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Steven M. Siegfried

  • Managing Shareholder
  • Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.
  • Suite 1100
    201 Alhambra Circle
  • Coral Gables, Florida 33134
  • Email:
  • Phone: (305) 442-3334
  • Cell: (305) 321 3339
  • Company Phone: (305) 442-3334
  • Fax: (305) 443-3292


  • Undergraduate: Brooklyn College, 1971
  • Law School: American University, Washington College of Law, 19

Professional Activities

  • Member, New York Bar Association
  • Member, The Florida Bar and its Subcommittee on Construction Law
  • Member, The American Bar Association and a member of its Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, and Chairman of its Division 8 Steering Committee (1991-1994)
  • Founding Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers, and Board of Governors (1999)
  • Member, The American Law Institute
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association and Past Chairman of its Construction Law Committee
  • Member, American Subcontractors Association of South Florida and Co-Counsel
  • Member, The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Associated General Contractors
  • Adjunct Professor, Construction Law, University of Miami School of Law (1983-present)

Professional Affiliations

ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry,American Arbitration Association Mediation Panel,American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators,American Arbitration Association’s Construction Arbitrator Master Panel,American Arbitration Association’s Large Complex Case Panel

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • Author, Construction Documents: The Tell-Tale of the Project, Selected Problems in Construction Law, C.L.E. Florida Bar, 1982
  • Author, Payment Clauses and Disputes, C.L.E. Florida Bar, 1985 and 1986
  • Author “The Design Professional in the Construction Process,” Construction Law, Chapter 5.04, Matthew Bender, 1986
  • Author, Introduction to Construction Law, ALI/ABA, 1987 and 1989 supplement
  • Author, 1987 Changes in AIA Document B141, Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1988
  • Author, Mechanic’s Lien and Payment Bond Remedies-The Protective Layer of the Construction Industry, ABA-Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, August, 1988
  • Author, Florida Construction Lien Law, An Overview, Florida Notice Corp., 8th Ed., 1996
  • Author, Performance Specifications and Contractor’s Design Responsibilities for Shop Drawings, ABA-Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, April 1993
  • Author, Introduction to Florida Construction Law, Liens and Bonds, Volumes 1 and 2, Florida Notice Corp., 1997
  • Author, Florida Construction Law, Liens and Bonds, Aspen Law & Business, 2001, and 2002 Supplement
  • Co-Author, Home Electric v. Hall & Underdown Heating & Air Conditioning: Mutuality Remains the Only Solution to the Construction Bidding Problem, The Construction Lawyer, Vol. 9, No. 4, November 1989
  • Co-Author, Overview of the Uniform Construction Lien Act, The Construction Lawyer, Vol. 10, No. 3, August 1990
  • Co-Author, The Covert Design/Build Package-Use of Design Build Subcontractor, Design Build: Issues for the 90s and Beyond, ABA-Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, October 1990
  • Co-Author, Subcontractors’ Agreements, Drafting Effective Construction Contracts: How to Determine Your Rights and Obligations, The McGraw-Hill Construction Weekly, 1990
  • Co-Author, The Contractor’s Default: Remedies of the Lender, Troubled Construction Loans: Law and Practice, Chapter 7, Wiley Law Publications, 1991
  • Co-Author, Florida Construction Law, Professional Education Systems, Inc., 4th Ed., 1980
  • Co-Author, Protecting Subcontractor with Appropriate Contract Clauses, Design-Build Contracting Handbook, Chapter 12, Wiley Law Publication, 1992
  • Co-Author, American Business: Disabled by the A.D.A.?, ABA, Section of Construction and Employment and Labor Litigation Committees, April 1992

Speeches, Panel Discussions, Seminars:

  • Professional Education Systems, Inc., annually, on Construction Lien Law
  • National Business Institute, Inc., on Florida Construction Law, 1985-present
  • Florida Sub-Committee on Construction Law Bi-Annual Seminar on Construction Law, 1982-present
  • ABA-Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, “A Practical Approach to Construction Claims and Federal Procurement Programs”, August 1988.
  • Professional Educations Systems, Inc., “The New AIA Contract Document”, 1988
  • ABA-Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, “Design Build: Issues for the 90’s and Beyond”, October, 1990
  • ABA-Joint Meeting of Construction Litigation Committee and Employment and Labor Relations Law Committee, “The Americans Construction and Employment Litigators”, April, 1992
  • ABA-Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, “Design Issues in Construction: Who’s Responsible and What’s Working”, April 1993
  • ABA-Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, “Fundamentals of Construction Law and the Construction Industry, or Things Every Lawyer Should know Before Tackling a Construction Problem-Construction Subcontracting”, October 1993
  • Associated General Contractors, “Florida Construction Law”, September 1994 and July 1995
  • Professional Education Systems, Inc., “Florida Construction Law”, April 1998
  • University of Miami, Eleventh Institute on Real Property Law, 23rd Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development, Construction Law Update, “Recent Developments in Construction Lien Law – Overview of Major Contract Litigation Issues”, October 1998
  • “National Business Institute, Inc., on Advanced Construction Law in Florida, 2002”
  • “Professional Education Systems Institute, LLC, on Florida Construction Law, 2003”
  • “Lorman Education Services on Change Orders in Florida, 2003”
  • lorman Education Service on Building Codes in Florida, 3009 to present.

  • Mr. Siegfried is also a frequent lecturer to various trade associations

Court Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of Florida
  • Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court
  • Southern District of Florida, including Trial Bar
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Certification (1983-present)

Board Certified Construction Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Certification.

Community Activities

  • South Miami Kendall Area Chamber of Commerce, various offices including President

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