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Trent Cotney Named General Counsel to National Slate Association

Tampa, FL, May 6, 2019 – Trent Cotney of Cotney Construction Law, LLP was recently named General Counsel of the National Slate Association (NSA). As General Counsel, Cotney will provide pro bono services to NSA to help further their mission of promoting the slate industry.

The National Slate Association is a non-profit organization that promotes excellence through the development and dissemination of technical information, standards, and educational resources for the slate industry. “Working with NSA is a great opportunity for our firm to collaborate with a group of individuals who are dedicated to improving and promoting their work,” said Trent Cotney.

Cotney’s practice area encompass both commercial and construction litigation in addition to various transactional matters. Specifically, Trent works on contract review and drafting, contract negotiation, lien law, bond law, building code violation defense, construction defect litigation, OSHA defense, bid protest litigation, employment claim defense and contractor licensing defense.


About National Slate Association (NSA)
The National Slate Association (NSA) was first established in 1922 by slate quarriers. The goal was to promote the use of slate for roofing and structural applications. The standards set for slate and its installation are still adhered to today. In 2002, the National Slate Association was re-established as a non-profit, interdisciplinary, membership organization. The newly formed Board of Directors quickly grew from three, to six, to nine, with members from across the nation representing each of the key industries with a keen interest in slate roofing. For more information, visit

About Cotney Construction Law
Cotney Construction Law, LLP is a national construction law firm that advocates for the roofing industry.  The firm serves as General Counsel to Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association (FRSA), Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors (TARC), Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA), Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3), National Women in Roofing (NWIR), and several other industry-related associations. Cotney Construction Law’s practice areas include construction law, litigation, arbitration, contract review & drafting, immigration, employment, OSHA defense, licensing defense, bid protests, lien law, bond law and alternative dispute resolution.  The firm has offices throughout Florida, as well as locations in Birmingham, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Grand Rapids, Houston, Nashville, Portland (OR), and Wichita.  For more information, visit

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