Our law firm was built by construction industry professionals and is dedicated to the specific legal needs of construction businesses.
We are a construction law firm in Florida completely devoted to the needs of construction and business litigation. BLG is founded by Brian Bennett, who worked as a contractor and civil engineer before becoming an attorney.
We were founded by Brian Bennett, who worked as a contractor and civil engineer before becoming an attorney. A board-certified specialist in construction law since 2005, Brian and the firm’s primary focus is meeting the business and legal needs of construction industry businesses and professionals.
We aim to resolve disputes before they escalate into full-blown and expensive litigation, using alternative dispute resolution methods and pre-litigation strategies wherever possible. But in the event your case needs to be tried, you can rest assured that our team is experienced and battle-tested.
Dedicated to the needs of the construction industry
Meet Our Team
Our mission is to provide comprehensive legal services to the construction industry by applying innovative solutions with practical insights gained from hands-on experience in the construction and design fields.
Clients call on our construction law attorneys because of our comprehensive background in the industry and experience in business litigation.
Brian is a construction and business litigator and has tried cases before juries, judges and arbitrators in multiple states and in Canada.
Brett Marlowe focuses his practice representing clients in commercial and construction disputes.
Michelle B. Kane earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and worked in the Building Industry for twelve years prior to becoming an attorney.
Nicholas A. Shannin concentrates his practice in appellate and trial assistance in all civil litigation matters, including state and federal appeals.
Lauren D. Kerr
Lauren focuses on defending cases involving construction defects and professional design claims. Lauren is well-versed in arbitration proceedings and has experience in jury trials.
Joseph L. Webster
Joseph L. Webster attented University of Virginia and Bachelor of Arts, History, and Foreign Affairs, May 2019;
Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctor, May 2022
Legal Practice Areas
Whether you are a construction business with a Notice of Claim from a building owner or you need to prove that a construction defect exists, we can assist.
Infrastructure & Highway Claims
Our infrastructure and highway professional liability attorneys will represent you and protect your interests, preferably settling claims out of court. If alternative dispute resolution methods are not successful, we are prepared to take the matter to trial.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Negotiation, mediation and arbitration are private methods of resolving disputes and are alternatives to expensive and public court trials.
Where one party is claimed to be in breach of a construction contract, we can often help resolve the dispute in your favor without a trial.
If you are a design professional, architect or engineer accused of malpractice, our attorneys can defend your reputation and your business.
Our commercial law attorneys can assist with disputes involving breach of contract, payments, insurance, employment, fraud, and more.
Delay and Extra Work
If you are an owner, contractor, or design professional facing a claim related to delays or extra work, we can represent you in dispute resolution.
Florida’s prompt payment laws protect contractors, subs, and other construction professionals from nonpayment and we can help enforce them.
Brian Bennett possesses and demonstrates the highest ethical conduct and competence in construction litigation and negotiation of construction contracts. He exercises common sense and has been courteous and professional in all of our dealings.
by a Partner
I have worked with Brett on two matters in Georgia. Brett exhibits the highest levels of professionalism in everything he does. Technically, he is a thorough attorney who is always well-versed in the law and facts of his cases. Personally, Brett is very easy to work with. I would look forward to any future cases with Brett, even if we were on opposite sides.
Real Estate Litigation
by a Senior Associate
Brian Bennett is the “cream of the crop” of construction lawyers in Orlando. I have had the pleasure of working with him at the same firm years ago, and have seen him develop as a seasoned litigator.
by a Managing Partner
Trust our experience
As a law firm built and grown by professionals with decades of hands-on experience in the construction industry, you can trust our know-how in all matters relating to construction disputes.
Our Florida construction attorneys have a profound understanding of the relevant laws and how to apply them. We are also quick to recognize the key factors in disputes and to propose innovative solutions that reduce delays and costs. We do not rest until we have exhausted all possible avenues for a favorable outcome for clients.