Shutts & Bowen LLP Orlando partner, Erik F. Szabo, taught multiple sessions at the Florida Swimming Pool Association’s 2020 “Everything Under the Sun” Expo from February 14- 15, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Erik, who frequently presents to various chapters of the Florida Swimming Pool Association throughout the state, taught “Complying with Florida’s Construction Lien Law” and “Fundamentals of Florida Construction Contracts” during the expo. Since its inception in 1971, the trade show has become the premier event of the swimming pool industry in the southeast and includes more than 50 educational classes, as well as attendee events and a “Scholarship Stride” contest. The expo attracts hundreds of attendees and exhibitors each year.
The Florida Swimming Pool Association serves as the coordinating organization for 16 local FSPA Chapters and more than 700 members, providing government relations representation on behalf of its members to the Florida Building Commission and the Construction Industry Licensing Board as well as other legislative bodies that regulate the swimming pool industry in Florida such as the Department of Health.
About Erik F. Szabo
Erik F. Szabo is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group. Erik is Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law. A Martindale-Hubbell AV ® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Erik has represented individuals and businesses throughout the Central Florida area in construction, real estate, commercial, business, and collections matters. His practice includes residential and commercial construction litigation; construction lien issues; payment and performance bond litigation; construction law issues; construction defect claims; delay claims; change order disputes; subcontractor law issues; contract negotiations; contract preparation, review and revision; contract disputes; commercial litigation; shareholder derivative actions; preparation of operating agreements, asset purchase agreements, non-solicitation agreements, restrictive covenants, employment agreements, and non-compete agreements; commercial real estate; and more. Erik has represented owners, contractors, engineers, architects, design professionals, subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, and material and equipment suppliers throughout the state.