Construction

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt provides legal services to construction industry clients across the United States and internationally. We represent and advise them on all aspects of project design and construction, including: contract preparation, review, and negotiation; contract administration; designer and contractor selection and liability; phasing schemes; pre-bid considerations; construction liens; insurance related issues; environmental issues; bond claims; operations; and dispute resolution ranging from settlement to trial and its alternatives.

Our group of more than 25 construction law attorneys includes: 

  • Past chairs of the ABA’s Forum on the Construction Industry 
  • The current and past chairs of The Florida Bar Construction Law Committee 
  • Eight attorneys board certified in construction law by The Florida Bar 
  • Fifteen attorneys AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell

We take leadership roles in industry and professional groups such as: 

  • The American College of Construction Lawyers 
  • The ABA’s Committee on Construction Litigation of the Section of Litigation 
  • The ABA’s Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section 
  • National Bond Claims Association 
  • Surety Claims Institute 
  • The Defense Research Institute’s Construction Law Committee 
  • Associated Builders and Contractors 
  • Associated General Contractors 
  • Construction Financial Management Association 
  • Local bar association construction law committees

Recognition

  • The excellence of our construction law practice has been recognized with the following honors: 
  • For the eleventh consecutive year, in 2013, Chambers USA’s guide to America’s leading business lawyers ranked our firm No. 1 in Florida 
  • Four construction practice attorneys were selected as Florida Trend magazine’s 2013 Florida Legal Elite 
  • Florida Super Lawyers named 14 construction practice attorneys among its 2013 Construction Law Florida Super Lawyers, and three practice members among Florida’s top 100 lawyers, top 50 Tampa-area lawyers, and top 50 female lawyers 
  • Eight attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, including one named "Lawyer of the Year"

Representative Clients 

  • Public and private developers and owners 
  • General contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers 
  • Homebuilders 
  • Design professionals 
  • Condominium associations 
  • Sureties 
  • Insurers and insureds (in the defense of construction risk claims)

Construction Litigation

Our attorneys have litigated almost every issue confronting the construction industry, including Chinese drywall and mold claims.  Read more »

Construction Transactions

We provide services in connection with contract preparation, review, and negotiation; contract administration; designer and contractor selection and liability; phasing schemes; pre-bid considerations; construction liens; insurance-related issues; environmental issues; bond claims; and operations. Read more »