SARASOTA, FL — Shumaker Partner Brett M. Henson has been appointed to the Construction Industry Advisory Board (CIAB) for the Stock Development Department of Construction Management at the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering of Florida Gulf Coast University. The Stock Development Department of Construction teaches students the skills needed to manage, coordinate, and supervise construction projects from start to finish, including scheduling, budgeting, and managing materials and people.
Certified by the Florida Bar in Construction Law, Brett is heavily involved in the construction industry. In addition to his new role on CIAB, he is an American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, D1 – Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Steering Committee Member; the Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Construction Law Committee, Legislative Subcommittee Co-Chair; and a member of the Associated Builders & Contractors, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, where he was a fellow of the NEXGEN Program Class of 2021 and sat on the Surfside Industry Task Force.
Brett’s legal practice focuses in the areas of commercial and construction litigation. He devotes a substantial portion of his practice to handling all types of construction disputes. Brett counsels and assists residential and commercial property owners, developers, and construction industry professionals in all facets of a construction project, including contract preparation, review, negotiation, and dispute avoidance. Brett also uses his experience and knowledge in resolving claims involving insurance proceeds and insurance coverage.