The Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, P.A. (VLP), law firm was founded 25 years ago by Rob Vezina, Joe Lawrence and Mike Piscitelli with offices in Tallahassee and Fort Lauderdale. VLP provides legal services to the construction industry and government contractors throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States.

VLP is pleased to announce the following evolutionary changes. Effective January 1, 2023, VLP will open a Miami office in Coral Gables with our new resident shareholders, Alejandro Espino and Jennifer C. Gonzalez. Additionally, Brad Copenhaver will now lead day-to-day firm management as the firm’s new Managing Shareholder.

The firm is also renaming to reflect the strength of its founding members who remain active in the firm’s legal practice and the evolution of its leadership team. VLP will now be known as VLP Copenhaver Espino.

Espino and Gonzalez were formerly shareholders of Taylor Espino Vega, PLLC. Espino was also previously a shareholder of VLP and returns to the firm with over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. Gonzalez has over 10 years of experience litigating complex construction claims, with an emphasis on contract nonpayment disputes and construction lien and payment bond claims, and also specializes in drafting and negotiating complex construction contracts. The addition of shareholders Espino and Gonzalez and their team of experienced associates and staff in Coral Gables will strengthen the firm’s South Florida footprint and enhance its ability to serve clients throughout the dynamic South Florida market, the Caribbean and beyond.

After 25 years of leading the day-to-day firm management, Rob Vezina is handing the Managing Shareholder responsibilities to Brad Copenhaver. Copenhaver has been with VLP for over 20 years and has worked closely with Vezina in the firm’s Tallahassee office since 2003.

Rob Vezina, Joe Lawrence and Mike Piscitelli, the firm’s founding shareholders, will continue to provide leadership to the firm’s attorneys while maintaining their full-time practices representing contractors, sureties and other stakeholders in projects throughout the southeast.

About Vezina Lawrence Piscitelli Copenhaver & Espino, PA d/b/a VLP Copenhaver Espino

VLP Copenhaver Espino’s areas of practice include construction law and litigation, government contracting and administrative law, public–private partnerships and design-build, commercial and business litigation.

Our attorneys have been recognized by US News & World Report’s The Best Lawyers in America©, Chambers USA, Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, and South Florida Legal Guide. Several of the firm’s lawyers maintain Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, and some are Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar.

We pride ourselves in getting straight to the heart of the matter and developing a legal or business solution without unnecessary distractions. Our lawyers are adept at quickly assessing your challenges, the legal implications and the optimal solutions. Whether it is structuring a joint venture, prosecuting a contract claim, negotiating a government contract or navigating government regulations, our lawyers strive to efficiently achieve the best outcome with each challenge.