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Adams and Reese Partner and Construction Team Co-Leader Trent Cotney was selected among the 2023 Roofing Influencers by RoofersCoffeeShop.

Each month, RCS Influencers respond to a topic that is hot in the roofing industry such as material shortages, working with distributors, technologies to help contractors succeed, leveraging association memberships and more. Information is shared through interviews, videos and articles on RoofersCoffeeShop.

The selected “Influencers” represent all facets of the industry including contractors, associations and industry manufacturers and service providers. Their contributions are recognized in a special section on the site called RCS Influencers. 

Cotney, resident in the Adams and Reese Tampa office, is a board-certified construction lawyer by The Florida Bar and is licensed in eight states, and Washington, D.C. In construction litigation and arbitration, 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 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, EPDM Roofing Association (ERA), and several other industry associations. 

Editor and primary author of two Amazon best-selling books, Cotney has published more than 1,000 articles in 100 different local, regional, and national publications. He is a frequent guest on nationally and regionally broadcast podcasts and regularly speaks at events across the globe on topics related to construction and infrastructure law.