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Becker & Poliakoff PA - Construction Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong presence across the state, with a reputation for representing the owners of construction projects, including associations and developers. Notable expertise in acting for condominium and community associations, including in remedial litigation. Also noted for its strength in the public-private partnership space. Sector expertise covers retail, education and healthcare.

Strengths Clients report: "They are a great team; quick, responsive and results-oriented."

Sources say: "They are very end product-focused."

Work highlights Represented Metropica Residential I in the construction of an eight-tower residential community spanning four million sq ft in West Broward County, Florida.

Represented Flagler Investors on the development of The Bristol, a 25-story condominium in West Palm Beach, valued at $250 million.

Notable practitioners

Steven Lesser is expert in construction litigation and regularly works with developers and owners. Peers characterize him as "a nationally known great trial lawyer" who is "top notch" and "very savvy."

Lee Weintraub is "very intelligent" and "a leader in public-private partnership work" according to peers. He represents a range of clients, including owners, developers, contractors, bond sureties and other commercial entities.

Sanjay Kurian regularly works with community associations, owners and developers. He is highlighted by the market for his condominium-related litigation work on behalf of plaintiffs.

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Carlton Fields - Construction Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Broad geographical coverage across the state, deep bench strength and a strong reputation in construction work. Expertise ranges from negotiating contracts to dispute resolution and trials. Involved in a variety of projects including public, private and infrastructure matters. Represents a broad range of clients, including home builders, condominium associations and sureties. Able to draw on resources in offices not just in Florida but across the USA, including in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC.

Notable practitioners

Charles Cacciabeve focuses his practice on construction and intellectual property disputes, as well as commercial litigation. He works with clients such as owners, contractors and suppliers.

George Meyer often works with clients on development projects. Sources say he is "an excellent lawyer" who is known for his contracts-related work on complex construction matters.

Cary Wright handles both contentious and noncontentious construction matters. His expertise spans contract reviews and he is "a good specialist on insurance matters" according to one peer.

Luis Prats is the construction practice group leader and has represented a wide range of clients from both the public and private sector. An interviewee says: "He is excellent; professional and well prepared."

Bruce King has experience in representing owners, contractors, design professionals, and insurers on construction matters. Sources highlight his capabilities in surety-related work.

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Moye, O’Brien, Pickert, Dillon & Masterson, LLP - Construction Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Orlando-based boutique construction law firm with a national presence. Handles an impressive spread of work and has a particularly strong history of contractor and designer representation. Proven track record in many high-value and complex infrastructure matters. Strong track record in litigation.

Strengths Sources note that the team is "strategic and responsive."

Work highlights Advised Plaza Construction on claims in excess of $15 million involving significant delay, acceleration and extra work damages incurred by the client in constructing a complex of four towers in Miami.

Defended TY Lin against delay claims concerning the SR-24 North and South Projects in Duval County, Florida.

Notable practitioners

James Moye is a celebrated construction lawyer who handles both transactional work and disputes. "He has the ability to really get into the details but also to not lose sight of the big picture. He is always figuring out ways to get issues resolved in the most economical way," said a client.

Stephen Pickert is best known for his work in commercial and residential construction. Peers describe him as "a fine lawyer."

Sean Dillon works with clients such as contractors and subcontractors on complex projects. Clients highlight his "attention to detail and knowledge of subject matter."

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Peckar & Abramson, P.C. - Construction Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Represents general contractors and construction managers, with experience in projects across Florida as well as in Latin America. Additional expertise in public-private partnership projects, as well as regulatory counseling. Experienced in mediation, arbitration and litigation. Able to draw on the firm's market-leading nationwide presence, with other offices in New York, Texas and Washington, DC.

Strengths Sources say: "They are excellent. They are extremely knowledgeable and very proactive in providing solutions."

One interviewee describes them as "outstanding; they are first-class."

Notable practitioners

Stephen Reisman handles the full spectrum of construction work and regularly advises contractors on construction matters. Clients describe him as "extremely knowledgeable and always willing to make our needs a priority."

Melinda Gentile has a broad practice that includes advising on construction disputes and document preparation. Sources describe her as "a terrific lawyer" who "listens first and acts second."

Gary Stein focuses his practice on construction law and represents clients such as construction managers, subcontractors, owners and general contractors. He regularly handles disputes, including insurance claims.

Jerry Brodsky frequently works in cross-border matters, representing construction managers, general contractors, sureties and other parties. Interviewees characterize him as "very diligent and very responsive, with good subject matter knowledge."

