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Mills Paskert Divers is a multi-faceted business litigation firm whose lawyers have been recognized by Chambers USA, Martindale–Hubbell, U.S. News & World Report, SuperLawyers, Florida Trend "Legal Elite,” and Georgia Trend "Legal Elite."  Our lawyers are licensed to practice in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina.  From our offices in Tampa and Atlanta, we serve a diverse client base throughout the southeastern United States.

Our attorneys are nationally recognized in various business contexts including construction, surety, and fidelity litigation, administrative law, appellate law, complex commercial litigation, and creditors’ rights.  In every matter, we are committed to providing innovative, effective, and efficient legal representation.

Many of our clients have worked with our lawyers for more than 20 years.  By building solid relationships and thinking long-term, our attorneys engage in a varied approach to every legal issue and devise strategies specifically tailored to the needs of each client for each matter entrusted to us. Our attorneys provide quality service with the goal of resolving matters quickly and efficiently.  We have a reputation for aggressive advocacy, responsive service, and attention to detail.

  • Now, a Subcontractor’s Indemnification Payment can be Used to Satisfy a General Contractor’s SIR

    The recent Florida Supreme Court opinion Intervest Construction of Jax, Inc. v. General Fidelity Ins. Co., 133 So. 3d 494 (Fla. 2014) illustrates the effect contract interpretation principles can have on the evaluation and scope of insurance policies and coverages. Intervest concerned the application of a Self-Insured Retention Endorsement ("SIR"), and whether a general contractor or its insurer was obligated to fund a settlement for a bodily injury claim.

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    January 16, 2015
  • No Success in Successive Suits

    More than 200 years after the original Tea Party, the English common law principle of res judicata and the related rule against splitting causes of action can produce unanticipated results in Florida lawsuits.

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    January 16, 2015