• Recent Case's Impact on the Determination of Contractor Licensure
  • July 2, 2015 | Authors: Nancy Fouad Carey; Peter C. Vilmos
  • Law Firms: Burr & Forman LLP - Birmingham Office ; Burr & Forman LLP - Orlando Office
  • A Florida court of appeals recently ruled that a contractor is considered licensed if it is associated with a qualifying agent licensed to perform the contract work on the effective date of the contract. Other courts previously looked to whether that same licensed individual also obtained the permit and later managed and supervised the construction project when determining licensure status. Under Florida law, a contractor can only enforce a contract if it was licensed at the time it entered into the contract. Knowing how and when a contractor qualifies as licensed is therefore of utmost importance.