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Long known for leadership and innovation in construction law, Peckar & Abramson's Results First℠ approach extends to a broad array of legal services — all delivered with a commitment to efficiency, value and client service since 1978.  Now, with more than 100 attorneys in ten U.S. offices and affiliations around the globe, our capabilities extend farther and deeper than ever.  Our experience in the courtroom and in dispute resolution, coupled with our ability to provide genuinely insightful legal advice and commercial representation, help a wide range of clients maximize opportunities, meet challenges, solve problems and manage risk.

We draft and negotiate the contracts. We close the deals. We provide guidance, training and risk management support throughout the life cycle of projects. Our Contracts, Project Documentation and Risk Management Group is involved in many hundreds of major construction transactions every year. Our decades-long experience coupled with our long-term view provides us with an understanding of the industry in its every nuance and many facets. The breadth of our exposure to every issue that affects the industry affords us a singular perspective.

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Ferencik, Libanoff, Brandt, Bustamante & Williams - Construction Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded construction boutique known for representing contractors and subcontractors. Expertise includes construction lien matters, bond claims, defect and delay claims and dispute avoidance. Works for a broad range of clients, including suppliers, product manufacturers and international companies. Strong presence in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Notable practitioners

Peter Brandt has a respected practice based on alternative dispute resolution matters, along with construction claims and transactional work. His expertise spans defect claims, among a broad range of other disputes.

Robert Ferencik works in a range of matters within the construction industry, with solid experience in bid protests and professional liability matters. His clients include contractors and manufacturers.

Ira Libanoff advises on construction law and commercial litigation. He often works on defect claims, bid disputes and payment issues.

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Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel LLP - Construction Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Broad construction practice with expertise in both public and private transportation, development and infrastructure projects. Additional expertise in major delay and impact claims. Represents national and international contractors, government entities and developers. Increasing involvement in construction defect matters involving multiunit structures, including condominiums and apartment blocks. Notable additional expertise in construction matters pertaining to the Latin American and Caribbean regions.

New developments The firm is the product of a recent merger between Broad & Cassel LLP and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's "outstanding client service, technical capabilities and creativity solving problems."

"They are professional, knowledgeable and timely in their work," said a client.

Work highlights Represented the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority in all legal issues related to the Orlando International Airport’s $3.55 billion capital improvement program.

Acted for St. Lucie County, Florida on a public-private partnership deal for the design and construction of a new baseball stadium complex with the New York Mets.

Notable practitioners

Michael Wilson works exclusively in construction law and litigation and specializes in complex claims. Sources identify him as "knowledgeable in construction law and a very good litigator" as well as "exceptionally detail-oriented and adept at summarizing complex construction subject matter to non-engineers."

Robert Alfert is highlighted by sources for his "client service, technical capabilities, and breadth of knowledge in specialist areas." He is best known for his work in construction disputes arising from major projects.

George Tate has a wide-ranging practice that includes advising on contract negotiations. He also works on complex construction disputes.

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  • Broad and Cassel's Construction Law and Litigation group, led by Partners Michael K. Wilson and Robert Alfert, Jr., currently has 19 attorneys who concentrate on the representation of governmental entities, large national and international contractors, and developers.
  • The team continues in its role as construction counsel for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA), and is heavily involved in the $3.2 billion Capital Improvement Program.
  • The group has been involved in hundreds of millions of dollars in private developer work in, mostly in the multi-family arena.
  • Partner Michael Wilson is currently working on several projects for hospitals and health care organizations, including a several hundred million dollar multi-campus expansion project for a major Florida hospital system.
  • Partner Jeremy Springhart continues to represent major developers and construction companies in complex construction litigation matters.
  • Capitalizing on the volume of capital projects, the group's leaders have formed an Infrastructure and Transportation sub-department integrating the various state-wide practice groups involved in all facets of major infrastructure project delivery. 
  • This practice has expanded into the aerospace industry, working on a commercial space launch project. ​

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Shutts & Bowen LLP - Construction Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established construction department with a focus on dispute resolution, including litigation, mediation and arbitration. Additional expertise in contracts, including engineering consultant agreements and subcontracts. Litigation experience includes construction lien, design error and product warranty matters. Represents a broad range of clients, including contractors, design professionals and construction firms.

Strengths " The team at Shutts are very thoughtful and creative lawyers. They are always reachable and will make you feel like you are the only client they care about," said a client.

"They are excellent, business-savvy and responsive," reports a source.

