Neal I. Sklar

Neal Sklar’s primary area of practice is focused on the representation of general contractors, construction managers and infrastructure contractors in a variety of construction related matters. These matters include providing counsel on state and federal government projects as well as Public Private Partnerships (P3s) involving transportation, commercial, heavy and social infrastructure, energy and multifamily residential projects.

Neal I. Sklar

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305.358.2600

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“Through each phase of a project, our team helps to identify potential pitfalls, maintain contractual compliance and implement methods to avoid risk and potential disputes.”

Bio

Mr. Sklar’s services include the preparation and negotiation of construction contracts as well as the negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction contract disputes, construction lien claims, construction-defect claims, design-defect claims, bond claims, insurance claims and related matters.

A substantial portion of Mr. Sklar’s practice involves providing on-site counsel and day-to-day guidance to clients on small, midsize and some of the nation’s largest construction projects. Mr. Sklar’s practice is unique in that he employs alternative dispute resolution procedures whenever possible to solve problems and resolve disputes before crises occur. Through regularly scheduled meetings with project management staff, Mr. Sklar identifies potential pitfalls, helps maintain contractual compliance, assists in statutory/regulatory compliance issues, and recommends methods to solve problems and avoid risk. He advises clients in litigation and transactional matters providing sound business advice and legal strategies calculated to advance their goals in a tactical manner.

When litigation is required, Mr. Sklar vigorously represents his clients in assorted litigation proceedings.  He has successfully handled a wide range of matters before state courts, federal courts, arbitration tribunals, mediation panels and administrative boards as well as in out-of-court negotiations and appellate arenas.

Mr. Sklar has represented clients in cases involving concrete, roofing, foundation, bulkhead, masonry, drywall, framing, water proofing, fire proofing, stucco, Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EFIS), Insulated Concrete Form construction (ICF), paint, window and door assemblies, plumbing, electric, fire sprinkler systems, drainage systems, HVAC, masonry in addition to several other building/construction components. He has also authored several articles on current developments in construction law and is a frequent lecturer at seminars on construction-related topics.

Practice

Highlights

Admissions

State of Florida

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Memberships

Associated Builders and Contractors

Construction Association of South Florida

Florida Transportation Builders Association

American Bar Association

American Trial Lawyers Association

Dade County Bar Association

Latin Builders Association

Education

University of Miami, B.A.

Nova University Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D.

Awards and Recognitions

Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Law Specialist

Florida Super Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America

Chambers USA

Florida Legal Elite

The Legal 500: United States

Languages

Spanish

Publications & Presentations

"Construction Liens," chapter 5-D, Florida Real Property Litigation, published by the Florida Bar, which serves as the Florida Bar’s definitive treatise on Florida’s Construction Lien law, (co-authored).

Published articles in Florida Transportation Builder, Southeast Construction, Construction, Ink!, The Miami Herald, The Daily Business Review, The Miami Today, Peckar & Abramson’s Client Alert and several other publications.