KayJORDAN C. KAY – PARTNER

Education:
University of Florida, B.S.
Florida State University, J.D.

Bar Admissions: Florida

Jordan C. Kay was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and attended University of Florida for undergraduate studies and Florida State University for law school. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008, the United States District Court, for the Southern District of Florida in 2010, the United States Court of Appeals, for the 11th Circuit in 2010, the United States District Court, for the Middle District of Florida in 2011, and the United States District Court, for the Northern District of Florida in 2011. Mr. Kay has been a litigation attorney with Daniels since August, 2008, and was elevated to partner in August, 2013.

Mr. Kay is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist and Expert in Construction Law.  As a Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law, Mr. Kay has superior knowledge with respect to all areas of construction law, including, but not limited to, the following: Florida’s Construction Lien Law (chapter 713, Fla.Stat.), private and public construction contracts (negotiation, preparation, bidding, award and administration), design professional liability (architects, engineers, surveyors, etc.), pre-suit requirements for construction claims (Chapter 558, Fla.Stat.), collection and judgment enforcement procedures, prompt pay procedures (both private and public), licensing and regulation of contractors and design professionals, construction lending, suretyship, payment and performance bonds, insurance on construction projects, and construction-related theories of recovery, defenses and damages.

In 2013 and 2014, Super Lawyers, acknowledged Mr. Kay as a “Rising Star” in the area of Construction Litigation based on peer review in the industry.

Mr. Kay’s primary practice is construction litigation, with a focus on architect and engineer professional liability defense. He also represents developers and contractors in defect claims, lien foreclosures, contract disputes and other project related disputes. He has litigated delay claims, complex defect claims involving large numbers of parties, voluminous project records, and multi-million dollar damages. Mr. Kay’s experience includes construction claims related to every size project from single family homes to condos, hotels, airports, court houses, restaurants and hospitals. He also litigates personal injury and wrongful death claims for his clients, particularly those related to construction projects.

Mr. Kay has substantial experience in drafting and negotiating contracts between the various parties involved in construction projects in the State of Florida.  Mr. Kay’s preference, particularly on larger projects, is to become involved during the contract phase, in order to negotiate the terms and conditions of the contract on behalf of his client, and then follow the project through construction in order to advise his client as to protective measures to take during the construction process for the purpose of avoiding or supporting potential claims which may arise during or after construction.

In addition to construction law, Mr. Kay’s practice includes employment law matters based on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Worker’s Compensation Act as well as retaliatory and wrongful termination claims. Mr. Kay’s practice includes entertainment law matters for clients in the film, music and online services industries as well as registering, enforcing and defending trademarks and copyrights.

Practice Areas

  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Condominium and HOA Law
  • Labor Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Copyright and Trademark

Professional Licenses & Awards

  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law (2014 – present)

Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, 2008
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2010
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2010
  • United States District Court, Middle District, 2011
  • United States District Court, Northern District, 2011