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Johnathan T. Ayers

Area of Focus: Construction
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Johnathan Ayers is a Partner in Bilzin Sumberg's Construction Group. He focuses his practice on representing owners and developers in disputes arising from real estate projects and construction agreements, including construction defect and delay claims, surety bonds, easements, insurance coverage, construction liens and warranty claims.

Prior to joining the Firm, Johnathan was an intern for both The Honorable Gill S. Freeman of the Circuit Court for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida and The Honorable Virginia M. Hernandez Covington of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He was also a legal intern at the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, Department of International Affairs.

While in law school, Johnathan interned with the Georgetown Law Juvenile Justice Clinic, where he represented adolescents in delinquency matters before the D.C. Superior Court. 

Representation of the South Florida Stadium, LLC, an affiliate of the owner of the Miami Dolphins professional football team, in a lawsuit arising out of a $110 million change order submitted for the fabrication and erection of the rooftop shade canopy over the Hard Rock Stadium.
Representation of Brightline in disputes arising from the delayed construction of the new highspeed train project, including a $25 million claim brought by the structural steel fabricator and erector for the downtown Miami station. The litigation settled favorably for Virgin Trains USA after ten day...
Representation of a general contractor in obtaining a multimillion dollar verdict on its counterclaims for breach of contract, foreclosure of construction lien, and fraud in the inducement and in its favor on the claims of the plaintiff, a condominium association, following month-long jury trial.
Secured a $22.5 million settlement as co-lead counsel for the owners of a 676-unit condominium community in a construction defects lawsuit reported as one of the largest in Palm Beach County history. Kolter Homes and more than a dozen other subcontractors settled on the third day of jury selection, ...
Representation of Knauf, a global building products manufacturer, as lead counsel in a month-long opt-out jury trial in defense of claims for defective drywall imported from China to the United States.
Condominium Developer of Midblock Miami in Multimillion Dollar Construction Defect Claim Against General Contractor.
  • Georgetown University, J.D., 2012
    University of Florida, B.A., cum laude , 2009
  • Cannonball Miami
    Pro Bono Legal Assistance
    Dade Legal Aid
    Put Something Back Pro Bono Volunteer
    Dance NOW! Miami
    Board of Trustees
    The Florida Bar
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021 - present

    Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Rising Stars, 2017- 2021