Melinda S. Gentile - Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Melinda S. Gentile

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Melinda S. Gentile has developed expertise in all aspects of construction law and construction 
dispute resolution, and has demonstrated success in preparing and handling construction 
matters ranging from bid protests to contract disputes, and from construction liens to defect, 
impact, bond and insurance claims. Ms. Gentile’s construction law practice offers substantial 
experience and an understanding of the development and construction process, which is used 
to assist general contractors, construction managers, trade contractors, design professionals, 
owners and sureties in avoiding and resolving disputes during the construction process. Ms. 
Gentile’s representation begins at the earliest stages of the construction process, during the 
negotiation and preparation of construction documents, and continues through completion 
and any subsequent disputes that may arise. She endeavors, wherever possible, for early 
identification and resolution of disputes that arise during the contracting and construction 
process in an effort to avoid litigation upon completion of the project. When dispute resolution 
cannot be accomplished during the construction process, Ms. Gentile vigorously represents 
her clients in varied litigation proceedings. She has successfully handled a variety of matters 
before state and federal courts, and in arbitration, mediation, administrative proceedings and 
private negotiations.
In addition to her construction law practice, Ms. Gentile maintains an active practice in other 
areas of general, civil and commercial litigation. She has been certified by the Supreme Court of 
Florida as a Circuit Civil Mediator and is certified as a specialist in construction law by the Florida 
Bar. She is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern, Middle 
and Southern Districts of Florida, as well as the courts of the State of Florida. She has also served 
as a Broward County magistrate.
Practice Areas:
• Construction
• Contracts and Risk Management
• Dispute Resolution
• Commercial Litigation
• Government Contracts

Florida International UniversityMS Nova Southeastern UniversityJ.D.
Florida Bar (Construction Law Committee)Broward County Bar (Construction Law Committee)The National association of Women in ConstructionThe Construction association of South Floridaassociated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Office Location

One Southeast Third Avenue, Suite 3100
Miami, FL 33131
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Construction

Other Information

Gender: Female