Work highlights Represented Pulte Home Company in a class action lawsuit involving alleged stucco construction defects in homes built over a ten-year period, with the plaintiffs seeking more than $2 billion.

Notable practitioners

John Dannecker is particularly noted for his work in complex, high-stakes construction disputes. Sources say he is "one of the best contractor lawyers in the state."

Brent Bell has broad expertise, especially across real estate, commercial and construction litigation. Interviewees note: "If your construction case is definitely going to trial, you want him on your team."

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Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A. - Construction Department

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第二等

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What the team is known for Represents clients, including owners, developers and contractors, across the full spectrum of construction matters. Experienced in a wide array of construction areas including private and governmental projects. Particularly highly regarded for its strength in construction defect disputes.

Notable practitioners

Steven Siegfried is "an excellent lawyer, with a lot of experience," report sources. He has a wealth of experience in construction disputes and works with developers and suppliers, among other clients.

Stuart Sobel is leading attorney who is a go-to for construction dispute work. His experience also covers arbitrations and appeals.

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Vezina Lawrence & Piscitelli - Construction Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading reputation in heavy infrastructure and roadwork projects, with particular expertise in public-private partnerships and government contracts. Also renowned for work across a broad range of litigation matters and developing an increasing expertise in technology related to transportation facilities. Located in Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee.

Notable practitioners

Joseph Lawrence has extensive experience in construction law. He handles litigation and arbitration as well as contract and document preparation.

Robert Vezina has a specialty in construction disputes centered around public procurement issues. He regularly represents clients in bid disputes.

Michael Piscitelli focuses his practice on construction, surety and technology matters. He regularly advises on construction disputes at the state and federal level.

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Akerman LLP - Construction Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Represents general contractors and other construction professionals as well as owners and developers. Knowledgeable across the full range of construction matters, with particular experience in acting on disputes, including alternative dispute resolution. Broad sector expertise, including in public infrastructure, transportation and healthcare. Able to draw on impressive firm resources across the country.

Strengths Sources say: "They are extremely knowledgeable, professional, responsive, well-versed and communicate very well."

Work highlights Represented Kar Properties and its related entities on the development of a condominium project on the Miami River.

Assisted Dacra Development on construction and design-related matters connected to a planned expansion of the Miami Design District.

Notable practitioners

Stacy Bercun Bohm is "very responsive, moves quickly and always looks to protect the client," report sources. She handles a wide range of matters including project work and construction disputes.

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Akerman manages the legal aspects of major construction initiatives and infrastructure projects around the world, providing practical counsel on contract formation and administration issues, as well as construction litigation, arbitration, and mediation services. We are recognized for our experience in transportation, energy, public infrastructure, housing, government facilities, and healthcare projects.

Our team serves a wide array of sector players including contractors, public and private owners, designers, insurance carriers, sureties, and lenders. We advise clients on the selection of project delivery systems, risk allocation strategies, government contracting, and the negotiation of contract documents (construction and design), procurement procedures, and construction liens.

Service Offerings

  • Construction Contract Formation & Administration
  • Construction Liens, Surety Bonds, Performance Guarantees & Insurance Coverage
  • Construction Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Defective Chinese Drywall Defense
  • Government Contracts
  • Government, Military & Institutional Construction
  • Power Generation, Petrochemical & Process Construction
  • Transportation & Public Infrastructure

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Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell - Construction Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advises on construction disputes, including insurance defense issues. Able to handle complex and high-value alternative dispute resolution matters. Expertise also includes construction liens, delay claims and contractual issues. Also offers expertise in matters such as Chinese drywall conditions, design responsibility and condominium use.

Notable practitioners

Bruce Alexander is the preeminent choice in Florida for alternative dispute resolution construction-related claims. His vast and impressive expertise encompasses matters such as insurance coverage, lien law and delay damages, with peers calling him "the go-to construction lawyer."

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Daniels, Rodriguez, Berkeley, Daniels & Cruz - Construction Department

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第三等

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What the team is known for Advises architects, surveyors and engineers on construction litigation, alternative dispute resolution and contractual matters. Also known for insurance defense work and other attendant areas such as architectural malpractice claims and surety law. Offices located in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa.

Notable practitioners

Joseph Downs is a renowned attorney and arbitrator who handles a range of construction matters. He regularly advises designers, contractors, owners and developers.

