Proving Construction Contract Damages: Maximizing Claims, Seeking Equitable Relief, and Recouping Attorney's Fees
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide construction counsel with practical advice on proving or defending claims to maximize the relief sought, including strategies for pursuing or defending recovery of attorney's fees as the prevailing party in a construction dispute.
- Construction claim review pre-litigation
- The parties
- Breach of contract vs. tort claim
- Proving damages
- Attorney's fees
- Defense strategies
- Practical considerations
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How do current construction contract claims vary from statutory or tort liabilities?
- How can plaintiffs maximize monetary damages in a construction claim?
- When is equitable relief appropriate?
- How does the prevailing party prove attorney's fees?
- What are best practices for defending against construction claims?
Gary L. Brown
Mr. Brown is a Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office and is the Head of the firm’s Construction... | Read More
Mr. Brown is a Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office and is the Head of the firm’s Construction Practice Group. He focuses his practice on complex commercial and general business litigation. He is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law.
Overseeing the firm’s construction practice, Mr. Brown assists businesses in both complex and routine matters with substantial experience in construction-related issues. He has tremendous experience handling construction matters in state and federal, trial and appellate courts, throughout Florida. Mr. Brown has conducted numerous trials and arbitrations to a successful conclusion for his clients. He is well versed in handling matters related to contract drafting and negotiation, dispute resolution, Florida’s construction lien law, payment and performance bond claims, construction and design defect claims, delay, inefficiency, and acceleration claims, and insurance/coverage disputes.
Mr. Brown also represents municipalities and local governments in all aspects of public works projects including procurement documents, bid protests, and construction and design agreements.Close
Timothy L. Pierce
Mr. Pierce’s practice almost exclusively involves legal matters in the construction industry. He works with... | Read More
Mr. Pierce’s practice almost exclusively involves legal matters in the construction industry. He works with construction industry clients from the inception of a project and the formation of contracts to the resolution of claims in litigation. He has extensive trial experience in construction matters, and his construction experience includes prosecuting and defending construction contract, construction defect and design defect claims on behalf of owners, contractors and design professionals on both private and public projects. He also assists contractors with bid protests and MBE and DBE matters. In addition to his construction law practice, he also focuses on insurance and risk management issues in the construction industry, with an emphasis on representing insureds to maximize coverage for construction claims.Close