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Authored by experienced construction lawyers, this manual is a comprehensive treatment of construction law. Chapters cover the rights and liabilities of parties to construction projects, the bid process involving public entities, trial preparation, and alternative dispute resolution and partnering. The manual addresses bankruptcy, bond, insurance, and damages issues, and includes a chapter on jury instructions for construction trials.

Highlights of the new edition include:

  • Specific focus on design professionals within contract and litigation
  • Update and explanation of 2017 General Conditions
  • Particular considerations given to the 2017 and 2018 amendments to F.S. 95.11(c)(3) throughout the manual
  • Discussion of the Middle Districts reaction to Tiara.
  • Discussions of the Florida Supreme Court’s quashing of Sebo v. American Home Assurance Co.
  •  Highlighting of venue, construction liens, and statutory updates that impact contractors and construction managers
  • Detailed explanation regarding the Arbitration Act and case law regarding attorneys’ fees
  • Significant rewrite of the chapter sections regarding public-private partnerships and the shift of statutory authority
  • New authors with fresh information of trial preparation, specifically regarding electronic stored information
  • Statutes, rules of court, federal rules, and case law updated throughout

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1  Introduction
S. LaRue Williams

Chapter 2  Rights And Liabilities Of The Owner
Bruce D. Partington, Luis Prats and Wm. Cary Wright

Chapter 3  Rights And Liabilities Of Architects And Engineers
Frank A. Hamner, Luis Prats, and Wm. Cary Wright

Chapter 4  Rights And Liabilities Of Construction Managers
Brian A. Wolf

Chapter 5  Rights And Liabilities Of General Contractors
Luis Prats and Wm. Cary Wright

Chapter 6  Rights And Liabilities Of Subcontractors And Suppliers
Adam G. Adams, III and Troy K. Smith

Chapter 7  Bids, Bid Disputes, And Competitive Negotiations Involving Public Entities
April A. Rocke and Sean A. Mickley

Chapter 8  Rights And Liabilities Of Sureties
Edward Etcheverry

Chapter 9  Trial Preparation
Michael J. Gore and Robert W. Wilkins

Chapter 10  Recoverable Damages
Davisson F. Dunlap, Jr. and Davisson F. Dunlap, III

Chapter 11  Delay Claims
S. LaRue Williams and Drew C. Williams

Chapter 12  Expert Witnesses
Christine M. Hoke and Leeza D. Newman

Chapter 13  Alternative Dispute Resolution And Partnering
David Adelstein

Chapter 14  The Public Works Contract
Brian A. Wolf

Chapter 15  Special Considerations For Federal Construction Contracts
Mark A. Smith

Chapter 16  The Impact Of Bankruptcy On Construction Law Rights
Gardner F. Davis, Mark J. Wolfson, and C. David Harper

Chapter 17  Jury Instructions In Construction Cases
Construction Law Committee of The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section