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GrayRobinson, PA - Construction Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A strong presence across the state with expertise in a variety of project types. Particularly strong handling litigation matters, including in facilities projects, public and private works and construction lien disputes. Clients include architects, contractors and owners. Experienced in cases concerning engineering and IP issues.

Work highlights Advised a prime contractor on litigation arising out of a microtunneling project in West Central Florida.

Represented a prime contractor in litigation arising out of the Polk County horizontal directional drill project.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Keiner is an accomplished trial lawyer, whose expertise spans complex commercial litigation, professional malpractice and environmental matters. Peers regard him as "a very high-quality" lawyer.

George Spofford represents stakeholders in a variety of construction disputes. His client roster includes engineering firms, contractors, subcontractors, and owners of both public and private construction undertakings.

Trevor Arnold handles a range of construction disputes, including defect and delay claims. He chairs the construction team at the firm.

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The GrayRobinson construction team is one of the largest in the state of Florida and has litigated hundreds of millions of dollars in construction disputes ranging from simple construction lien disputes to major public and private works and facilities projects throughout Florida.

  • Our private-sector clients have spanned the power and process facility plant and construction industry: owners and developers, architectural and engineering firms, contractors and subcontractors, bonding and insurance firms and suppliers and distributors.
  • We handle the most complex cases including engineering, intellectual property, and construction cases. This technical capability has been applied to a number of multi-million dollar cases we have handled for major engineering clients.
  • We have an established appellate practice including several former appellate judges and a former chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court.


Project Types:

  • Sewage Treatment Plants
  • Water and Stormwater Management Systems
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Pipeline Projects
  • County Buildings
  • Jails
  • Convention/Civic Centers
  • Courthouses
  • Schools and Airports
  • Condominiums
  • Federal Building
  • Military Facilities
  • Roadways and Interstate
  • Coal-and Gas-Fired Power Plants
  • Major Industrial Process Facilities
  • Gas and Wind Turbine Generators
  • Dredging and Marine Construction
  • Airports and Aviation Construction
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Systems
  • Sports and Entertainment Facilities

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Greenberg Traurig, PA - Construction Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Broad practice with experience in high-end residential and substantial commercial projects. Primarily represents owners and developers. Notable skill in the drafting of construction contracts and in dispute resolution. Litigation expertise encompasses procurement disputes, lien claims, design defects and a host of other matters.

Notable practitioners

Michael Murphy maintains a solid practice and often advises on matters such as design claims and arbitration. He works with owners, developers, contractors and subcontractors.

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Holland & Knight LLP - Construction Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well regarded for transactional and contentious work in the construction sector, with particular praise being drawn for its work on P3 projects. Significant experience advising on large energy and industrial projects, including power plants. Also well known for expertise in infrastructure including projects involving roads, bridges and dams. Experienced in construction-related mediation and arbitration.

Strengths Sources say the team is "excellent, knowledgeable and strategic thinkers."

"They have the resources to meet whatever issues we throw at them and value the client relationship above all else," said a source.

Notable practitioners

Clients describe Ben Subin as a "very knowledgeable" attorney who "gives good practical advice" that is "useful from a business perspective." He represents contractors, owners and manufacturers on a range of industrial, infrastructure and commercial projects.

Michael Candes acts for clients across a range of construction projects, including airports, reservoirs and commercial buildings. He works with contractors, owners and manufacturers.

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Kirwin Norris - Construction Department

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Band 3

第三等

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What the team is known for Boutique practice with significant experience in construction disputes. Represents commercial contractors as well as public and private owners. Assists clients from concept to completion, including in the financing, construction and project closeout stages. Offices located in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.

Notable practitioners

Brian Kirwin is an experienced trial lawyer and also has extensive expertise of arbitrations. He advises on all stages of the construction process, from project inception to post-completion claims.

Bruce Norris works on a range of complex commercial disputes. He provides counsel and litigates in areas such as design defects, lost-labor productivity, and lien and bond issues.

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Mills Paskert Divers PA - Construction Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Focuses on construction dispute resolution. Particularly noted for its representation of surety companies, while also recommended for its work with private and governmental parties, including owners, developers and contractors. Additionally recommended for handling noncontentious work, including document preparation and project close out. Office located in Tampa.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Paskert is an experienced litigator who handles complex construction disputes. He is noted by the market for his capabilities in surety disputes.

Seth Mills is "a great surety lawyer" according to peers. He also advises on a host of construction disputes and professional liability matters.

Brett Divers gains plaudits for his writing and analysis skills. He is the managing partner of the firm and handles matters construction and surety claims.

