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Stacy Bercun Bohm

Partner 
350 East Las Olas Boulevard
Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
 
Tel:
954.463.2700
Fax:
954.463.2224
 
 

Stacy Bercun Bohm is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law and is a LEED® Accredited Professional. She is one of the first lawyers in Florida to achieve both Board Certification and LEED accreditation. Stacy is a frequent author and presenter on topics relating to construction litigation and construction contract drafting. Recently named one of the Top Women in Commercial Real Estate and recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and The Legal 500, her notable client work includes representation of developers, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals on a range of complex construction contract, project administration, and litigation matters. Stacy also has significant experience in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, such as arbitration and mediation.
 
Representative Experience
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Representation of various clients in regards to drafting and negotiating complex commercial and residential construction contracts for design and construction of healthcare facilities, offices and campuses, shopping centers, supermarkets, warehouses, mixed-use high rise buildings, hotels and condominiums, golf courses, custom designed homes, stadiums and arenas, retail, houses of worship, cultural arts centers and facilities, airport projects, and senior living facilities.
 
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Representing builders and developers in state and federal court (multi-district litigation) related to claims of allegedly defective Chinese drywall.
 
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Representing developer in non-litigation Chinese drywall matters.
 
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Representing lenders related to construction issues on distressed properties.
 
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Representing big box retailers related to litigation and non-litigation related construction matters.
 
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Representation of contractor in arbitration against subcontractor arising from fraudulent lien and breach of contract on a five building, 200 unit project.
 
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Representing developer in the American Arbitration Association class action brought by homeowners regarding structural defects, contract, and warranty issues.
 
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Representing condominium association against property management company relating to failure to maintain and payment issues.
 
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Representation of a property owner related to a Chinese drywall claim.
 
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Representing property owner related to defective Chinese drywall as well as contractor/developer conducting due diligence to determine if any of its constructed properties are affected.
 
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Representation of a drywall supplier in over 65 lien foreclosure and bond claims.
 
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Representing luxury home builder in claims of allegedly defective Chinese drywall.
 
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Representation of owner in a dispute with general contractor regarding an office building in Miami-Dade County.
 
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Representation of a large, well-known developer from over 20 blasting claims filed by homeowners in nearby developments.
 
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Representation of a developer of a mixed-use residential development in the city of Doral in Miami-Dade County in arbitration of a dispute with the purported joint venture partner.
 
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Representation of condominium officers, Board of Directors, and manager regarding: (a) individual unit owner issues; (b) federal, state, local, and administrative compliance, including issues regarding zoning law; (c) interpretation, amendment, and enforcement of the condominium's documents, articles, bylaws, and rules; (d) construction and maintenance issues; and (e) overall operation of the association in accordance with Florida law.
 
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Representing condominium association in complex construction defect litigation against developer, design professionals, contractor, and other entities.
 
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Representation in a dispute between a home builder and a landscape sub-contractor in Broward County.
 
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Representation of a prominent home builder in a class action dispute regarding construction and contract issues brought by homeowners against the builder.
 
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Representation in regards to various disputes between developers and condominium and homeowner associations after turn-over.
 
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Representation in regards to a dispute between a developer, the homeowners association, and various homeowners regarding easements, and certain association restrictions.
 
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Representation of owner and general contractor in regards to lien foreclosure action brought by subcontractor.
 
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Served as arbitrator in American Arbitration Association and State Court Non-Binding Arbitration proceedings involving various construction issues related to contracts, payments, and construction defects.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Board Certified in Construction Law, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education
 
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U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
 
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Certified Arbitrator
 
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American Arbitration Association Neutral/Arbitrator, Listed on AAA Panel of Construction Arbitrators
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 2013-2018, Listed in Florida for Construction Law
 
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Chambers USA 2010-2017, Ranked in Florida for Construction
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2006-2010, 2013-2016, Listed in Florida for Construction Litigation: Business, General Litigation, and Class Action/Mass Torts
 
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The Legal 500 2011, 2013-2016, Recommended for Real Estate & Construction - Construction
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2015, Listed in Florida as one of the "Top 50 Women Lawyers"
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2004, Listed as "Up and Coming"; 2012, 2015, Listed for Construction
 
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Business Leader Magazine 2011, Recognized as a "South Florida Women Extraordinaire"
 
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The Legal 500 2010, Recommended on the East Coast for Construction
 
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The Legal 500 2009, Recommended in the Southeast for Construction
 
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Florida Real Estate Journal 2007, Recognized as a "Top Woman in Commercial Real Estate"
 
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Dade County Bar Association E-Mentoring Program 2006, E-Mentor of the Year
 
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Eleventh Judicial Circuit and Dade County Bar Association 2005, Pro Bono Service Award
 
