Mr. Kling is a Managing Director with Secretariat specializing in providing advisory services and consulting to public and private sector clients related to construction cost reviews and audits, change orders and claims, quantum and damages analysis, project management and controls, project risk, process improvements, construction fraud investigations, and commercial and construction litigation on projects all over the world.
Mr. Kling has over 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry working as a professional engineer, licensed attorney, and as a construction consultant with a proven record of assisting clients in various capacities across the entire project lifecycle. He holds bachelor degrees in Civil and Architectural Engineering, a Juris Doctorate degree, and is Bar certified and a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in two states.
Mr. Kling has been a Board Member for the Manhattan Beach Board of Building Appeals since 2011 and served as a Board Member for the Manhattan Beach Unified School District Bond Oversight Committee, Measure BB from 2008-2011.
Who’s Who Legal recognizes Mr. Kling as a Thought Leader: Construction Expert 2022.
According to Who’s Who Legal:
Peers and clients say, “He is convincing in his delivery of case facts, and thoroughly answers all questions that arbitrators have”
“Mike is the consummate professional”
“He is attentive to details and his steady demeanour puts clients at ease even during the most contentious disputes”
Michael Kling is “very calm, incredibly thorough and has mastery of the detail” commend sources. They add he is “absolutely relentless in his pursuit of the right information, the right questions and identifying what needs to be looked and how it needs to be looked at”.