Robert E. Ferencik, Jr., Program Co-Chair, is a member of Ferencik Libanoff Brandt Bustamante & Goldstein PA. He focuses on construction claims, bid protests, construction litigation, commercial litigation, construction products liability litigation.
Scott P. Pence, Program Co-Chair, is a shareholder at Carlton Fields and a member of the Real Estate & Finance Practice Group and the Construction Practice Group. He represents developers, owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals.
Hardy L. Roberts, III, Program Co-Chair, is a shareholder with Carey O’Malley Whitaker Mueller Roberts & Smith PA and is Board Certified in construction law. He represents a diverse clientele in complex construction and real estate finance disputes.
Kelly Carey Bagge is an attorney with Carey O’Malley Whitaker Mueller Roberts & Smith PA in Tampa. Her practice focuses on construction litigation, commercial litigation, and the regulation of contractors, architects, and engineers in Florida.
Debbie Sines Crockett is a shareholder at Cheffy Passidomo PA. She concentrates in construction disputes & litigation, insurance coverage, and commercial civil litigation from the trial level through appeal, in state and federal courts. She is experienced in representing policyholders of various insurance policies against carriers.
Paul J. Del Vecchio is the Founder and Principal of Paul J. Del Vecchio Construction Consultants, Inc. For over 19 years he has provided construction consulting, arbitration and mediation support as well as expert witness testimony to an array of clients which include owners, law firms and their clients, sureties, insurance companies, and state agencies.
David E. Gurley is the principal shareholder of Gurley & Associates. He has been Florida Board Certified as an expert in Construction Law since 2005. His practice concentrates on matters relating to the construction and design of private and public development projects. He counsels clients in the avoidance and resolution of construction and bond claims.
Reese J. Henderson, Jr. is a shareholder in GrayRobinson PA’s Jacksonville office. For more than 20 years, he has represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, materialmen, sureties and manufacturers in every kind of construction dispute.
J. Derek Kantaskas is a partner at Sivyer Barlow & Watson PA. He is a construction litigator who represents a diverse clientele in complex business disputes. He has experience counseling and representing construction clients during contract negotiation and formation, throughout a project, and litigation proceedings.
Edward J. Kinberg is a member of Stewart Law. He is a Fellow of the National Contract Management Association and is certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Construction Law. He has written numerous articles on federal procurement and commercial law.
Michael J. Kurzman is a shareholder with Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman PL. For the last 30 years, he has practiced exclusively in construction law, focusing on contract drafting & negotiation, construction claim litigation, construction defect and delay claims, contract claims, construction lien claims and surety bond claims.
Hon. Howard O. McGillin, Jr. is a Judge with the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. Prior to taking the bench, he served in the Army, retiring in 2005 as a full Colonel. He was in private practice from 2005-2014 when he was appointed to the Bench as a Circuit Judge. He ran for, and was elected to, a full 6-year term in 2016.
Gregory Newman is Managing Director in Bank OZK’s Real Estate Specialties Group, providing financing on marquee properties throughout the Southeast. His expertise in real estate investments, capital structuring and debt underwriting spans 35 years.
Elena Otero is an attorney at Holland & Knight LLP. She practices in the areas of real estate, finance and banking law, with a focus on commercial real estate and commercial lending transactions. She counsels local, national and international financial institutions.
Diane S. Perera is the owner of Law Offices of Diane S. Perera PA. She has practiced construction law in Florida for twenty-six years and has been certified by the Florida Bar in construction law since 2005. She specializes in construction law and practices construction law before administrative, civil, criminal and appellate tribunals.
Gilbert K. Squires is the managing member of Squires International Law PLLC, and an international attorney. He serves as an arbitrator, advocates in Global Arbitration Tribunals, and has mediated multimillion-dollar domestic and international claims.
Blake Stewart is the Managing Attorney at Stewart Law. He practices contractual and transactional law, specializing in equipment supply, service, and construction contracts. He has worked extensively in matters involving international trade negotiations, U.S. Export Compliance, intellectual property, and confidentiality.
George R. Truitt, Jr. is the managing partner of Cole Scott & Kissane PA’s Construction Group, which is dedicated to the counseling and litigation of construction-related matters. For the past twenty-six years, he has devoted his practice to construction litigation and risk management. He is a Board Certified Specialist in FL Construction Law.