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Adams and Reese Construction Team Co-Leader and Partner Trent Cotney served as a speaker and panelist at the 2024 International Roofing Expo, held Feb. 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The annual event was sponsored by the National Roofing Contractors Association.

Cotney served on a panel that discussed “Deep Dive: State of the Industry 2024”; he also spoke on “OSHA and Regulatory Agency Updates” and “OSHA Defense for Roofing Contractors.”

The International Roofing Expo (IRE) is the largest roofing and exteriors event in North America. IRE, with more than 65 years of conferences, has become the industry's annual hub for products, equipment, hands-on education and networking, assisting thousands of roofing contractors to expand their networks, improve their skills, and keep their businesses thriving. The 2025 International Roofing Expo will be held Feb. 19-21, 2025, in San Antonio.

Cotney is a leading member of one of the largest construction practices in the country with Adams and Reese’s roster of more than 80 attorneys serving the legal needs of the construction industry. Cotney is ranked among the top construction attorneys in Florida by Chambers USA and ranked by Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers in Florida, Texas, Mid-South, and Illinois. Cotney is a board-certified construction lawyer licensed in eight states and Washington, DC.

A Partner in the Adams and Reese Tampa office, Cotney represents construction and infrastructure clients, including general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, architects, engineers, roofers, developers, and other professionals. He is an EU arbitrator for construction-related disputes. Cotney focuses his practice on all aspects of construction litigation and arbitration, including OSHA defense, lien law, bond law, bid protests, and construction document review and drafting.

Cotney serves as general counsel for more than 10 trade associations and organizations, including the National Roofing Contractors Association, Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Association, National Slate Association, Roofing Technology Think Tank, Western States Roofing Contractors Association and several other industry associations. Cotney has published more than 1,000 articles in 100 different local, regional, and national publications, and he is the editor and primary author of two Amazon best-selling books, OSHA Defense for the Construction Industry and OSHA Defense: Know Your Rights.