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The challenges of resolving construction disputes can be overwhelming. Often times there are multiple parties involved which can make the process onerous. Our construction lawyers are prepared to handle any aspect of litigation. We’ve successfully worked with a range of clients from general contractors and their subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers, design professionals, as well as owners and developers in all aspects of complex construction litigation.

We are your scaffold in construction claims

In addition to providing coverage advice on negligence, contractual, and indemnity claims, the firm has extensive experience litigating issues in:

  • Declaratory Judgment Actions
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Construction Accident Litigation
  • First-Party Coverage Disputes

The kind of expertise that delivers clients hard-winning results

Whatever the context, a builder’s risk claim, complex construction defect litigation, declaratory judgment action, or some other type of dispute relating to construction, Butler prides itself on having real world experience in the construction field. Competency and substantive knowledge of industry standards and building practices are some of our many strong suits.

News, Publications/ Whitepapers | Get on Board or Miss Out

Jun 28, 2024 | By Denise Anderson

The Future of AI in Construction: Opportunities and Risks Co-authored by Managing Partner Denise Anderson, our latest article delves into the transformative potential of AI…

Blog Posts, News | Scheduling, Compliance, and Liaison Tasks under the Professional Services Exclusion

April 22, 2024 | By Kathy Maus, Samantha Wuschke

Although a construction manager’s scheduling and liaison responsibilities do not require specialized training, such tasks may be sufficiently related to the actor’s other roles to…

News | Butler Proudly Sponsors the 6th Annual Execusummit

December 5, 2023 | By Denise Anderson, Michael Savett

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the 6th Annual Construction Defect Claims & Litigation ExecuSummit on December 5-6, 2023, at the Mohegan Sun…

Events | Over, Under, Sideways, Down: Loss Transfer – Indemnity and Vertical Vs. Horizontal Exhaustion

December 5, 2023 | By Denise Anderson

Join Partner and Construction Practice Group Leader Denise Anderson and co-presenters Wendy Testa (Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP), Andy Kenney (Allied World Insurance…

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Events | Using Your Contract as a Sword & Shield

October 11, 2023 | By Denise Anderson

Join Tampa Partner Denise Anderson and co-presenters Donna MacConnell (IMA Group) and Wendy Testa (Wilson Elser) for the Claims Xchange 2023 Annual Conference from October…

Events | Up on the Rooftop: Exploring Complex Defects Claims Involving Shingle Fastening and Transitions – A Hands-On Workshop

September 28, 2023 | By Ashley Mattingly

Join Tampa Senior Associate Ashley Mattingly and co-presenters Mark Hopkins (Guardian Group), Frank Griffin (Envista Forensics), and Christopher Lambert (Engle Martin) for the CLM Construction Conference on September…

Events | The Ins and Outs of Design-Build Claims

September 28, 2023 | By T. Nicholas Goanos

Join Charlotte Partner Nicholas Goanos and co-presenters Matthew Adler (AXA XL), Nick Sansone (Turner, O’Mara, Donnelly & Petrycki PC), Bryant Hall (Engle Martin), and Alan…

Events | Windows and Doors: Are They the Next Chinese Drywall for the Construction Industry?

September 28, 2023 | By Denise Anderson

Join Tampa Partner Denise Anderson and co-presenters Wendy Testa (Wilson Elser), Laura Straznicky (Engle Martin), Sandra Heiden (Arch Insurance Group Inc.), and Donna Friis (Envista…

Events | Save the Date! 6th Annual Construction Defect ExecuSummit

Aug 03, 2023 | By Denise Anderson

  Join us for the 6th Annual Construction Defect Execusummit from December 5-6, 2023 which offers fresh, high-impact, interactive, informative events and workshops. Insurance professionals…

Publications/ Whitepapers | Partner Denise Anderson Featured in Construction Claims Magazine

Mar 09, 2023 | By Denise Anderson

Tampa Partner Denise Anderson was recently featured in the Spring issue of the Construction Claims magazine. Her article, titled “Slaying the Beasts: Current Best Strategies…

Events | Slaying the Beasts: Current Best Strategies for the Biggest Challenges in Construction

March 30, 2023 | By Denise Anderson

Join Partner Denise Anderson as she collaborates with Stephanie Bright (Liberty Mutual), Donna MacConnell (IMA), Wendy Testa (Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP), and…

Events | When the Walls Fall Down: Disaster Litigation and the Surfside Condo Collapse

February 20, 2023 | By Kathy Maus

Join Partner Kathy Maus and co-presenters Douglas M. McIntosh (Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.), Randall Poston (Pivot Engineers), and Stephen P. Smith (Marlow, Adler,…

Events | Stick to Your Guns: How Changes to Design, Materials and Supply/Labor Shortages Can Come Back To Bite You

December 6, 2022 | By Denise Anderson

Join Partner Denise Anderson and co-presenter Wendy D. Testa (Wilson Elser) as they present for the 5th Annual Construction Defect ExecuSummit on December 6, 2022…

News | Butler Proudly Sponsors the 5th Annual Construction Defect ExecuSummit

December 6, 2022

Butler is proud to be a Silver Sponsor for the 5th Annual Construction Defect ExecuSummit. This event will take place from December 6-7, 2022 at…

News | Butler Proudly Sponsors the 2022 CLM Construction Conference

September 21, 2022 | By Denise Anderson, Ashley Mattingly, Kimberly Ramey

We are proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for the 2022 CLM Construction Conference. This event will take place from September 21-23, 2022 in San…

News, Spotlights | Attorney Spotlights – Paola Solano

September 19, 2022

Paola Solano is a Senior Associate at Butler based in the Miami office and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Paola focuses her practice…

Events | Stick to Your Guns: How Changes Can Come Back To Bite You

September 22, 2022 | By Denise Anderson

Join Partner Denise Anderson and co-presenters Carolyn Crawford (Nationwide Insurance Company), Sandra Heiden (Arch Insurance Group Inc.), Wendy Testa (Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker…

Events | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – A Beginner’s Guide to Allyship in Law, Construction and Insurance

June 16, 2022 | By William Linero Jr.

