Adam P. Handfinger

Adam P. Handfinger


Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Recognized since 2019

Miami, Florida

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Litigation - Construction

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Construction Law
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Construction Law
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Adam Handfinger is co-managing partner of the firm’s Miami office. He is certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist and focuses his practice on construction law and commercial litigation matters, representing construction professionals in issues relating to construction defects, contract negotiation, project management, payment, bond claims, and the project closeout process, as well as the litigation of disputes.

Adam’s experience includes settlement negotiations at all stages of construction projects, and he has worked to resolve disputes with vendors and suppliers, subcontractors, payment and performance bond sureties, liability insurers, lenders and owners. Adam often advises clients before, during and after construction to minimize the risk of claims for construction defects and has extensive experience managing, defending and shifting the risk of unavoidable construction defect claims. Adam also works with Peckar and Abramson’s Employment Law Group, defending employment practice liability claims, including discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation and wage claims. He has successfully defended class action Fair Labor Standards Act Claims brought by construction laborers.

A significant portion of Adam’s practice includes on-site counsel and advice to clients during construction projects. Adam assists in solving problems when they arise in order to immediately resolve them, reduce their impact to the project and avoid litigation. Adam regularly meets with project management staff to address issues in real time, which has proven to be an extremely effective way to resolve disputes that could otherwise be the subject of protracted and expensive litigation.

Adam has authored several articles on construction law and is a frequent lecturer at seminars on construction-related topics. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Terry W. Stiles School of Real Estate Development at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University, teaching a course on construction management.

Location

  • One Southeast Third Avenue, Suite 2000
    Miami, FL 33131

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Emory University, J.D.
  • University of Florida, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, State of Florida
  • Georgia, State of Georgia

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Construction Industry Forum) - Member
  • American Bar Association (Construction Industry Forum) - Member
  • Construction Association of South Florida - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Construction Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Construction Law, Miami (2023)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • • Chambers USA, Construction Law, Florida, 2020 - 2021• Legal Lean Sigma Institute, certified Yellow Belt in Legal Lean Sigma and Project Management• Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Law Specialist• The Legal 500: United States, “Next Generation Partner,” 2022• Florida Super Lawyers, 2015 - 2022• Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009 - 2014• Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated• Best Lawyers, 2019 - 2022• South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer

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