Robert A. Bernstein

Associate Attorney

RBERNSTEIN@beckerlawyers.com

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Practices

Credentials

    Education

      • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
      • University of Miami, B.A.

    Bar Admissions

      • Florida

    Court Admissions

      • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Perspectives

Bio

Robert handles a variety of construction-related matters including construction defect litigation, lien disputes, disaster relief, and drafting and negotiating service contracts. Robert primarily represents community associations and owners, but also has experience representing general contractors, construction material suppliers, corporate clients, and small businesses. In handling these matters and others, Robert deals extensively with Florida’s intricate construction lien laws, and he works closely with engineers, statisticians, and consultants to identify defects and deficiencies and to determine the most efficient manner to address his clients’ needs. Prior to joining the firm, Robert practiced complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction, land use, and condominium-related matters.

Robert graduated from the University of Miami School of Law,magna cum laude. He served on the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar Association Law Student Division, where he acted as a liaison between law students and the Florida legal community. He also gained experience interning for the Honorable Robert M. Gross at Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal, the Office of General Counsel for Florida’s Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, and the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.

EXPERIENCE

  • Successfully settled numerous construction lien and nonpayment matters on behalf of a material supplier against general contractors and property owners.
  • Obtained a directed verdict on behalf of a client in a breach of contract dispute, including an award of the client’s attorney’s fees and costs.
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement on behalf of a property owner in a construction defect matter against the general contractor and architect.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a general contractor in a complex construction defect matter seeking indemnification from a subcontractor.