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Marvin Pastel is a partner in the firm’s commercial litigation department and is an experienced commercial and construction litigation attorney. Marvin is the nation’s leading attorney in representing insurance disaster restoration contractors, engineers and adjusters. Marvin represents Belfor USA Group, the world’s largest disaster restoration company. His construction representation includes all areas of construction disputes from acceleration claims to defective performance, construction liens, bid protests, state and local regulatory hearings and lien claims. His business practice includes complex breach of contract claims, board of director disputes and all areas of community association disputes. Marvin’s practice also includes tort litigation, personal injury, malicious prosecution, defamation and tortuous interference.


Marvin received his B.S. degree and M.B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and his J.D. degree from Florida State University College of Law, where he served as editor on the Florida State Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Marvin was the financial officer and controller for a large, regional contractor specializing in excavation, highway, railroad, real estate development, sewer and mining.


Marvin is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory which is its highest professional rating based on his years of experience and endorsement by his colleagues in the areas of professional conduct, ethics and ability. He is a member of both the Georgia and Florida Bar and splits his practice between the two states.


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Practice Areas


  1. Construction & Development: 30%
    24 years, 300 cases
  2. Business: 25%
    24 years, 100 cases
  3. Commercial: 25%
    24 years, 200 cases
  4. Insurance: 20%
    24 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Contingent (10-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Winter Capriola Zenner, LLC

3490 Piedmont Rd NE Ste 800
Atlanta, GA, 30305-4811


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201109/19/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200509/08/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199009/08/2015

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWeinstock & Scavo, PC2005 - 2010
PartnerBecker & Poliakoff1994 - 2005
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Belfor USA Group v. Bray & GillespieAffirmed on appeal an payment recieved
Belfor USA Group v. Molikai Villas Condominium AssociationDefense verdict for client
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Florida State University College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A1991
University of VirginiaFinanceN/A1985
University of VirginiaCommerceBS - Bachelor of Science1978