Shumaker Launches Blog About Trends and Legal Issues in the Construction Industry

SARASOTA, Fla. — The full-service business law firm Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP has just launched a blog about legal issues, trends and legislative updates related to the residential and commercial construction industry.

The Shumaker Construction Trend blog was the brainchild of Shumaker attorney Christopher A. Staine.

“Our goal is to keep people informed about relevant issues in construction, and we thought the blog would be a great way to educate people about the intricacies of the industry,” Staine said.

New posts will be added to the blog once or twice a month, but additional updates will be posted when issues arise that are relevant to the industry. The first post delves into Chapter 558, a law that’s referred to as Florida’s “opportunity-to-cure” statutes. The law requires aggrieved owners to place contractors and design professionals on notice of construction defects and potentially allow the alleged defects to be resolved.

Several Shumaker attorneys will contribute to the blog by writing about their expertise, including Staine, Anthony J. Abate, Cate Wells, Brian R. Lambert, Michele Leo Hintson, James S. Savalli and Tyler A. Hayden.

“The Construction Trend blog will include something for everyone – from owners and developers to contractors and design professionals,” Staine said. “The posts will be about topics that run the full gamut of the construction industry, including single-family residences, condominiums and commercial developments.”

About Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 245 lawyers and five offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Fla.; and Charlotte, N.C. Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services. Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.

About Christopher A. Staine

Christopher A. Staine has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts throughout Florida, in addition to private and commercial arbitration proceedings. Staine devotes a significant portion of his practice to construction litigation and counseling, trust and probate litigation, and guardianship matters. As a Board Certified Construction Attorney, Christopher represents companies, partnerships and individuals involved in all aspects of the construction process, specifically including owners, developers, general and marine contractors, suppliers, surety companies and construction lenders. Staine is a frequent speaker on various legal issues and legislative initiatives impacting the construction industry, notably issues such as the Florida Construction Lien Law, green building and construction licensing.

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