Gavin Caddy, Esq. Corporate Lawyer US

Gavin Caddy Corporate Lawyer United States

Gavin D. Caddy, Esq. is Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Construction law, and accomplished trial lawyer, who also practices in the areas of commercial litigation and general civil litigation. Specialties include represent clients worldwide as a Corporate Lawyer US.

Mr. Caddy graduated with dual degrees in History and Science and Technology from the University of New South Wales, in Sydney Australia. He received a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Miami School of Law after also attending University College in London England. He was the President of the International Law Society at the University of Miami. During his legal studies, he was certified by the Florida Supreme Court to intern with the Attorney General’s Office, where he represented the State of Florida in a variety of cases.

Mr. Caddy is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, and all of the State Courts of Florida. He is also a member of the Broward County Bar Association and Construction Law Section of the Broward Bar. Mr. Caddy has been active in community service as a Judge in Nova University’s Mock Trial Competitions and in the Broward Bar Association’s charity events.

Mr. Caddy has extensive experience representing owner/developers and contractors, prosecuting or defending all types of construction lien, bond and contract cases on both public and private projects. He has tried numerous commercial litigation cases in both State and Federal Court. Mr. Caddy also has experience in drafting contracts tailored to his client’s specific needs. He has represented corporations such as Citibank, Pavarini, Miller Construction, and John Deere.

Areas of Practice:

  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation

Bar Certification:

  • Board Certified in Construction Law

Litigation Percentage:

  • Over 95% of practice devoted to litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, 1997
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1997

Education:

  • University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • University College London, England
  • University of Miami School of Law

Associations:

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Construction Law Section of the Broward Bar

Civil / Public Works Construction Cases – Exemplars

1. Florida Paving and Trucking v. Concrete Works and Pavers, LLC and Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America. Representation of Florida Paving in its breach of contract and FL.ST. 255.05 bond claims against Concrete Works and its surety for the “milling-out” and reinstallation of asphalt roads on a project for the improvement of Coral Way (The Miracle Mile) in Coral Gables, FL. The case settled on terms favorable to Florida Paving.

2. Florida Power and Light, Co. v. Mancon, Inc. Successful defense of Mancon in its attempt to reduce its exposure to FPL in connection with a significant claim for damage caused to FPL’S underground utilities in a Florida statutory Underground Utilities Act case. As a result of the defense, Mancon’s liability was capped to approximately $4000 at trial. Further, Mancon narrowly missed obtaining a net Judgment against FPL for its attorney’s fees, by virtue of the service of a Proposal for Settlement/Offer of Judgment served on FPL.

3. Gene Contracting Demolition, Inc. vs. Adams-Robinson Enterprises, Inc., and Travelers Casualty & Surety Company of America. Representation of Gene Contracting in connection with a subcontract dispute with the general contractor and a FL.ST. 255.05 bond claim against its surety concerning a project for improvements to the Iron Bridge in Orlando, Florida, Job Number: 20309. The case is pending and has not yet been set for trial.

4. Gene Contracting Demolition, Inc. adv. Myers Construction Group, Inc., The Poole and Kent Company and St. Paul/Travelers Ins. Co.Representation of Gene Contracting in connection with a subcontract payment dispute and a FL.ST. 255.05 bond claim against the surety concerning a project for improvements to the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Fiveash Water Treatment Plant. The case settled pre-suit on terms favorable to Gene Contracting.

R. Meunier & Sons Contracting, Inc. adv. Myers Construction Group, Inc., The Poole and Kent Company and St. Paul/Travelers Ins. Co.Representation of R. Meunier in connection with a subcontract payment dispute and a FL.ST. 255.05 bond claim against the surety concerning the City of North Miami Beach’s Norwood-Oeffler Water Treatment Plant upgrades project. This matter settled pre-suit on terms favorable to R. Meunier.

6. McClain and Co. v. Hypower, Inc and USF&G. I represented McClain (subcontractor) in its FL.ST. 255.05 bond claim against Hypower and its surety in regard to Orange County Expressway, OOCEA Project No. 276, All Segments where McClain furnished and installed fiber optic and other cables on a large section of public highway and bridges. The case settled during discovery on terms favorable to McClain.

South Florida Construction Services, Inc. v. The City of Boca Raton v. Slattery and Associates, Inc., et. al. Representation of SFCS in a payment dispute with the City where interference and negligence claims have been asserted against the design professionals, on a 9 Million dollar public library project for the City. The case is pending and has not yet been set for trial.

8. South Florida Construction Services, Inc. v. Broward County, Scharf and Associates, Inc. and Derose and Slopey Consulting Engineers, Inc.Representation of SFCS in a payment dispute with the County in connection with the construction of Terminal 21 at Port Everglades, FL. SFCS also asserted breach of implied warranty of plans and specifications and negligence claims against the design professionals. SFCS further asserted bad faith against the County in its failure to pay which resulted in SFCS suffering diminished bonding capacity preventing it from bidding on public work. The case settled shortly before trial on terms favorable to SFCS.

9. East Coast Paving v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. Representation of Liberty Mutual, (surety) in the successful defense of a FL.ST. 255.05 bond claim filed by a subcontractor to the bond’s principal, on a public works and road project in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida. After a year and a half of contested litigation, the case was dismissed and all of the surety’s attorney’s fees were paid for by the adverse party.

E- mail: gcaddy@theconstructionlawyers.com

Corporate Lawyer US

Corporate Lawyer US

Corporate Lawyer US