David Adelstein is an innovative construction lawyer helping contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, developers, suppliers, sureties, and others in construction matters. He is a board certified construction lawyer in Florida, and a partner at Kirwin Norris, PA. David is a thought-leader in the construction space, especially in Florida. He is the publisher of the Florida Construction Legal Updates blog and publication, has written many articles and hosted any webinars, and written the ebooks "Miller Act Payment Bond Fundamentals" and "Delay."
When preparing a contractor’s final payment affidavit, I always suggest for a contractor (or anyone in privity of contract with the owner) to identify the undisputed amounts their accounting reflects is... Read more
There are a number of horizontal construction projects where a contractor’s sequence of work and schedule is predicated on avoiding the rainy season (or certain force majeure events). The reason... Read more
When a contractor is defaulted under a performance bond, can its surety hire the same defaulted contractor to complete the work? Stated differently, can the performance bond surety engage its... Read more
Construction liens can include unpaid finance charges. But, what about late fees? You know, the late fees that certain vendors like to include in their contract or purchase order unrelated... Read more
Every now and then I come across an opinion that addresses good-to-know legal issues as a corollary of strategic litigation decisions that are questionable and/or creative. An opinion out of... Read more