Gunnar Mandrisch is an associate attorney, committed to both litigation and transactional matters. His areas of practice include construction law, land use law, environmental law, administrative law, and general business litigation. Mr. Mandrisch’s construction law practice, as his main focus, involves construction defect claims, delay and disruption claims, change order claims, contract drafting and negotiation, construction liens, project finance, bonds and insurance, and LEED certification issues.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Mandrisch worked with one of South Florida’s premier general contractors. He pursued a management career track, holding positions as Estimator, Project Engineer, and Project Manager. As Project Manager, he was responsible for a wide variety of construction projects, including single family homes, commercial structures, luxury interior build-outs, municipal projects, and condominium high-rise buildings. He brings extensive technical knowledge and construction management experience to his law practice and is intimately familiar with the Florida construction market.
In 2012, Mr. Mandrisch received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the Florida International University [FIU] College of Law. Honors include Dean’s List and Book Awards [highest grade] in Construction Law and Land Use, Planning & Control. While in law school, he served as a two-semester judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Barbara Lagoa at the Third District Court of Appeal. Through the FIU Environmental Law Clinic, he worked with the Florida office of Earthjustice on various public interest environmental litigation matters relating to Everglades wetlands restoration and Florida water pollution issues. Representing small businesses and nonprofit organizations through FIU Law’s Community Development Clinic, he handled matters including business formation, non-profit tax exempt status applications, trademark registration, commercial lease negotiation, and the drafting of employment, professional services, and confidentiality agreements.
In 2004, Mr. Mandrisch received his Dipl. Wirt.-Ing. [M.S.] degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe University [Germany]. His thesis surveyed Performance Measurement Systems– Instruments for measuring corporate performance in the construction industry in the context of implementation of the Basel II Banking Accord regulatory framework. As faculty assistant he supported the administration and organization of the German-American exchange program with the University Of Florida Rinker School Of Building Construction, in which he also participated as both student host in Detmold, Germany, and as exchange student in Gainesville, Florida.
Mr. Mandrisch is a Certified General Contractor [inactive] and LEED Green Associate. He is trained and experienced in the use of construction industry software applications, such as SureTrak, Primavera P6, Expedition, and Timberline Accounting. He is a German native speaker.