After the passage of Hurricane Ian through Florida, the state is now assessing the damage wrought by the storm. Law360 turned to attorneys in the state to offer their perspective on how Ian compares to past hurricanes and how current issues affecting the real estate, construction and insurance industries and the broader economy may affect rebuilding and recovery efforts.
John Dannecker, a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP who is Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law, commented on the economy and what it could mean for recovery across the state.
"I would rate the current economic environment relative to a storm of this nature, it's probably the least conducive to any optimism for a speedy and streamlined recovery," he said. "You've got a labor shortage, you've got a material shortage, you're going to have a money shortage because of insurance companies and their inability or reluctance to pay out claims like they have in the past."
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About John H. Dannecker
John H. Dannecker is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the firm's Construction Law Practice Group. John is Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law. In his 34 years in the practice of complex, large dollar construction disputes, John has developed a reputation for bringing an innovative and result-oriented mindset to the dispute resolution process. In addition to his construction practice, John has litigated numerous commercial business disputes, including troubled mergers and acquisitions, accounting malpractice, disadvantaged business enterprises, non-compete agreements, and theft of trade secrets. Using his trial experience and negotiating skills, he helps clients avoid disputes providing creative contract drafting ideas that reward early resolution of disputes.