Litigation & Arbitration

Since 1999, Mr. Cotney has devoted his practice to construction law and in particular, construction litigation and arbitration. He routinely represents contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, suppliers, manufacturers, developers, and others in the construction industry. These disputes include claims involving claims of lien, payment and performance bonds, Miller Act bonds, prompt payment interest, negligent design, defective construction, equitable liens on undisbursed construction proceeds, equitable liens on property, construction defects, lien foreclosure, real property disputes, breach of warranty, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, disputes based on open accounts, tortious interference with business relationships, fraudulent misrepresentation, and defamation claims, among other things.

We have participated in dozens of commercial and construction arbitrations administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA), JAMS and private arbitrators.

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OSHA Update: New Year, New Direction?

Based on a significant shift in leadership, many are speculating on possible changes to OSHA’s practices enforcement  going into 2018.  Given the current administration’s reputation for opposing regulation, some believe that OSHA will start to favor compliance rather than enforcement.

Top 5 Workplace Injuries on Construction Sites

Unfortunately, injuries happen every day in the construction industry, and it can sometimes feel like there is little that can be done to prevent them....

Are Background Checks Enough to Vet New Hires in Construction?

One way to reduce liability on construction job sites is to vet employees and independent contractors during the hiring process, long before they step foot...

Why a Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney is an Asset

In 2019, over 48,000 workers’ compensation claims were filed in the State of Florida

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