FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Kelley Kronenberg, a diverse business law firm, announced that Gary L. Brown has rejoined the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office as a Partner and Head of the firm’s construction practice. Brown is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law and focuses his practice on complex commercial and general business litigation.
Brown handled commercial and construction litigation for Kelley Kronenberg (from 2003 to 2008), and just prior to rejoining the firm, he previously worked with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP as a Partner and member of their national construction practice group.
As an expert in the construction legal community, Brown has vast experience handling construction matters in the state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout Florida. He is well versed in construction and design contract drafting and negotiation, dispute resolution, Florida’s construction lien law, payment and performance bond claims, construction and design defect claims, delay, inefficiency and acceleration claims, and insurance/coverage disputes. Additionally, he represents municipalities and local governments in all aspects of public work projects including procurement documents, bid protests, and construction and design agreements.
Brown frequently publishes material on construction industry issues, including authoring the first edition of a book with the Daily Business Review (an ALM Media company) titled Florida Construction Defect Litigation in 2015, which is updated annually. He also regularly conducts seminars on the legal aspects of construction-related matters.
Among his legal accolades, Brown has been included in Florida Super Lawyers Magazine in the Construction Litigation category since 2010. He has also been recognized as a Top Lawyer in the South Florida Legal Guide each year since 2012, and was named to the South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Up & Comers list in 2011.
Brown is actively involved with The Florida Bar as a member of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section’s Construction Law Committee. He has previously served on the Publications Subcommittee, Legislative Affairs Subcommittee, and as Chair of the Jury Instructions Subcommittee. Additionally, he is a prior member of the Broward County Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee, the Construction Association of South Florida’s (CASF) Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Engineering Contractors Association (ECA).
Brown is a dual graduate of Nova Southeastern University, having received both his Bachelor of Science and law degrees from the University. He is admitted to practice law in state courts of Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.