Courtyard Fort Lauderdale North/Cypress Creek
2440 West Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
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An Advanced-Level Guide to Complex Construction Law Issues
On any construction project, seemingly simple issues can quickly become complex if not handled correctly. That's why it's essential to have an in-depth understanding of critical construction project legal matters that have the potential to cause severe headaches for your clients. In this advanced-level course, our experienced faculty will share their decades of construction law experience and will provide you with valuable tools you can use to help your clients through change order disasters, project delay disagreements, construction defect disputes and more. Provide your clients with the best representation possible by expanding your knowledge of complicated construction project issues - register today!
This advanced-level seminar on complex construction law issues is for:
including - Ethics: 1.00 Construction: 7.00
Approved by The Florida Bar for a maximum of 7.0 general hours of CLER credit including 1.0 hour of ethics. Certification: 7.0-Construction.
including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 6.0 CLE credit hours, including 1.0 hour of attorney professional conduct instruction.
GARY L. BROWN is a partner with the firm of Kelley Krongenberg, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he oversees the firm’s construction practice. He has been practicing law since 1995 in both the state and federal courts of Florida, and is board certified by The Florida Bar in construction law. Mr. Brown’s focus in construction has included contract drafting and negotiation; dispute resolution; Florida’s Construction Lien Law; payment and performance bond claims; construction defect claims; delay, inefficiency and acceleration claims; bid protests; and insurance/coverage disputes. Mr. Brown has represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers in virtually all aspects of construction. His owner-side representation includes assisting municipalities and local governments in public works projects, ranging from writing Invitations for Bid (IFB’s), Requests for Proposals (RFP’s), Requests for Qualifications (RFQ’s) and construction and design contracts, to resolving bid disputes, navigating through contractor defaults and terminations, to successful project close-out. Mr. Brown has been a member of various construction trade groups and organizations, and previously served as the chair of the Jury Instructions Subcommittee of The Florida Bar’s Construction Law Committee. Mr. Brown is the author of Florida Construction Defect Litigation, published by The Daily Business Review (an ALM company), and routinely writes and lectures on construction law topics. He has also been recognized by his peers for his professional accomplishments in Florida Super Lawyers, 2010-present; Top Attorneys in Florida, 2011-present; Top Lawyers, 2012-present; and Top Up & Comer, 2011.
Y. LISA COLON is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP, where she represents contractors, suppliers, owners, design professionals, construction managers and sureties in public and private real estate and construction disputes. Ms. Colon is board certified in construction law by The Florida Bar. She is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a circuit mediator. Ms. Colon is a board member and general counsel of the National Association of Minority Contractors and sits on the Executive Committee. She currently serves as second vice chair of the Construction Law Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. Ms. Colon earned her B.A. degree from the University of Miami and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law.
ANDREW C. DEMOS is the founding partner of Andrew C. Demos, P.A., where his practice areas include construction defect claims, construction licensure-related matters, community association developer transition, construction defect claims, and related work. Mr. Demos also practices in the areas of personal injury claims and litigation, real estate litigation, and other areas of law. He is a certified circuit mediator by the Florida Supreme Court. Mr. Demos practices statewide in Florida and a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, each of the Florida U.S. District courts, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims. He is a regular presenter regarding construction, personal injury, and real estate. Mr. Demos earned his B.B.A. degree from Florida International University and his J.D. degree at St. Thomas University, School of Law. Mr. Demos co-authored a published survey of the law concerning public and private construction bonds.
MICHAEL J. FRIEDMAN is a shareholder with Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, P.A., in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where his areas of practice include construction law and litigation, surety law, and government contract law and litigation. Mr. Friedman is board certified in construction law by The Florida Bar. He is admitted to practice in Florida and Virginia. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Virginia Bar Association. Mr. Friedman received his B.A. degree, high honors, from the University of Florida and his J.D. degree from the University of Miami.
DAVID B. HABER is the founder and managing partner of Haber Law, where he practices construction law, construction defect litigation, condominium and homeowner's association law, complex business and commercial litigation, real estate law, bankruptcy, creditors' rights law, and aviation law. Mr. Haber is admitted to practice in Florida and before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern and Middle districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle districts of Florida. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Miami Beach Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, and the ABA's Title Insurance Claims Committee. Mr. Haber earned his B.A. degree, with high honors, from the University of Florida; and his J.D. degree, with high honors, from the University of Florida College of Law.
MICHAEL J. MCGIRNEY is a member of Spector Gadon & Rosen P.C., where he has concentrated his practice in complex litigation with an emphasis on the defense of professionals. Mr. McGirney earned his B.S. degree from LaSalle University and his J.D. degree from John Marshall Law School. He is admitted to The Florida Bar and the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. McGirney is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Northern District of Florida, Southern District of Florida, Northern District of Illinois; the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He frequently lectures on ethics and professional liability matters. Mr. McGirney has been certified by the state of Florida on mediator ethics and he has served as an instructor on mediator ethics and liability throughout the state of Florida. He has also served as a guest lecturer at law schools throughout Florida. Mr. McGirney has served as a mediator and arbitrator. He has also served as a consulting and testifying expert witness in insurance claim matters, bad faith matters, legal malpractice litigation and ethics issues. Mr. McGirney and has been named a Florida Super Lawyer in the areas of professional liability defense, construction litigation, and insurance coverage. He has also been named as Best Lawyer in Tampa and Best Lawyer in South Florida. He was recently named as the 2017 Florida Lawyer of Year by Corporate America Magazine.
PETER B. ROWELL is the owner of The Law Office of Peter B. Rowell, P.A., where he has extensive experience in the complex legal matters that construction businesses and property owners encounter on a regular basis. Mr. Rowell represents construction owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and sureties in a wide range of claims and disputes. He is board certified in construction law by The Florida Bar, and he is a certified civil mediator. Mr. Rowell is admitted to Florida's state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Arizona and his J.D. degree from the University of Miami.