SARASOTA, FL – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Sarasota Associate Brett M. Henson has been certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Board certification identifies a lawyer with special knowledge, skills, and proficiency, as well as a reputation for professionalism and ethics.
As a member of the firm’s Litigation practice group, Brett’s focus is in the areas of commercial and construction litigation. He devotes a substantial portion of his practice to handling all types of construction disputes, including claims related to breach of contract, delay damages, workmanship and design defects, fidelity and surety bonds, and Florida’s Construction Lien Law.
He counsels and assists construction industry professionals regarding dispute avoidance procedures, along with contract preparation, review, and negotiation. Brett also uses his experience and knowledge in resolving claims involving insurance proceeds and insurance coverage.
In addition to construction law, Brett routinely litigates product liability matters on behalf of manufacturers, including manufacturers of building products. Clients also turn to him for representation in a broad range of complex commercial and business litigation matters, from initial case inception and early resolution, through trial.
As a former prosecutor and civil trial lawyer, Brett gained extensive litigation and trial experience in various state and federal courts representing individuals, businesses, and insurance companies. He works to develop a litigation strategy early in a case in an effort to control costs and reach an early resolution, if possible.
Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 260 lawyers and seven offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services. Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.