Adam F. Haimo

  • Partner at Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP (64 Attorneys)
  • Tower 101, 101 N.E. Third Avenue,Suite 1910, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Adam F. Haimo is a Partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. He is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar. Prior to joining the firm, Adam practiced in the civil litigation group in the Miami office of a well respected South Florida law firm. Mr. Haimo practices in all areas of civil litigation with a focus on the construction and real estate investment industry. His extensive litigation experience includes complex commercial litigation, real estate, construction litigation, banking litigation, construction defect and delay cases, toxic mold litigation, and other civil matters involving real estate. His experience also includes litigation of business torts, breach of contract and tortious interference.

Mr. Haimo’s representation includes developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers in the preparation and negotiation of construction contracts utilizing traditional and non-traditional delivery systems (Design-Build, CM, CM at risk, Stipulated Sum and Cost Plus GMP). He drafts, reviews and negotiates contracts for owners, contractors and architects, as well as litigates issues that arise from such contracts, including construction defect, surety claims and lien claims. Adam has also been called upon by various entities, including Lloyd’s of London syndicates, market companies and runoff companies to represent their interests with regard to reinsurance disputes throughout the United States.

Adam is consistently recognized by Legal publications including Chambers USA and the South Florida Legal Guide. He was most recently honored by being listed on the 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list. Recognized by his peers for his contracts negotiation work, Chambers USA quotes sources stating that Adam is “excellent to work with, bright and responsive.”


•Acquisition and Redevelopment of Mixed-Use Development - Miami Beach, FL
•Counsel to Large Florida General Contractor
•Development and Construction of Class A Restaurant - Miami Beach, FL
•Historic Hotel Project - Miami Beach, FL
•Luxury Condominium Tower and Parking Garage - Miami, Florida
•Metropolitan Tower Project in Miami, FL
•Project Counsel for Retail Site - Miami Beach, FL
•Recreational Community Center - Miami Beach, FL
•Representation Involving Government Contracts in Miami, FL
•Slaughterhouse & Packaging Facility in Central Florida

Honors and Awards

•Chambers USA, Construction, 2013-2017
•South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up & Comers, 2009-2013, Top Lawyer, 2014
•Florida Trend, Up & Comers 2007-2010, Legal Elite 2011-2013
•Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2010-2012, Florida Super Lawyers, 2013-2017
•Lawyers for Children America, John Edwards Smith Child Advocacy Award, 2011
•Dade County Bar Association, Pro Bono Service Award, “Put Something Back,” 2008


•LFCA Awards Lunch 2017

Articles & Publications

•“Minimizing the Change Order Nightmare: Practical Issues for an Owner to Consider When Entering into a Construction Contract,” Retail Construction Magazine, October 24, 2008
•Co-Author, “Precisely Worded Change-Order Language Key to Good Contract,” Retail Construction Magazine, March/April 2008
•Online Blog Articles
•“Choose your Architect Wisely!”
•“Developer Protection Against Tenant Improvements”
•“Developers Should Not Rely Entirely on Standard Forms of Construction Contracts”
•“Tips for a Better Definition of Substantial Completion”
•“Liquidated Damages 101”
•“How to Better Manage the Change Order Process”
•“Key Contract Clauses in a Construction Agreement”
•“The Rebounding Construction Market in Miami-Dade County, Florida”


•Speaker, “Construction 101,” (2011), “Construction 102,” (2012), “Construction Lien Basics,” (2012)
•“Introduction to Construction Contracts”
•Standard of Care in Florida, In-House Presentation for Engineers and Architects (August 2017)
•Contractor License Renewal Course - May 10 & 11, 2018 - Coconut Creek, FL
•Managing Engineering Liability and Risk - January 31, 2019 - Fort Lauderdale, FL
•Smith Currie’s 47th Annual Update Seminar - March 2-3, 2017 - Atlanta, GA
•Smith Currie's 46th Annual Update Seminar - May 5, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Community/Civic Involvement

•Lawyers for Children America, Inc., Volunteer Lawyer (2003-present) and National Board of Directors (2011-present)
•Coach, Davie Soccer and T-Ball (2011-Present)

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Contract Formation
  • Litigation
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Contract Drafting
  • Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
954.769.5328  Phone
954.524.6927  Fax
University Attended:
Brandeis University, B.A., magna cum laude and with high honors in American Studies, 1998
Law School Attended:
Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 2001, Florida

Professional Affiliations

•American Bar Association, Member
•Southern Palm Beach and Broward County Bar Associations, Member
•Dade County Bar Association, Member
•Associated Builders & Contractors of Florida East Coast Chapter
•Construction Association of South Florida, Member


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