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Resnick & Louis, P.C. – Attorneys at Law

Resnick & Louis, P.C. was founded in 2012 by Mitchell J. Resnick and Lena M. Louis, both of whom are highly respected attorneys in the legal and business communities, with over 40 years of collective experience. Together they have developed a team of diverse and experienced attorneys who are licensed to represent clients in various jurisdictions.

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Emily Dotson to Speak at CLM: Construction Conference

Emily K. Dotson will be speaking on September 27th at the CLM Construction Conference in Chicago, IL with William Noonan from Alliant Construction Services Group, Caryn Siebert from Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. and Stephen Kleps with Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Session 4 – National – Which End of Your Building is Sinking: Examining Front End vs. Back End Risk Speakers: Emily Dotson, Resnick & Louis, P.C. Stephen Kleps, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. William Noonan, Willis Towers Watson Caryn Siebert, Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. September 27, 2018 4:00 PM The panel will present recent examples of construction claims arising from work on adjacent properties. The multi disciplinary panel (expert, attorney, adjuster) will discuss claims from their various perspectives and actively engage the audience or “collective experience” of audience members. Topics will include claims related to various construction activities as including under pining, shoring, dewatering, and other geotechnical and construction related mitigation activities. What can be done to mitigate construction risks on the front end and how to determine causation, mitigation, and risk management during the claims process when something goes wrong. Takeaways: -Understanding the duties and obligations by those involved with the project and who may have documents necessary to understand liability. -Underlying investigating of insuring that your insured has appropriate insurance and document the project, what you need for your claims file in relation to sink holes. -How to best use construction consultants to evaluate valuation of losses and third-party repair plans


Emily Dotson to Speak at ABA Legal Roundtable: Insurance & Indemnity

Emily Dotson will be speaking at the ABA Legal Roundtable on February 21st. This fast-paced discussion is designed to help contractors: * Understand indemnity and its role in different types of construction contracts * Quickly locate and identify differing indemnity provisions in typical Construction Documents, including AIA forms. * Recognize dangerously broad indemnity provisions and how they affect Project risk and expand liability * Appreciate why the nature of the Project (public or private) is important in contract negotiations * Recognize that different states have different laws about the enforceability of broad indemnity terms * Evaluate wrap insurance coverage and its effect on indemnity and additional insured requirements of the contract * Successfully negotiate reasonable and realistic additional insured requirements * Draft, edit and negotiate favorable indemnity language To register for this event CLICK HERE!


Resnick & Louis Welcomes Partner to Miami FL Office

Our new Partner in the Miami Florida office, James A. Cueva attended and graduated from high school in Miami, Florida. After high school, Mr. Cueva attended the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minor degrees in Criminal Justice and Latin American Studies. In 2003, Mr. Cueva earned his juris doctor cum laude from the University of Miami where he was a James Weldon Johnson fellow. While attending the University of Miami, Mr. Cueva received the CALI book award in Environmental Law and Dean’s Certificates of Achievement in Environmental Law and in a Seminar on Races, Ethnicities, and the Law. Mr. Cueva served as a law clerk in the Florida office of Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers during his second summer and third year of law school. After graduating from law school, Mr. Cueva joined a leading Spanish language broadcasting company as in house counsel where he gained experience in the areas of Communications Law, Labor and Employment Law, and Entertainment Law. As part of his commitment to public service, Mr. Cueva has been an active member of the Miami-Dade County Unsafe Structures Board since 2000 and has served as Chairman of the Board since 2002. The Unsafe Structures Board is a quasi-judicial Board that meets once a month to hear appeals filed by property owners and interested persons challenging municipal building officials’ findings that a structure is unsafe. The Board’s thirteen members are appointed by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners. The Board exercises its jurisdiction throughout all of Miami-Dade County. The Board also has the authority to order repairs or demolition of a structure and issue subpoenas in connection with carrying out its functions. In 2008, Mr. Cueva re-joined Mintzer Saorwitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP as an associate […]