Construction Litigation

Among the Firm’s most active practices is its Construction Litigation Division, with experience at litigating construction defects, design defects, product liability claims, tort claims, and related insurance coverage matters. Our Firm provides legal representation and counsel in construction defect claims, ranging from defective work by subcontractors, general contractors, architects, engineers, developers, other design professionals, special inspectors, government inspectors, construction managers, and claims involving allegedly defective or unsafe materials / products incorporated into structures. The Construction Litigation Division also handles a wide-array of related construction issues including Chapter 558 claims, delay and impact claims, significant mold claims, asbestos, Chinese drywall, other toxic substances, and subsequent remediation of such conditions affecting indoor air quality. Our attorneys are also experienced in handling design defect claims, and have most recently handled such claims involving baseball stadiums and public schools where the design defect is alleged to have resulted in significant injuries. Similarly, our attorneys handle claims relating to public and private real estate owners, design and engineering professionals, contract drafting and negotiations, public and private construction contract bidding, bid procurement and challenges, and construction liens. The Firm’s experience in construction-related matters spans from the defense of claims involving single family residences to multi-story complexes and commercial projects. In many instances our firm is retained as coverage counsel for insurance companies to provide comprehensive coverage opinions on complex construction claims involving owner or contractor controlled (WRAP-UP) insurance policies, commercial general liability policies and builder’s risk policies. In addition to coverage matters, the firm routinely defends construction defects cases involving personal injury claims (sick building claims) arising from alleged mold contamination. Our attorneys have represented home builders, owners, and general and subcontractors. Our Firm also handles multi-state construction litigation and more recently has experienced a surge in “Chinese drywall” claims, including the handling of a class action involving Chinese drywall.
Taylor George is a Partner and trial counsel for the Tampa office, also working with the Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee offices.
Chris Brown has over 10 years of litigation experience and has served as lead trial counsel for multiple jury trials throughout Florida and Michigan. His practice is concentrated on high exposure insurance defense cases in the areas of bodily injury, wrongful death, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, and general negligence.
Michael Rawlinson is a partner in our New York office. Mr. Rawlinson’s practice involves all aspects of Federal and State Civil trials litigation with a primary focus on architects and engineers, construction (New York Labor Law and construction defect), premises liability and transportation.
Jonathan J. Levy is an associate at the Boca Raton office. Mr. Levy's practice includes Construction Defect Litigation focusing on defending developers, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, environmental consultants, and product manufacturers
Filippo Carnazzi is an associate in the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Carnazzi’s practice focuses on construction defect litigation. In his practice, Mr. Carnazzi represents developers, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals in a variety of contexts arising from the construction and design defect.
Brittany Singletary is an associate attorney in the firm’s Miami office. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, and vehicle negligence.
Michael Goldman is a Partner at the firm's New Jersey and New York offices. His practice focuses in the areas of general liability, employment law, discrimination claims, professional liability, constitutional law, construction law, and commercial disputes. Michael also specializes in representing public entities, including municipalities and school districts, in matters involving tort liability, labor and employment law, and civil rights defense.
Matthew Biondi is a Partner in the firm’s New Jersey office and New York office. Mr. Biondi represents clients in litigation matters throughout the Northeast.
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