Jordan C. Kay, Esq.

Jordan C. Kay was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He has been a litigation attorney since 2008. The first decade of his career was spent at a reputable, mid-sized construction litigation firm in Coral Gables at which Mr. Kay gained significant experience in all facets of construction law. In July, 2018, Mr. Kay, along with his law partner, Robert C. Streit, founded SKS Legal Group, P.A., a boutique firm specializing in construction litigation, contract drafting and negotiation, contract disputes, commercial law, labor and employment law, business litigation and trademark and copyright.

Background

“SKS Legal Group is excellent. They have compassion and integrity, and they care about your legal case and treat you as if you were their only client. I highly recommend them!”

Mr. Kay’s primary practice is construction litigation, with a focus on architect and engineer professional liability defense and contractor defense of defect and delay claims. He also represents design professionals and contractors in payment claims against their clients, including lien foreclosure actions. He has significant experience with complex litigation matters involving large numbers of parties, voluminous project records, and multi-million dollar damages. His experience includes construction claims related to every size project from single family homes to condos, hotels, airports, court houses, restaurants and hospitals. He also litigates personal injury and wrongful death claims for his clients, particularly those related to construction projects.

Mr. Kay is skilled in drafting and negotiating contracts between the various parties involved in construction projects.  His preference is to become involved during the contract phase, to negotiate terms and conditions on behalf of his clients, and remain involved with the project in a consulting role for the purpose of avoiding or supporting potential claims that arise during or after construction.

As a Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law, Mr. Kay has expertise with respect to: Florida’s Construction Lien Law (chapter 713, Fla.Stat.), private and public construction contracts (negotiation, preparation, bidding, award and administration), design professional liability (architects, engineers, surveyors, etc.), pre-suit requirements for construction claims (Chapter 558, Fla.Stat.), collection and judgment enforcement procedures, prompt pay procedures (both private and public), licensing and regulation of contractors and design professionals, construction lending, suretyship, payment and performance bonds, insurance on construction projects, and construction-related theories of recovery, defenses and damages.

In addition to construction law, Mr. Kay’s practice includes HOA and Condominium representation to offer guidance on operational issues, litigation of HOA and Condo disputes, enforcement of governing documents, drafting and amendment of governing documents and general consulting with board members and management companies.

Further, Mr. Kay handles employment law matters based on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Worker’s Compensation Act as well as retaliatory and wrongful termination claims. He also regularly prepares and files trademarks and copyrights with the USPTO and pursues violators of such intellectual property rights.

Contact

786-471-3110
jkay@skslegalgroup.com

Education

University of Florida, B.S.
Florida State University, College of Law, J.D

Practice Areas

Construction Litigation
Construction Consulting
Construction Contract Drafting and Negotiation
Design Professional Liability Defense
Commercial/Business Litigation
Condominium and HOA Law
Labor and Employment Law
Copyright and Trademark

Professional Licenses & Awards

Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers (2012-present)
Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law (2014 – present)
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Peer Rated (2015-present)

Court Admissions

The Florida Bar, 2008
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2010
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2010
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2011
United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2011

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