When it comes to construction law in Florida, Niesen, Price, Worthy, Campo, Frasier, Blakey, PA offers a complete range of legal services. Whether your legal concerns involve bond claims or contract disputes, surety ship, design liability, and whether your project is public or private, this newly–formed, Gainesville-based commercial law firm focuses extensively on construction-related issues throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States.
Very few law firms in the state of Florida can make the claim that every one of their attorneys is Board Certified in construction law. The Florida Bar upholds rigorous certification standards, and Board Certification requires passing a comprehensive test encompassing all phases of construction law.
Attorneys who obtain certification must maintain their eligibility in these areas of specialization through additional continuing education hours, and must be re-certified every five years. Not only are special knowledge, skills and proficiency in construction law a necessity, but The Florida Bar also recognizes professionalism and ethics in practice. Thanks to these exhaustive requirements, there are less than 250 attorneys within the entire Sunshine State who are Board Certified in construction law.
At Niesen, Price, Worthy, Campo, Frasier, Blakey, PA, the six partners have worked closely together since 2004 and recently launched their own law firm in Gainesville, Florida. Operating as a true partnership, the firm is able to handle complex litigation while relying on the talents and experience of each founding member. This partnership benefits the client in very specific ways.
"The client gets six for the price of one," says partner Jeffrey L. Price. "We have the advantage of consulting with each other on every case."
Niesen, Price, Worthy, Campo, Frasier, Blakey, PA brings a unique teamwork approach to the business of construction law litigation, and their clients – both public and private – reap the rewards.
Along with Board Certification in construction law, each partner in the firm brings his or her unique strengths and knowledge to every case. This allows a case to be evaluated from multiple vantage points to find the most viable solution for that particular client’s circumstances. Not only does this "teamwork approach" expedite case evaluation, but it is also more cost effective, which clients clearly appreciate. In addition, certain construction litigation cases are handled on a contingency basis, a rarity among most commercial construction law firms
Two of the attorneys – David Worthy and Jeff Price – have personal experience in construction, which provides an intimate, working knowledge of project issues, concerns and construction terminology. Being able to read blueprints and understand construction documents and equipment gives the law firm an edge.
Mike Blakey is a certified public accountant, while T.J. Frasier has practiced bankruptcy law and also has extensive accounting experience. Their backgrounds play an important role in successfully representing clients because most construction disputes involve "forensic accounting," or deconstructing the books. Having in–house specialists in these areas saves the client time which ultimately results in saving money.
It’s not unusual for a construction law case to involve bankruptcy. Because such action will move a case from state to the bankruptcy court, it’s vital to work with a law firm with attorneys who are separately licensed to practice in these areas. At Niesen, Price, Worthy, Campo, Frasier, Blakey, PA, partner T.J. Frasier is licensed in Florida bankruptcy court, and has considerable experience moving between these two jurisdictions.
"By having a bankruptcy attorney ‘on–staff,’ we can have quick and frank discussions on the advantages and disadvantages of our clients filing for bankruptcy protections," notes partner David L. Worthy. "Not only does the on–staff bankruptcy attorney facilitate a smooth transition in these cases, but it also expedites and enhances our ability to pursue claims for clients in bankruptcy. We are not forced to educate, or to wait on, an independent bankruptcy attorney representing a client (one without knowledge of construction law), to get things done, and done correctly, on the claims being prosecuted through that court."
Both Don Niesen and John Campo had distinguished military careers before going into law. Their understanding of government protocol has proven invaluable in disputes regarding Federal projects.
Throughout the year, the partners of Niesen, Price, Worthy, Campo, Frasier, Blakey, PA routinely present continuing education seminars for those in the construction industry, including the design and legal fields relating to construction. These interactive seminars allow attendees the opportunity to ask questions regarding their work and their legal rights. Packed with well–rounded advice and real–world examples, these seminars have proven priceless for contractors and others in the construction field as they learn the best way to get paid for their services and how to avoid legal tangles.
The partners of Niesen, Price, Worthy, Campo, Frasier, Blakey, PA are licensed in the following courts: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; Florida Middle District Bankruptcy Court; Florida Northern District Bankruptcy Court; Florida Southern District Bankruptcy Court and the State Courts of Florida and Georgia.
To learn more about Niesen, Price, Worthy, Campo, Frasier, Blakey, PA, or the Gainesville attorneys and how they may be able to help you with your legal concerns and questions, please contact them at 352–373–9031, by fax at 352–373–9099, or through the website anytime at www.npw-law.com. If you're in the area, please feel free to stop by the office located at 5216 SW 91st Dr., Gainesville, FL 32608, to meet with one of the attorneys in person.
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