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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
We do not accept the idea that there's no way to win.”
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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.”

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 […]

When negotiating construction contracts for either residential or commercial projects, there are several key provisions that should be given careful attention. The following is a list some of those provisions that should be carefully considered before signing the contract. Attorneys like us who are experienced in drafting, negotiating, or litigating construction contracts should be consulted […]

All too often, a client will present a contract proposal to me (design services for an improvement project, internet and television bulk services agreement with a national service provider, elevator service and maintenance agreement for a high-rise condominium building, and so many more) from the selected company and ask, “Can you please review this contract […]