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Jason D. Katz is a Florida licensed attorney. His practice includes both litigation and transactional work.
Mr. Katz graduated from University of Virginia with a degree in Systems Engineering, and he received his J.D. degree from Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Katz graduated first in his law school class.
While in law school, Mr. Katz clerked at the Broward County attorneys’ office. After law school he worked for a national law firm specializing in construction law and government contracts. Jason’s practice includes the representation of contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, sureties, design professionals, and other entities on a variety of construction projects, including: roads and bridges; airports; high-rise condominiums; hotels; and industrial complexes.
Jason regularly prosecutes lien and bond claims. He also defends lien and bond claims on behalf of property owners, bond principals, and sureties. Jason is very knowledgeable about all aspects of Florida surety law and is regularly involved in claims involving: statutory payment bonds, common law bonds, performance bonds, lien-transfer bonds, public construction bonds, and Miller Act bonds.
Jason also has experience litigating construction defect cases. Jason has guided contractors and subcontractors through the Chapter 558 process. He has successfully defended contractors and subcontractors against warranty claims, building code violations, and claims for negligence.
Jason handles a wide variety of employment litigation matters, landlord-tenant matters, and general commercial litigation.
He is admitted to all Florida state courts and all Federal District Courts in Florida. Mr. Katz is a Board Certified Construction Attorney.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||06/19/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Board Certified - Construction Law||Florida Bar||2011|
|Board Certified - Construction Law||Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education||2011|
|Attorney||Jason D. Katz, PA||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Smith Currie & Hancock, LLP||2005 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar||Surety and Insurance Committee||2012 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Construction Law Committee||2005 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association, Construction Law Section||Construction Law Committee||2005 - Present|
|Associated Builders and Contractors||Education Committee||2010 - 2012|
|SPS Corp. v. Kinder Builders, 997 So. 2d 1232 (Fla. 3d DCA 2008)||Affirmed|
|Sun-Tech Plumbing v. Kast Construction III, LLC||Affirmed|
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|Common Sense Contracting||Contractual Indemnification||2007|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Virginia||Systems Engineering||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|
|Summitt Condominium Conference||Everything You Need to Know About Florida Law||2012|
|Law School Workshop||Landlord Tenant Law||2012|