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.
Mark A. Boyle is the managing shareholder of Boyle Leonard & Anderson PA. His current areas of practice include civil litigation, with a concentration in first and third party insurance disputes, including extra-contractual and bad faith matters.
Michael R. Carey is a shareholder with Carey O'Malley Whitaker Mueller Roberts & Smith PA and is Board Certified in Construction Law. He has practiced construction law for more than 42 years and specializes in complex construction litigation matters.
Alex Castro is an attorney in Fisher Phillips LLP’s Fort Lauderdale office, representing private and public-sector employers and educational institutions in areas of employment law and litigation defense. Alex handles workplace disputes on a wide range of issues including claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment and whistleblowing, as well as wage and hour disputes, and noncompete and other restrictive covenant disputes.
Y. Lisa Colon is a partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP and is board certified in construction law. She advises on issues involving public and private construction projects and real estate development, along with government contracting compliance.
Earnest DeLoach, Jr. serves as Legal Vice President for Balfour Beatty Construction. He is co-responsible for all legal affairs for the SE Business Unit (contracting matters, litigation management, human resources) and serves as ethics & compliance officer.
Robert H. Friedman, founder of Friedman PA, is nationally-recognized as one of the leading Florida insurance lawyers exclusively representing policyholders. He acts as outside coverage counsel to some of the largest and most respected corporations in Florida.
Melinda S. Gentile is a partner at Peckar & Abramson PC. She has expertise in all aspects of construction law and dispute resolution and has handled matters including, bid protests, contract disputes, contractor’s liens, and defect 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.
Donell Andre Hicks is a shareholder at Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson PA and is Board Certified in Construction Law. He practices in the areas of litigation, land development, zoning & environmental, real estate, and insurance.
Edward J. Kinberg is a member of Stewart Law in Melbourne, FL. His practice focuses on government contract law, construction law and commercial law. He assists individuals and businesses with issues involving contract formation, business questions, formations and disputes, construction issues, bid protests, interpreting terms and conditions, preparing and submitting claims and litigating simple or complex disputes before Federal Courts, Florida Courts, Federal Agencies and State Agencies.
Sanjay Kurian is a shareholder at Becker & Poliakoff PA in Fort Myers. He speaks and presents frequently on construction and insurance matters with an added interest in technology and the practice of law. He is Board Certified in Construction Law.
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.
James E. Parker-Flynn, an attorney in the Tallahassee office of Carlton Fields, focuses on appellate advocacy, land use litigation, and environmental law. He handles all aspects of appeals, from initial case assessment through oral argument and beyond.
Christina I. Reichert is an associate attorney with the Miami, FL office of Earthjustice where she works with other nonprofit organizations, community groups, and tribal partners to fight for a clean and healthy environment for all.
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.
Galen A. Treuer, PhD, is the resilience coordinator for strategic outcomes in Miami-Dade County's Office of Resilience. He works with the climate adaptation and carbon mitigation teams to implement Resilient 305 and other strategies, with partners of the county.
Lisa Van Dien serves as Vice President & General Counsel for London Bay Homes. A Florida Bar board certified real estate attorney, she has practiced law for over 20 years. She has served on the Florida Bar’s Real Estate Board Certification Committee.