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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 Among other things, Dan proved that the association’s seawall is obsolete and defective.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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dan Matlow Presents at Florida Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association’s Annual Executive’s Conference
Dan Matlow, a senior attorney in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, gave two presentations at the Florida Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association’s Annual Executive’s Conference & Table Top Show + Networking Event on January 19, 2023: Class I – Liens & Payment Bond Claims: A Practical Overview and Class III – Claims Preservation: Top Mistakes […]