With more than 200 years of combined experience representing general contractors and trades and more than 150 years of combined real-world experience in construction, Cotney is the leading legal and consulting resource for the construction industry. Our team of lawyers consists of multiple licensed contractors, former HVAC technicians, safety supervisors, carpenters, estimators, and project managers. We are not only professionally proficient with regard to the nuances of construction law but have a competitive advantage based on our real-world knowledge of the industry.

From contract drafting to complex litigation, our team of experienced legal and consulting professionals brings cost-effective representation to our clients on a timely and consistent basis.

Sample Matters:

  • Representation of general contractor in dispute involving $350 million chemical plant.
  • Representation of roofing contractor in defense of $50 million claim for construction defects.
  • Representation of structural steel contractor in dispute involving $80 million commercial buildout.
  • Representation of developer and contractor in $300 million downtown improvement project involving mixed-use construction project.

Cotney is heavily-involved with a variety of vertical construction associations, including Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Associated General Contractors (AGC), National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA), International Federation for the Roofing Trades (IFD), Florida Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Association (FRACCA), Florida Irrigation Society (FIS), and many others.

We specialize in the following areas of expertise as it relates to vertical construction:

  • Contract, Negotiation, Review and Drafting
  • Licensing, Permits and Building Codes
  • Complex Construction Multi-Party Litigation
  • Construction Arbitration through AAA, JAMS and other associations
  • Construction Appeals
  • Construction Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • OSHA Defense
  • Insurance Law
  • Construction Defect Claims and Defense
  • Delay Claims
  • Liquidated Damages Claims
  • Acceleration Claims
  • Change Order Disputes

Cotney’s lawyers hold a variety of key General Counsel positions with associations:

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