The construction law firm services, counsels, and advises the construction industry, including contractors, sub-contractors, design professionals, manufacturers, and material suppliers. The firm primarily deals with contract claims, disputes, avoidance, and resolution together with State and Federal litigation, arbitration, commercial litigation, business law, and real estate issues. Typical claims include licensure, foreclosures, claims of lien, DBPR complaints, bidding, delays, construction defects, contract preparation and negotiation.
Randall Gilbert, Esq. a native Floridian, is a senior partner with the law firm of Gilbert and Caddy PA. Prior to embarking on his law career he worked as a Certified Master Plumber. Mr. Gilbert received his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center was a recipient of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy Award, has argued cases to the Supreme Court of Florida and District Court of Appeal.
Mr. Gilbert is admitted to practice in all state courts of Florida, as well as in the Federal Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Florida. Mr. Gilbert is a member of the Broward County Construction Lawyer's Association (Vice Chairman); Broward County Bar Association; Director of the North Dade Chamber of Commerce; and achieved the highest recognition as one of the first Board Certified Construction Litigators in this State.
Mr. Gilbert’s practice is based in litigation in the state and federal court systems, including appeals with emphasis in Construction Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Contracts; and Corporate law. Mr. Gilbert primarily counsels the construction industry dealing with State and Federal litigation and arbitration. Typical claims handled by Mr. Gilbert include licensure, construction liens and bonds, DBPR complaints, bidding, delays, defects, contract preparation and negotiation.
Gavin D. Caddy, Esq. is Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Construction law, and accomplished trial lawyer, who also practices in the areas of commercial litigation and general civil litigation.
Mr. Caddy graduated with dual degrees in History and Science and Technology from the University of New South Wales, in Sydney Australia. He received a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Miami School of Law after also attending University College in London England. He was the President of the International Law Society at the University of Miami. During his legal studies, he was certified by the Florida Supreme Court to intern with the Attorney General's Office, where he represented the State of Florida in a variety of cases.
Mr. Caddy is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, and all of the State Courts of Florida. He is also a member of the Broward County Bar Association and Construction Law Section of the Broward Bar. Mr. Caddy has been active in community service as a Judge in Nova University’s Mock Trial Competitions and in the Broward Bar Association's charity events.
Mr. Caddy has extensive experience representing owner/developers and contractors, prosecuting or defending all types of construction lien, bond and contract cases on both public and private projects. He has tried numerous commercial litigation cases in both State and Federal Court. Mr. Caddy also has experience in drafting contracts tailored to his client's specific needs. He has represented corporations such as Citibank, Pavarini, Miller Construction, and John Deere.
Areas of Practice:
General Civil Litigation
Florida Bar Certification:
Board Certified in Construction Law
Over 95% of practice devoted to litigation
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1997
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
University College London, England
University of Miami School of Law
Broward County Bar Association
Construction Law Section of the Broward Bar
Civil / Public Works Construction Cases – Exemplars
1. Florida Paving and Trucking v. Concrete Works and Pavers, LLC and Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America. Representation of Florida Paving in its breach of contract and FL.ST. 255.05 bond claims against Concrete Works and its surety for the “milling-out” and reinstallation of asphalt roads on a project for the improvement of Coral Way (The Miracle Mile) in Coral Gables, FL. The case settled on terms favorable to Florida Paving.
2. Florida Power and Light, Co. v. Mancon, Inc. Successful defense of Mancon in its attempt to reduce its exposure to FPL in connection with a significant claim for damage caused to FPL’S underground utilities in a Florida statutory Underground Utilities Act case. As a result of the defense, Mancon’s liability was capped to approximately $4000 at trial. Further, Mancon narrowly missed obtaining a net Judgment against FPL for its attorney’s fees, by virtue of the service of a Proposal for Settlement/Offer of Judgment served on FPL.
3. Gene Contracting Demolition, Inc. vs. Adams-Robinson Enterprises, Inc., and Travelers Casualty & Surety Company of America. Representation of Gene Contracting in connection with a subcontract dispute with the general contractor and a FL.ST. 255.05 bond claim against its surety concerning a project for improvements to the Iron Bridge in Orlando, Florida, Job Number: 20309. The case is pending and has not yet been set for trial.
