Construction

Construction

  • Currently serve as the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority’s construction counsel on its current $3.2 billion Capital Improvement Program, which involves the planning, design and construction of a new airport intermodal facility and automatic people mover trams and integration of a high-speed rail line and terminal station. Services provided include: conceptual development and planning of project delivery methods and project financing; preparing procurement documents; reviewing, commenting on and evaluating submissions; advising selection committees; negotiating and preparing contracts and involvement in all aspects of implementation.
  • Handle all procurement, negotiating and contracting for the $55 million New York Mets’ minor league baseball and spring training center, as well as a $225 million waste reclamation and recycling/energy center on behalf of St. Lucie County, Florida. Both involve public-private partnership deal structures.
  • Serves as counsel to Lake Nona Development, and recently handled all the transactional and construction documents to relocate and build a new United States Tennis Association Headquarters, a 63-acre facility, in addition to the multi-billion dollar “Medical City” project and the Sanford-Burnham Institute.
  • Served as counsel to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) in procuring the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) facility on a public-private partnership (P3) basis. Our team played a central role in the development of this intricate project, guiding JTA on all issues related to procurement options, project delivery methods, evaluation and award, contracting and risk management.
  • Served as General Counsel to Scripps Florida Funding Corporation, a public–private entity created to oversee disbursement of $310 million in funds from the State of Florida and $137 million in funds, as well as undeveloped land, from Palm Beach County to bring the Scripps Research Institute to Florida.
  • Served as construction counsel to Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), evaluating and drafting new design and construction contracts for the district to use in future procurement of services. These new contract forms included owner-architect, owner-consultant, owner-contractor and owner-construction manager forms. The group also worked with HCPS to handle issues that arise during and after completion of construction, including evaluating claims submitted by contractors and designers and district claims against bonding companies of defaulted contractors. Additionally, we have served as litigation counsel for HCPS on two schools that have significant design and construction defects in an attempt to recover the costs of remediation of the defective construction.
  • Served as counsel on the construction of the Miami Dolphin stadium (now known as Sun Life Stadium) project, preparing key transactional documents for purchase, lending, security and a subsequent refinancing.
  • Representation of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.: After the condominium project contractor prevailed on all claims following trial, the developer appealed, but Whiting-Turner successfully argued that no cause of action was available under section 553.84, Florida Statutes, and that the developer had not proven causation as required under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. In addition, the appellate court held that Whiting-Turner’s counterclaims had been dismissed prematurely, and reversed that ruling. (Maysville, Inc. v. Whiting-Turner Contr. Co., 167 So. 3d 506 (Fla. 3d DCA 2015)

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