Our attorneys are regularly engaged in the construction processes throughout the southeastern United States. The Firm and its attorneys have been at the forefront of the resolution of construction disputes for both governmental and private interests. We regularly represent contractors, governmental entities, owners, developers, sureties, manufacturers and designers in all phases of the construction process, from document preparation through project close out and any resulting litigation. Simply put, there are no finer construction attorneys with more well-rounded experience in all phases of the process. Our attorneys are regularly engaged by both governmental and private interests to prepare construction documents, assist and advise in the procurement process, handle bid protests, provide advice and consultation during the construction of the project and provide any necessary arbitration or litigation services required to effect the project close out.
Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal recently had the opportunity to provide much needed guidance on the issue of whether a statutory motor vehicle dealer bond caps the surety’s liability for plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees at the penal sum of the bond. Unfortunately, the court found another issue to be dispositive and declined to rule on the attorneys’ fees issue.October 21, 2013
In Arch Insurance Company v. John Moriarty & Associates of Florida, Inc., Case No. 1:15-cv-22403-RNS (S.D. Fla. December 12, 2016), Arch Insurance Company (“Arch”) sued John Moriarty & Associates of Florida, Inc. (“Moriarty”) seeking a declaration that there was no coverage under a performance-and-payment bond (“Bond”) that Arch issued on a project naming Moriarty as the obligee. Moriarty was the general contractor and sought $995,239.83 from Arch, under the performance side of the Bond, related to alleged shortfalls of the subcontractor/principal.October 21, 2013