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Michele C Ammendola

Michele C Ammendola


Construction Lawyer
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Becker & Poliakoff P A
Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Michele C Ammendola

Attorney Biography

Michele Ammendola is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar and is a Senior Attorney in the Firm’s Construction Law Group.

She represents clients in the negotiation and preparation of construction contracts, including warranties, for public projects and private residential and commercial projects.

She is also experienced in the negotiation and preparation of settlement and moratorium agreements and regularly handles construction and design defect litigation claims, construction lien disputes, bond claims and warranty disputes.

During law school, Ms. Ammendola interned for the Staff Attorney’s office of Fort Lauderdale where she performed research and drafted memoranda on various legal issues.

Prior to attending law school, she worked as a senior news editor for a financial internet company.

Activities & Memberships -

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chapter

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, The Florida Bar

Publications -

Chapter 9, "Preparing and Presenting the Case", in the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry's book entitled, Construction Defects (2012);

Chapter 14, "Construction Defect Litigation", in The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Book entitled, Florida Condominium and Community Association Law, Second Edition (2011);

Chapter 26, "How Owners Can Avoid Litigation on Construction Projects" in the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry's book entitled, Construction Checklists: A Guide to Frequently Encountered Construction Issues (2008);

"New Defect Law Poses Hefty Burden for Business", Daily Business Review, October 19, 2006.

Overview of the Ch. 558 Process for Property Owners

Florida Construction Law Authority Blog

April 26, 2011

Overview of Florida's Ch. 558 Process for Developers

Florida Construction Law Authority Blog

August 17, 2011

What Developers and Contractors Need to Know About Destructive Testing

Florida Construction Law Authority Blog

January 18, 2012

So You Have Received a Repair Offer--Now What?

Florida Construction Law Authority Blog

June 11, 2012

Life Safety Defects: The Importance of Giving Prompt Notice

Florida Construction Law Authority Blog

October 19, 2012

Don't Underestimate the Importance of Repair Estimates When Evaluating Your Construction Defect Claim

Florida Construction Law Authority Blog

February 8, 2013

Bar Admissions -

Florida

Education -

Nova Southeastern University, J.D., cum laude

St. John's University, B.A., summa cum laude

Florida Construction Lawyer; Florida Construction Law; Florida Board Certification; Florida Board Certified; Construction Defects; Construction Contracts; Construction Liens; Contract Negotiation; Design Professionals; Contractors; Community Associations; Owners; Developers; Condominiums; Condominium Associations; Construction Disputes; Breach of Contract; Warranty; Ch. 558; Chapter 558; Bond Claims; Surety; Building Code Violations; Hurricanes; Disaster Recovery; Roof Leaks; Construction Law Authority Blog;


Practice Areas

 
Construction Law (100%)

Résumé - Michele C Ammendola

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing
2004

Education

Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University
Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University
J.D., cum laude
2004

Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
2004

St. John's University
B.A., summa cum laude
1997

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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
2010

Associations

Board Member
National Association of Women in Construction - Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chapter 78
2014

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Contact Michele C Ammendola

Michele C Ammendola
Becker & Poliakoff P A
1 East Broward Blvd. Suite 1800
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.becker-poliakoff.com
Office: 954-364-6023
Office: 646023x x5123

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Bar Membership Information

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.



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