B. Michael Clark, Jr.Shareholder
Michael Clark is a shareholder of the firm and has been with the firm since 2007, practicing primarily in the areas of construction and commercial litigation. Mr. Clark represents entities and individuals ranging from large developers to small suppliers in all facets of construction. He assists his clients in every step of a project, from contract drafting and negotiation prior to commencing work, through negotiating disputes mid-project and, when necessary, litigating to judgment after the job is complete. He has extensive experience with issues involving breach of contract, liens, bonds, delay claims, bid protests, insurance coverage disputes and property insurance claims. He is Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar.
Mr. Clark received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and the International and Comparative Law Review. Following his first year of law school, Mr. Clark served as an intern for the Honorable William M. Hoeveler, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Clark is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry. He actively participates in Division 7 - Insurance, Surety and Liens, as a member of its steering committee and chair of its publications subcommittee. Additionally, Mr. Clark has been published by Division 7 and has spoken to its membership on new and novel construction law issues.
Locally, Mr. Clark is a member of the Construction Association of South Florida, the South Florida Associated General Contractors, and the Associated Builders and Contractors. In association with the South Florida Associated General Contractors, Mr. Clark has lectured on the Florida Lien Law. He has also presented a webinar on the basics of commercial general liability insurance.
Mr. Clark has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers from 2013-2016. Only 2.5 percent of Florida attorneys receive this honor each year. Rising Stars are chosen by their peers as being amongst the top up-and-coming lawyers (40 years or younger, or in practice 10 years or less) in the state.
Mr. Clark co-authored "Licensure", Construction Subcontracting: A Comprehensive Practical and Legal Guide (Chapter 15, American Bar Association, 2014) which was published and distributed nationally by the American Bar Association. Mr. Clark is an annual contributor to Florida Construction Law, a comprehensive text book used to teach construction law at the University of Miami School of Law. As a contributor, Mr. Clark has lectured at the University of Miami School of Law to the Florida Construction Law class.
Mr. Clark is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts as well as the Southern and Northern District of Florida.