Gary Brown, Esq. is a Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office and is the Head of the firm’s Construction Practice Group. Gary focuses his practice on complex commercial and general business litigation. He is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law.
Overseeing the firm’s construction practice, Gary assists businesses in both complex and routine matters with substantial experience in construction-related issues. He has tremendous experience handling construction matters in state and federal, trial and appellate courts, throughout Florida. He has conducted numerous trials and arbitrations to a successful conclusion for his clients. Gary is well versed in handling matters related to contract drafting and negotiation, dispute resolution, Florida’s construction lien law, payment and performance bond claims, construction and design defect claims, delay, inefficiency and acceleration claims, and insurance/coverage disputes.
Gary also represents municipalities and local governments in all aspects of public works projects including procurement documents, bid protests, and construction and design agreements.
In 2015, Gary published the first edition of a book with the Daily Business Review (an ALM Media company) titled Florida Construction Defect Litigation. Now in its third year, the book addresses the legal framework surrounding construction defect claims including typical claims and defenses, professional standards of care, key contractual provisions, insurance and surety bond considerations, the role of experts, as well as successful mediation and arbitration of construction claims. He also frequently conducts seminars on the legal aspects of construction-related matters.
Ray Garcia, Esq. is the senior attorney at the Law Office of Ray Garcia, P.A. Mr. Garcia was born in Miami, Florida. Mr. Garcia is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center (J.D.). He has been admitted to the Florida Bar since 1997 and is a Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer. Mr. Garcia is currently the City Attorney for the City of Sweetwater which appointed position by the City of Sweetwater Commission.
Areas of Practice:
• Construction Law
• Real Estate
• Municipal Law
• Commercial Litigation
• Business Law
• Urban Planning
• Code Enforcement
• Building & Zoning
• U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
• U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
• Florida International University, Miami, Florida B.A. 1994
• Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
• J.D. 1997