Stephen H. Reisman

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Stephen H. Reisman

Vice Chair - General Counsel

Executive Committee


Miami, FL

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"As rapid changes continue to the affect the construction industry, our attorneys continually adapt their practices—offering clients highly practical and informed legal advice."




State of Florida

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida


American Bar Association (Forum on Construction Law and Litigation Section)

American College of Construction Lawyers

Florida Bar (Litigation, Business Law and Real Property Sections)

American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators

Construction Association of South Florida

Associated General Contractors

University of Miami School of Architecture (Construction Management Program Advisory Board)

Education & Courses

Emory University, B.A.

University of Miami School of Law, J.D.

Awards & Recognitions

Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Law Specialist

City & State Florida, Construction Power 100 List, 2023

Chambers USA, Construction Law, Florida, Band 1, 2017-2023

The Legal 500: United States

The Legal 500: Recognized as a “Recommended Lawyer,” 2021

Who’s Who Legal: Construction

Who’s Who Legal - Thought Leader: USA, 2024

Who’s Who Legal - WWL Thought Leaders – Construction, 2019-2020

Best Lawyers, 2005-2024

Best Lawyers, “Lawyer of the Year” in Construction Law – Miami region, 2012, 2016, 2018

Best Lawyers, “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Construction – Miami region, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2024

Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2023

Florida Trend 500, Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders, 2018-2020

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer

Publications & Presentations

"Success in Construction Disputes - Strategies During the Life Cycle of a Project", Florida Bar Construction Law Institute - 2020 (panelist).

“Decision Further Erodes Florida’s Statute of Repose for Latent Construction Defects,” Daily Business Review, January 2019 (co-author)

“Teaming Arrangements on Infrastructure Projects”, Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers – Summer 2015 (co-author).

"The Perfect Pair or the Odd Couple – Challenges of Teaming Arrangements", American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, 2014 (co-author and speaker).

“Construction Defects,” American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, 2012 (co-editor).

"Construction Liens", Florida Real Property Litigation, Florida Bar Publications, 1993, 2001, 2011, 2013 (co-author).

“Completion and Turnover of the Condominium-Exit Strategy” and “Managing Risk in Condominium Construction” Condominium Construction Issues in Florida, Lorman Educational Services, 2006 (author and lecturer).

“Construction Mediation,” Conflict Management in Construction, American Arbitration Association, 2004 (author and panelist).

“Assumption and Delegation of Design Responsibility” Florida Law For Design Professionals, Lorman Educational Services, 2001 (author and lecturer).

“The Problem Owner: Contractor’s Perspective on Termination and Other Alternatives,” Florida Construction Law – Creative Strategies for Project Completion & Litigation Avoidance, Lorman Educational Services, 1999 (author and lecturer).

“Contractor’s Responsibility for Design Failures,” Construction Ink!, 1999 (co-author).

“Construction Lien Law and Strategies in Florida,” National Business Institute, 1998 (author and lecturer).

“Florida Construction Law,” National Business Institute, 1993 and 1997 (author and lecturer).

“Legal Consequences of Construction and Design Failures,” Construction Specifications Institute, 1995 (author and lecturer).

“Construction Qualifiers Liability,” Construction Financial Management Association, 1992 (author).

"Rights and Liabilities of the General Contractor, Subcontractors, Suppliers and Materialmen", Construction Litigation in Florida, Florida Bar Publications, 1983 (co-author).