Burr & Forman LLP
A commercial litigator, Peter handles a wide variety of complex litigation and appeals related to construction projects, first-party insurance matters, business disputes, and real estate litigation. Board Certified in Construction, Peter represents owners/developers, contractors, sub-contractors and lenders on construction and project development and related insurance issues.
Peter began his law career in Chicago working on high-exposure corporate litigation claims and contingency-fee business litigation that included class actions on issues from securities to product liability. Since 1996, Peter has focused on similar issues based out of Orlando, Florida. As it has for over a decade, the Florida Bar recognizes Peter as a Board Certified Specialist in Construction. Multi-billion dollar REITs, owners/developers of all sizes, general contractors and sub-contractors seek and receive legal advice on issues ranging from construction contract negotiation, disputes arising during construction, lien issues, licensure issues, land use issues, and construction defects. Because insurance plays such a key role in business—and particularly in the construction business—the practice includes substantial advice and representation on first-party insurance matters, bad faith disputes, and litigation.
Peter understands his clients’ businesses and their goals, allowing him to bring to his practice a New York-bred street-smart approach his clients appreciate. In one instance, Peter orchestrated a stay of multi-million dollar litigation to allow his client to inspect/repair a four-diamond hotel. The resulting renovation not only resolved the litigation, it yielded the client-owner a multi-million dollar profit upon sale. Peter represented an energy company with litigation related to a brown field, a nursing home owner in a trial against its management company, engineering companies (and a variety of other companies) in non-compete claims, and a wide array of businesses with unique problems that demanded a focused and issue-specific resolution.
A frequent speaker on construction and litigation topics, he also routinely contributes to the Firm’s Non-Compete and Trade Secrets blog. Reviews from Peter’s peers, the judiciary, and clients resulted in recognition in Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite”, an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and an invitation to join the inaugural class of the Construction Law Society of America.