Join Partner William Linero and co-presenters Roseann Coughlin (Golden State Claims Adjusters), Gwen Gatson-Long (North American Risk Services) and Mikala Glaza (Pete-Fowler Construction Services, Inc.)…

News | Butler Proudly Sponsors the 2021 ExecuSummit Conference

December 7, 2021 | By Denise Anderson

Butler is proud to be a Silver Sponsor for the 5th Annual Construction Defect ExecuSummit Conference. ExecuSummit producers are in the forefront of construction defect…

Events, Webinars | Four Keys to Authentic Allyship in Law, Construction & Insurance

December 2, 2021 | By William Linero Jr.

Join Partner William Linero and co-presenters Mariella Conti, Pam Palpallatoc, and Corey Person as they present for the Pete Fowler Construction Services, Inc. Diversity Webinar….

Events | A Survey of Right to Repair Laws in California, Colorado, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas

November 9, 2021 | By William Linero Jr.

Join Partner William Linero and co-presenter Gregg Rich (Coombe Curry Rich & Jarvis) as they present for the 2021 CLM Webinar Series on November 9,…

News | Jonathan Kernizan | Featured on STU Law News

Feb 17, 2021

Attorney Jonathan Kernizan was recently featured on an article showcasing prominent alumni from St. Thomas University College of Law in celebration of Black History Month….

Webinars | The Impact Of Covid-19 On Construction Defect Claims

May 05, 2020 | By Denise Anderson

Unprecedented. That’s the word all of us keep hearing from almost every source. BECAUSE IT’S TRUE. Upon us is not only a health crisis, but…

Events | 13 Reasons Why You Are Successful In Resolving Construction Claims 2020

Feb 27, 2020 | By Denise Anderson

Partner Denise Anderson and co-presenters Cynthia Romesburg (The Main Street America Group) and Robert Zaralban (SEA, Ltd.) presented “13 Reasons Why You Are Successful in…

Events | 13 Reasons Why You Are Successful In Resolving Construction Claims

Dec 10, 2019 | By Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson and co-presenters Marta Brown (BMC), Susan Domanski (Construction Disputes Consultants, LLC) and La Tonya Darby (RCM&D) presented “13 Reasons Why You Are Successful in…

Blog Posts | Lights. Camera. Not an Action? Amendment to Section 558.004, Florida Statutes

Jun 14, 2019 | By William Linero Jr.

On July 1, 2019, Chapter 558, Florida Statutes, will be amended to add section 558.004(1)(d), which states: “A notice of claim served pursuant to this chapter…

Publications/ Whitepapers | Dust In The Wind: The Threat Of Airborne Lead From Construction Sites

Feb 19, 2018

Reposted from constructionexec.com, Feb. 14, 2018, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. Copyright 2018. All rights reserved. Of the many laws that surround the construction industry,…

Blog Posts | Claim Barred by Florida’s Construction Defect Statute of Repose? Maybe Not. Florida Court Says You Should Read The Construction Contract More Closely

Aug 21, 2017

Claim professionals are often reminded that even the most meritorious claim is worthless if not filed within the applicable statute of limitations or statute of…

Webinars | Construction Claims – Case Law and Statutory Updates

Apr 13, 2017 | By Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery, a Partner at Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig, along with co-presenter Brenda Radmacher will be presenting “Construction Claims – Case Law and Statutory Updates” on a CLM…

Blog Posts | Construction Law Updates: Teeth Taken Out Of HB 87 Regarding Updates To Procedure For Filing A Chapter 558 Notice Of Construction Defect Claim

Apr 28, 2015 | By William Linero Jr.

Two bills were put before Florida’s House of Representatives this year that would have significantly affected litigation in Florida involving construction defects: House of Representatives…

Publications/ Whitepapers | Is The Increased Cost To Repair Undamaged Portions Of The Structure A Consequence Of Enforcement Of Building, Zoning Or Land Use Ordinance Or Law?

Apr 23, 2010 | By Jason Seitz

This is one of a series of articles under “Property Insurance Law Committee” originally published in ABA Committee News, Winter 2010

Publications/ Whitepapers | Florida Legislature Again Changes The Requirements For Making A Construction Defect Claim

Feb 01, 2007 | By Scott Katz, Matthew Peaire

This article was originally published in the Subrogator, a publication by the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, Winter 2007, Page 131. © Copyright 2007 by…

Publications/ Whitepapers | New Florida Law Changes Procedure For Making Claims Against Contractors For Construction Defects

Feb 01, 2004 | By Scott Katz, Matthew Peaire

This article was originally published in NASP Subrogator Magazine, February 2004, p. 68. © Copyright Butler 2004. Florida Governor Jeb Bush approved Senate Bill No….

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