Derrick Valkenburg , a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Orlando office, was a featured speaker for the Central Florida Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors presentation to the Contractors HR Peer Group on August 15, 2023.
During the presentation, “Understanding the 2023 Immigration Policies,” Derrick spoke to the Peer Group about how HR professionals can respond to the new immigration policies that recently passed, the interplay between Florida and Federal laws, and what is coming next. The presentation and Peer Group discussions generated thoughtful considerations on how Florida’s new immigration policies affect the construction industry and its workforce, and ways construction professionals can educate the construction community on the various implications.
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) is the largest commercial construction trade association in Florida, with the Central Florida Chapter ABC (CFC ABC) representing companies doing business in the counties of Orange, Lake, Volusia, Seminole and Osceola. The Central Florida Chapter of ABC is a community of common interest, helping its members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.
About Derrick M. Valkenburg
Derrick M. Valkenburg is a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Orlando office, where he is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group. Derrick’s practice focuses on construction, commercial and real property litigation. He often represents developers, contractors, material suppliers, and design professionals in disputes involving construction defect claims, delay claims, construction lien issues, contract disputes, and insurance coverage issues. Derrick also represents clients in the areas of commercial landlord-tenant disputes, real property litigation, insurance litigation, employment law, probate and trust litigation, and e-discovery. He has represented clients through trial in both state and federal court actions. A Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Florida, Derrick has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Central Florida Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors.