Jacob A. Epstein



Jacob A. Epstein concentrates his practice in the areas of construction litigation, construction law, and real estate litigation. Mr. Epstein regularly represents community associations and property owners during all phases of investigations and claims concerning defective construction and building code violations at high-rise buildings, homeowners’ associations, and condominiums.  Mr. Epstein has assisted his clients in recovering millions of dollars in multi-party, complex construction defect litigation disputes and regularly provides counsel prior to and during active construction and repair projects.

In addition, Mr. Epstein represents property owners, contractors, and design professionals in matters involving delay claims, construction contract disputes, Chapter 713 construction liens, bond claims, disputes arising out of pre-construction and post-construction purchase agreements, and contract negotiations. He also has experience representing clients in matters involving community association law, collections and foreclosures, aviation fuel liens, and business torts.

Mr. Epstein received his B.A. from Colgate University and his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was a recipient of the Dean’s Merit Scholarship and graduated magna cum laude.


  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation


    J.D. magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, May, 2015

  • Law Review: University of Miami Business Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Law Activity Fee Allocation Committee, Chair
  • Cardozo Jewish Legal Society, President
  • Dean’s Merit Scholarship, 2012-2015
  • HOPE Pro Bono Challenge Certificate
  • CALI and Dean’s Certificate Awards in Legal Research & Communication

    B.A., Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, May, 2010

  • Alpha Kappa Delta (International Sociology Honor Society)
  • Lambda Alpha (National Undergraduate Society in Anthropology)
  • The Jewish Studies Award


  • Florida, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2017

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Miami-Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

Member, YLS Board of Directors, June 2019 – June 2021

Florida Bar Association Young Lawyers Division



  • “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers in Construction Law and Commercial Litigation, 2021-2023


Representative Experience

  • Tried 5-day jury trial in Miami-Dade County’s complex business division on behalf of high-rise condominium alleging structural defects against contractor, which settled confidentially on final day
  • Secured final summary judgment on breach of contract claim against seller of single-family home entitling client-purchaser to return of entire deposit, plus prevailing party attorney fees
  • Secured summary judgment on behalf of commercial condominium against general contractor as to liability for piping system building code violations
  • Represented Sunny Isles luxury high-rise condominium in construction defect lawsuit, which settled prior to trial period for over $9 million plus $8 million value in discounted materials and repairs
  • Represented pre-construction purchasers of luxury Miami Beach condominiums, litigating delay claims and Force Majeure defenses against developer, which were resolved pursuant to confidential settlement agreements
  • Represented fuel services provider against aircraft owner-trustee in Chapter 329 lien foreclosure and fraudulent transfer litigation