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Erik Francis Szabo

Construction and development Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   3 reviews

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I am a Florida Bar board certified construction attorney practicing civil litigation with an emphasis on construction and commercial disputes. I represent owners, general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, and material and equipment suppliers in residential and commercial construction. I handle matters involving construction liens (mechanic's liens), surety bonds, contract drafting, review and revision, contract negotiations, change order disputes, and construction defect claims.  I am rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards.  I have also received the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star award in Construction Litigation. 

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Licensed for 20 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/23/2022

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Shutts & Bowen, LLP
300 S. Orange Avenue
Suite 1600
Orlando, FL, 32801
Erik Francis Szabo
1022 Park Street
Suite 308
Jacksonville, FL, 32204
Erik Francis Szabo
4301 West Boy Scout Boulevard
Suite 300
Tampa, FL, 33607
Erik Francis Szabo
525 Okeechobee Boulevard
Suite 1100
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401
Erik Francis Szabo
200 East Broward Boulevard
Suite 2100
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
Erik Francis Szabo
200 South Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 4100
Miami, FL, 33131
Erik Francis Szabo
1858 Ringling Boulevard
Suite 300
Sarasota, FL, 34236
Erik Francis Szabo
215 South Monroe Street
Suite 804
Tallahassee, FL, 32301
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Posted by Jeff | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not bad for a Gator
Eric has been our corporate attorney for more then ten years. He has defended us on several blanket lawsuits for latent construction defect claims. Eric has also advised me on several contract issues, that if he had not brought to my attention, I most definitely would have had Problems with. He has provided me with his cell phone so he is available 24/7. Always returns calls promptly and is always eager to guide me in the right direction.
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Posted by Joseph | February 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Construction Law in Florida
We confidently recommend Attorney Erik Szabo. He has assisted our firm with two intricate civil cases. Erik is detail oriented and results-driven.
Posted by Chris | February 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
President
I have worked and contracted Eric as our attorney for over 10 years. If you remember 10 years ago was the down tun of the economy were collecting money was extremely difficult and extremely important to survive. K&K Electric Inc. had multiply cases with Eric and had outstand results with every one of them. He fought for our company and our rights like a pit bull. He kept after the case vigorously. He kept great communication with me thru all issues. If I picked up the phone and needed to talk to him he was always there. No paralegals ever. I was always able to talk direct to Eric. He always kept me abreast of all options of our case. I would highly recommend Eric to any business owner or person who is serious about collecting their money or! He is a great lawyer and person. That’s hard to find.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Shutts & Bowen, LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Higley & Szabo, P.A.
  • 2006 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Higley & Barfield, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Associate
  • deBeaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal, LLP
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • law
  • 2002
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Board Certified - Construction Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Greater Orlando Builders Association
  • Associate Director
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Construction Law Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Business Network International
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Board Certified - Construction Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers in Orlando
  • Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star in Construction Litigation
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star in Construction Litigation
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star in Construction Litigation
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Basic Real Property
  • Construction Contracting / Litigation
  • 2019
  • Air Conditioning Contractors Association of Central Florida
  • Florida Construction Lien Law & Contract "Murder Clauses"
  • N/A
  • Remodel & Design Council - Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando
  • Florida Construction Lien Law & Construction Contracts
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Construction and development Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because of his quick mind, solid scholarship and aggressive representation of his many clients."
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Erik as opposing counsel and was so impressed by his tenacity and thoroughness, yet all the while being completely professional and pleasant to deal with. I can’t think of a higher compliment for a colleague and I happily endorse Erik."
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer in the field of construction law. Mr. Szabo is very knowledgeable on a broad range of construction law issues"
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Orlando Construction and development Lawyer Erik Francis Szabo
Erik Francis Szabo
Construction and development Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 20 years