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Florida Construction Lawyers

Palm Beach County Construction Law Firm Serving Clients Throughout the State of Florida

Experienced Legal Representation for Florida Contractors, Subcontractors & Owners

Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. represents Florida contractors, subcontractors, and homeowners, including condominium associations, in all types of construction law matters, from contract negotiation to dispute resolution, and everything in between—bid protests, bond claims, default terminations, you name it. We have experience handling the full range of agreements and actions it takes to complete a modern construction project, and we understand and appreciate the fortitude it takes to get a job done on time and on budget. Our Florida construction lawyers have not only practiced construction law in South Florida for many years, we are board-certified by The Florida Bar, a distinction only a few law firms in Palm Beach County can claim. You can count on us to have the expertise and knowledge-base to handle your construction-related legal concerns.

Over the years, our clients have included public and private owners, condominium and homeowners’ associations, construction companies of all sizes, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals, and sureties. To meet the needs of our client base, our practice has grown to encompass all aspects of construction law, such as:

  • A full range of services for general contractors
  • Assistance with payment and performance bond claims
  • Issues arising under the Florida Construction Lien Law
  • Help with construction delay, inefficiency, impact, and scheduling claims
  • Bid protests, bid disputes, and public contracting
  • Construction contract drafting, negotiation, and administration
  • Advice and guidance in defective construction claims
  • Design professional liability and defective design documents
  • Default and convenience terminations

Our experience includes representing construction parties in disputes and litigation, as well as transactional matters. The importance of strong, detailed construction contracts cannot be overestimated, as these are the essential documents that set out the rights and responsibilities of each party to an agreement. Whether you are a contractor, subcontractor, or owner, it is critical that you read every construction document carefully and understand each term fully. The legal consequences of certain clauses and requirements may not be obvious, so it’s important to have a construction law attorney review contracts with you. While some negotiation and compromise may be necessary, you need to be certain the agreements you enter are ones you want to make.

Even with sound contracts and knowledgeable legal counsel, disputes between contractors, subcontractors, construction companies and property owners are all too common. Issues often arise out of delays in getting work done, unsatisfactory work, or failure to make payments. But regardless of their cause, construction-related disputes can consume a lot of time and money on the part of everyone involved. In many situations, the expense involved in pursuing a dispute is far out of proportion to the money at stake. For this reason, we help our clients resolve disputes as early as possible to avoid unnecessary litigation costs. That’s not to say we won’t pursue or defend your case aggressively. We will—with the goal of achieving a favorable outcome and minimizing the impact of litigation on your bottom line.

“Our clients’ needs and goals are our top priorities. As our client, we’ll keep in regular contact with you to ensure we’re always acting in your best interests and according to your objectives.”

When you hire Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. to represent you, you’ll be working with highly-qualified Florida construction lawyers exclusively focused on practicing construction law. In addition to being board-certified by The Florida Bar (two of our attorneys were in the first class to be certified in construction law in 2005), our firm is rated AV Preeminent in construction law by the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register. However, knowledge of construction law is only half of our equation for success. Our firm is also committed to being available to our clients. We understand you work long days and start early. We do as well. You can call us anytime, anywhere, and reach us when you need us.

Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. handles construction law matters throughout the state of Florida, concentrating on the Atlantic Coast from Vero Beach to the Florida Keys. Our office is in Jupiter, FL, which means many of our clients are based in Palm Beach County. If you work in or with the construction industry anywhere in South Florida or statewide, we invite you to give us a call to schedule a personal consultation with one of our attorneys. Whether you have an immediate legal concern to address, or you’re seeking preemptive legal guidance in construction transactions, we can help. The sooner you contact Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A., the sooner our Florida construction lawyers can begin protecting your rights, promoting your interests, and fostering your success.

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  • Adam C. Linkhorst

    Adam C. Linkhorst, Esquire, is the managing partner of Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. He was among the first class of attorneys in the State of Florida to become Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the area of Construction Law in 2005.

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  • John A. Hockin

    John A. Hockin, Esquire, is a partner in the firm of Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. He was among the first class of attorneys in the State of Florida to become Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the area of Construction Law in 2005.

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  • Kelly R. Bennett

    Kelly R. Bennett, Esquire, is an associate in the firm of Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. She graduated from the University of Florida with honors in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a minor in secondary education.

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  • Malinda R. Linkhorst

    Malinda R. Linkhorst, Esquire, is an associate in the firm of Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany in 1992 and a Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University.

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  • R. Scott Clayton

    R. Scott Clayton, Esquire, is an associate in the firm of Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. Mr. Clayton graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1995. Mr. Clayton graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2004.

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  • Gerhardt M. Witt v. La Gorce Country Club, Inc. consolidated with La Gorce Country Club, Inc. v. ITT Industries, Inc., 34 Fla. L. Weekly, D1161 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009)

    Defense of Design-Builder of Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant. The Third District Court of Appeals affirmed final judgment of zero liability which had been entered in favor of Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A.’s client, multi-national conglomerate, ITT Industries, Inc. In this case, Linkhorst & Hockin successfully defended claims valued in excess (read more)

  • Benson Electric, Inc. v. Tom Quinn Co., Inc. 683 So. 2d 153 (Fla. 3d DCA 1996).

    Representation of Electrical Contractor. The Third District Court of Appeals granted certiorari in favor of Benson Electric, Inc. with regard to a dispute over whether a mediated settlement agreement should be enforced based on potentially ambiguous terms. Adam C. Linkhorst, Esquire while employed by Leiby, Ferencik, Libanoff and Brandt, P.A. (read more)

  • FCCI Insurance Co. v. Precision Roofing Corp. 935 S. 2d 509 (Fla. 3d DCA 2006).

    Defense of Roofing Contractor. The Third District Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling in favor of Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A.’s client. FCCI Insurance had claimed that Precision Roofing had breached a settlement agreement by failing to make timely payments. Linkhorst & Hockin attorneys were able to prove that the failure to make timely payments should be excused based upon extenuating circumstances. (read more)

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