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Construction Law

We represent all facets of the construction industry, including owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers. Our representation has included: large scale commercial, industrial and multifamily construction, road, bridge and underground utility construction, site development and horizontal construction projects, mechanical, electrical and plumbing construction, building code enforcement, and administrative proceedings.

We believe the best legal strategy is proactive and preventative. That is why our attorneys are recognized throughout the Florida Panhandle for their expertise in perfecting and enforcing lien and bond claims. In many cases, Florida's construction lien law allows contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers to secure their right to payment by placing a lien on the real property their work or materials improved. In some cases, Stat and Federal law provide a mechanism for securing the right to payment through a payment bond. We not only assist our clients in perfecting these rights, we help our clients develop internal systems so that payment issues are detected and payment rights are preserved as part of the client's daily operating procedures.

An equally important part of proactive strategy is assisting clients in developing and negotiating contracts which level the playing field, create unambiguous standards for performance, and provide a clear and fair mechanism for resolving disputes. 

When disputes do arise, our construction law attorneys are highly skilled in contract and construction lien law. We regularly handle contract claims and disputes including those arising from standard form contracts, such as those prepared by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Regardless of whether a dispute concerns a standard form agreement or a contract independently developed by the parties, we have a proven record of guiding our clients toward the best possible resolution of the dispute.

Our litigation experience covers a variety of disputes, including:

Construction Defect Claims

Construction Delay Claims

Differing Site and Changed Condition Claims

Design Defect Claims

Construction Lien Claims

Surety Bond Claims

Commercial General Liability Coverage Claims

We have successfully litigated issues from $5,000 to $10 million. Regardless of the amount or the issue, our clients get the same expertise, attention, and dedication to reaching the best result possible.


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