Becker & Poliakoff


Ryan Carpenter, Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar, is experienced in many facets of construction litigation including lien and surety bond law. He has significant experience representing owners, general contractors and sureties in construction defect and payment disputes.


  • 158-acre shipping container facility allegedly requiring total pavement replacement at a cost of over $120 million; defended general contractor against claim resulting in favorable settlement.
  • International cruise port with over $20 million in construction defects and counterclaim for general contractor contract balance.
  • High-rise condominium development disputes involving bankrupt owner alleging water damage and resulting construction disruption, substantial recovery of general contractor’s contested contract balance, defense against 22 subcontractor lawsuits seeking contract balances and favorable resolution of same for general contractor and surety clients, as well as defense against condominium association’s defect claims.