Karim Allana, PE, RRC, RWC

Karim P. Allana is the CEO and Founding Principal of Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE), a leading Architectural-Engineering firm specializing in building envelope and sustainable construction for new and rehabilitation projects. Mr. Allana has been in the A/E and construction fields for 35+ years, with a concentration on forensic analysis, design, and sustainable construction of roofing, waterproofing and building envelope systems. He has also acted as a consultant and expert witness in 500+ construction defect cases.

Mr. Allana earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University and is a licensed professional engineer in California, Hawaii, North Carolina, Nevada and Washington. He is a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) and Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC) through IIBEC, Inc. He is a frequent speaker and presenter at professional forums.

Ritchie Lipson, Esq., Director of Client Relations

Ritchie Lipson is the Director of Client Relations for Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP. For the past 20 years, Mr. Lipson has worked with Commercial Investors, Municipalities, School Districts, Homeowner Associations and Residential Property Owners, to assist in the resolution of their claims for defective construction. During that period, he has been involved in over 70 cases, including several class action lawsuits, recovering over $123 million for clients. For those cases in Arizona,


Mr. Lipson earned his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and a Masters in International Business from the American Graduate School of International Management. He studied international law at the University of Exeter in England. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Colorado College.

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