Knowledgeable Legal Counsel For Construction And Development

With the various players and their vested interests, construction projects are highly prone to disputes. All too often, the parties become enmeshed in conflicts that simply can’t be resolved without legal action. The right attorney can help to bring conflicts to a fair and timely resolution — or avoid those conflicts in the first place.

The law firm of Winter Spires & Associates, P.A., is committed to protecting your interests. We can address any facet of construction and development in Okaloosa County and throughout Florida’s Emerald Coast. Arrange a consultation to discuss your situation with our experienced lawyer.

Solid Credentials In Construction Law

We advise and represent all parties in the construction chain — property owners and buyers, developers and general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, suppliers, homeowners associations (HOAs), and commercial and private lenders.

Founding attorney Winter Spires interned with the Construction Division of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. She practiced extensively in construction law and construction litigation at her previous firm before founding her own practice in Destin. Coupled with her background in business law, real estate and civil litigation, she is well-versed in all construction matters, including:

  • Drafting construction contracts
  • Negotiating development deals
  • Project bidding and bonding
  • Land acquisition, zoning and permitting
  • Construction financing
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Regulatory compliance and contractor licensing

Construction Litigation And Dispute Resolution

Our mindset is to anticipate problems on the front end of contracts and transactions through close communication with clients and attention to detail. Nonetheless, when disputes crop up and escalate, experienced legal counsel is crucial.

We represent builders, developers, property owners and lenders in a wide range of scenarios:

  • Filing liens for nonpayment
  • Foreclosing to satisfy liens and judgments
  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Change orders and delays
  • Construction defects

Ms. Spires has extensive experience representing clients in arbitration when disputes triggered an arbitration clause built into the construction contract. She has also litigated these matters in state and federal courts of Florida. In or out of court, we balance vigorous advocacy with swift and cost-effective results that move projects and transactions forward.

Beyond Destin, Fort Walton Beach and South Walton, we also represent local clients involved in construction projects and disputes in other Florida jurisdictions. Call us at 850-502-2241 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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