4. Gene Contracting Demolition, Inc. adv. Myers Construction Group, Inc., The Poole and Kent Company and St. Paul/Travelers Ins. Co. Representation of Gene Contracting in connection with a subcontract payment dispute and a FL.ST. 255.05 bond claim against the surety concerning a project for improvements to the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Fiveash Water Treatment Plant. The case settled pre-suit on terms favorable to Gene Contracting.
5. R. Meunier & Sons Contracting, Inc. adv. Myers Construction Group, Inc., The Poole and Kent Company and St. Paul/Travelers Ins. Co. Representation of R. Meunier in connection with a subcontract payment dispute and a FL.ST. 255.05 bond claim against the surety concerning the City of North Miami Beach’s Norwood-Oeffler Water Treatment Plant upgrades project. This matter settled pre-suit on terms favorable to R. Meunier.
6. McClain and Co. v. Hypower, Inc and USF&G. I represented McClain (subcontractor) in its FL.ST. 255.05 bond claim against Hypower and its surety in regard to Orange County Expressway, OOCEA Project No. 276, All Segments where McClain furnished and installed fiber optic and other cables on a large section of public highway and bridges. The case settled during discovery on terms favorable to McClain.
7. South Florida Construction Services, Inc. v. The City of Boca Raton v. Slattery and Associates, Inc., et. al. Representation of SFCS in a payment dispute with the City where interference and negligence claims have been asserted against the design professionals, on a 9 Million dollar public library project for the City. The case is pending and has not yet been set for trial.
8. South Florida Construction Services, Inc. v. Broward County, Scharf and Associates, Inc. and Derose and Slopey Consulting Engineers, Inc. Representation of SFCS in a payment dispute with the County in connection with the construction of Terminal 21 at Port Everglades, FL. SFCS also asserted breach of implied warranty of plans and specifications and negligence claims against the design professionals. SFCS further asserted bad faith against the County in its failure to pay which resulted in SFCS suffering diminished bonding capacity preventing it from bidding on public work. The case settled shortly before trial on terms favorable to SFCS.
9. East Coast Paving v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. Representation of Liberty Mutual, (surety) in the successful defense of a FL.ST. 255.05 bond claim filed by a subcontractor to the bond’s principal, on a public works and road project in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida. After a year and a half of contested litigation, the case was dismissed and all of the surety’s attorney’s fees were paid for by the adverse party.
Bryce Gilbert :
Bryce Gilbert, a native Floridian, is a junior associate with the law firm of Gilbert & Caddy, P.A. Bryce Gilbert is a Certified Master Plumber and a Certified Utility and Excavation Contractor. He received his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center.
Bryce Gilbert’s practice is based in litigation in the State of Florida and he focuses his practice in the areas of Construction law, Contract Law, and Employment Law. He also deals in the preparation and execution of evidentiary presentations, computers, computer graphics, image enhancement, electronic presentations and displays for trial preparation and courtroom viewing.
Steven Sacks :
Steven Sacks is our closing agent with over 20 years of Real Estate experience nationwide. Mr. Sacks is a CPA with extensive knowledge of the industry from both the investor and transactional prospective and also a financial consultant to several Real Estate Firms in Florida.
Leslie Thomas :
Leslie Thomas is the head legal secretary and provides confidential administrative support to legal staff, prepares documents and
correspondence requiring knowledge of legal terminology, motions, pleadings, and document formats. Ms. Thomas also maintains, processes,
and oversees files, correspondence, databases, and records, and leads and trains staff, as appropriate to the area of operation.
Aisha Khan :
Aisha has been in real estate for over ten years.
Aisha graduated from Florida Atlantic University B.A. in
Business Administration, and has an MBA.
She is a, certified Distressed Property Expert and is
proficient with equator and all the latest techniques
used in short sale processing. She is always available
to our clients and is able to relate well with the banks,
realtors and homeowners.
Brooke Beres :
Is our legal secretary and receptionist who is eager to greet you.
Hannette Edwards :
Is our legal secretary and receptionist who is eager to greet you.
Jessica Gutierrez :
Jessica has worked in real estate for years, is a closing agent, short sale processor, and fluent in Spanish. Jessica utilizes all the latest programs, forms, and techniques to get deals closed. Jessica relates very well with owners, developers, sellers, banks, and realtors and is always available to accommodate her clients.
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