Florida Bar Grants Board Certification in Construction Law to DRBDC Partners James H. Helf and Jordan C. Kay.
CORAL GABLES, FL (AUGUST 1, 2014) – DRBDC is pleased to announce partners James H. Helf and Jordan C. Kay have earned certification from the Florida Bar in the area of Construction Law. They join Jorge L. Cruz, P.E and Jeremy C. Daniels as board certified “expert” in Construction Law.
The Florida Supreme Court established Florida’s board certification program so that consumers can identify qualified legal experts who are dedicated to professional excellence. In 2012, Florida’s board certification program celebrated its 30th year, and has distinguished itself nationally as the specialization program that offers the greatest number of state-approved certification areas. The Florida Bar offers 24 specialty areas for certification, including three that are available only in Florida.
Board certification is the Florida Bar’s highest level of recognition of an attorney’s competence and experience. Only attorneys who have earned the “board-certification” distinction are allowed to describe themselves as legal “specialists” or “experts” in a specific field.
Mr. Helf focuses his practice on various areas of commercial and business litigation related to real property, landlord/tenant issues, and HOA and condominium associations, with an emphasis on construction litigation. Mr. Helf has extensive experience with both jury and bench trials and administrative hearings.
Mr. Kay’s primary practice is construction litigation, with a focus on architect and engineer professional liability defense. He has also represented developers and contractors in defect claims, lien foreclosure actions, contract disputes and other construction related disputes. He has handled a number of delay claims, large-scale complex litigation matters involving large numbers of parties, hundreds of thousands of project records, e-discovery issues and multi-million dollar damage figures. Mr. Kay’s experience includes litigation related to every size project from apartments and single family homes to condominiums, hotels/resorts, water parks, airports, industrial complexes, courthouses, retail spaces, restaurants and hospitals. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Kay’s experience includes drafting construction contracts between the various parties involved in construction projects, primarily those involving design professionals.
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DRBDC handles civil defense litigation in the areas of: appellate law, business litigation, construction law and litigation, corporate law, environmental law, insurance defense, litigation and real estate. The firm has offices in Coral Gables, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
DRBDC is ranked a National Tier 2 for Construction Law, Metropolitan 1st Tier in Construction Law and Litigation – Construction, and Metropolitan 2nd Tier Litigation – Real Estate by U.S. News – Best Lawyers. The firm is also AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.