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Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Law360, Co-author, "Protecting Hotel Brand Standards With Architect Agreements," March 8, 2017
 
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HOTELS magazine, Author, "Keep Construction Contracts As Well-Equipped As Guest Rooms," January 30, 2017
 
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REBusiness Online, Co-Author, "Steps Every Landlord Should Take to Prevent Liens by its Tenant’s Contractors," September 27, 2016
 
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Construction Today Blog, Co-Author, "After the Storm: Hurricane and Disaster Response Procedures for Ongoing Construction Projects," November 2012
 
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National Real Estate Investor, Co-Author, "Construction Contract Tools for Building an ADA Compliant Project," September 2012
 
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Florida Real Estate Journal, Co-Author, "Landlords: Avoid Tenant Improvement Construction Liens," 2011
 
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Broward County Bench and Bar Convention, Speaker and Author, "Arbitration 101," 2009
 
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Akerman Chinese Drywall Seminar, Co-Chair and Speaker, "Chinese Drywall-The Essentials," 2009
 
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National Law Review, Author, "Chinese Drywall Remediation: What Needs to be Imported into your Construction Contract?" July 2009
 
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Florida Real Estate Journal, Author, "The Not-So-Great Wall of China," June 2009
 
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The Millman Report, Author, "Chinese Drywall Remediation," May 2009
 
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The First Annual Construction Law Institute, Seminar Faculty Member and Co-Author, "Recommended Changes to 2007 AIA Contracts," 2008
 
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The Florida Bar Construction Board Certification Review Course, Faculty Member and Co-Author, "Private Contracting: Negotiation, Preparation, and Administration Including AIA Forms," 2008
 
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Akerman Construction Practice Update, Author, "What's Not in Most Industry Form Contracts But Should Be," Spring 2007
 
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Florida Real Estate Journal, Co-Author, "Take Steps to Navigate Storm of Mold Claims," January 16-31, 2006
 
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Daily Business Review, Author, "Construction Sites Must Be Secured During Storm Threats," June 14, 2007
 
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Southeast Construction, Co-Author, "Wading Through the Storm of Claims," February 2006
 
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Florida Real Estate Journal, Co-Author, "Consider Tools for Building a Construction Contract," October 2006
 
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Daily Business Review, Author, "Large Construction Contracts Still Neglect Critical Issues," October 19, 2006
 
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Miami and Jacksonville, Florida Author, "Akerman Obtains Rare Fraud Ruling for Thousands Against Enclave Subcontractor," July 22, 2005
 
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Southeast Construction, Author, "Peer Reviews Gain Acceptance as Protections Against Lawsuits," February 2005
 
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Florida Investor, Author, "Peer Reviews in Commercial Construction: A Good Offense Is The Best Defense," November 2004
 
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Daily Business Review and Florida Lawyer, Construction Law Closed-Door Roundtable Discussion, Speaker, "Florida Statue Chapter 558 Notice and Opportunity to Cure," October 2003
 
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Eighth Annual Advanced ALI-ABA Course of Study for Plaintiffs and Defense Bars Presented by American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Faculty Member and Co-Author, "Product Liability Issues Presented in Mold Litigation," February 2003
 
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Florida Real Estate Journal, Author, "GC Claims On The Rise," April 15, 2002
 
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Pro Bono for Paralegals Seminar, Presenter and Co-Author, Seminar Manual, October 2000
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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American Bar Association, Member
 
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The Florida Bar, Construction Law Committee, Legislative Sub-Committee, Member; Construction Law Committee, Past Vice Chair; Construction Board Certification Review Course, Past Member
 
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Dade County Bar Association E-mentoring Program, E-mentor
 
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Dade County Trial Lawyers Association, Legal Assistance Program, Past Chairperson
 
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Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyer Section; Law Week Pro Bono Project, Past Chairman
 
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Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyer Section; Law Week Pace Center for Girls Contest, Past Co-Chairman
 
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Dade County Bar Association, Construction Law Committee, Past Member; Civil Litigation Committee, Past Member; and Banking and Corporate Litigation Law Committee, Past Member
 
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Miami-Dade County Bar Association Kid's Club, Member
 
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Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Fall Fundraiser Silent Auction Committee, Past Committee Chairperson; Sponsorship Committee, Past Member
 
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National Association for Women in Construction, Region 3, Past Professional Education Chair
 
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Lawyers for Children America, Volunteer Attorney Ad-Litem
 
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Put Something Back and Miami-Dade Consumer Services Department Small Claims Clinic, Volunteer Attorney
 
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Make a Wish Foundation, Past Member
 
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The Women's Fund, Raise the Bar Host Committee, Past Member
 

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Stacy  Bercun Bohm

Practice
Construction
Education
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1994
B.S., University of Florida, 1991
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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