. Army Engineer School, Ft. Belvoir, VA.