Construction Law

Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel, & Chaiet, P.A.’s attorneys have significant experience in construction and in construction related issues. We have substantial experience in the negotiation of construction contracts, owner-architect contracts and subcontracts, as well as enforcing remedies available under Florida’s construction lien law.

Construction Law involves the unique application of many different general bodies of law to the industry specific issues and problems that arise in connection with the construction process and its many different business relationships; the many different particular laws that specifically govern the construction process; and the laws and legal principles that apply to and in connection with the many different types of businesses and professions that are part of and serve the construction industry. Because of our many years of experience and the dedicated focus of our practice, we are able to provide high quality legal service economically in connection with virtually any of these industry specific issues, problems and matters.

Given the complexities and vagaries of the construction process and the many business relationships that are involved in construction projects, it is inevitable that problems will occur and that disputes will arise out of some of those problems. Our mission is to solve client problems and, when necessary, to guide our clients through their disputes as successfully, productively and cost effectively as possible. Therefore, our attorneys are trained and experienced in all types of dispute resolution, including: negotiation, mediation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution procedures, administrative dispute resolution procedures, court actions, trials and appeals.

Our considerable knowledge of the construction lending process helps us in the negotiation of construction loan documents from the various perspectives of the developer, the general contractor, the architect and ultimate recipient of the services. We have handled construction claims both in arbitration and in Florida’s courts. The Firm also represents community association and developer clients in construction defect litigation and construction lien disputes.

Serving general contractors, construction managers, design builders, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, architects and engineers, our attorneys routinely provide the following types of services in connection with construction-related legal matters: providing advice and counsel; drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts; analysis, preparation, prosecution and/or defense of contract claims; negotiation and resolution of contract claims and other construction disputes;  mediations; arbitrations; litigation at both the trial and appellate levels; and bid protests.

In addition to our litigation practice, our construction attorneys provide advice and counseling on a broad range of topics such as:

  • Project Delivery Systems
  • Contractual Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Risks
  • Changes & Designs Issues
  • Bonds & Insurance Claims
  • Differing Site Conditions
  • Project Documentation
  • Delays, Scheduling & Acceleration
  • Contract Terminations
  • Claim Avoidance & Resolution
The Firm’s knowledge and experience attract clients from the entire spectrum of the construction industry and process: contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, owners, architects, engineers, sureties, insurance companies, suppliers, construction trade associations, lending institutions, real estate developers, and others.