Neal I. Sklar

Neal I. Sklar

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Miami, FL

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
 | One Southeast Third Avenue, Suite 3100
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-358-2600
Fax: 305-375-0328
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (80%),
  • International (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile
Neal Sklar's primary area of practice is construction law which is focused on the representation of general contractors and construction managers in a variety of construction related matters. Mr. Sklar's services include the preparation and negotiation of construction contracts as well as the negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction contract disputes, construction lien claims, construction defect claims, design defect claims, bond claims, insurance claims and related matters. A substantial portion of Mr. Sklar's practice involves providing on site counsel and day-to-day guidance to clients on small, medium and some of the nation's largest construction projects. Mr. Sklar's practice is unique in that he employs alternative dispute resolution procedures whenever possible to solve problems and resolve disputes before a crisis occurs. Through regularly scheduled meetings with project management staff, Mr. Sklar identifies potential pitfalls, helps maintain contractual compliance, assists in statutory/regulatory compliance issues and recommends methods to solve problems and avoid risk.When litigation is required, Mr. Sklar has vigorously represented his clients in assorted litigation proceedings. He has successfully handled a wide range of matters before state courts, federal courts, arbitration tribunals, mediation panels, administrative boards, in out of court negotiations and in appellate arenas.Mr. Sklar has represented clients in cases involving concrete, roofing, foundation, bulkhead, drywall, water proofing, stucco, paint, window and door assemblies, plumbing, electric, fire sprinkler systems, HVAC, masonry and several other building components.  Mr. Sklar is admitted to practice law before the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida as well as all courts of the State of Florida.Mr. Sklar is certified as a specialist in Construction Law by the Florida Bar and has had his achievements recognized by Best Lawyers (2008- Present), Chambers USA (2007 - Present) and Florida Super Lawyers (2006 - Present) and Florida Legal Elite (2009). He was also recently recognized by the Legal 500 (2009) as an "excellent" and "up and coming litigator" and he was praised for his "nice touch with the field level staff, which is difficult to do when it comes with mixing lawyers and construction personnel.". He is a member of the American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, The American Trial Lawyers Association, the South Florida Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, the South Florida Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Contractors Association of South Florida. Additionally, Mr. Sklar has also authored several articles on current developments in construction law and is a frequent lecturer at seminars on construction related topics.  Mr. Sklar recently co-authored chapter 5-D entitled "Construction Liens" in the Florida Real Property Litigation (5th edition) handbook published by the Florida Bar which serves as the Florida Bar’s definitive treatise on Florida’s Construction Lien law.

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

About Neal Sklar

Admitted: 1993, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.pecklaw.com/ourpeople/bio/neal_i._sklar

Honors/Awards:

  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2009
  • Rising Star, Chambers USA, 2008
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2011
  • Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2014
  • Rising Star, Chambers USA, 2007
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2008
  • Elite Lawyer, Florida's Legal Elite, 2009
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2012
  • Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2015
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2010
  • Rising Star, Chambers USA, 2009
  • Excellent Up and Coming litigator, Legal 500, 2009
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law (Only 5% of attorneys in State of Florida are Board Certified), 2005

Educational Background:

  • Mr. Sklar received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami in 1990 and his law degree from Nova University, Shephard Broad Law Center in 1993.

Industry Groups

  • Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)
  • Associated General Contractors (AGC)
  • Construction Association Of South Florida (CASF)
  • ConstruLegal
  • Florida Transportation Builders Association (FTBA)
  • High Speed Rail (HSR) Infrastructure Group
  • Infrastructure Construction Group
Office Location for Neal I. Sklar

One Southeast Third Avenue
Suite 3100
Miami, FL 33131

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Last Updated: 1/31/2019

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