Gary M. Stein is the Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s Miami office. He also currently serves as general counsel for the South Florida Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (South Florida AGC).
Co-Managing Partner, Miami Chair - Counsel, Associates and Paralegals Committee
“As construction contracts and forms of engagement continue to evolve, it is essential that parties call upon experienced counsel who can navigate your business through various risk profiles.”
Mr. Stein’s primary area of practice is construction law and he is certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist. His practice includes the representation of general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, owner/developers and other construction professionals in the litigation, arbitration and mediation of construction and design defect claims, contract claims, construction lien claims, delay-and-impact claims, surety bond claims, insurance claims and related matters on low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise residential, commercial and municipal projects. His practice also includes the representation of civil infrastructure contractors on claims involving bridges, roads and highways and energy infrastructure contractors on claims involving power plants, including nuclear power plants. Mr. Stein is also highly experienced in the negotiation and preparation of construction documents, as well as project administration assistance during construction for the early identification and resolution of conflicts and disputes.
Mr. Stein has represented clients in litigation and arbitration involving delays, liens, bonds, wrongful termination, differing site conditions and construction defects involving foundations, reinforced and posttension concrete construction, masonry, roofing, drywall assemblies, stucco, EIFS systems, curtain wall systems, railings, paint, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, fire sprinkler systems and many other building systems and components.
As lead counsel, Mr. Stein has successfully handled jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations and appeals.
He has served as an arbitrator through the American Arbitration Association since 1989 and as a mediator in many large complex construction and commercial disputes.
Mr. Stein’s general litigation practice includes real estate, contract and business-related disputes. Mr. Stein has authored numerous articles on various construction-related topics for Southeast Construction, the American Bar Association, the American Arbitration Association and others. He has also conducted seminars on various construction law topics for the National Business Institute, Lorman Educational Services and the Miami-Dade County Bar Association.
State of Florida
United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
Associated General Contractors of America
Construction Association of South Florida
American Bar Association (Forum on the Construction Industry and Litigation Section)
American Trial Lawyers Association
Miami-Dade County Bar Association
University of Florida, B.A.
University of Miami School of Law, J.D.
Chambers USA, Construction Law, Florida, 2020
America’s Best Lawyers
Florida Super Lawyers for Construction, 2009-2019
South Florida’s Best Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Law Specialist