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David Eric Gurley

David Eric Gurley

Real Estate Law and Construction Lawyer
Gurley & Associates,P.A.
Sarasota, FL
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Attorney Biography

David E. Gurley is Board Certified in construction law.  He is one of only a small percentage of lawyers statewide to earn this distinction. Lawyers certified in construction law deal with matters relating to the design and construction of improvements on private and public land, including but not limited to, contract negotiation and preparation, project administration;  lobbying at governmental hearings; claim review and preparation; construction scheduling analysis and delay claims; construction insurance issues; construction licensing; and the analysis and litigation of issues arising out of Florida's Construction Lien Law, state bonding statutes and the Federal Miller Act.

After receiving his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law, David moved to Sarasota, Florida, where he began his practice in the areas of construction and surety law. He has counseled clients for over 30 years nationwide, and in the Caribbean basin, in the avoidance and resolution of construction and contract surety bond claims arising from theme park, power plant, medical facility, luxury resort, Army Corps, high rise residential, transportation and infrastructure projects.

David was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He is married with five sons and a daughter. He enjoys flying, sport fishing and motorcycle touring. David is an active community contributor and supporter of such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, Fisher House and various international human rights relief efforts. He is a founding member of the Florida Surety Association Governmental Affairs Committee.

Practice Areas

Construction Law (50%)
Real Estate Law (50%)

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Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Texas State Bar
Member in Good Standing

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Florida State University College of Law
Florida State University College of Law
Juris Doctor

Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Construction Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
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David Eric Gurley
Gurley & Associates,P.A.
601 S Osprey Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
Office: 941-365-4501
Office: 941-556-1480
Fax: 941-365-2916

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Membership with The Florida Bar -

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Specialty Certification Information

Board Certified in Construction Law -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Construction Law - Under Rule 6-24.2, the term "construction law" is the practice of law "dealing with matters relating to the design and construction of improvements on private and public projects including, but not limited to, construction dispute resolution, contract negotiation, preparation, award and administration, lobbying in governmental hearings, oversight and document review, construction lending and insurance, construction licensing...."

Construction law also includes the "analysis and litigation of problems arising out of the Florida Construction Lien Law, section 255.05, Florida Statutes, and the federal Miller Act, 40 U. S.C. Section 270."

Lawyers certified in Construction Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have met the minimum standards for construction law certification. Those standards are set out in Rule 6-24.3 which include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of construction law (40% or more), and 45 hours of approved construction law certification continuing legal education. Attorney also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.