Steve Siegfried has practiced Construction Law since moving to Florida in 1976. He has a client-focused approach to his practice, and consults on all phases of the construction process. Mr. Siegfried earned his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College in 1971 and his Juris Doctor from American University, Washington College of Law in 1974.
Mr. Siegfried received an "AV" rating (the highest available for an individual) from Martindale-Hubbell, the national legal directory. He is listed among the International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers (2005). In the South Florida Legal Guide he is listed as one of the top lawyers in his field, a "Super Lawyer", and is recognized as a "Best Lawyer in America" in the area of construction litigation. He was also named "Lawyer of the Year" in construction law in the Miami region for 2017 by Best Lawyers in America©, a peer review rating publication for legal professionals.
The Firm and Mr. Siegfried are also listed in the Chambers USA Publication of America's Leading Business Lawyers for 2003-2004. In 2007 he was honored with inclusion in the United Who's Who of Executives and Professionals. Mr. Siegfried is a member of the New York Bar, and the Florida Bar (U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida including Trial Bar). He is a Board Certified Trial Attorney (1983), and Board Certified in Construction Law (2006). Mr. Siegfried is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Court Mediator. He is also a founding Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers.
Since 1984 Mr. Siegfried has served as an adjunct professor of Construction Law at the University of Miami School of Law, introducing countless future attorneys to the field. He has published numerous books and articles on Construction Law including, Florida Construction Law (Aspen Publishers, 2001); Florida Construction Lien Law, An Overview; "Introduction to Construction Law" (ALI/ABA, 1987 and 1989 supplement) and "Construction Defects, Latent Defects and Causes of Action", which was presented at the 2008 ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Meeting. Mr. Siegfried also co-authored "Subcontractors' Agreements, Drafting Effective Construction Contracts: How to Determine Your Rights and Obligations," (The McGraw-Hill Construction Weekly, 1990); "The Contractor's Default: Remedies of the Lender," Laws and Practice (Chapter 7, Wiley Law Publications, 1991); "Protecting Subcontractor with Appropriate Contract Clauses," Design-Build Contracting Handbook (Chapter 7, Wiley Law Publications, 1992); and "The Design Professional in the Construction Process," Construction Law (Chapter 5.04, Matthew Bender, 1986).
Mr. Siegfried has been active in many bar activities including the American Bar Association Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, and was Chairman of its Division 9 Steering Committee (1991-1994) and the Florida Bar Association's Subcommittee on Construction Law. Mr. Siegfried also served as Chairman of the Construction Law Committee of the Miami-Dade County Bar Association (1995). In April 2009, Mr Siegfried was recognized by the Florida Bar, its Board of Legal Specialization & Education and the Civil Trial Board Certification Committee, with an award commemorating his 25-year anniversary as a board certified civil trial lawyer in Florida.