Lauren S. Fallick I Litigation Insurance Coverage Disputes I Haber Law

Lauren S. Fallick

PARTNER

lfallick@haber.law

Lauren S. Fallick is a Partner with Haber Law. Her practice concentrates in the areas of construction law and litigation, complex commercial and business litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and real estate litigation.

Lauren represents and counsels business and property owners, community associations, real estate developers, and commercial landlords and tenants in disputes relating to the design, development, and construction of commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate development, construction and repair projects, including contract disputes, construction/design defect litigation, insurance coverage disputes, payment and delay disputes, mechanic’s liens, and alternative dispute resolution.

Additionally, Lauren  represents business and property owners, individuals, community associations, commercial landlords and tenants, entrepreneurs, and business entities in complex business litigation and other commercial and real estate-related disputes, including partnership, shareholder, and limited liability membership disputes, joint venture disputes, corporate entity dissolution and receiverships, technology disputes, contract disputes, business torts, breach of fiduciary liability, insurance coverage disputes, fraud, professional liability, and claims for injunctive relief. Lauren also represents insureds in claims involving insurance broker/agent liability for failure to procure adequate, necessary or requested insurance coverage, and she lectures across the state of Florida on this area of law.

CAPABILITIES

  • Construction Law and Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Bid Protest Disputes
  • Civil Litigation
  • Condominium Law
 

Educational Background

J.D., magna cum laude, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, 2006

  • Highest Grade Award in Lawyering Skills & Values (legal research and writing), Products Liability, Civil Pre-Trial Practice, Advanced Legal Research, Agency, Medical Malpractice
  • Dean’s List (all three years)
  • Dean’s scholarship recipient
  • Nova Law Review, Board of Editors and published author

B.S., with honors, University of Florida, 2003

 
 

Admissions

  • Florida, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
 
 

Recognition

  • Florida Super Lawyers' Rising Stars - 2018 and 2019
 
 

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Representation of condominiums and homeowners associations in the Ch. 558, turnover process and in multi-party, complex, multimillion-dollar construction/design defect litigation
  • Representation of commercial property owners, landlords, and tenants in construction, renovation, and repair projects
  • Negotiated and obtained favorable settlements of numerous multimillion-dollar construction contract disputes, construction/design defect disputes, delay claims, payment claims, contract completion issues, change orders, and lien enforcements
  • Representation of clients in connection with publicly bid contracts for lease, development, re-development, use, operation, and management of public land; draft submittals, proposals, and requests for information and questions regarding a bid document or proposal; bid protest proceedings; petitions for writ of certiorari and appeals of administrative and quasi-judicial protest proceedings; negotiate/draft leases for publicly bid projects.
  • Representation of condominium associations, businesses, and individuals in insurance coverage disputes, including disputes involving coverage disputes regarding indemnity and coverage to provide a defense, in litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and appeals
  • Representation of commercial property owner in negotiating a favorable settlement against prior project manager of a renovation project involving claims of negligent supervision of defective work, fraud, falsified and fraudulent documents and unauthorized “kick backs,” breaches of contract, and equitable claims for accounting
  • Handling of various disputes during the construction project including preparing and responding to demands, payment disputes, delay claims, alternative dispute resolution procedure under project contracts, contract claims and disputes, surety disputes, change order disputes, project monitoring and claims prevention
  • Representation of member in closely-held limited liability company membership dispute against other members and officers in claims involving self-dealing, breaches of fiduciary duty, corporate waste and other business torts, as well as appointment of receiver
  • Negotiated and obtained a favorable settlement in favor of owner in dispute with contractor for incomplete work and fraudulent mechanic’s liens
 
 

Published Articles, News, & Insights

  • Are Employees 'A' O.K.?: An Analysis of Jurisdictions Extending or Denying Warranty Coverage to a Purchaser's Employees Under Uniform Commercial Code Section 2-318, Alternative A., Nova Law Review, Volume 29, Book 3 (September 2011)
  • On to the Next One: Perfecting Claims Against an Insurance Broker or Agent for Failure to Procure Insurance Following the Coverage Action, Florida Justice Association Journal, No. 564 (November 2012)
  • "World Mental Health Day: Focusing on Young Adults" by Lauren Fallick, published in the Daily Business Review, October 5, 2018
  • "Irma's Impact on Filing Deadlines in Civil Actions" by Lauren Fallick, published in the Daily Business Review, September 21, 2017
 
 

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Florida Bar Association: Member since 2006
  • Leadership Florida: Member since 2012
  • Connect Florida Statewide Leadership Institute: Class III; Member since 2012; Board of Governors 2013-2015; Co-Chair of the Statewide Leadership Institute, 2013-2014
  • University of Florida Alumni Association: Member since 2003
  • C.R.E.W., Miami: Member
  • Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) Convention and Education Symposium: Panelist and Expert Commentary on Insurance Agent Liability, since 2016