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Carey, O'Malley, Whitaker & Mueller PA - Construction Department

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第四等

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What the team is known for Acts for a wide range of construction clients including public and private owners, contractors and suppliers. Notable expertise in contract negotiation and drafting as well as dispute resolution, including arbitration. Project experience includes power plants, commercial structures and sports stadia.

Notable practitioners

Michael Carey is an experienced litigator who handles construction matters, in addition to commercial and employment disputes. Peers laud him as "a fantastic lawyer."

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Hill Ward Henderson - Construction Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Heavily involved in development work, with a diverse client base, including a range of industry professionals and some of the largest home builders in the state. Noted involvement in a number of significant projects in the state, particularly in the Tampa Bay area. Experienced in dealing with surety work, construction contracts and litigation and significant expertise in insurance matters. Expertise covers class action defect litigation.

Strengths "They are a good, well-rounded and responsive firm," said a source.

Clients highlight the "smart people who are easy to work with" at the firm.

Work highlights Defended Universal Forest Products against construction defect claims made by the residential developer of a 272-unit town home community.

Acted for Strategic Property Partners on all construction contracts for infrastructure and vertical construction on the Channelside redevelopment in downtown Tampa.

Notable practitioners

Timothy Hunt cochairs the team and often works on contract-related issues, as well as disputes. Sources say he is "outstanding and very bright."

Ben Dachepalli "really understands the issues" affecting clients, who value his ability to "take complex issues and translate them in a way we can understand." He advises on disputes concerning defects, design errors and construction liens, among other matters.

Sources say Timothy Ford is "very responsive" and maintains "strong and effective communication." He represents a variety of parties including owners, construction managers and design professionals and has particular strength in construction defect litigation and insurance coverage matters

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The Construction & Design Group of Hill Ward Henderson is dedicated to helping our clients successfully complete their construction projects through careful planning and problem solving.

Our team is focused on preventing disputes and avoiding litigation whenever possible through the use of sound contract documents and thoughtful project management advice. When the need for dispute resolution arises, our attorneys are highly skilled in presenting cases in the courtroom and before arbitration panels.

We represent private developers, government agencies, architects, engineers, design-build firms, homebuilders, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

Our firm’s Construction & Design Group includes attorneys serving in the following areas of practice:

  • Claim Avoidance
  • Construction Claims
  • Contract Documents & Project Management
  • Design Claims
  • Insurance & Surety Issues
  • Mediation, Arbitration & Litigation

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Phelps Dunbar LLP - Construction Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Handles a range of construction matters ranging from construction agreements negotiation to dispute resolution, including defect and delay cases. Notable expertise in public-private partnership projects and alternative dispute resolution. Acts for owners, contractors and developers. Involved in a range of projects, including commercial and residential developments, power plants and high-rise office buildings. Experienced in evaluating insurance agreements.

Strengths "They were extremely receptive and worked well as a team," said a source.

Work highlights Represented commercial realtor Alexander Kurtz & Associates in allegations that a landlord breached the realty contract by failing to pay the realtor commission for procuring a tenant in a commercial space.

Defended Perkins + Will in a claim lodged by a condominium association, alleging construction and design deficiencies in the Signature Condominium in St. Petersburg.

Notable practitioners

Seth Schimmel is highlighted by sources for his communication skills and for "understanding the needs of the client." He advises on construction disputes and acts for both plaintiffs and defendants.

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Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP - Construction Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted construction team with particular strength in construction litigation, suretyship and public contracts. Works for a broad range of clients, including insurance companies, developers and contractors. Experienced in issues concerning highway and infrastructure projects.

Strengths Sources highlight the "strength of knowledge" at the practice.

Notable practitioners

Adam Haimo is adept at handling construction disputes on behalf of clients such as developers, owners, contractors, subcontractors and architects. Market sources allude to his "excellence in knowledge and service," and say he is a "very competent and responsive lawyer."

Brian Wolf has a specialty in representing clients in construction and design claims. Sources say he is "very responsive and very knowledgeable."

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Trenam - Construction Department

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What the team is known for Represents public and private owners, contractors and developers across a wide array of construction matters. Work includes negotiating contracts and assisting with the full range of the development process. Also noted for work in litigation and is active in the representation of parties at arbitration and mediation.

Notable practitioners

John Vento is experience in construction disputes, as well as federal government contracting matters. Sources admire his ability to "think outside the box to resolve issues."

Robert Buesing has expertise across construction law and government contracting and is described as "a true gentleman" and "a joy to work with" by peers. He is also experienced in arbitration.

Gregg Hutt is a key partner in the team and experienced in advising on construction disputes. His clients include owners and contractors.

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Wright, Fulford, Moorhead and Brown P.A. - Construction Department

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What the team is known for Construction-focused boutique known for disputes work, including insurance, liens, professional liability, defects and delays. Able to advise on contractual review as well as mediation and arbitration. Clients include engineers, architects and land surveyors. Additional strength in environmental issues.

Notable practitioners

Curtis Brown is a key contact.

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Senior Statesperson

Joseph W Downs III

Daniels, Rodriguez, Berkeley, Daniels & Cruz

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Downs is a renowned attorney and arbitrator who handles a range of construction matters. He regularly advises designers, contractors, owners and developers.

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Senior Statesperson

Malka & Kravitz, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Larry Leiby of Malka & Kravitz, P.A. is based in Fort Lauderdale and has solid experience in construction law. He handles disputes in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings.

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Senior Statesperson

Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Siegfried is "an excellent lawyer, with a lot of experience," report sources. He has a wealth of experience in construction disputes and works with developers and suppliers, among other clients.

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Star Individuals

Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell

From the Chambers USA guide

Bruce Alexander is the preeminent choice in Florida for alternative dispute resolution construction-related claims. His vast and impressive expertise encompasses matters such as insurance coverage, lien law and delay damages, with peers calling him "the go-to construction lawyer."

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Band 1

Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kimberly Ashby of Foley & Lardner LLP handles a range of construction disputes and is an experienced appellate lawyer. Her client base includes developers, contractors and governmental entities.

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Band 1

Charles J Cacciabeve

Carlton Fields

From the Chambers USA guide

Charles Cacciabeve focuses his practice on construction and intellectual property disputes, as well as commercial litigation. He works with clients such as owners, contractors and suppliers.

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Band 1

Carey, O'Malley, Whitaker & Mueller PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Carey is an experienced litigator who handles construction matters, in addition to commercial and employment disputes. Peers laud him as "a fantastic lawyer."

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Band 1

Michael Hornreich

Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial, LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Hornreich's "creativity stands out" according to one client. He is at Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial, LLC and remains a top choice for construction disputes and arbitration.

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Band 1

Becker & Poliakoff PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Lesser is expert in construction litigation and regularly works with developers and owners. Peers characterize him as "a nationally known great trial lawyer" who is "top notch" and "very savvy."

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Band 1

Carlton Fields

From the Chambers USA guide

George Meyer often works with clients on development projects. Sources say he is "an excellent lawyer" who is known for his contracts-related work on complex construction matters.

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Band 1

Moye, O’Brien, Pickert, Dillon & Masterson, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Moye is a celebrated construction lawyer who handles both transactional work and disputes. "He has the ability to really get into the details but also to not lose sight of the big picture. He is always figuring out ways to get issues resolved in the most economical way," said a client.

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Band 1

Stephen H Reisman

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Reisman handles the full spectrum of construction work and regularly advises contractors on construction matters. Clients describe him as "extremely knowledgeable and always willing to make our needs a priority."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Stuart Sobel is leading attorney who is a go-to for construction dispute work. His experience also covers arbitrations and appeals.

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Band 1

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Clients describe Ben Subin as a "very knowledgeable" attorney who "gives good practical advice" that is "useful from a business perspective." He represents contractors, owners and manufacturers on a range of industrial, infrastructure and commercial projects.

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Band 1

Becker & Poliakoff PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Lee Weintraub is "very intelligent" and "a leader in public-private partnership work" according to peers. He represents a range of clients, including owners, developers, contractors, bond sureties and other commercial entities.

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Band 1

Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Wilson works exclusively in construction law and litigation and specializes in complex claims. Sources identify him as "knowledgeable in construction law and a very good litigator" as well as "exceptionally detail-oriented and adept at summarizing complex construction subject matter to non-engineers."

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Band 1

Carlton Fields

From the Chambers USA guide

Cary Wright handles both contentious and noncontentious construction matters. His expertise spans contract reviews and he is "a good specialist on insurance matters" according to one peer.

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Band 2

Robert Alfert, Jr

Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Alfert is highlighted by sources for his "client service, technical capabilities, and breadth of knowledge in specialist areas." He is best known for his work in construction disputes arising from major projects.

