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David Haber Founder
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt
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Roger Slade Shareholder
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Frank Soto Partner
The practice of law is similar to navigating a ship, you must know where you want to end and plot the most effective course, otherwise, you will simply be drifting in the wind.”
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David Podein Partner
When people ask me what we do, I always respond that we are in the service industry, the legal service and advice to the client are the firm's top priorities.”

In this third blog post in a series providing 2018 legislative updates, we discuss legislative changes clarifying condominium conflict of interest statutes. Parts one and two of this series addressed record keeping of condominium associations, material alteration requirements, and material alterations as they relate to electric vehicle owners. CONFLICT OF INTEREST UPDATES AND CLARIFICATIONS Effective July 1, 2018, HB […]

Adding to a previous series on key provisions in a construction contract, this post focuses on “no-damages for delay clauses” commonly found in municipal or public construction contracts. What is a no-damages for delay clause? A no-damages for delay clause often takes the following form: The contractor shall not be entitled to an increase in […]

As discussed in Part 1 of this series, this blog post discusses considerations that should be given in drafting and negotiating certain key provisions in construction contracts to avoid potential issues during construction and future legal disputes. In addition to those provisions discussed in Part I, the following construction contract provisions should also be considered: 1.         Payment Provisions – This […]

The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently rendered a decision in Gindel v. Centex Homes (Fla. L. Weekly D2112d), which will impact how construction defect cases will now be analyzed, pursued and litigated in Florida. Specifically, the Fourth District Court held that the sending of a construction defect plaintiff’s pre-suit notice of claim qualifies as […]

In this second blog post in a series providing 2018 legislative updates, we discuss legislative changes affecting material alteration requirements and material alterations as they relate to electric vehicle owners. HB 841, which became effective on July 1, 2018, has various profound impacts affecting both areas. Find part one of this series here. General Material Alteration Guidelines The term […]

Under Chapter 558 of the Florida Statutes, claimants such as homeowners, HOAs, and condominium associations that have sustained property damage resulting from construction defects are required to participate in a pre-suit dispute resolution process. From a practical standpoint, construction disputes rarely reach a resolution in the pre-suit stages, as contractors and subcontractors struggle to obtain […]