Gurley & Associates combines the talent, resources and technologies of a large firm with the responsiveness and personal service of a smaller one. We proudly hold the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest attainable rating for legal services and ethics. Based upon peer reviews, the firm’s founding partner, David E. Gurley, has been recognized by Best Lawyers and Chambers & Partners Guide to Leading Business Lawyers and Law Firms in the World for his expertise in construction and surety law. David E. Gurley is Board Certified by The Florida Bar as an expert in the practice specialty of Construction Law. Mr. Gurley is also licensed to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.
Our mission is to deliver the highest quality legal services possible while maintaining a constant focus on the client’s goals and the financial parameters established for the engagement. By virtue of the background and expertise of its lawyers, Gurley & Associates is able to effectively and efficiently represent its clients in the areas of construction law, surety law and related complex commercial litigation in all state and federal courts of Florida and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Our task is to fully understand a client’s problem, develop practical solutions and then implement the best solution whether through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation.
Gurley & Associates clients span the construction and development industries. Our clients include:
- general contractors
- surety companies
- liability insurers
- public and private owners
- architects and engineers
The effective resolution of a construction or bond claim requires a high degree of skill and experience along with sound judgment from the lawyer. Our lawyers are aggressive, thorough and, above all, practical in their approach. In every matter, we seek out opportunities for early dispute resolution through informed dialogue and alternative dispute resolution. A trial should be the solution of last choice.
We know our clients’ businesses from the inside. The lawyers of Gurley & Associates include architects, engineers and contractors with real world design and project administration experience. We assist in negotiating and drafting all forms of construction and bond contracts including:
- development agreements
- bid bonds
- general contracts
- construction management contracts
- design/build contracts
- fast-track contracts
- subcontractor agreements
- general and subcontract performance and payment bonds
- material supplier purchase orders
- tender agreements
- takeover agreements
- financing agreements
- claim settlement documents
Once a project is underway, the lawyers of Gurley & Associates are available to guide clients towards the resolution of any difficulties which might arise concerning real estate disputes, design issues, changes, concealed conditions and issues arising from delays, disruptions and acceleration of the work.
Gurley & Associates handles matters ranging in scope and size from routine claims measured in tens of thousands of dollars to international, multi-party litigation with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. Our Litigation Support Team of experienced paralegals and legal assistants prides itself on its use of the latest communication, litigation support and multi-media presentation technology to assist our attorneys in investigating, analyzing and preparing cases for negotiation and trial.Our objective in representing our clients is to avoid or minimize the impacts of project disputes. However, the reality of today’s development industry is that all sophisticated projects are subject to the risk of claims. Should the need arise, our attorneys are ready and able to prosecute or defend any claim utilizing the combined experience and talent of all Gurley & Associates personnel who have collectively negotiated or litigated hundreds of complex construction and surety disputes in the southeastern United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.