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Band 2

Ferencik, Libanoff, Brandt, Bustamante & Williams

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Brandt has a respected practice based on alternative dispute resolution matters, along with construction claims and transactional work. His expertise spans defect claims, among a broad range of other disputes.

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Band 2

Dudley, Sellers and Healey, PL

From the Chambers USA guide

Frederick Dudley of Dudley, Sellers and Healey, PL is "a specialist in construction license issues" according to sources. He also advises on government regulatory matters.

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Band 2

Robert E Ferencik

Ferencik, Libanoff, Brandt, Bustamante & Williams

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Ferencik works in a range of matters within the construction industry, with solid experience in bid protests and professional liability matters. His clients include contractors and manufacturers.

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Band 2

Melinda S Gentile

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Melinda Gentile has a broad practice that includes advising on construction disputes and document preparation. Sources describe her as "a terrific lawyer" who "listens first and acts second."

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Band 2

Hill Ward Henderson

From the Chambers USA guide

Timothy Hunt cochairs the team and often works on contract-related issues, as well as disputes. Sources say he is "outstanding and very bright."

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Band 2

GrayRobinson, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Keiner is an accomplished trial lawyer, whose expertise spans complex commercial litigation, professional malpractice and environmental matters. Peers regard him as "a very high-quality" lawyer.

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Band 2

Kirwin Norris

From the Chambers USA guide

Brian Kirwin is an experienced trial lawyer and also has extensive expertise of arbitrations. He advises on all stages of the construction process, from project inception to post-completion claims.

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Band 2

Joseph W Lawrence II

Vezina Lawrence & Piscitelli

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Lawrence has extensive experience in construction law. He handles litigation and arbitration as well as contract and document preparation.

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Band 2

Carlton Fields

From the Chambers USA guide

Luis Prats is the construction practice group leader and has represented a wide range of clients from both the public and private sector. An interviewee says: "He is excellent; professional and well prepared."

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Band 2

Trenam

From the Chambers USA guide

John Vento is experience in construction disputes, as well as federal government contracting matters. Sources admire his ability to "think outside the box to resolve issues."

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Band 2

W Robert Vezina, III

Vezina Lawrence & Piscitelli PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Vezina has a specialty in construction disputes centered around public procurement issues. He regularly represents clients in bid disputes.

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Band 3

Cotney Construction Law

From the Chambers USA guide

Trent Cotney is a sole practitioner who is noted for his representation of subcontractors in construction disputes. Clients highlight his "exceptional law expertise and amazing customer service."

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Band 3

Shutts & Bowen LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Dannecker is particularly noted for his work in complex, high-stakes construction disputes. Sources say he is "one of the best contractor lawyers in the state."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Adam Haimo is adept at handling construction disputes on behalf of clients such as developers, owners, contractors, subcontractors and architects. Market sources allude to his "excellence in knowledge and service," and say he is a "very competent and responsive lawyer."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Carlton Fields

From the Chambers USA guide

Bruce King has experience in representing owners, contractors, design professionals, and insurers on construction matters. Sources highlight his capabilities in surety-related work.

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Band 3

Becker & Poliakoff PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Sanjay Kurian regularly works with community associations, owners and developers. He is highlighted by the market for his condominium-related litigation work on behalf of plaintiffs.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Joe Lane of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is able to handle many aspects of construction cases, from representing either party in defect claims to document preparation. He is also an experienced mediator.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Ferencik, Libanoff, Brandt, Bustamante & Williams

From the Chambers USA guide

Ira Libanoff advises on construction law and commercial litigation. He often works on defect claims, bid disputes and payment issues.

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Band 3

Martin | Hild, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Gregory Martin of Martin | Hild, P.A. represents clients at all stages of the construction process, from contract preparation though to alternative dispute resolution procedures. He works with a range of clients and is based in Maitland.

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Band 3

Michael G Murphy PE

Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Murphy maintains a solid practice and often advises on matters such as design claims and arbitration. He works with owners, developers, contractors and subcontractors.

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Band 3

Jeffrey M Paskert

Mills Paskert Divers PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Paskert is an experienced litigator who handles complex construction disputes. He is noted by the market for his capabilities in surety disputes.

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Band 3

Stephen W Pickert

Moye, O’Brien, Pickert, Dillon & Masterson, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Pickert is best known for his work in commercial and residential construction. Peers describe him as "a fine lawyer."

