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Jeffrey S. Respler

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jrespler@siegfriedrivera.com
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(305) 442-3334

201 Alhambra Cir, 11th Floor
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Primary Focus and Experience

Jeffrey S. Respler has been practicing in the area of commercial litigation since 1998 and has been with the firm since 2004. He is a member of the firm’s Construction Litigation Practice Group and Construction Defect Trial Practice Group. Mr. Respler practices in the areas of complex construction defect litigation and commercial litigation, and primarily includes the representation of condominium and homeowners associations and developers in the negotiation, mediation, and litigation of construction and design defect claims and related matters. His practice also includes appellate work. As lead counsel for construction defect cases, Mr. Respler has prosecuted and defended numerous construction defect claims involving defective design, construction and manufacturing defects of virtually all building components on behalf of his clients. His construction defect and litigation experience allow him to assist clients with managing project disputes and defects, and minimizing overall risks.

Significant Results
  • Obtained favorable settlements, in multi-million dollar actions, for many high rise condominiums in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties for the repair of design and construction defects, including roofing, glazing, post tension systems, waterproofing, building envelope systems and fire safety systems.
  • Successful appellate decision in Comcast of Florida, L.P. v. L’Ambiance Beach Condominium Association, Inc. , 17 So. 3d 839 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009).
  • Successful appellate decision in Capco Properties, LLC v. Monterey Gardens of Pinecrest Condominium, Inc. , 982 So. 2d 1211 (Fla. 3d DCA 2008).
Recognition & Involvement

At Cardozo, Mr. Respler was a member of the Innocence Project, the national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing.

In 2011, Mr. Respler was the keynote speaker at the Yom Hashoa Holocaust Memorial Service at the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, where he received a Proclamation from the City of Aventura.

Education

J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1998

B.A., Political Science and History, Rutgers University, 1995
Mack Scholar for “outstanding academic credentials and demonstrated potential for success in the legal profession”,
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Henry Rutgers Scholar, Rutgers University
Undergraduate Associate, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University
Golden Key National Honor Society
National History Honor Society (Phi Alpha Theta)
National Political Science Honor Society (Pi Sigma Alpha)

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Florida
New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey