Arbitration & ADR

Arbitration is one of the most popular methods of resolving construction disputes. For those unfamiliar with the process, and its lack of formality, the lack of protection from the rules of evidence and the ability of the arbitrators to avoid following the requirements of the law can be a daunting proposition. While there are potential benefits to arbitrating a claim, there are also drawbacks. The lawyers at Vincent F. Vaccarella, P.A. can advise you, whether your particular situation is best suited for arbitration or for some other form of alternative dispute resolution. Each case is unique and the potential benefits are not guaranteed and pursuing a claim through arbitration may limit your ability to appeal the decision reached by the arbitrator. A careful evaluation of your claim by our attorneys will allow you to make an informed decision on how to best pursue your desired outcome.

If your claim does end up in arbitration, our attorneys are prepared to represent your interests. We have successfully handled arbitrations representing contractors, subcontractors, developers, and manufacturers. Vincent F. Vaccarella, P.A. employs lawyers who understand the complexities of the construction industry, which is invaluable in the arbitration process. Further, many contracts call for the use of organizations such as the American Arbitration Association, which has special rules for construction industry arbitration and for commercial arbitration. If arbitration is an option for your claim, let our experienced team of attorneys help you understand your options.

Finally, once an arbitration award has been issued, the arbitration attorneys at Vincent F. Vaccarella, P.A. are familiar with the Federal Arbitration Act and the Florida Arbitration Code’s procedures for confirming, modifying, and vacating arbitration awards.