Nicole Kwapisz

Of Counsel
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Area of Focus: Construction
Nicole Kwapisz
Of Counsel
With more than a decade of experience representing a diverse array of clients involved in complex construction projects, Nicole Kwapisz represents owners and developers on a wide variety of construction matters from contract negotiations through post-completion issues and dispute resolution. She has represented companies of various sizes - including Fortune 100 companies - in matters involving construction defects, contract disputes, and insurance coverage issues at both the federal and state court levels. Nicole also has experience guiding clients through construction-related alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including settlement conferences, mediations and arbitrations.
Q & A
What is a skill you possess that clients prize?
I pride myself on my attention to detail, which is valued by the clients and critical to my success in construction law practice. In negotiating construction agreements, accounting for and understanding all the details are indispensable to avoid potential issues that could delay a project, or worse, result in litigation. In matters of litigation or alternative dispute resolution, attention to forensic details and the procedural nuances unique to construction law, can make or break a case. This is especially true for large mixed-use projects, where you can have dozens of parties involved, multiple issues, and voluminous documentation that needs to be analyzed. 
How does Bilzin Sumberg’s approach to construction law stand out?
In addition to possessing an industry-recognized Construction Law and Litigation Group that is deeply embedded in the South Florida real estate development and construction communities, Bilzin Sumberg houses leading land use, real estate, and government relations practice groups with accomplished attorneys whose practices are highly complementary to the Construction Group. Many sophisticated firm clients - particularly major developers - often need solutions that cut across these practice areas, and, they engage Bilzin Sumberg because all their needs are served comprehensively and seamlessly. 
  • St. Thomas University, J.D., cum laude, 2012
    Barry University, B.S., Legal Studies, summa cum laude, 2002
  • American Bar Association
    Forum on Construction Law
    Dade County Bar Association
    Federal Bar Association
    Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    MDFAWL, Member
    The Florida Bar

    Committee on Technology, 2019 – 2024
       Chair, Practice Management Subcommittee, 2024
    Convention Committee, 2018 – 2024

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    U.S. Supreme Court
  • Polish