K. Stefan Chin

K. Stefan Chin: Attorney with Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation

Biography

Stefan Chin is a Partner in the Construction Law Practice at Peckar & Abramson. He focuses on construction and other commercial litigation including the representation of contractors, owners, other construction professionals, and sureties in litigation, arbitration, mediation, and dispute resolution board proceedings for construction and design-defect claims, contract claims, construction lien claims, delay and impact claims, bond claims, insurance claims, and related matters.

Bio

Mr. Chin’s experience includes low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise residential and commercial projects in the U.S. and overseas, as well as large-scale transportation infrastructure and energy-related projects in the U.S.

Mr. Chin’s construction practice also includes the negotiation and preparation of construction documents and project administration assistance during construction for the early identification and resolution of conflicts and disputes. Mr. Chin has represented clients in litigation, arbitration, mediation, and dispute resolution board proceedings involving reinforced and post-tension concrete construction, drywall assemblies, stucco, glass and glazing systems, fire sprinkler systems, sign structures, mechanically stabilized earth wall and barrier wall systems, and other building and roadway systems and components.

Mr. Chin received his bachelor of architecture, with honors, from the University of Miami in 2000 and his law degree from Emory University School of Law in 2008. He is a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certified Florida registered architect and, prior to law school, worked with one of Miami’s largest architectural firms. While in law school, Mr. Chin served as Assistant Director of the Emory Mock Trial Society and represented Emory in national trial advocacy competitions. While a law student, he also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Brenda H. Cole at the State Court of Fulton County, Georgia.

Mr. Chin is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, and Dade County Bar Association.

Awards

Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Law Specialist

Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star

Publications & Presentations

Getting to Substantial Completion, Peckar & Abramson’s Rising Star Educational Program, November 2018

Are You Storm Ready?, Peckar & Abramson’s Rising Star Educational Program, June 2018

Document Control, Peckar & Abramson’s Rising Star Educational Program, November 2017

How Midsize Law Firms Can Minimize Cybersecurity Threats , Law360 - July 21, 2017

The Construction Payment Process, Peckar & Abramson’s Rising Star Educational Program, June 2017

A New Year’s Resolution for Your Construction Business: Practical Guidelines for Mitigating the Risks of a Cyberattack , Construction ink! - March 2017

Cyberattacks can cripple the construction Industry , The Miami Herald, May 2016

Contracting with Owners to Avoid Disputes and Increase Profitability, South Florida Associated General Contractors, May 2016

Contractors and Builders Take Note: 2015 Amendments to Chapter 558, Florida Statutes - Florida’s Notice and Opportunity to Cure Statute, South Florida Associated General Contractors Newswire, July 23, 2015

New Amendments to Chapter 558, Florida’s Notice and Opportunity to Cure Statute, Construction Today Blog, July 22, 2015

Notable Pending Legislation: Proposed Amendments to Chapter 558, Florida Statutes, presentation to Florida Structural Engineers Association, May 2015.

Chapter 558, Florida Statutes: A 360 Degree Review, South Florida Associated General Contractors (Young Contractors Forum) seminar, March 2015

Contractors Support Bill on Construction Defect Notice” Daily Business Review, Opinion & Commentary Section, February 2015

Appellate Court Supports Builders and General Contractors In Case Involving Developer Foreclosing on Himself to Avoid Payment, South Florida Associated General Contractors Newswire, October 20, 2014

Advising Clients of Arbitration Awards and Vacatur of an Award,” American Bar Association Construction Litigation, Spring 2014, Vol. 23, No. 2.

News and Events

Construction Law Certification Review Course 2019

Peckar & Abramson Announces Promotions to Firm’s Partnership, Senior Counsel and Associate Ranks

Getting to Substantial Completion - A Rising Star Educational Program

Eight Attorneys In The Firm’s Miami Office Named 2018 Super Lawyers

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Construction Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Public-Private Partnerships

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.358.2600  Phone
305.375.0328  Fax
www.pecklaw.com
University Attended:
University of Miami, B.A., with honors
Law School Attended:
Emory University School of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
2008
Admission:
State of Florida; United States Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit; United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Memberships:

Professional Associations

•American Bar Association (Forum on the Construction Industry)
•Florida Bar Association
•Dade County Bar Association
•National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
•Florida Registered Architect
•Associated General Contractors of America
•Associated Builders and Contractors
•Contractors Association of South Florida
•Florida Transportation Builders Association

ISLN:
919975680

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