Jeff is one of four Board Certified Attorneys in Construction Law at Niesen|Price. He specializes in the area of design and construction defects, differential site conditions and delay damages. Jeff is a member of the Florida Bar and all Federal Districts of Florida and conducts appeals from and to District, Appellate and Supreme Courts.
As with all of the senior attorneys at Niesen|Price, Jeff has extensive experience in construction outside of the practice of law. He was a building contractor in Iowa and Massachusetts constructing light commercial and condominium housing. A former finish carpenter, cement finisher, and ironworker, he has worked in all major phases of construction.
As a Rule IX Intern while attending law school, Jeff prosecuted non-felony cases in bench and jury settings as an Associate District Attorney. After graduation, Jeff joined with a local attorney in a Washington private practice working in both family and construction law. Jeff was later appointed a District Court Prosecuting Attorney in Washington State where he conducted trials for four years prior to joining the firm.
Jeff, a native of Florida who was raised in Rockledge, returned in the late 1990’s when his wife, Dr. Maureen T. Long was recruited by the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine as a Professor of Equine Medicine. The own a farm in Alachua County where they raise horses.
• Jeff has first-chaired numerous civil and criminal matters tried to both court and jury panels.
• He is the attorney of record for several national organizations and consulting counsel for various construction companies and materials’ suppliers.
• Jeff has set-up and organized numerous C, S, and LLC/LLP organizations, and acts as their corporate counsel.
• Jeff is called upon by various public entities to represent them in complex construction cases involving both "little" and "big" Miller Act bonds.
Languages spoken: French
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1999||09/08/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certification in Construction Law||The Florida Bar||2005|
|Certified Construction Continuing Education Provider||Florida DBPR and Florida Bar||2004|
|Technical Editor - Idaho Law Review||University of Idaho||1997|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||Asotin County, WA||1996 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Real Property Division||Member||1993 - Present|
|Park Lane Development v. Summit, et al.||Full Payment of Surity Claim, Fees and Costs|
|See all legal cases|
|Journal of Light Construction||Comments||2010|
|Journal of Light Construction||Comments||2009|
|Adoption - Period.||Letters - Florida Bar||2009|
|Fundamentals of Construction Contracts||Differing Site Conditions||2008|
|Construction Law From Contract to Closeout||The Written Contract Document||2007|
|Construction Contracts & Purchase Orders in Florida||Construction Contracts & Purchase Orders in Florida||2005|
|University of Idaho College of Law||Law||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||1997|
|University of Illinois||History||MA - Masters||1993|
|University of Massachusetts, Lowell||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|CILB Continuing Education||Contractor Licensing||2011|
|Contractor Continuing Education||Liens, Contracts and Claims||2010|
|Contractor Continuing Education||Construction Liens and Bonds||2009|
|Construction Claims||Construction Law||2009|
|Legal Requirements of Contractors||Construction Law Requirement for Contractors||2008|
|Licensing Requirements||Registered & Certified Contractor Requirements||2007|
|Continuing Education for Claims Managers||Bond Claims||2007|
|Construction Law from Contracts to Closeout||Construction Law||2007|
|Construction Contracts and Purchase Orders in Florida||Contracts & Purchase Orders||2005|