Areas of Practice

You can rely upon Daniel Moody P.A. for all of your construction law needs. With over years of experience in Florida construction law, the firm offers value and client service in a wide range of areas. Daniel Moody P.A. practices exclusively in construction law - allowing you to be confident that your legal matter will be handled with expertise and care.

Bond Claims

Performance and payment bonds are two types of surety bonds which are often classified with other types of construction bonds. Though they serve different functions, they often are purchased and posted at the same time to provide security for project developers and the state working in the construction industry.

Bonds and liens protect all parties' interests in a construction contract, but require experience and legal knowledge. Daniel Moody P.A. has a thorough understanding of the deadlines and other requirements for liens and bonds.

Construction Contract

It is vital that your construction contracts are current and address the issues of risk allocation, liquidated damages, damages-for-delays, project scheduling, bonding capacity, dispute resolution, and payment issues. Our firm understands performance issues such as delays, proper manpower, supply chain issues, and project mobilization. Daniel Moody P.A. is not afraid to negotiate the tough provisions on behalf of our client.

Our firm offers the flexibility to encourage successful projects. We regularly review and draft bid-build contracts, design-build contracts, fixed-price or lump-sum contracts, cost-plus contracts and incentive based contracts.

Construction Defect Claims

Construction defect and design defect claims are a legal minefield. Litigation can hinge on technical interpretation of design specs, product specs, engineering decisions and builder contracts. Combine that with the fact that there are strict limits on the time in which a construction defects claim must be filed — and the need to speak with an attorney about your rights and options as soon as you can becomes clear.

Daniel Moody P.A. has represented condominium associations, apartment complex owners, developers, contractors, homebuilders and others to resolve disputes involving construction contract law and construction defects through both arbitration and litigation. Our practice is statewide and includes cases of:

  • Poor workmanship
  • Use of substandard materials
  • Specified materials not used
  • HVAC issues
  • Water damage
  • Mold & mildew damage
  • Safety defects
  • Code violations
  • Breach of warranty claims

Florida has a 4-year time limit to file a construction defect lawsuit, which begins four years from that date on which the defect was known, or should have been known. For latent defects, the deadline (“statute of repose”) is 10 years from the completion of the business' work. Call (727) 596-3000 to schedule an appointment with our firm regarding your construction defect issue.

Construction Delay Claims

In the construction industry, time is money. Construction delays can result in significant financial loss for numerous parties. If you have a claim against another party for a construction delay or are defending against a claim that your actions delayed a construction project, it is important to consult with an experienced construction litigation attorney.

Delays are common in construction. When handling a delay dispute, the cause of the delay must be identified. Some delays are caused by property owners adding or revising significant elements during a project. Other times, delays are caused by a contractor or subcontractor failing to perform.

The key issue at play in construction delay claims is whether or not the delay is excusable. Daniel Moody P.A. is well versed in construction contractors and has successfully handled numerous construction delay claims. Our firm can help you explore your legal options and pursue a favorable, cost-effective resolution for your construction dispute. Call (727) 596-3000 to schedule an appointment with our firm regarding your construction delay claim.

Contractor Representation

With over years of experience, Daniel Moody P.A. is adept at virtually every type of construction contract you may need. Our firm puts significant focus on construction contracts and negotiation. We are regularly asked to help with contracts throughout the State of Florida. If you need construction contracts drafted, reviewed, or negotiated, we can help you.

Let us represent you in matters concerning:

  • Arbitration
  • Bid review and preparation
  • Bonding
  • Construction performance and payment contracts, drafts and reviews
  • Collections remedies
  • Damage mitigation and resolution
  • Dispute resolution
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Risk allocation
  • Surety bond legal matters

Call (727) 596-3000 to obtain representation from our attorneys.

Convenience Terminations

Not every construction project goes according to plan. Making the decision on how to move forward when one party breaches their contract can affect whether the project moves forward or stops entirely.

Many construction contracts include a provision for convenience terminations. These clauses allow the client or general contractor to terminate the remaining work that a subcontractor is supposed to do on a project.

This termination does not require the subcontractor violating any conditions of the contract. A convenience termination provision gives the general contractor the power to terminate the subcontractor for other reasons. For example, the client can terminate the balance of remaining work if the client can no longer fund the project.

It is always important to consult with an attorney before you make any decisions regarding a contractor default. Daniel Moody P.A. will evaluate your legal rights, advise on the financial impact to you, and seek relief. Call (727) 596-3000 to schedule an appointment with our firm before you take action on a contract violation.

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