DLD Lawyers represents construction professionals including property owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, and construction managers in all phases of litigation, mediation and arbitration matters.
The practice group partner is Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar with expertise in construction law matters involving construction defects, professional liability, breach of contract, delays, liens and insurance coverage in private and public construction projects. Fewer than 400 of the almost 90,000 attorneys licensed in Florida meet the rigorous standards for construction law board certification, which includes trial experience, written examinations, peer-reviews, and ethics qualifications.
DLD Lawyers works with construction insurance carriers and their insureds in litigated construction claims involving:
- Additional insured endorsements
- Architect and engineer (A&E) professional liability insurance
- Auto liability
- Builder’s risk coverage
- Commercial general liability
- Employment practices liability (EPLI)
- Errors and omissions (E&O) coverage
- Owner controlled or contractor controlled insurance program
- Workers’ compensation
- Wrongful death / catastrophic injury
Members of the firm are experienced in construction disputes involving residential, commercial, condominium, and homeowner associations (HOA). Additionally, the firm handles claims involving roadways, bridges, airports, and public / private partnerships.
Construction claims often involve disputes over the following types of situations:
- Bid preparation and protests
- Bond and lien claims
- Breach of warranty
- Construction defects
- Cost overruns
- Environmental issues
- Sick building claims / mold
- Water intrusion
- Wind and flood coverage
DLD Lawyers has experience not only in construction law but also in the business of the construction industry itself. Members of the firm understand that each construction project requires a unique legal strategy based on the surrounding facts, circumstances, and parties.
Florida construction disputes often go through a mediation process—typically with many parties involved—to resolve differences in a faster and less expensive alternative to litigation.
DLD Lawyers is very experienced in construction mediation and understands both the immediate need to negotiate terms acceptable to all parties as well as the longer term need to maintain working relationships among parties.