Neal I. Sklar

Neal I. Sklar


Friedman Sklar PLLC

Recognized since 2009

Miami, Florida

Practice Areas

Construction Law

Litigation - Construction

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Neal Sklar's primary area of practice is focused on the representation of general contractors, construction managers and infrastructure contractors in a variety of construction related matters. These matters include providing counsel on state and federal government projects as well as Public Private Partnerships (P3s) involving transportation, commercial, heavy and social infrastructure, energy and multifamily residential projects. Mr. Sklar's services include the preparation and negotiation of construction contracts as well as the negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction contract disputes, construction lien claims, construction-defect claims, design-defect claims, bond claims, insurance claims and related matters.

A substantial portion of Mr. Sklar's practice involves providing on-site counsel and day-to-day guidance to clients on small, midsize and some of the nation's largest construction projects. Mr. Sklar's practice is unique in that he employs alternative dispute resolution procedures whenever possible to solve problems and resolve disputes before crises occur. Through regularly scheduled meetings with project management staff, Mr. Sklar identifies potential pitfalls, helps maintain contractual compliance, assists in statutory/regulatory compliance issues, and recommends methods to solve problems and avoid risk. He advises clients in litigation and transaction matters providing sound business advice and legal strategies calculated to advance their goals in a tactical manner.

When litigation is required, Mr. Sklar vigorously represents his clients in assorted litigation proceedings. He has successfully handled a wide range of matters before state courts, federal courts, arbitration tribunals, mediation panels and administrative boards as well as in out-of-court negotiations and appellate arenas.

Mr. Sklar has represented clients in cases involving concrete, roofing, foundation, bulkhead, masonry, drywall, framing, water proofing, fire proofing, stucco, Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EFIS), Insulated Concrete Form construction (ICF), paint, window and door assemblies, plumbing, electric, fire sprinkler systems, drainage systems, HVAC, masonry in addition to several other building/construction components. He has also authored several articles on current developments in construction law and is a frequent lecturer at seminars on construction-related topics.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 1019 Kane Concourse, Suite 200
    Miami, FL 33496

Languages

  • Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar

Affiliations

  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association - Member
  • Phi Delta Phi - Legal Fraternity - Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Florida Transportations Builders Association - Member
  • Associated Builders and Contractors - Member
  • Construction Association of South Florida - Member
  • Associated General Contractors of America - Member

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Federal Clerkships

  • Magistrate Judicial Clerkships

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

  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction

Special Focus

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Commercial Development
  • Condominiums
  • Construction Disputes
  • Construction Manager Representation
  • Contract Review and Negotiation
  • Contractors
  • General Contractor Representation
  • Government Contracts
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Residential Development
  • Surety

Awards:

  • Super Lawyers
  • Legal Elite
  • Legal 500
  • Chambers USA
  • Best Lawyers
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Law Specialist

Publications

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