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Moye, O’Brien, Pickert, Dillon & Masterson, LLP

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Managing Partner: James E. Moye
Senior Partners: James E Moye, Sean M Dillon, Mark O Masterson
Number of other lawyers: 12
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Established in 1989, Moye, O’Brien, Pickert, Dillon & Masterson, LLP dedicates the entirety of its practice to the representation of national and multinational clients in all aspects of the construction industry throughout the United States of America (from California to Maine to Florida), the Caribbean basin, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Canada. In the last 31 years, the firm has developed and maintained long-standing 25+ year relationships with clients in the construction industry, including national and multinational general contractors, owners, design professionals, and other construction-related entities. The firm’s philosophy is to provide high quality legal services at a fair rate, while always striving to extricate its clients from unavoidable controversies at the earliest practicable, most economical, and beneficial juncture. By doing so, the firm seeks to establish long-term, ongoing client relationships. The engineering and building construction backgrounds of a number of firm attorneys allows the firm to employ a creative problem-solving approach, which is custom-tailored to the specific needs of each and every client. Each case, large or small, is just as important as any other and commands the firm’s complete attention.

Main Areas of Practice:


The representation of individuals and companies in the construction industry is a highly complex field of law. The firm’s practice is distinct in that it provides construction-related legal services to clients on a nationwide and international basis from its single office in Florida. In the firm’s view, it is one situation for a law firm to have multiple offices and serve clients in proximity to each of its offices and quite a different situation entirely for clients to request that Moye, O’Brien, Pickert, Dillon & Masterson, LLP handle legal matters throughout the United States and internationally from a single office in Florida.
Nationwide, the firm has decades of experience with literally scores of projects involving various state department of transportation agencies as well as local government entities coast-to-coast. The firm’s legal work involves projects as diverse as seismic retrofit work on the Golden Gate Bridge on the West Coast to multi-billion dollar airport projects and waste-rock landslides on the East Coast, and from bridge demolition projects as far south as the Middle East to high-speed rail projects (Acela) in the Northeast. Transactional work and problem solving and litigation activities related to water treatment plants, reservoirs, high schools, airport expansions, high-speed rail, light rail, highways, bridges, dams, power plants, industrial facilities, residential and commercial high-rises, parking structures, and smaller residential disputes make up a typical work day.
The firm’s attorneys provide legal consultation on a broad array of issues including:
■Bid Protests
■Building Condition & Property Transfer Surveys
■Construction Defects
■Construction Liens
■Contract Disputes
■Contract Preparation
■Delay, Acceleration & Disruption Claims
■Design Negligence
■False Claim Act Investigations
■Minority & Disadvantaged Participation Programs
■Payment & Performance Bonds
■Public Private Partnership Contract Procurement & Preparation

Commercial Litigation:
The firm represents clients in a variety of contract and tort disputes.

Key Clients:
Moye, O’Brien, Pickert, Dillon & Masterson, LLP is also unique in that it has developed and maintained 25+ year relationships with many clients in the construction industry, including national and multinational construction managers, general contractors, engineering firms, design professionals and other construction-related entities. Clients include a number of household names in the US construction industry such as: Baker Concrete Construction; Braskem America, Inc.; Capital Rail Constructors (Clark Construction Managing Partner); Central Civil Construction; Community Asphalt Corporation; Coastal Construction Group; GrandLinq Contractors (AECON Managing Partner); J. Raymond Construction Company; J.D. Abrams-Kiewit, a joint venture; KPH Turcot; Kiewit-Weeks-Massman, a joint venture; Lead Engineering Contractors, LLC; Mass Electric Construction Co.; NV2A Group LLC; NV2AHaskell, a joint venture; PCL Civil Constructors, Inc.; PCL Construction Services, Inc.; PCL Industrial Construction Co.; Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc.; Plaza Construction; Walsh Shea Corridor Constructors, a joint venture; White Oak Power Constructors, a joint venture; ZOM Companies.

International Work:
The firm advises international companies operating within the US. The firm also advises US companies on their foreign activities.