Construction Law & Litigation

Becker has one of the largest, dedicated teams of Florida Board Certified Construction attorneys with a well-earned national reputation.

Our firm has an equally unparalleled New Jersey Construction Practice

With one of the largest, dedicated teams of Board Certified Construction attorneys, Becker’s Construction Law Practice Group is well-known nationally for its knowledge of the construction industry and experience effectively protecting the interests of its clients. Practice Group Chair Steven Lesser is Past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law, the largest organization of constructional lawyers with over 6,000 construction professionals around the world. He also previously served as Chair of the Florida Bar Construction Law Certification Committee that prepares and administers an examination, evaluates peer review to determine those construction lawyers to be Board Certified by the Florida Bar.

The firm has handled numerous and varied construction-related cases, many of which have involved complex delay issues with a multitude of defendants, and scores of construction defects. Our construction attorneys represent clients in both transactions and disputes ranging from single- and multi-family dwellings to large commercial buildings, planned unit developments, multi-use retail, industrial and governmental projects.

The 2021 edition of Construction Executive’s “Top 50 Law Firms” recognizes Becker in the top 25 of construction law firms nationally. Chambers USA has also recognized the firm’s Construction group every year it has published its global law firm ranking guide. A ranking in “Band 1” by Chambers indicates the very top of the field according to clients and peers. Excerpts from Chambers include:

  • “Highly regarded team renowned for its condominium association work and expertise in representing owners, developers, and contractors. Impressive involvement in public-private partnership matters, and experience in construction defect claims. It also provides a full suite of other construction services such as licensing, insurance, government procurement contracts and surety work. Sources say: “They have a deep construction practice and handle major projects. In every dealing I’ve had with them, I’ve come out thinking that they are top tier.” “Highly professional with the personnel and resources to handle any matter.”
  • “The team has an undisputed reputation for residential construction matters and is increasingly involved in commercial cases… regularly representing owners, developers, sureties and contractors, the group is particularly knowledgeable on condominium projects.”
  • “The firm represented Carnival Corporation in defense of significant damage claims exceeding $3 million.”
  • “The firm represents Swire Properties in the design and construction of Brickell City Centre in Miami which is the largest mixed-use project in Florida. AECOM and Zurich Surety are among the group’s other key clients.”