Michele Ammendola

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mammendola@bplegal.com
Professional Experience

Michele Ammendola is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar and is a Senior Attorney in the Firm’s Construction Law Group. She represents clients in the negotiation and preparation of construction contracts, including warranties, for public projects and private residential and commercial projects. She is also experienced in the negotiation and preparation of settlement and moratorium agreements and regularly handles construction and design defect litigation claims, construction lien disputes, bond claims and warranty disputes. 

During law school, Ms. Ammendola interned for the Staff Attorney’s office of Fort Lauderdale where she performed research and drafted memoranda on various legal issues. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a senior news editor for a financial internet company.

Activities & Memberships
National Association of Women in Construction, Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chapter 
Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, The Florida Bar

Publications
Co-Author, Chapter 9, “Preparing and Presenting the Case”, in the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry's book entitled, Construction Defects (2012);

Co-Author, Chapter 14, “Construction Defect litigation”, in The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Book entitled, Florida Condominium and Community Association Law, Second Edition (2011);

Co-Author, Chapter 26, "How Owners Can Avoid Litigation on Construction Projects" in the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry's book entitled, Construction Checklists: A Guide to Frequently Encountered Construction Issues (2008);

Co-Author, "New Defect Law poses Hefty Burden for Business", Daily Business Review, October 19, 2006.

Overview of the Ch. 558 Process for Property Owners
Becker & Poliakoff's Florida Construction Law Authority Blog
April 26, 2011

Overview of Florida's Ch. 558 Process for Developers
Florida Construction Law Authority Blog
August 17, 2011

What Developers and Contractors Need to Know About Destructive Testing
Florida Construction Law Authority Blog
January 18, 2012

So You Have Received a Repair Offer--Now What?
Florida Construction Law Authority Blog
June 11, 2012

Life Safety Defects: The Importance of Giving Prompt Notice
Florida Construction Law Authority Blog
October 19, 2012

Don't Underestimate the Importance of Repair Estimates When Evaluating Your Construction Defect Claim
Florida Construction Law Authority Blog
February 8, 2013