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Florida Construction Law News

04SEP 2016

CSK Attorney Clay Whittaker Earns Board Certification in Construction Law

by David S. Harrigan, Esq.

Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. (“CSK”) is pleased to announce that Attorney Clay Whittaker has been recognized by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law. According to the Florida Bar, Board Certification is the highest level of evaluation of competency and experience within an area of law, as well as professionalism and ethics in practice. Board Certified Specialists are required to possess a minimum level of relevant experience and undergo a rigorous examination process to demonstrate their competency in specific areas of the law.

Areas of Florida Construction Law Practice

To receive his designation as a Florida Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law, Mr. Whittaker was required to demonstrate to the Florida Bar that he possesses expert competency in all areas of construction law, including without limitation, the following:

Florida Construction Lien Law

Private Construction Contracts (Contract negotiation, preparation, bidding, award and administration)

Public Construction Contracts (bidding, hearings, administration, protests and appeals)

Design Professional Liability

Damages, Defenses and Theories of Recovery

Chapter 558, Florida Statutes

Collection and Judgment Enforcement Procedures

Prompt Pay Procedures (public and private)

Licensing and Regulation of Contractors and Professionals – Chapter 489, Part I and Part II, Florida Statutes

Construction Lending

Suretyship, including, but not limited to, Payment and Performance Bonds, Common Law Bonds, Statutory Bonds, Section 255.05, Florida Statutes and the Federal Miller Act, 40 U.S.C s. 3131-31342 Revised 12/3/2012


Chapter 718, Florida Statutes pertaining to standing, causes of action, warranties and remedies and defenses relative to design and construction defects and deficiencies

Chapter 720, Florida Statutes pertaining to standing, causes of action, warranties and remedies and defenses relative to design and construction defects and deficiencies

AIA form documents: A101 (2007), A102 (2007), A201 (2007), A312 Bonds (2010), A133 (2009), A121CMc (2003), and B101(2007)

Alternative Construction Dispute Resolution and Remedies


Contact A Florida Construction Law Legal Expert

Only a very limited number of Florida attorneys – less than 0.5% of all licensed Florida attorneys – are able to claim the distinguished status as Board Certified Specialists in Construction Law. CSK is very fortunate to have such highly-credentialed and experienced practitioners. Mr. Whittaker is the sixth CSK attorney to achieve distinction as an expert in Construction Law, and he is one of only seven Board Certified Construction Attorneys in Pensacola, Florida. Mr. Whittaker joins his colleagues, George R. Truitt, Jr., David Salazar, Kevin C. Schumacher, David Harrigan, and Steven P. Befera, on the core team of CSK attorneys who are Board Certified in Construction Law. Mr. Whittaker may be contacted through CSK’s Pensacola, Florida, office.

Posted By David S. Harrigan, Esq.

David S. Harrigan is a Partner in CSK’s Construction Group and practices in the Orlando office. Mr. Harrigan is a Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law. He concentrates his practice primarily on construction litigation matters, including construction defect and contract claims, on behalf of architects, engineers, developers, contractors, and subcontractors, professional liability claims and general business disputes on behalf of design professionals, and premises liability claims on behalf of property owners.