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Florida Construction Law Update

About Our Florida Construction Law Firm

George Truitt

George R. Truitt, Jr. is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Miami Construction Group, which is dedicated exclusively to the counseling and litigation of construction-related matters. Mr. Truitt is a Board Certified Specialist in Florida Construction Law. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1992 and has been A-V Rated by Martindale Hubbell since 1998. For the past seventeen years, he has devoted his practice to construction litigation and risk management counseling, including the representation of design professionals in professional liability claims, developers, contractors, and subcontractors in construction defect, contract, and lien enforcement claims, and payment and performance bond sureties in public and private bond and subrogation claims.

Mr. Truitt lectures on various construction law topics, including risk management for design professionals and developers. He has presented to general liability and surety bond claims professionals with American International Group, Inc. (AIG) on “Core Concepts in Construction Defect Litigation” and to members of the American Institute of Architects, Florida Section, on “Risk Management for Architects.

Mr. Truitt has served as an arbitrator in commercial and construction disputes before the American Arbitration Association. He is approved by the Florida Bar to provide Continuing Legal Education to attorneys and Continuing Education to insurance claims professionals in various construction law topics.

David Salazar

David Salazar is a Partner in the firm’s Construction Group at the Miami office. Mr. Salazar is a Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law and has devoted his practice to various areas of construction law including representation of developers, contractors, and subcontractors in construction defect, contract, and lien enforcement claims, as well as design professionals in professional liability claims. Mr. Salazar also writes and speaks on various legal topics in the context of construction law.

Mr. Salazar was the Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (“FDLA”) from 2007 to 2008, and was re-inducted as Co-Chair for the 2008 to 2009, 2009 to 2010, and 2010 to 2011 Administrations. Mr. Salazar was named one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Up-and-Comers, for 2008, 2009, and 2010. He was also named one of Miami-Dade County’s 40 under 40 Outstanding Lawyers by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2009. Recently, Mr. Salazar was awarded the James A. Dixon, Young Lawyer of the Year Award, by the FDLA for 2010.

Kevin C. Schumacher

Kevin C. Schumacher Schumacher is an associate in the Construction Group at the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Schumacher focuses his practice in the areas of general commercial and civil litigation, with an emphasis in construction litigation, landlord-tenant law, condominium law, and real estate litigation. Mr. Schumacher is a member of the Construction Association of South Florida and the Latin Builder’s Association and is also a certified title agent for Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund, Inc.

Daniel Levin

Daniel Levin is an associate in the Construction Group at the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Levin focuses his practice in the areas of general commercial litigation and civil litigation, with an emphasis in construction litigation.

Samuel Padua

Samuel Padua is an associate in the Construction Group at the firm’s Miami office. He practices in the area of construction litigation. Mr. Padua is also a Licensed Professional Engineer with 19 years of experience in the construction industry where he worked as construction manager, resident inspector, owner representative and project manger of multi-million dollar construction projects

Daniel Klein

Daniel Klein is a partner in the Construction Group at the firm’s Miami office. His practice encompasses many different and diverse areas of the law including commercial litigation, condominium & community association law, professional malpractice, construction defect litigation, complex transaction disputes, and the prosecution of commercial mortgage foreclosures and class action litigation.

Mr. Klein was named one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Up-and-Comers, for 2008 and 2009. In 2010, he was named as a Florida Rising Star in Florida SuperLawyers Magazine

Sherry Schwartz

Sherry Schwartz is a partner with the firm’s West Palm Beach office and practices in the areas of construction litigation, including the representation of design professionals in professional liability claims, developers, contractors, and subcontractors in construction and/or design defect claims.

Daniel Duello

Daniel Duello is an associate with the firm’s Jacksonville office and practices in the areas of general civil litigation and professional liability defense, including design professionals in construction defect claims.

Sanaz Alempour

Sanaz Alempour is an associate in the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale office and practices in the areas of construction litigation, including the representation of design professionals in professional liability claims, developers, contractors, and subcontractors in construction and/or design defect claims.

David Harrigan

David Harrigan is a partner in the firm’s Orlando office and is a board certified specialist in the area of construction law. Mr. Harrigan practices in the areas of construction defect litigation as well as representation of clients in general commercial litigation matters.

Todd Macleod

Todd Macleod is an associate in the Jacksonville office. Mr. MacLeod focuses his practice in the areas of general and commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. MacLeod was a licensed general contractor and was involved in both commercial and residential construction projects.