What We Do
With offices in Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale, Kirwin Norris has a professionally recognized practice in Construction Law, Government Contracts and Commercial Law. In each of these practice areas, the Kirwin Norris team applies its specialized and extensive legal experience in construction, business, contracts and litigation to apply its expertise to provide our clients with solution oriented advice to identify risks, avoid disputes, and resolve problems in a practical and cost effective manner. Our practice includes providing legal services to clients including corporations, utility companies, financial institutions, public entities, small businesses and individuals.
Construction Law | Commercial Litigation | Government Contracts
The construction industry has always played a pivotal role in the formation and success of virtually all global societies. From providing the physical structure of communities necessary to sustain everyday living, to creating the cultural landmarks that define those communities and inspire their inhabitants, building construction impacts everyone. As Florida’s Construction Lawyers, the Kirwin Norris team recognizes the importance the construction industry plays in society and its ever changing roles including contractual relationships and project delivery systems - changes that reshape the rights and obligation of all parties involved in the construction project. Our team is guiding its clients through these changes and the new contractual environment through all stages of the construction process. Kirwin Norris understands this relationship between construction and society and since the firm’s inception, the firm has concentrated its legal practice in representing parties involved in the construction process. Our primary focus is the successful resolution of construction disputes and our focus on that goal is constant - from our approach to contract drafting and negotiation, during project administration, and, if necessary, through mediation, arbitration, litigation, and appeal. Over the years, we have successfully assisted contractors, owners, design professionals, sureties, and suppliers in resolving claims involving bid disputes, scheduling impacts, labor issues, defective construction (including water intrusion), CGL and builders risk insurance claims, professional negligence, payment disputes, construction liens, as well as performance and payment bond claims.
Perhaps nowhere is the law a more pervasive part of business activities than in the area of Government contracting. It is critical and necessary that every element of the often complex procurement process is equitably and effectively managed, and that those involved in the process — the Government, contractors, subcontractors, and others — have solid, clear rules, rights and remedies to guide and protect them from beginning to end. Kirwin Norris has the experience to protect those rights and remedies and provides prompt, accurate and in-depth analysis of procurement issues, laws and regulations. The firm’s lawyers develop creative strategies and appropriate solutions for each of its clients. The Kirwin Norris team provides a comprehensive range of legal services for businesses involved in the bidding and fulfillment of government contracts at the federal, state and local level. The firm has experience in representing public contractors and various governmental agencies, including counties, school boards, cities, and water management districts. Kirwin Norris provides advice on business decisions, contract and performance disputes, compliance with socio-economic requirements, protecting technical data, pricing equitable adjustments, issues associated with terminations for default and convenience, assists in the development of bids and proposals, negotiates, drafts and reviews contracts and agreements, handles bid protests, suspension and debarment proceedings and, as necessary, protects its client rights through litigation whether in court or at administrative hearings.
The complexity of commercial litigation requires seasoned commercial litigators. We have extensive knowledge in the areas of business and commercial law and considerable experience in the interpretation and application of complex contractual provisions and reply upon that experience to aggressively and pro-actively resolve these business disputes. This knowledge, coupled with our years of experience in representing the interests of individuals and companies in both state and federal courts gives our clients effective, professional representation. We bring focused, results-oriented strategies to each matter. The Kirwin Norris team handles a full spectrum of issues and cases confronting American business. The firm's attorneys have successfully resolved a variety of disputes ranging form issues involving general contract issues, labor and employment agreements, commercial leases, sales of business, property valuations, creditors rights, products liability, aviation, advertising and publications.