Law360 (March 29, 2019, 4:18 PM EDT) —
Florida-based firm Becker & Poliakoff PA has picked up some new firepower in its construction and litigation practices, adding a veteran litigator with more than 20 years’ experience from Boyd & Jenerette PA.
Randy R. Dow comes to Becker as a shareholder in the firm’s West Palm Beach, Florida, office, where he will continue steering construction companies and related businesses on various disputes, including jury trials, bench trials and arbitration proceedings, the firm announced recently.
Dow’s work covers numerous issues important to the construction industry, including defect cases and delay and impact claims stemming from residential, commercial and industrial projects. He is well-versed in general and product liability disputes concerning construction equipment and commercial automobile accidents, and guides major companies on conflicts related to insurance coverage and bad faith claims.
In addition to construction companies, Dow’s clients also include entities operating in the scaffolding and equipment rental industries.
Dow told Law360 on Friday that Becker’s presence across Florida allowed him to better serve his construction clients, a number of whom do business throughout the entire state.
“When you look at construction-focused firms in Florida, especially Florida-based ones, Becker is at or near the very top of the pack,” Dow said. “It’s a good fit for my clients, and for where I am in my career.”
One of the new opportunities presented to Dow relates to his work on delay and defect claims. While this aspect of his practice had traditionally focused on the defense side of such litigation, including the representation of insured and self-insured entities, Becker does a lot of work for plaintiffs, including homeowners and homeowners’ associations.
Dow said he will now have the chance to tackle more of these matters, and is looking forward to the challenges associated with them.
Dow noted that while at Becker, he hopes to contribute to the firm’s existing construction team and provide a platform from which he can successfully meet his clients’ needs.
“[Success] is finding the right place for me, for my clients and being able to support the firm and all of the other people here,” Dow said.
Dow joined Becker after spending more than three years at Boyd. He got his start at Gunster in 1997, and after spinning off with several of his colleagues, spent 14 years at the firm now known as Mrachek Fitzgerald Rose Konopka Thomas & Weiss PA. From there, Dow moved on to McGlinchey Stafford PLLC before heading to Boyd.
Dow received his undergraduate degree from Stonehill College, and his law degree from Boston College Law School.
By Matthew Guarnaccia
–Editing by Abbie Sarfo