Senior Attorney

Matthew B. Taylor

Matthew B. Taylor has recently joined our firm as a Senior Attorney in charge of our Tampa office.  Mr. Taylor has over 17 years of experience handling construction and commercial contract disputes.  Prior to becoming a construction trial attorney, Mr. Taylor worked with his family’s construction business.  His practice includes construction litigation, complex commercial litigation and civil trial.

Mr. Taylor has tried countless cases throughout the State of Florida and is a frequent lecturer at seminars on Construction related matters.

Mr. Taylor received his undergraduate degree from University of South Florida in 1994 and his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 2000.  He is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. Mr. Taylor is an avid outdoorsman and a sixth generation Floridian.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

– Construction Law, including reviewing, drafting and litigating construction and commercial contracts and litigating/arbitrating numerous construction issues such as complex delay claims and payment disputes

– Extensive litigation experience in the areas of Construction Defect, Construction Completion, Florida Lien Law, Federal Miller Act Claims, Bond Disputes, Delay Damages, Faulty Design/Engineering, AIA/AAA Arbitration, Permitting Disputes and Warranty Claims

– Environmental resource permit challenges via Florida’s Division of Administrative Proceedings

– Public Contract Law

– Fidelity and Surety Law

– Complex Commercial Litigation

– Real Property Litigation

Education

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude

2000

University of South Florida, B.S. Economics

1994

Bar and Court Membership

  • Florida Bar, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

Professional/Industry Involvement and Affiliations

  • Florida Transportation and Road Builders Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Manatee American Inn of Court
  • Manatee-Sarasota Fish and Game Association