News & Updates


Another Year’s Recognition from Chambers USA

Chambers USA has once again recognized both the firm and four VLP lawyers–Brad Copenhaver, Rob Vezina, Joe Lawrence, and Mike Piscitelli–for their prowess in construction law. VLP Copenhaver Espino is 1 of only 29 Florida firms Chambers recognized for 2024. Brad, Rob, Joe, and Mike were selected along with only 80 other lawyers, with Rob […]

VLP’s Brad Copenhaver and Rob Vezina Teach How to Do Business with FDOT

Managing partner Brad Copenhaver and original managing partner Rob Vezina presented “Doing Business with FDOT – Contracting 101” at the February 2024 Florida Department of Transportation/Florida Transportation Builders’ Association Construction Conference in Orlando. Professional engineers and general contractors received continuing education credits for attending the presentation, which covered a broad range of information specific to […]

VLP Honored by Best Law Firms 2024®

VLP is proud to be nationally and locally ranked in two practice areas by Best Law Firms® 2024. In the Metro category, VLP Fort Lauderdale and Miami were ranked as Tier 1 for both Construction Law and Litigation – Construction and VLP Tallahassee was ranked as Tier 1 for Construction. VLP was ranked Tier 3 nationally […]

Another Successful Symposium from VLP Copenhaver Espino

Last week, VLP Copenhaver Espino hosted its second symposium on key topics in the construction industry. Attendees included VLP clients and their in-house legal teams, executives, and project management professionals, who gave us excellent feedback on the presentations and other events. VLP team members presented on the FDOT claims process, third-party liability, CPM scheduling, liens […]

Hard-Fought Battle Won by VLP Tallahassee Attorneys

After a two-year battle against three bid protests, Tallahassee attorneys Rob Vezina, Megan Reynolds, and Tony Bajoczky obtained a final contract award to a multinational, front- and back-office tolling vendor.  The five-year, multi-million dollar contract for tolling customer-service operations was awarded to the client by the Florida Department of Transportation. A well-deserved win for both […]

New Associate Dylan Shaffer Joins the VLP Team

Dylan Shaffer has joined the VLP Copenhaver Espino team as an associate in our Miami office. Dylan graduated from the Wake Forest University School of Law earlier this year and was sworn in by the Honorable Peter R. Lopez of the Miami-Dade Circuit Court. Congratulations and welcome, Dylan!

Significant Win by Dan Matlow

Following an evidentiary hearing, the Palm Beach County circuit court granted Dan’s motion to appoint a receiver to manage a condominium association that was ignoring its legal obligations. Among other things, Dan proved that the association’s seawall is obsolete and defective. Congratulations to Dan and the client for this significant win!

Five VLP Attorneys Honored by Best Lawyers 2024

VLP’s Brad Copenhaver, Alex Espino, Joe Lawrence, Mike Piscitelli, and Rob Vezina have been recognized by Best Lawyers® for 2024. Attorneys identified by Best Lawyers are considered to be among the best in their profession and highly respected by their peers. These attorneys have gone through a review process that involves nomination by another attorney […]

Danny Marquez becomes Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law

Big congratulations are in order for Danny Marquez, who is now Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law. As described by The Florida Bar, a Board Certification in Construction Law identifies Danny as a lawyer who practices construction law and has the special knowledge, skills, and proficiency, as well as the character, ethics, and […]

Four VLP Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2023

VLP attorneys Brad Copenhaver, Rob Vezina, Joe Lawrence, and Mike Piscitelli were recognized by Chambers USA as among the top lawyers in construction law. Although Brad has been recognized for years by The Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers, and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, this is Brad’s initial year of recognition by Chambers, which […]