education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D., 1985), with honors
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.S., 1978)
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.A., 1974)

bar admissions

  • Florida

court admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
George J. Meyer

George J. Meyer

Shareholder
Tampa
T: 813.229.4140
F: 813.229.4133

George Meyer is a construction and real estate lawyer, with extensive experience representing owners, developers, contractors, and designers on large, complex development projects. He handles all types of construction and real estate transactions. That transaction experience includes the preparation, negotiation, awarding, closing, and administration of development agreements, construction contracts, design-build contracts, construction management agreements, purchase and sale contracts, option agreements, easements, leases, operating and maintenance agreements, and project financing facilities.

Mr. Meyer has worked on major projects all across the country, including many stadiums, arenas, ballparks, convention centers, airports, hospitals, education facilities (primary, secondary, university and research), hotels, casinos, commercial office and retail, residential (single and multi-family), mixed use, water and sewer treatment systems, processing plants, manufacturing and shipping facilities, pipelines, refineries and railroads. A few of his projects include CitiField (Mets MLB Ballpark), Miami Art Museum, Heinz Field (Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Stadium), Orlando Magic NBA Arena, Detroit Red Wings NHL Arena, Florida Aquarium, San Antonio Military Medical Center, CityScape (Phoenix Mixed Use Project), Ritz Carlton/JW Marriott Dessert Ridge and Grande Lake Resorts, Florida Marlins Ballpark, Twin Arrows Casino Project, Atlanta Falcons Stadium, Roma Soccer Stadium (Rome, Italy), and Los Angeles Rams Stadium. He has helped clients resolve all manner of contract claims and disputes, including design and construction deficiencies, delay claims, change orders, additional services, construction liens and bond and insurance claims.

Mr. Meyer is board certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar and is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and American College of Construction Lawyers. He is consistently rated by Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers and the Legal 500 as one of the top construction lawyers in Florida, including previously being named by the Legal 500 as one of the top 10 construction lawyers in the country. He is consistently included in Florida Super Lawyers, the Best Lawyers in America, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite. He has served as Chair of the ABA's Forum on Construction Law and Chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. He is the recipient of the RPPTL Section's Construction Law Committee's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.

One commenter remarked in Chambers USA, a leading guide to the legal profession, that "he has had a hand in some major, major construction projects, such as baseball stadia. He has a unique set of qualifications and skills, which put him in the top tier."

Mr. Meyer is the construction industry group co-leader.