Vincent F. Vaccarella

333 N New River Drive East
Suite 3000
Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
Phone: 305-932-4044
Fax: 305-932-4990


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Vincent F. Vaccarella was born in Marlborough, Massachusetts.  He was admitted to the Florida bar in 1994, and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Florida, Southern District, 1994; Middle District, 1998; First Circuit of Massachusetts, 2011; and admitted to appear before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1995.  Mr. Vaccarella frequently conducts lectures and continuing education seminars on construction law for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and other industry groups.  He has also served two terms as general counsel for the AGC, South Florida Chapter.  Mr. Vaccarella maintains an active trial practice for clients which include some of the country's largest and most prestigious general contractors, multinational real estate developers, lenders, and owners of luxury South Florida properties. Mr. Vaccarella has authored numerous legislative bills of benefit to the construction industry and frequently writes articles on topics of industry interest. While the firm's practice is focused on construction related matters, it also maintains a busy commercial and transactional practice for its non-construction clients.   

Areas of Practice

  • Contract Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Public Construction Law
  • Bid Protests
  • Administrative Law
  • Florida Statute Section 558 Claims
  • Defect Claims
  • Delay Claims and Claims for Differing Site Conditions
  • Employment Law and Agreements
  • Corporate Agreements
  • Bankruptcy Adversary Proceedings

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, First Circuit of Massachusetts, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1995

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1994
    Juris Doctorate. Cum Laude
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1991
    B.A. History and Economics

Published Works

  • "Beware of Verbal Changes on Public Work", 32 Const. Issues Forum 3 
  • "How to Ensure a Proper Payment Defense", 33 Const. Issues Forum 3 
  • "Construction Delay Claims", General Counsel, Associated General Contractors 
  • "Managing Administrative Agencies", Associated General Contractors
  • "Claims for Extra Work at Differing Site Conditions", Associated General Contractors 
  • "Builder's Risk - Who's Risk Is It?", South Florida Constructor
  • "Florida Condominium Claims – If you Build it, They Will Come", South Florida Constructor

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dade County Bar Association
    Member, Construction Law Committee
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Construction Association of South Florida
  • South Florida Engineering Contractor's Association

Languages

  • Spanish