Stephen H. Reisman

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: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Stephen H. Reisman is an attorney and vice chairman at Peckar & Abramson, P.C., in Miami, Florida. Mr. Reisman dedicates his practice to construction law matters, including contracts, project support and dispute resolution and represents local, regional, national and international contractors and construction managers.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from Emory University, Mr. Reisman attended and graduated from the University of Miami School of Law. He is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. Mr. Reisman is also certified as a specialist in the area of construction law by the Florida Bar.

Mr. Reisman has been recognized for his work within the legal profession. He has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell, is listed in Best Lawyers and has been featured in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Reisman is active within several professional organizations including membership in the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the Construction Association of South Florida and the Associated General Contractors of America. He has also been named a fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers and a member of the Construction Management Advisory Board of the University of Miami School of Architecture.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Construction Litigation (90%): Construction Defects

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)

Focus Areas

Construction Defects


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Stephen Reisman

Admitted: 1976, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers in America (Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law – Miami; 2012, 2014, 2016)
  • The International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Law Specialist

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • Construction Association of South Florida
  • State of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Florida Bar, Litigation Section
  • American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • American College of Construction Lawyers
  • Florida Bar, Real Property Section
  • Associated General Contractors
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • American Bar Association (Forum on Construction Law and Litigation Section)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author and Lecturer, “Florida Construction Law,” National Business Institute, 1993 and 1997
  • Author and Lecturer, “Legal Consequences of Construction and Design Failures,” Construction Specifications Institute, 1995
  • Author, “Construction Qualifiers Liability,” Construction Financial Management Association, 1992
  • Co-author, "Rights and Liabilities of the General Contractor, Subcontractors, Suppliers and Materialmen", Construction Litigation in Florida, Florida Bar Publications, 1983
  • Co-author and Speaker, "The Perfect Pair or the Odd Couple – Challenges of Teaming Arrangements", American Bar Associations Forum on Construction Law, 2014
  • Co-author, “Teaming Arrangements on Infrastructure Projects”, Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers – Summer 2015
  • Co-editor, “Construction Defects,” American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, 2012
  • Co-author, "Construction Liens", Florida Real Property Litigation, Florida Bar Publications, 1993, 2001, 2011, 2013
  • Author and Lecturer, “Completion and Turnover of the Condominium-Exit Strategy” and “Managing Risk in Condominium Construction” Condominium Construction Issues in Florida, Lorman Educational Services, 2006
  • Author and Panelist, “Construction Mediation,” Conflict Management in Construction, American Arbitration Association, 2004
  • Author and Lecturer, “Assumption and Delegation of Design Responsibility” Florida Law For Design Professionals, Lorman Educational Services, 2001
  • Author and Lecturer, “The Problem Owner: Contractor’s Perspective on Termination and Other Alternatives,” Florida Construction Law – Creative Strategies for Project Completion & Litigation Avoidance, Lorman Educational Services, 1999
  • Co-author, “Contractor’s Responsibility for Design Failures,” Construction Ink!, 1999
  • Author and Lecturer, “Construction Lien Law and Strategies in Florida,” National Business Institute, 1998

Educational Background:

  • Emory University, B.A.
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Office Location for Stephen H. Reisman

One Southeast Third Avenue
Suite 3100
Miami, FL 33131

Phone: 305-358-2600

Fax: 305-375-0328

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Last Updated: 8/27/2019

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