Maier Law, P.A. is a boutique law firm in West Palm Beach, Florida that focuses its practice primarily in the area of Florida’s construction industry. As such, the firm represents all parties involved in the construction of improvements to real property throughout Florida – from general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, to developers, owners, and design professionals (architects and engineers). The firm’s managing partner, Jason C. Maier has practiced in the area of construction law for over 13 years and has been Florida Bar Board Certified as a specialist in the area of construction law since 2006. Florida Bar Board Certification in Construction Law requires experience, peer review, testing, and special education, and is the highest distinction offered by the Florida Bar in the area of construction law.

Our founding partner, Jason C. Maier, Esq. has been Florida Bar Board Certified in the area of Construction Law since 2006 – the highest distinction in the area of Florida construction law offered to construction lawyers by the Florida Bar. In addition, Mr. Maier has been declared a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (a legal industry publication) for 2012 and 2013. Mr. Maier has over 13 years experience as a construction law attorney in South Florida servicing primarily Indian River County, Martin County, Palm Beach County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, and Monroe County. We will be happy to speak with you about our qualifications and experience upon request.

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Our Mission is to offer a full spectrum of solutions to our clients, from the most cost effective and creative pre-suit negotiation strategies, all the way through trial resolution options.

Throughout his career, Mr. Maier has represented clients on both private and public projects; representing individuals and companies of various sizes – from large National general contractors to small design firms to individual homeowner’s. Mr. Maier has experience handling many different types of claims in the construction industry, including but not limited to the following examples:

• Breach of Contract Claims
• Warranty Claims
• Construction Lien Claims
• Payment Claims
• Collection Actions for Balances Owed
• Surety Payment Bond Claims
• Surety Performance Bond Claims
• Miller Act Claims
• Public Works Bond Claims §255.05, Stat.
• Defective Design claims
• Defective Construction Claims
• Negligent Supervision Claims
• Delay Claims & Fraud Claims
• Termination for Convenience Claims
• Wrongful Termination Claims

▪ Change of Conditions Claims
▪ Material Escalation Claims
▪ Notices to Owner
▪ Product Defect Claims
▪ Manufacturer’s Defect Claims
▪ Implied Warranty Claims
▪ Cardinal Change Claims
▪ Bid Protests
▪ Lack of Licensure Claims
▪ Latent Defect Claims
▪ Patent Defect Claims
▪ Roof Claims
▪ Mold and Mildew Claims
▪ Insurance Coverage Disputes
▪ Personal Injury on the Jobsite Claims

Often, our clients need representation to collect construction contract sums due for the design or improvement of real property. The scenario usually involves claims for breach of verbal construction contact or breach of written construction contract and often involves claims under Florida’s construction lien law (Chapter 713 Florida Statutes) and/or Florida’s payment bond and Florida’s performance bond laws (Chapter 713 Florida Statutes and Section 255.05 Florida Statutes), as well as Federal “Miller Act” bond claims. In South Florida, recovery of construction contract sums due usually requires an experienced attorney because the parties often dispute complex allegations of construction defects and deficiencies as part of the claims and defenses. However, this is just one area of our practice.

Areas of Our Construction Law Practice:

We provide legal support to Florida’s construction industry in the following areas: 1.) actions to collect construction contract sums due for the design and construction of improvements to real property located in Florida (Florida construction lien claims, Florida payment bond, and Florida performance bond claims on public and private construction projects; 2.) prosecution and defense of claims for latent defects or patent defects in design and construction on Florida construction projects; 3.) claims against insurance companies for coverage and a defense of claims involving Florida construction projects; 4.) claims for construction delay damages and critical path method analysis on Florida construction projects; 5.) drafting and revisions to Florida construction project contracts and Architects Institute of America contracts (AIA contracts); 6.) tenant improvement projects under Florida law; 7.) lectures to your employees or clients on Florida construction law issues; and 8) representation of Florida home owners.

1.) Actions to collect construction contract sums due for the design and construction of improvements to real property located in Florida (Florida construction lien claims, Florida payment bond, and Florida performance bond claims on public and private construction projects;

At the beginning of a new construction project, no one expects that they will lose money on the project or they would not begin work. However, for various reasons, payment does not always flow as you believe it should for work performed and materials delivered. At Maier Law, experience has shown us that payment is far more likely where our clients have perfected any Florida construction lien claims or payment bond rights that may exist. In short, it is far more likely that you will get paid if you perfect your construction lien and/or payment bond rights. However, these Florida construction laws are highly technical and are interpreted strictly by the courts. There are certain deadlines for serving certain documents and those papers need to be in a particular format or you may lose your rights. In some instances, you may need to take steps before setting foot on the property, or within 45 days of your first day of work! Thus, if you are a Florida construction industry professional furnishing design or construction to improve real property located in Florida, it is advisable for you to seek the advice of a qualified construction law attorney before performing design, work or materials to the construction project.

The construction law lawyers at Maier Law have experience working with general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, and owners. In addition, our work has involved many complex types of Florida construction projects, from huge international airport projects, to strip malls, to high end multi-story condominiums, to Palm Beach residences. Our work has included Florida public works projects, Federal government construction projects, and private projects of all sorts. Please do not hesitate to ask us about our qualifications and experience.

Under Florida law, in many instances, your construction contract may be verbal or may be in writing. In fact, under many instances, a verbal contract is just as valid and enforceable as a written contract. However, in certain instances, your case may be more difficult to prove and recovery may be limited if your contract and any agreed upon change orders are not in writing. If you have any questions, please call us to discuss the facts of your particular case.

Our Lawyers represent clients on legal issues in South Florida in the following counties, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Martin, St. Lucie, Monroe and Indian River.

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