Construction & Commercial Litigation
Southwest Florida business owners, developers, and contractors trust Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. to represent them in complex business litigation. For decades, our attorneys have tried, mediated, and arbitrated commercial disputes involving a wide range of industries.
Our clients get personal attention and aggressive representation to help them resolve conflicts in the most time-efficient and cost-efficient way possible. We provide each of our clients with a comprehensive litigation plan so they always know what to expect.
We understand that business is your priority. Representing your business is ours.
Construction projects are complex by nature. You're working with developers, builders, contractors, subcontractors, investors, and buyers. That can make litigation complicated. Our attorneys will use the latest technology to efficiently manage the details of your case. We have a strong trial track record of success in getting our clients the best outcome in residential, commercial, and public works litigation. We understand that in construction, time is the priority. Additionally, we work quickly and efficiently to resolve disagreements so you can move forward with building your business. However, we are also trial lawyers, and when a resolution isn't possible, we can effectively and aggressively take your case to trial.
Disputes and disagreements are bound to happen between partners, vendors, competitors, and employees. Our attorneys offer a straightforward legal representation to help your business succeed. We have extensive experience in all areas of business litigation, including: Construction disputes, breach of contract, business litigation, partnership conflicts, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, dissolution of corporations or partnerships, arbitration & mediation, real estate litigation, and deceptive business practices. We are aware of the financial strain on tour business if you're involved in a drawn-out legal fight. Knowing that, we work efficiently and aggressively to resolve disagreements. However, we also know when to walk away from a negotiation that goes nowhere and bring the case to trial. Our attorneys know how to work in a cost-effective way so you can move forward with the business of doing business again.
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Construction & Commercial Litigation Team
Ms. Unkel’s experience includes handling complex commercial civil litigation matters, multi-million dollar settlements, administrative hearings with state entities and addressing telecommunication issues. Prior to joining Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A., Mrs. Unkel held positions with a large civil litigation law firm and a boutique construction and commercial litigation practice.
Laura Bauman's l focuses on commercial litigation matters with extensive experience in complex civil litigation, including contract disputes, title defects, lien foreclosures and priority contests, and governance issues involving associations and private social clubs. She also helps the firm represent Indian tribes in federal court litigation. Earlier in her career, Ms. Bauman advised clients in transactional matters, which gives her a distinctive perspective when advising clients after a transaction has turned into a dispute.
Pamela Levinson is an experienced attorney with a background including complex business litigation and investigations and compliance. Ms. Levinson's practice focuses on construction law and government contracts litigation. Her extensive background includes complex commercial litigation, class-action, contracts, national security, civil and criminal investigative matters, and patents, among other areas.
Ms. Maglio began her legal career in the public sector as an Assistant County Attorney for Sarasota County, Florida. At Sarasota County, Ms. Maglio litigated a variety of matters including land use, civil rights, and employment law actions. As part of her duties in the County’s litigation section, Ms. Maglio prepared appellate amicus briefs for the Florida Association of Counties and Sarasota County on local government issues being argued before the Florida Supreme Court.
Mr. Christopher is certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization. He is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit/Civil Mediator. Mr. Christopher is a member of the Commercial Panel, Construction Panel, Large and Complex Case Panel, and a Mediator for the American Arbitration Association. He is also a US Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida approved residential mortgage foreclosure mediator.