Construction

Carlton Fields 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 
  • Nine 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 
  • Bar association construction law committees

Recognition

The excellence of our construction law practice has been recognized with the following honors: 

  • For the 14th consecutive year, in 2016, Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers ranked our firm No. 1 in Florida. 
  • Carlton Fields' Construction Litigation practice earned national first-tier ranking in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Guide. The firm is nationally ranked in Construction Law.
  • Three practice members were included among Florida’s top 100 lawyers, top 50 Tampa-area lawyers, and top 50 female lawyers in Florida Super Lawyers 2015.  

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. 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 »