Tammy N. Giroux

Partner

Tammy concentrates her practice on litigation involving construction and surety issues, real estate and land use issues, business disputes, including loan default, loan workout and foreclosure, and other complex commercial litigation. For more than 20 years, Tammy’s practice has included counseling and representing lenders, surety companies, owners, developers, general contractors, and subcontractors in pre-suit dispute resolution where applicable, and then arbitration, mediation, and trial in federal and state courts. Additionally, Tammy regularly represents individual clients in a variety of complex matters, including construction and contract disputes. She endeavors to efficiently resolve disputes.

Renowned by colleagues and clients for her responsiveness, Tammy believes that a client should never be left wondering what is happening with a matter. She collaborates with her clients to understand all facets of their businesses and address their individual inner-workings and needs, enabling her to successfully represent her clients in a broad range of matters.

Passionate about sharing her knowledge with others and given the 20+ years of experience representing surety companies in connection with payment, performance and miscellaneous bond disputes, Tammy regularly writes and speaks on surety industry topics at surety conferences around the country.

Outside the courtroom, Tammy enjoys traveling with her son in pursuit of outdoor adventures.

  • Represented property owner in litigation against governmental entity following a denial of a proposed rezoning where the court, after a non-jury trial, found in favor of the property owner on the claims for declaratory and injunctive relief pursuant to Florida Statutes § 163, declaratory relief for violation of as-applied substantive due-process rights protected by the Florida Constitution and U.S. Constitution, and declaratory relief for violation of the constitutional guarantee of equal protection. The court also awarded the property owner attorney fees and costs.
  • Represented developer in defense of litigation brought by concerned citizens following approval of a proposed rezoning where the citizens filed a consistency challenge and claimed, among other things, that the developer and governmental entity failed to comply with applicable zoning procedures.
  • Represented surety in a six-week trial, involving competing claims for breach of contract and claims by the owner against the surety and general contractor for damages related to delays, defective construction, and punch-list issues.
  • Represented surety following default of the bonded subcontractor where the surety successfully tendered completion contractors on pending projects, negotiated and resolved numerous claims brought by payment-bond claimants where possible, and also initiated an interpleader action.
  • Represented surety following the default of the bonded contractor where the surety successfully negotiated a takeover agreement.
  • Represented numerous lending entities in contested commercial-mortgage-foreclosure actions, obtaining final judgments of foreclosure upon successful rulings on summary-judgment motions.
  • Represented judgment creditor in a fraudulent transfer action and then, following the successful outcome in that action, represented the judgment creditor in the subsequent action for foreclosure of the judgment lien on real property.
  • Defended surety in action under the Miller Act where surety argued the contractor failed to timely file suit.

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