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Band 3

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Gary Stein focuses his practice on construction law and represents clients such as construction managers, subcontractors, owners and general contractors. He regularly handles disputes, including insurance claims.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Shutts & Bowen LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brent Bell has broad expertise, especially across real estate, commercial and construction litigation. Interviewees note: "If your construction case is definitely going to trial, you want him on your team."

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Band 4

Stacy Bercun Bohm

Akerman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stacy Bercun Bohm is "very responsive, moves quickly and always looks to protect the client," report sources. She handles a wide range of matters including project work and construction disputes.

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Band 4

Baker & Hostetler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brian Blair of Baker & Hostetler LLP has expertise spanning complex commercial litigation, real estate and construction law. Clients say he is "fantastic to work with" because he is "very good at framing issues and interacting with the other side."

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Band 4

Hill Ward Henderson

From the Chambers USA guide

Ben Dachepalli"really understands the issues" affecting clients, who value his ability to "take complex issues and translate them in a way we can understand." He advises on disputes concerning defects, design errors and construction liens, among other matters.

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Band 4

Moye, O’Brien, Pickert, Dillon & Masterson, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sean Dillon works with clients such as contractors and subcontractors on complex projects. Clients highlight his "attention to detail and knowledge of subject matter."

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Band 4

Baker & Hostetler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Denis Durkin of Baker & Hostetler LLP is an experienced civil trial lawyer who has worked in construction law and commercial litigation nationwide. He often works with contractors, as part of a broader client base.

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Band 4

E.A. "Seth" Mills

Mills Paskert Divers PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Seth Mills is "a great surety lawyer" according to peers. He also advises on a host of construction disputes and professional liability matters.

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Band 4

Kirwin Norris

From the Chambers USA guide

Bruce Norris works on a range of complex commercial disputes. He provides counsel and litigates in areas such as design defects, lost-labor productivity, and lien and bond issues.

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Band 4

Michael A Piscitelli

Vezina Lawrence & Piscitelli

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Piscitelli focuses his practice on construction, surety and technology matters. He regularly advises on construction disputes at the state and federal level.

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Band 4

Phelps Dunbar LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Seth Schimmel is highlighted by sources for his communication skills and for "understanding the needs of the client." He advises on construction disputes and acts for both plaintiffs and defendants.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

George E Spofford IV

GrayRobinson, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

George Spofford represents stakeholders in a variety of construction disputes. His client roster includes engineering firms, contractors, subcontractors, and owners of both public and private construction undertakings.

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Band 4

Christopher Weiss

Christopher Weiss Attorney at Law P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Christopher Weiss handles mediations and arbitrations, OSHA claims and a variety of other disputes within the construction law space. His client roster includes owners, developers and contractors.

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Band 4

Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brian Wolf has a specialty in representing clients in construction and design claims. Sources say he is "very responsive and very knowledgeable."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

GrayRobinson, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Trevor Arnold handles a range of construction disputes, including defect and delay claims. He chairs the construction team at the firm.

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Band 5

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Jerry Brodsky frequently works in cross-border matters, representing construction managers, general contractors, sureties and other parties. Interviewees characterize him as "very diligent and very responsive, with good subject matter knowledge."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Trenam

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Buesing has expertise across construction law and government contracting and is described as "a true gentleman" and "a joy to work with" by peers. He is also experienced in arbitration.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Candes acts for clients across a range of construction projects, including airports, reservoirs and commercial buildings. He works with contractors, owners and manufacturers.

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Band 5

Mills Paskert Divers PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Brett Divers gains plaudits for his writing and analysis skills. He is the managing partner of the firm and handles matters construction and surety claims.

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Band 5

Hill Ward Henderson

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources say Timothy Ford is "very responsive" and maintains "strong and effective communication." He represents a variety of parties including owners, construction managers and design professionals and has particular strength in construction defect litigation and insurance coverage matters

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Band 5

Joy Spillis Lundeen

Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Joy Spillis Lundeen of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. is noted for her strength in construction disputes. "She is a very accomplished construction lawyer with a great deal of trial experience who does an excellent job," reports one peer.

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Band 5

George W. Tate III

Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

George Tate has a wide-ranging practice that includes advising on contract negotiations. He also works on complex construction disputes.

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Band 5

George Truitt, Jr.

Cole, Scott & Kissane, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

George Truitt of Cole, Scott & Kissane, PA focuses on construction litigation and risk management counseling. He often advises professional liability insurers in coverage matters.

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Up and Coming

Trenam

From the Chambers USA guide

Gregg Hutt is a key partner in the team and experienced in advising on construction disputes. His clients include owners and contractors.

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