ACCL Membership Directory

Stuart Sobel

  • Shareholder
  • Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, DeLaTorre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.
  • 201 Alhambra Circle
    Eleventh Floor
  • Coral Gables, Florida 33134-5108
  • Email: ssobel@srhl-law.com
  • Phone: (305) 460-2967
  • Cell: (786) 385-2118
  • Company Phone: (305) 442-3334
  • Fax: (305) 443-3292

Education

  • Undergraduate: A. B. Economics Brown University, 1975
  • Law School: University of Miami 1978

Career History

  • 1995-Present: Shareholder in Siegfried, Rivera, Lerner, De La Torre & Sobel, P.A. — Trial, arbitration and appeal of construction and business disputes
  • 1983-1995: Founding shareholder in Sobel & Sobel, P.A. — Trial, arbitration and appeal of construction, business and tort disputes
  • 1979-1983: Shareholder in Pertnoy, Greenberg & Sobel, P.A. — Business litigation, at trial and appellate levels
  • 1978-1979: Assistant Dade County Attorney — Tort litigation at trial and appellate levels

Professional Activities

  • Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Lawyer
  • Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Florida Supreme Court Certfied Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Member, American Bar Association Forum on Construction Industry
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association
  • Member, Panel of Construction Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association
  • Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers

Professional Affiliations

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

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • “Expert Opinion Testimony in Florida – Navigating the Mine Field” – Florida Construction Law Institute, Orlando, Florida, March 13, 2015
  • “Forum Matters – Considerations in Choosing Whether and How to Litigate (Jury or Non-Jury) or Arbitrate Construction Disputes” – 2011 ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Mid-Year Meeting
  • “The Electronic Courtroom and the Paperless Trial” – 2006 ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Meeting
  • “The Modified Total Cost Method of Determining Damages” – Construction Lawyer, Fall 2001
  • “Risk Allocation Between the Design-Builder and the Trade Contractor” (with Stanley Sklar) – Chapter 3.01 in Design Build Contracting Handbook 2d, Wiley Law, 2001
  • “Risk Allocation Between the Design-Builder and the Trade Contractor” – ABA Forum Committee Breakfast, April 27, 2001
  • “Construction Work for the Government After Miorelli — Has Anything Really Changed?” – February, 1999
  • “Construction Law for Attorneys in Florida” – Seminar Lecture Materials, May, 1999
  • “Fla.St. §713.245 Conditional Payment Bonds – Panacea or Pandora? – Florida Bar Journal, Volume LXXII, No. 9, October, 1998, March, 1998
  • “Arbitration in the Construction Industry” – Chapter 9 of Florida Construction Law, Liens and Bonds, Professional Education Systems, Inc. 1997

Speeches, Panel Discussions, Seminars

  • American Bar Association – Forum on the Construction Industry / TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Conference, San Francisco, California – January 2004 – A Consideration of Procedural Aspects of Arbitration
  • Florida Construction Law, Professional Educational Systems, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida – November 2003
  • International Council of Shopping Centers United States Law Conference, Palm Desert, California – October 2003 – What to Do Before the Wheels Come Off
  • Florida Construction Law, Professional Educational Systems, Inc., Tampa, Florida – March 2003
  • International Council of Shopping Centers Centerbuild Conference, Scottsdale, AZ – December 2002
  • International Council of Shopping Centers United States Law Conference Boca Raton, Fla. – October 2002
  • International Council of Shopping Centers Law for Non-Lawyer Seminar Tampa, Fla. – March 2002
  • International Council of Shopping Centers Centerbuild Conference, Scottsdale, AZ – December 2001
  • American Bar Association – Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Reception, San Francisco, CA – April 2001
  • International Council of Shopping Centers Florida Law Conference – Orlando, FL – October 2000 – Construction Contracts and Architectural Agreements
  • International Council of Shopping Centers – Florida Retail Lease Symposium – June 2000 – Drafting and Negotiating Construction Contracts for Leases – Protecting the Landlord or Tenant in their Dealings with Contractors and Architects
  • International Council of Shopping Centers Florida Law Conference, October 1999 – Balancing Competing Interests: How a Contractor Gets Paid for Tenant Improvements vs. How an Owner Avoids Getting Stuck When Its Tenant Does Not Pay Its Contractor for Improving Its Space
  • Lorman Education Services – May 1999 – Construction Law for Attorneys In Florida
  • International Council of Shopping Centers ICSC Centerbuild Conference – December, 1998 – A Comparative Analysis of the 1997 Changes to the AIA General Conditions to the Contract for Construction

Court Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 1978, Bar # 262382
  • Georgia Bar, 1993, Bar # 666277
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida,1978; Trial Bar, 1985
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1987
  • United States Court of Federal Claims, 2000
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1979
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1981
  • United States Supreme Court, 1984
  • United States Court of Appeal, 3rd Circuit, 2007

Community Activities

Stuart has served as the President of the Bal Harbour Civic Association since 2007 and was selected to serve as a Member of the Bal Harbour Village Residential Advisory Committee in 2011.



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