Sergio I. RuizAssociate Attorney
Phone: (305) 985-6195
Fax: (305) 985-6196
2199 Ponce de Leon Blvd #301
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Sergio I. Ruiz is a civil and commercial litigation attorney, focusing his practice in construction law.
Sergio represents general contractors, subcontractors, commercial and residential owners, material suppliers, design professionals, sureties, commercial general liability carriers, and developers in all types of disputes, including breach of contract claims, construction defect and delay claims, construction lien foreclosures, fraudulent liens, contract drafting and disputes involving AIA Contract documents, payment and performance bond claims, design professional liability claims, insurance coverage disputes, property insurance claims, pre-suit notifications required by Chapter 558 of the Florida Statutes, settlement agreements, building permit issues, claims involving the Florida Building Code, construction warranty claims, and unlicensed contractor/architect claims.
Sergio works closely with his clients during every step of a project, from contract drafting and negotiation prior to commencing work, through negotiating disputes mid-project and, when necessary, litigating to judgement after the job is complete. He understands how frustrating it can be for business owners and home owners, after another party fails to keep legally binding promises and has a superb ability to collect all the necessary data to properly asses each situation and give his clients a pragmatic analysis of all the options available in order to come up with a winning strategy.
He has expertise in resolving issues through state and county courts, as well as other dispute resolution processes such as mediation and binding arbitration.
Sergio also assists his clients in other matters, involving landlord/tenant issues, claims involving sales of goods under Florida’s Uniform Commercial Code, foreclosure defense, or other commercial disputes. Prior to working as an attorney, Sergio worked in the real estate finance industry, working along with realtors, lenders, investors, home builders, and contractors in assisting potential homeowners to buy or build residential properties.