News & Updates

Florida Super Lawyers Recognizes VLP

Florida Super Lawyers® 2015 recognized Rob Vezina, Joe Lawrence, Mike Piscitelli, and Brad Copenhaver in the area of Construction Litigation.


Rob Frye Named a Top Lawyer

Rob Frye was named a Top Lawyer in Construction Law by South Florida Legal Guide.


Chambers USA Recognizes VLP’s Construction Practice

Chambers USA recognized VLP’s construction practice, calling VLP a “[r]enowned boutique firm which gains particular praise for its infrastructure and road-building work for a high-profile client base including the nation’s largest contractors. Experienced across a broad range of construction work, including contract negotiation and procurement protests.” VLP clients quoted in this year’s edition of Chambers […]


VLP Attorneys Recognized

Florida Super Lawyers 2014 recognized Rob Vezina, Joe Lawrence and Mike Piscitelli in the area of Construction Litigation and recognized Brad Copenhaver in the area of Surety law. More information about the selection process for this prestigious recognition is available online here.


Who’s Who Legal Recognizes Rob Vezina

Who’s Who Legal, which annually identifies “the foremost legal practitioners in 34 areas of business law,” recognized Rob Vezina for his construction law practice.


Are Your Private Records Public? Part 2

By W. Robert Vezina, III & Eduardo S. Lombard Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, P.A. Introduction In our last article, Are Your Private Records Public? (Fall 2013), we discussed new Florida legislation that expands some contractor obligations to the government and the general public, potentially increasing job and overhead costs and perhaps making public some contractor […]


Are Your Private Records Public? Part 1

By W. Robert Vezina, III & Eduardo S. Lombard Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, P.A. Introduction Whether as part of a claim dispute or bid protest or simply as part of submitting a public records request to a government entity, many Florida road builders have had some experience with Florida’s broad public records laws. Recently, the […]


Does a Contract Still Mean Anything?

By W. Robert Vezina, III & Megan S. Reynolds Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, P.A. The Economic Loss Rule is Now Dead to Contracting Parties — Does a Contract Still Mean Anything? The commercial contracting arena is in a stir based on a recent Florida Supreme Court decision that eliminated the application of a doctrine known […]


Conclude to Not Collude

“Bid rigging” and “price fixing” are terms that most contractors are familiar with and recognize as evils. In fact, they are forms of collusion, a type of antitrust violation that can carry stiff criminal and civil penalties. What many contractors do not know, however, is that seemingly harmless action – such as discussing industry-wide pricing […]


Public-Private Contracting in Florida Survives

When the ContractPoint Florida Parks, LLC, members entered a contract with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in 2001, they simply wanted to build and operate cabins in Florida state parks — something the legislature specifically encouraged. Instead, they became enmeshed in protracted litigation that came one Florida Supreme Court vote short of nullifying Florida’s […]