The mission of the ABA’s State and Local Procurement Committee is to keep members up to date on developments in state and local procurement law; provide networking opportunities within the Division and with other state and local procurement organizations and promote the use of efficient, fair, and ethical procurement techniques. Additionally, they provide educational information and resources for state and local procurement practitioners through this website, teleconferences, webinars and in-person meetings.
About Joseph M. Goldstein
Joseph M. Goldstein is the Managing Partner of the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Joseph also practices out of the Tallahassee office. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated attorney, Joseph is among the less than one percent of attorneys who are Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator. Joseph has been recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America ®, listed as a “Power Leader” by South Florida Business Journal as well as the “Top Lawyers in South Florida” by South Florida Legal Guide.
About Diana C. Mendez
Diana C. Mendez is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Government Law practice group. Diana’s experience includes facilitating positive organizational and client outcomes on matters regarding administrative, procurement and transactional law. She counsels clients through all phases of the government procurement process, including advising and representing clients with teaming arrangements, proposal preparation, responsiveness and responsibility review, minority and disadvantaged business enterprise certifications, contract negotiations, and bid protest litigation