Shutts & Bowen LLP partner Erik F. Szabo recently presented at the Greater Orlando Builders Association’s (GOBA) Developers Council Construction Defects/Stucco Litigation Seminar. Speaking on the “Anatomy of a Construction Defect Claim,” Erik presented to developers, builders and associate members who meet monthly to discuss prominent issues relating to the residential construction industry.
At the seminar Erik, who serves on GOBA’s Board of Directors, advised builders on the general process of a construction defect claim, providing practice points for mitigating a claim (before, during and after it has been made) from the perspective of legal counsel. The Construction Defect Seminar also featured perspectives from building experts, consultants and insurance professionals during the presentation.
The Greater Orlando Builders Association (GOBA) is the authority, educator and promoter of the housing and building industry serving more than 700 members. Since 1953, GOBA has served the construction industry in Seminole, Orange and Osceola Counties including its cities. By representing and promoting the building industry, GOBA encourages higher standards of practice through education and by taking a proactive role in the governmental and regulatory activities that impact the construction industry. The Developers Council meets monthly to discuss the residential construction industry, offering a variety of programs that include networking and professional panel discussions.
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About Erik F. Szabo
Erik Szabo is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group. He is Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law and regularly speaks to audiences pertaining to the Florida Construction Lien Law and construction contracts. 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, employments 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.