Fort Lauderdale
Florida

Fort Lauderdale FLORIDA

  • Address:
    • 101 N.E. Third Avenue,Suite 1910
      Fort Lauderdale Florida, 33301
  • Phone:
    • 954-761-8700
  • Schedule:
    • Monday: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
    • Tuesday: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
    • Wednesday: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
    • Thursday: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
    • Friday: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
  • Law Firm:

ABOUT Brian A. Wolf

Brian A. Wolf is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. He is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar and AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Brian’s practice is concentrated in the defense and prosecution of complex construction and design claims involving both public and private projects. His practice includes all facets of construction law, including representation of construction managers, contractors, design professionals, sureties, subcontractors, owners, material suppliers and others, in State and Federal Court, arbitration and mediation. Brian regularly litigates claims on a wide variety of projects, including mixed-use high rise buildings, airports, road and bridge construction, commercial and municipal buildings, water and wastewater projects, schools, parking garages, condominiums, hotels, multi-family and retail projects. Brian is experienced in the preparation and negotiation of public and private construction and design contracts. He provides advice and counsel regarding alternative project delivery including public private partnerships, design-build, DBO, and DBOF projects. Additionally, Brian is knowledgeable in all aspects of Florida surety and construction lien laws.

Brian is the author of chapters Four and Fourteen of Florida Construction Law & Practice, published by the Florida Bar. Brian is a contributing editor of Common Sense Construction Law and the author of Florida Lienlaw Online, Construction Publications, Inc. Brian is a frequent lecturer on construction law and has presented for several organizations including The Florida Bar and The Associated Builders and Contractors.

Brian is the past chairman of the Construction Law Committee of the Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, and past chairman of the Construction Law Committee of the Broward County Bar Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Associated Builders & Contractors, Florida East Coast Chapter, and a member of the State Board of Directors of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Florida. Brian is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Financial Managers Association of South Florida. He maintains active memberships in the Associated Builders and Contractors, Construction Association of South Florida, South Florida Associated General Contractors of America, Construction Financial Managers Association South Florida, Engineering Contractors Association and Underground Contractors Association. During law school, he served as intern to Honorable Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, United States District Court Middle District of Florida, and a teaching fellow at Stetson University College of Law, Trial Practice, Professor William Eleazar.

Honors and Awards

•Awarded Daily Business Review’s Most Effective Lawyer, Construction & Real Estate, 2008
•Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law by the Florida Bar
•AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Chambers USA, Construction, 2015 - 2019
•Florida Construction SuperLawyer 2006-2019

Articles & Publications

•Florida Construction Law and Practice, 7th Ed., Florida Bar, Ch. 4, Rights and Liabilities of Construction Managers, May 2013.
•Florida Construction Law and Practice, 7th Ed., Florida Bar, Ch. 14, The Public Works Contract, May 2013.
•Florida Construction Law and Practice, 6th Ed., Florida Bar, Ch. 4, Rights and Liabilities of Construction Managers, May 2011.
•Florida Construction Law and Practice, 6th Ed., Florida Bar, Ch. 14, The Public Works Contract, May 2011.
•Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP’s Common Sense Construction Law, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Ch. 8 Ed., Brian A. Wolf, Subcontract Administration & Dispute Avoidance, Third Edition, February 2005.
•“Florida Lienlaw Online,” Construction Publications, Inc., Brian A. Wolf, 2001 - Present.
Bonding Surety Placed Into Rehabilitation, Common Sense Contract Law (March 14, 2013)

Presentations

•Alternative Project Delivery, DBIA, Florida Region, Workshop at the Florida Water Resources Conference, March 29, 2013
•Compiling Documents and Pursuing Claims, Construction Financial Management Association, February 2012
•Contract Preparation and Negotiations, Florida Bar Advanced Construction Law & Certification Review Course, Orlando, FL, March 6, 2009
•Killer Contract Clauses, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 6, 2009
•Problem Contract Clauses, Associated Builders & Contractors Florida State Convention, North Miami Beach, FL, July 24, 2009
•Florida’s Notice & Right to Cure, SCH Annual Construction Law Update Seminar, Atlanta, GA February 28 and 29, 2008
•Evaluating and Handling the Case, Hot Topics in Construction Law, Florida Bar Construction Law Certification Review Course, Orlando, FL, March 8, 2008
•558 Notice and Right to Cure, Associated Builders & Contractors Lecture Series, Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 29, 2008
•Florida Workers’ Compensation: Filling in the Gaps, SCH Annual Construction Law Update Seminar, Atlanta, GA, March 2, 2007
•Defaults - Documenting the Right To Terminate, Dealing with the Surety, SCH Construction Dispute & Claim Avoidance Seminar, Orlando, FL, August 22, 2007
•Lien & Bond Claims, SCH Construction Dispute & Claim Avoidance Seminar, Orlando, FL, August 22, 2007
•Practical Construction Law for Florida Contractors, SCH Construction Law Seminar, Hollywood, FL, August 23 and 24, 2007
•Florida’s Notice & Right to Cure, Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 15, 2007
•Recent Developments in Florida Construction Law, SCH Annual Construction Law Update Seminar, Atlanta, GA, March 2 and 3, 2006
•Recent Developments in Florida Construction Law, SCH Annual Construction Law Update Seminar, Atlanta, GA, March 3 and 4, 2005
•Alternative Methods of Project Delivery, Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board Seminar, Presented by SCH, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, August 16 and 17, 2005
•Construction Law Seminar: Risk Shifting Clauses in Construction Contracts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, January 29, 2004
•Florida Mold Seminar: “Mold is Gold,” Associated Builders & Contractors, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, February 19, 2004
•Recent Developments in Florida Construction Law, SCH Annual Construction Law Update Seminar. Atlanta, G,. March 4 and 5, 2004
•Practical Construction Law for Florida Contractors, SCH Construction Law Seminar, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, August 19 and 20, 2004
•Delay Damages, SCH Annual Construction Law Update Seminar, Atlanta, GA, February 28, 2003
•Recent Trends in Project Delivery Systems in Florida and New Methods for Allocating Risk, SCH Annual Florida Construction Law Update Seminar, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, July 17, 2003
•Construction Lien and Bond Claims, SCH Annual Florida Construction Law Update Seminar, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, July 17, 2003
•Contractor License Renewal Course - May 10 & 11, 2018 - Coconut Creek, FL
•Smith Currie's 46th Annual Update Seminar - May 5, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, FL
•Public-Private Partnerships in Florida sponsored by Lorman - March 4, 2014 - Miami, FL
•November 6, 2013 - Florida P3 Workshop
•October 4, 2013 - SCH Attorneys Keynote Speakers at DBIA Regional Conference
•April 29, 2013 - SCH Presentation at Florida Water Resources Conference

Other Experience

Alternative Project Delivery

Arbitration and Mediation

Bid Mistakes and Bid Protests

Bidding and Procurement

Contract Formation

Contract Negotiation

Project Documentation

Risk Identification and Avoidance

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Areas of LAW

  • Construction Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Bidding & Procurement

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